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Samsung has released a firmware update for Galaxy S3 I9305 in Hong Kong; ZHBMA5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware While this update is available via KIES and it is recommended that you get it from there. If for some reason, you cannot access the official update or would like not to wait and get it on your phone right now, here is a guide to update your Galaxy S3 I9305 to ZHBMA5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware.

Also, read: Guide to Root ZHBMA5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 I9305

Disclaimer:This guide will use a tool; Odin to flash the official firmware on your Galaxy S3 I9305. During the process, you might lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. It is therefore necessary for you to follow the guide carefully. Also, please, do mind that this tutorial is only for Galaxy S3 I9305. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device.

Android 4.1.2 ZHBMA5 Firmware Details:

PDA: I9305ZHBMA5
CSC: I9305TGYBMA5
Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013-01-30
Regions: China, Hong Kong

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Update Galaxy S3 I9305 to ZHBMA5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

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  1. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I9305ZHBMA5 for Galaxy S3 I9305
  2. Odin 3.07

Update Galaxy S3 I9305 to ZHBMA5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

  1. Download and Extract the firmware file linked above. Upon unzipping, you will get a .tar file alongside other files.
  2. You will then extract Odin zip file to get Odin3 v3.07.exe.
  3. Switch your phone off. And make sure that you wait 5-6 seconds to confirm complete the power down cycle.
  4. You will now put your Galaxy S3 I9305 in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power keys until Samsung Galaxy logo appears in phone screen. Give it a few more seconds here and you will enter download mode.
  5. Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator.
  6. Now that you are all prepared to root your phone, connect your Galaxy S3 I9305T LTE with your PC. You will then see a notification appear in Odin in the bottom left saying “Added!!”. If for some reason, you do not see the said notification, try another USB port. If that too doesn’t work, then reinstall the USB driver. Once you successfully see the “Added!!” notification in Odin, you are good to go. Also, check for COM port being depicted by a number in ‘yellow’ to make sure that you have successfully added your device.
  7. Select the following files in Odin at their respective tabs from extracted ZHBMA5 firmware folder :
    • Click the ‘PDA’ Button, and select the .tar file extracted in Step 1.
    • Click the ‘Phone’ Button, and select file with *modem* in its name (Ignore, if this file does not file exist).
    • Click the ‘CSC’ Button, and select file with *csc* in its name (Ignore, if this file does not file exist).
    • Click the ‘PIT’ Button, and select the .pit file. Use only if you got it while extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
    • In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Please make sure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected, only if you are using a .pit file.
  8. Hit the ‘START’ button to begin the flashing process.
    Once the flashing process is completed, the phone will automatically reboot and you will see a ‘Green’ PASS notification in the top-left-most box. You can unplug the device from the computer now.

If you have followed every point described in the guide, your Galaxy S3 I9305 should now be running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build I9305TDVBMB1. If there are any issues, feel free to post in the comments section for our staff to take a look at it.


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