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12 April 2013

Review : Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean XXUFMB3 FW For Samsung Galaxy S3

This is a quick look on the latest leaked Android 4.2.1 JB for the galaxy S3
You can download and flash this firmware like any firmware by Odin
Generally this update is a good step for the galaxy S3, i hope Samsung will improve the official update

What's new in jelly bean 4.2.1 update :
1- New Lock screen and widgets
2- Notification drawer : New tab for all the quick settings icons
3- Apps : 3 new apps (Play Music,Snap n Go,OfficeSuite)
4- MyFiles : the files saved to emulated/0 (internal storage)
5- Gallery : The title bar when viewing pictures became transparent
6- Settings :
- "My Sound" has been added to "Sounds" settings
- "Driving Mode" has been added to "Language and Input" settings
- (New) "Access to my location" and "My Places" have been added to "Location Services" settings
- "Cloud" has been returned to "Settings"
- "Voice Command" has been returned to "Settings"
- (New) "Daydream" has been added to "Display" settings
- (New) "Smart Pause" and "Smart Scroll" have been added to "Smart screen" settings (not working)
- Activating "Developer options" from "About device" by tapping 4 times on "Build number"
- (New) "Verify apps" has been added to "Security" settings (Appears when installing APK files)
- "Status" has been changed to "Custom" and "Official" instead of "Modified" and "Normal"
7- There is a dark shadow at the top of the home screens in TouchWiz
anything else still the same without changes
8- Total "RAM" has been reduced to 828MB instead of 832MB
9- "Notification panel" settings has been removed
10- Scrolling Notification settings icon has been disabled
11- "Contacts" and "Phone" app still lag
12- "Lock screen" has a little lag
13- "Swipe to capture" screen animation has been disabled
Notes :
~ This firmware isn't official mean if you flashed it , your device binary counter will be increased and status will be changed to "Modified"

Downloads :
i9300 - XXUFMB3 firmware


  1. man a question if im gonna download a software for a phone lets say any phone the baseband must be same i must download the baseband software or it dosent matter

    1. It doesn't matter
      You just need only to get the correct FW for your device model
      Best regards

  2. hello..i installed Sentinel Rom in my Galaxy S III and it didn't work. it just stuck in booting logo, nothing happens. the worst thing is i cant restore all my back up using CWM. if im going to install new ROM, my previous rom w/c is sentinel will be deleted? right now my phone is useless.. T_T please help..

    1. You just need to wipe factory reset and cache (from recovery mode)
      then reboot your device
      Best regards

  3. Are you sure that you flashed the correct FW file?