It is no secret that if you own the Samsung Galaxy S3 then the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update couldn’t come soon enough, and waiting has been extremely frustrating with a few letdowns after rumored launch dates. This pain has not been made easier for those of our readers in the US, especially considering they’ve seen Galaxy S3 users in Europe receiving the Jelly Bean update already.
If you don’t mind a little risk then it is possible to get the Jelly Bean ROM now and install it onto your US Samsung Galaxy S3, but this is not without the chance of hitting problems, which have caught a few inexperienced users by surprise. Now if this doesn’t bother you and Sprint is your carrier, then you might want to check out the latest leak of Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3.
You can find the Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean leak on this popular developer forum, which allows Samsung Galaxy S3 users to install the latest firmware with a lot of community support. As normal you should be warned that you take this leak at your own risk, although there are other options as well that are worth considering.
Another website has posted a how to guide for installing the Jelly Bean update from the official Samsung Galaxy S3 European ROM, although the delivery method is obviously not official and comes with the normal risks. You can see the how to in this article, which links to the ROM and explains you need a copy of ODIN before trying to start the process. It is worth pointing out that this custom ROM will only work on the GT-I9300, and the source warns you not to try and install on any Galaxy S3.
When you finally get the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update it will help your phone in a number of ways, which most improvements have been covered before, although our article from earlier today points out that the exploit hitting current software is fixed with the Jelly Bean update, so this is just another reason to want it as soon as possible.
Did the frustration of waiting for Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean make you install a custom ROM? Some people are far too impatient to wait the length of time Samsung are making users wait for the next major firmware update, although considering Android 4.1 is landing on devices in Europe it seems that this wait is almost over, so is it really worth installing an unofficial update right now? The quick answer for some is “yes“, which could be due to certain improvements seen with custom Android software. Again any unofficial update should be taken at your own risk.