[How to] Download Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA Update for T-Mobile Galaxy S3

T Mobile Galaxy S III 600x402 [How to] Download Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA Update for T Mobile Galaxy S3


With the Jelly Bean 4.1 firmware leaked for the international Galaxy S3, all signs are pointing towards the official release of Android 4.1 coming very soon. If you just can’t wait to get the slick new update on your beastly T-Mobile Galaxy S3, we have some good news for you as another OTA update firmware version UVDLI3 is now available.

First and foremost, keep in mind this is not an official update being rolled out by T-Mobile and Samsung, and you are subject to having various bugs and issues with your device. If you are concerned about stability of your device, you may want to wait for the official update. With that being said, let’s check out the guide on how to install the UVDLI3 Jelly Bean OTA update. Make sure and thoroughly read the instructions to prevent any problems.



This guide below is compatible only and only with the T-Mobile Galaxy S3. It’s not compatible with any other Galaxy S3, it only works for T-Mobile variant. Check your device’s model in Settings» About phone.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

How to Install Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OTA on T-Mobile Galaxy S3

  1. This method might need you to wipe data, so backup all your apps, data and settings.  Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you. Also make a backup of the files on your internal storage. External storage (microSD) will not be affected in any way.
  2. [Important] Flash the stock UVALH2 firmware on your phone by following the guide → here. The update will fail to flash on any other firmware or on custom ROMs. Keep in mind that this may require you to wipe data on your phone, so be sure to make a backup (see step 1).
  3. Download the Jelly Bean OTA update file.
    Download OTA  |  Alternate Link  |  Filename: SGH-T999_T999UVDLI3-OTA-T999UVALH2_TMB_332312338.zip
  4. Copy the SGH-T999_T999UVDLI3-OTA-T999UVALH2_TMB_332312338.zip file to the internal storage on your phone.
  5. Turn off the phone. Then, boot into stock recovery. To do so, hold down Volume Up, Home and then the Power buttons together until the screen turns on, then let them go. The phone will boot into recovery in a few seconds.
    In recovery, use the volume buttons to scroll up/down and the home button to select an option.
  6. Select apply update from sdcard (or apply update from internal storage), then scroll to and select the SGH-T999_T999UVDLI3-OTA-T999UVALH2_TMB_332312338.zip file to start installation of the Jelly Bean OTA update.
  7. After installation is complete, the phone should reboot automatically. If it does not reboot, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to boot up into the newly installed Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

NOTE: To go back to ICS Android 4.0, you can flash the UVALH2 firmware by following the guide linked in step 2 above.


There you go, easy as pie. If anyone is trying out the new Jelly Bean update for their Galaxy S3, please let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: theandroidsoul


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