Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 to get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update?


Just right after Samsung rolled out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its devices, here comes another OS update for the latest version of the said mobile software.

Google revealed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean last week and instead of it being a rework of the OS, it has had a light refresh and gets some new features. However, in the meantime flagship Android handsets are waiting for updates to 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung devices owners will have to wait until December or early of the first quarter next year for the update. This news came following a Jelly Bean ROM that leaked for the Samsung Galaxy Note and the rumor that Samsung may just update the device to Android 4.1.2 (not 4.2).

If the rumors proved to be true, the two smartphones will be the first Samsung devices to receive the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, and the quarter runs from January through to March.

There is no official word yet from Samsung as to when it will roll out the update. For the meantime you can enjoy the Jelly Bean update in your devices. Find out how to install Jelly Bean OS in your Samsung Galaxy S3 below.

How to Install Jelly Bean Update in Samsung Galaxy S3

  1. The latest Google software for phones and tablets, Jelly Bean, is now available for download as an over-the-air (OTA) update. The firmware "JRO03C.I9300XXDLJ4" is 284.36MB and, therefore, for a faster download it would be better to download it over Wi-Fi rather than over 3G.
  2. If a user has not received an automatic notification for a software update, then they can check manually. The procedure to check manually is as follows:
  3. Go to the 'Settings' menu and Scroll to the bottom, then tap 'About device'.
  4. Tap 'Software update'. (It is advisable to ensure that a user is connected to Wi-Fi for faster download speed and to save data.)
  5. Tap 'Update' and wait. If the update is available for the handset it will initiate and install automatically.
  6. If the handset does not install anything, try again later.
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