Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 Jellybean Firmware Leaks Courtesy of Sammobile


red samsung galaxy s3 close upThe guys at Sammobile have just leaked a new Android 4.2.2 Jellybean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S3! It’s an unfinished and highly experimental build that’s not suited for daily use, but it’s a good preview of the upcoming Android 4.2 update that’s about to hit the past Samsung flagship in June 2013.

The leaked firmware carries the build version I9300XXUFME3 and brings the expected Jellybean goodies to the already feature-rich smartphone. Some of the new software tricks that have debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S4 are missing, but that wasn’t outside of our expectations, as the build is in the testing phase. Here’s the full changelog Sammobile provided:

New enhancements in Android 4.2.2 update
– Android 4.2.2 – Build ID: JDQ39
– 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

You have to be cautious that this firmware will increase the flash counter of your phone. It doesn’t come with a modem, so it will remain the same you already have. If you want to try this firmware, head on to the source link, where you will the install instructions and the download link. Here’s a video of a Galaxy S3 running the firmware: