Sunday , April 30 2017

Jelly Bean update for unbranded Australian Galaxy S III handsets available now

Samsung Galaxy  S III
A tip off from an Ausdroid reader Michael who has advised that the Jelly Bean update has arrived for his unbranded Samsung Galaxy S III which he purchased outright from Dick Smith Electronics. The I9300XXELLA Android 4.1.2 update is available for your handest via KIES.

SGS III Unbranded

Whilst Samsung has not released a changelog for the update, over at XDA-Developers it’s being advised that this update fixes both the Sudden Death bricking that was affecting handsets as well as containing a fix for the Exynos ROOT exploit that was found last month.

If you have an unbranded SGS III probably a good idea to get it to fix the Exynos Root exploit alone. Let us know in the comments what you think of the new update.

Thanks: Michael.

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • Joe

    Is Virgin considered unbranded? It doesn’t have carrier bloat-waer on it.

    • Pretty sure you’ll have to wait for Virgin/Optus but plug it into KIES anyway, always worth it.

      • Nikky

        With Odin, you can flash this anytime you want without root. Just use Kies to backup yr stuff before upgrade. Got the multi window feature…

    • Brian

      Virgin phones are unbranded, I just checked with mine and it says the update is avalable, downloading via Kies now.

  • stav

    htc one x for australian/nz unbranded was just released about 30mins ago too 🙂

  • WillDeasy

    Does it allow you to move the dock icons? I switched to the UK version for this reason

    • vtwkang

      Still no, unfortunately.

    • Interesting… how do you find out about the differences between JB firmwares for different countries? I have an international unlocked phone and am looking to flash JB onto it, and was unaware that there are differences in ROMS for different countries.

  • Brad H

    LLA is awesome. I’ve had it for a while (rooted). Battery life is easy 11-12 hours.
    My girlfriend’s unbranded One X from Dick Smith also received her Jelly Bean update today. Installing now.

  • vtwkang

    Can confirm that this update includes the Premium Suite!

  • blysstyx

    Updated mine from cj by OTA.

  • Brent

    Got the update through Kies on my Virgin Mobile GS3. Happy with multi-window

  • Stevo

    Since I updated I now can’t connect to the internet at home… Comes up with an ‘internet not available’ message, even though it says it’s connected… Any ideas for a fix? Very frustrating… :-/

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