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Android 4.2.2 for Galaxy S3 Firmware Leaked, Download it Now!

Steven Blum

The Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S3 has leaked online ahead of its official release date – and you can download it here! To note: there have been Android 4.2.2 update leaks in the past, but this is the most complete yet. 

Samsung Galaxy s3's Android 4.2.2 update features a lockscreen with a new "light effect"/ © SamMobile

SamMobile is the first site to get its hands on I9300XXUFME7 - Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean test firmware for the Galaxy S III. It includes a number of software enhancements, like a new Galaxy S4-esque lock screen, support for multiple widgets, an additional "light" unlock effect, improved ripple animation and the ability to change the clock size and post a personalized message. 

According to SamMobile, the official update can be expected in July or August, although we don't yet know for sure. Previously, SamMobile reported that the final version was supposed to be released in June.

This new firmware also features Adapt Display mode which optimizes colors based on ambient light conditions, a new Daydream mode, actionable notifications and the addition of voice control settings. Not only can you see a video of the update in action, read about all of its features, but you can also flash it on your device!

Android 4.2.2 Build ID: JDQ39 Features:


- New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message

- New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo

- Daydream

- Driving mode

- Actionable notifications

- New Additions in Notification Center

- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)

- Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)

- Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)

- Full screen Samsung apps

- New S-Voice (from S4)

- New smart switch widget

- Found more? Tell us about them in the comments below!

Here are the full firmware details:


Android Version: 4.2.2 – JDQ39 (Jelly Bean)




Region: Open Europe

Carrier: Unbranded

Changelist: 702147 (Previous leak: I9300XXUFME3 = 611730)

Build Date: 21 May 2013

Here's What it Looks Like On Video:


Finally, here's how to download and install the update on your device (warning: it involves wiping your device):


  • Download the firmware here.
  • Unzip the file
  • Open Odin 3.04 (already included in the firmware package)
  • Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
  • Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
  • Add I9300XXUFME7_I9300OXAFME7_I9300XXUFME7_HOME.tar.md5 to PDA
  • Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
  • Start flash, sit back and wait a few minutes.
  • If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
  • Boot into recovery mode (Home+ Power + Volume Up)
  • Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

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Write new comment:
  • Sterling Keys Jun 24, 2013 Link

    Nice! It'll be better when the official one finally drops, but this will definitely tide over until then.

  • Henrik Petranovic Jun 25, 2013 Link

    make such an update for Fame S6810P. please.

  • Patrick Malinowski Jun 26, 2013 Link

    Yeah I can indeed wait for the official release! Period!