Install/Restore I9300XXEMB5 BTU/NEE Official 4.1.2 JB on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300

Those of of you might already installed the leaked Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean i9300xxufmb3 and found something a little bit annoying, you can try to restore back to official 4.1.2 I9300XXEMB5 which is rather very smoother than the leak version.  Those who never tried this latest update, you can manually upgrade too.

The 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will be the last update for the Galaxy S3 for a while but the odds are high that the Galaxy S3 will benefit the Android 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 update after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Maybe this is due to Samsung Galaxy S4 marketing campaign, either you like it or not  we should wait. The official Android 4.2 update is too close, the leaked 4.2.1 builds is a full- proof of it’s close completion and there are lots of custom build ROMs based on 4.2.2 AOSP around. So, there is nothing to argue and worry about but the only questions remains is when?.

I9300XXEMB5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

This update initially release in United Kingdom – ‘BTU’ and now followed in Nordic Countries version “NEE’. So below are two official I9300XXEMB5 stock firmware.

Odin3_v3.07 link
GT-I9300 USB Driver

UK – BTU_I9300XXEMB5 link
Nordic Countries – NEE_I9300XXEMB5 link

Install procedures:

Disclaimer: Proceed and use this method solely at your own risk!

Before you proceed prepare the necessary things as follows:
– Create a sync and backup all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lose it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
– Make sure that the phone’s battery is fully charge to ensure stability and avoid power failure issues while updating.
-Close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflicts.
-Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or later OS, and you must deactivate the antivirus from your computer and you must have an administrator access, to be able to download and install the drivers.

1) Extract or unzip the downloaded I9300XXEMB5.zip firmware or stock ROM so that you’ll get the Odin flashable tar. Use winzip, 7zip, winrar or any other extracting tool you had in your computer.
KIES_HOME_I9300XXEMB5_I9300OXAEMB5_996085_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5
KIES_HOME_I9300XXEMB5_I9300OXAEMB5_996085_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5
SS_DL.dll (this cannot be used but do not delete, it’s the Kies firmware extension driver file)

2) Run Odin Downloader v3.07 flasher program.

3) Load the binary file.  Click on the PDA button then browse to the folder where you extracted the stock ROM.
ex. UK – KIES_HOME_I9300XXEMB5_I9300OXAEMB5_996085_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5
4. Do Not check the Re-Partition checkbox. Mark check these checkboxes Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time.
5. Reboot the phone in download mode: To reboot the Galaxy S3 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut down,  just  press and hold theVolume Down key,  Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Download Mode buttons Volume Down,HOME,Power keys
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
6. Connect the phone to PC when it’s in the Download Mode screen.
7. Hit the “START’ button.
10. Wait until a word “PASS’ appears.
11. Remove the phone from PC once completely reboots.

Odin sample:

Odin Install Android 4.1.2 I9300XXELLA Jelly bean Fix Exynos memory exploit Galaxy S3

You may then confirm the newly installed Jelly Bean from your device:
About>Settings> Firmware info or type *#1234# and see if it’s already I9300XXEMB5 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build.

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