Galaxy S3 gets early Jelly Bean ROM update

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Samsung Galaxy S3 users have had to sit back and wait while the likes of GSM Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S owners enjoy their official update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It looks like good things are coming to you soon though, as it has been confirmed that a leaked version of Jelly Bean has now become available for those that are already rooted.

If you often delve into the custom opportunities that are available via places like the XDA Developers Forums, then it looks like you’re going to be very happy over the weekend. A video has been put online showing the leaked build of Jelly Bean running on the Galaxy S3 and the good news to report is that it looks like a very stable build indeed.

On first glance, there doesn’t appear to be too many visual changes from the experience you’re currently used to on Ice Cream Sandwich. Touchwiz is still very much at the forefront of the device running Jelly Bean, although you will now get instant access to the exciting Google Now features which provide a service akin to that of Siri for iOS.

There doesn’t appear to be any major features missing from the leaked build, although judging by some of the feedback we’ve read, you may want to hold off until Samsung pushes this out officially. The build number has been identified as I9300XXDLG4 and you can find the download link as well as full instructions on how to install over at the XDA Forums here.

Have you installed this early preview of Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S3? If so, let us know how your phone is handling at the moment – any problems with performance or is everything working smoothly? Let’s hope that this is a clear indication that Samsung will be sending out the official OTA update soon.

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  • Jimmy Crack Corn

    I bought a Nexus 7 and it had Jelly Bean on it. Flash is no longer supported and some of the sites I go to are now rendered moot. Why is this a good thing? BTW, I took my Nexus 7 back because of not being able to install Flash.

    • Chris Disbro

      Adobe is dropping flash support on mobile platforms, this has nothing to do with android and more to do with apple dropping its free flash player which costs time and resources to maintain on a platform where it wasnt getting as much use. It was also buggy and fairly bloated. With the new HTML5 standards coming out and more and more pages switching their pages to this method things will be fine.
      We are in a transition in the industry, we are getting new OS’s and form factors for our computers, this is more than has happened in a long time. It is going to take awhile for things to become stable and too see which standards live and die.

      • Jimmy Crack Corn

        Sorry my ICS runs Flash just fine. I can watch streaming video that I couldn’t watch on JB. If that’s a plus to you fine but again I took my device running JB back because of it. I blame Andriod not Adobe for this problem. If I wanted a GD iPad I would have bought one!

  • Guest

    Adobe is dropping flash support on mobile platforms, this has nothing to do with android and more to do with apple dropping its free flash player which costs time and resources to maintain on a platform where it wasnt getting as much use. It was also buggy and fairly bloated. With the new HTML5 standards coming out and more and more pages switching their pages to this method things will be fine.

    We are in a transition in the industry, we are getting new OS’s and form factors for our computers, this is more than has happened in a long time. It is going to take awhile for things to stable out and too see which standards live and die.

  • gafr

    got a galaxy 3 with jellybean on it. its a custom rom and to be quite fair i can honestly say that ive had no trouble of any sorts with it. im impressed with it, but when the proper version arrives then i”ll install that.