Tuesday , August 22 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.

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13 Comments on "Jelly Bean update for unbranded Australian Galaxy S III handsets available now"

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Stevo
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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… :-/

Brent
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Brent

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

blysstyx
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blysstyx

Updated mine from cj by OTA.

vtwkang
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vtwkang

Can confirm that this update includes the Premium Suite!

Brad H
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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.

WillDeasy
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WillDeasy

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

Wally Masterson
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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.

vtwkang
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vtwkang

Still no, unfortunately.

stav
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stav

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

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

Brian
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Brian

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

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