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New Android 4.3 firmware appears for Galaxy S3 I9300

Kris Carlon

A new firmware build for the international Samsung Galaxy S3 SM-I9300 has appeared. The I9300XXUGML3 build is reportedly another bug fix and stability patch for the ill-fated 4.3 firmware that failed to keep many people happy when it arrived a few days ago. The update is the latest in a string of problematic updates from Samsung and their global carrier partners.

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Will this firmware get the Galaxy S3 running smoothly? / © Samsung

The new firmware is available as an OTA update in various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. Despite the months of preparation time between the original Android 4.3 rollout in the UK that sparked the debate about dodgy updates, the same issues appeared on other international variants of the Galaxy S3, in the US on both the S3 and S4, and elsewhere since, including India which recently received the 4.3 update. Now, it's Southeast Asia's turn to deal with the bug issues.

Usng Kies to push an update gets it on your device much faster than waiting for an OTA batch. / © Samsung

If the OTA hasn't arrived automatically on your Galaxy S3, you can simply connect via Kies and push it onto your device manually. There's various sites hosting the firmware but I haven't checked any of the contents so I won't share those links here. If you want to search them out it's easy enough. If you've been experiencing problems with Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S3, let us know what you're seeing, and if you've got the new firmware let us know how it goes. And remember, we have a couple of Android 4.3 Galaxy S3 bug fix articles to help you through the tough patches.

Is your Galaxy S3 running smoothly? How many issues have you experienced with Android 4.3?

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  • Erick Sison 8 months ago Link

    how about on galaxy note2 international variant?is there another new stability patch for 4.3 firmware?

  • Jack Parker 8 months ago Link

    When will the 4.3 update be available in Saudi Arabia

  • taher ahmed 8 months ago Link

    yes! It is buttery smooth now! I found only one issue I.e the battery is draining a bit faster when compared to 4.1.2

  • Yahiya Khan 8 months ago Link

    What about the update of samsung galaxy s3 to australian xsa carrier

  • Ahmed Qdaih 7 months ago Link

    I just update galaxy S3 to android 4.3
    Immediately after the update it keeps gave me an error : Unfortunately, the process has stopped
    It is so annoying .. and further more .. I lost the connection with SIM card ..

    Plz help !!

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      Kris Carlon 7 months ago Link

      Hi @Ahmed, check out this tutorial:

    • ali 3 weeks ago Link

      hi dear bro am also missed my simcard network, so pls can you help me if you fix yours

  • lui de la torre 2 months ago Link

    hi, please help me, after updating my Galaxy S3 to android 4.3 it gives me a lot of error such as in playing music the song skips or sometimes jump as if your playing a song in a pirated cd. then sometimes the screen freeze. and sometimes the screen does not open right away as its all black even if i'm taking a call, and when i turn it on a message always pop up saying touchwhiz home has stopped. please help me thanks a lot