The floodgates seem be open, folks - the Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S III are now rolling out all over Europe. Last month, Samsung shared Android 4.1.1 with Polish users, took a break to fix some bugs, and restarted the process two days ago in Sweden. As of today, the list of countries has expanded quite a bit - France, Spain, Romania, and Austria. All signs point to a much wider rollout, and I wouldn't be surprised if even more territories and carriers show up within the next 48 hours.


Image courtesy of @TodeaCristian

The build version of the update is the same as before: I9300XXDLIH. You can grab the full ROMs from SamMobile or Samsung-Updates, though they should also be available via Kies.



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  • http://twitter.com/fiatpanda Simon Guerrero

    They leave the British one to last because they know we're polite and won't complain.

    • GlennStile

      I'm british and I want my JB!!!

      only joking .. i have it already, flashed it weeks ago... will be nice to see the official release tho, even better if they pull their finger out and release some exynos sources !!!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/Shawinism Shahriyar Mansouri

        May I know what build of JB have you flashed your i9300 with? I'm not so keen on TouchWhiz. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/namd88 Nam Dang

    The download notification box is so Gingerbread-ish. But I'm glad they're rolling out the update

    • leoingle

      I'm in the US and not going to get it till 2013 and youre bitching about the way the update box looks. Wanna know why I hate you right now?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jwsnook James Snook

        Although I feel your pain there, I'm still without Android 4 on my Galaxy tab 8.9, which the US has had for a while now. I'm stuck with Android 3.2 while you lot are bitching about 4.0 to 4.1.

        Know why I hate everyone right now!?

        • leoingle

          Oh well that is different though! LMAO

          • http://www.facebook.com/donell.courtney Donell Courtney

            Im in germany on TKS carrier yea no one knows what that is anyway everyone and there uncle has it is got it or at least know When they're gettin it. Know why I hate TKS right now? Lol

      • http://twitter.com/namd88 Nam Dang

        Just pointing out the design inconsistencies, nothing more. I'm sticking with the Nexus line for the time being though

  • http://twitter.com/StErMi Emanuele Ricci

    Still waiting in Italy QQ

  • krayedz

    Gingerbread is spelled gignerbread at samsung-update XD

  • Chris

    I just received the update in Germany!!

    • PhilNelwyn

      Does it wipe user data?

      • Protato

        Updates never do that...

        • PhilNelwyn

          What does it wipe?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


          • PhilNelwyn

            Ok, thank you guys.
            That screenshot lies then. ^^

          • Harjit Sahota

            nothing :)

    • https://twitter.com/#!/thedeusexmakina [J. B. cyruz]

      Sweet. What carrier are you on?

  • http://androidvoip.org/ Katy Lawrence

    Well, time is up for everyone of us who's waiting for this amazing Android Jelly Bean Update. Let's see what else Google has to offer just expecting to be much better than ICS in terms of performance.

  • http://twitter.com/Shawinism Shahriyar Mansouri

    Can I get it to work on my international (sim free) I9300? I'm based in the UK. Thanks!

  • Göran Sävström

    The word seems to be "out" in Spain...

    "Access to the software update service is provided to users in the order in which they request it. Try later"

    • http://rxsiu.wordpress.com/ rxsiu

      Connect it to Kies, that seems to circumvent the request queue. At least, it did for me. Downloading and installing right now. Hong Kong bought, BLH4 (UK).

      • http://rxsiu.wordpress.com/ rxsiu

        Hmm. Disregard, it was another 4.04 iteration that was pushed via kies

    • Saanz

      Note 2 Error “Access to the software update is provided to users in order in which they request it" - http://www.techdiscussion.in/index.php?topic=1890.0

  • Ionut Costica

    Yay! I was so happy when I saw the update notice this morning... What's really strange, though, is that the carrier-branded Vodafone version got it so soon... They're not quite up to Verizon levels of upgrade tardiness, but they're not far either... My brother's GNex got the JB update months after he should have... Not complaining though, now I can enjoy Jelly Bean-y goodness on my S3. (Didn't want to root + put in ParanoidAndroid, because I use the camera a lot, and Sammy's software is still miles ahead of the vanilla Android camera app)

  • Geoff Johnson

    So for those that got it, does it reset everything, or are all your data and apps intact?

    • Ionut Costica

      Everything was intact for me... Don't know about the TouchWiz home, because I ditched that the moment I turned on my phone for the first time, but the rest seems to be in order...

  • GraveUypo

    y so slow?

  • ann

    Does the jelly bean update only works for unlocked s3's ? Im on o2 network in UK. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    Are the US ones the only version with the dual-core/2gb ram combo?

    • MarcoCanada

      No, we got the same up in Canada. It's the best tho, it's not lagging at all! With the INTL version you got a better processor but way less memory, personally, I rather have more ram, it speeds up the phone while using large apps in a same time...

  • droidsoft.fr

    for France, it's only for SFR clients at the moment, we hope the rest of us can get it soon. check it : http://droidsoft.fr/2012/10/17/comment-mettre-a-jour-votre-galaxy-s-iii-avec-jelly-bean-4-1/

    • Buggitt007

      What is this nonsense !? SFR users before stock phones ...

  • Buggitt007

    France here , nothing yet...

  • A von Ymous

    Will this come to other Galaxies as well, or is it just for the high end phones? Got a Galaxy Gio...

  • jeff kaczor

    Im in canada on wind mobile galaxy s3 T999V has samsung pushed this jelly bean update out to The USA And Canadian carriers yet? Please let me know?

    • MarcoCanada

      We should have it soon. For telus users it should become available Late november. For Wind mobile i dont know tho

  • jeff kaczor

    Where is the jelly bean update for canada? Im on wind mobile do we get it also? Where the hell are my jelly beans i want my fn update please helppp me

  • jeff kaczor

    Can you share your jealy beans with me please i want my fu@king jelly bean..why dosent canada get it first? We are the best country in the world..

  • jeff kaczor

    Canada is the best country in the world why dont we get jelly bean first? WTF is going on..