Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware is available for Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo I9300I. This fresh new smartphone is released recently in April 2014 and features 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and 8 megapixel camera. Along with that it has 720 x 1280 pixels high resolution display, over 300ppi pixel density, 4G data support and much more. It is a Galaxy S3 dual SIM variant and is rolled out in various countries including India and Bangladesh. In this article we’ll discussing a detailed step by step guide on how to install the latest official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware on this smartphone. This update comes with many performance tweaks, bug fixes and better battery backup. It is the latest firmware update released on 19 May 2014. The basic info of this firmware is listed below. Have a look at it.
Model name: Galaxy S III
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Mon, 19 May 2014
Product Code: INS
You must note that this firmware update is not available on Kies. So you can flash this only by manual method as given below. If you’re using any type of custom ROM then it’ll get replaced by this official stock ROM. Also the custom recoveries like CWM/TWRP will get replaced with the stock recovery and your phone will no longer be a rooted phone. However you can root it any time after flashing this firmware.
The given firmware update of flashing the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo I9300I is too risky and even a small mistake can highly damage your phone. So follow each and every step carefully and at your own risk. If your mobile gets bricked or anything happens to your device which is not fixable, then neither we nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. are responsible for that. However it is very unlikely that your device will get damaged or crashed but still I strongly recommend you to follow all the instructions properly as they are mentioned below. Don’t try to implement anything by your own.
Also you must note that this Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware is released only for Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo having the model number GT-I9300I. Don’t try to implement this on any other device or variant, it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So you must verify your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before proceeding further.
- Make sure your mobile have at least 60% battery power so as to avoid the risk of interruption during the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware flashing process. You may install apps like Battery Notifier to check it easily.
- Backup all your important data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, whatsapp messages, memos etc. to external storage or on your PC. Once you flash this firmware you’ll not be able to get your data back, so don’t ignore this step. You must note that in the last step of this procedure we need to wipe all the data and cache currently present on your phone memory.
- Enable the USB debugging mode on your phone by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
- Install mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when you connect it to PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- You must disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC temporarily. They may interrupt the flashing process.
How to install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware on Galaxy S3 Neo
Step 1: Download both the above files in a specific folder on your PC and extract them.
Step 2: Now switch off your Galaxy S3 Neo I9300I completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: Boot your phone in downloading mode now. For the same, keep pressing and holding ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Now press Volume Up to continue. This will land you into downloading mode. Refer screenshot.
Step 4: Keeping the phone in downloading mode itself, connect it to PC using USB cable.
Step 5: Now launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.09′ software which you’ve just downloaded and extracted. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section (located at top left corner) in it will turn blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message window. This will confirm that your device has been connected successfully. But if it doesn’t turn blue then it’s more likely to be problem with the device drivers. So check whether you’ve properly installed device specific drivers on your PC or not. As stated in Pre-Requisites you can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given above.
Step 6: Now, tick against ‘AP’ button and navigate to the tar.md5 file from the firmware package & select it (The firmware file will look something like: I9300IDDUANE1_I9300IODDANE1_IN.tar.md5). Wait till Odin verifies the md5 hash. If it’s successful then there won’t be any warning message.
Step 7: Tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option located on the Odin window. Do not tick or un-tick any other option especially ticking Re-partition option may brick your phone. Don’t ignore these crucial precautions before going ahead.
Step 8: After attempting everything as mentioned, initiate the process by clicking on the Start button present on the Odin window. You’ll notice that your phone automatically reboots itself while going through the process. Make sure that you won’t remove the USB cable until the process completes, as this may interrupt it.
Step 9: Be patient until the process completes. It will hardly last for few minutes. As soon as it completes successfully, you’ll see that the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed the Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware
on your Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300I. You may now disconnect your phone by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your Galaxy S3 Neo and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After successfully completing the process, again switch off your device and boot it into recovery mode. The same can be done by holding Volume Up key + Home button (Middle button) + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Step 11: In the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & select them to clear all the data and caches from your phone memory.
Step 12: Return back to the main menu of recovery and select ‘reboot system now’ option to restart the phone.
That’s it! You have successfully flashed the Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9300IDDUANE1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300I. The same can be confirmed from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Remember that this stock ROM can be flashed whenever you come across any bug or issue through Custom ROMs. And as it is official there will be no bug or error present, rather you’ll have some performance tweaks with a fresh new features of Android 4.3 Jelly bean. So a completely new and latest full feature packed firmware is waiting for you. Do share your views and opinions after trying this firmware. I have made this guide very simple so as to understand you easily, still if you have any doubt or query regarding the same then you can freely inform me through the comments section given below. I’ll try to help you out. Till then Enjoy!