Update Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 to L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 OTA Official Firmware

Apr 27, 2013

Sprint has rolled out an Android 4.1.2 update for its version of the Galaxy S3 smartphone; L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The update includes various feature enhancements and security fixes for Sprint Galaxy S3 L710.

The update includes ‘Multi-View’ feature alongside bug fixes and performance upgrades for ‘Gallery’ and ‘Camera’ apps, along side certain security fixes including a ‘home screen security fix’ and group SMS fix. While this update is official, and you should be able to receive an update notification for it on your device or KIES. But if for some reason, you would like not to wait and get it on your phone right now, here is a guide to update your Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 to VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware.

Disclaimer:This guide includes instructions to flash the official firmware on your Galaxy S3 I9300 SCH-L710. 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 I9300 SCH-L710. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device.

Android 4.1.2 VPBMD4 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: April, 2013
Regions: USA


  1. Android 4.1.2 L710VPBMD4 for Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 [File: ebe16cf30fd6.update_SPH-L710_MB1_to_MD4.zip]

Update Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 to L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 OTA Official Firmware

  1. Connect your Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 with the PC, via USB cable.
  2. Download the afore mentioned L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 OTA Official Firmware file and copy it to the SD card of your phone.
  3. Disconnect your phone and switch it off. And make sure that you wait 5-6 seconds to complete the power down cycle.
  4. Now, you will boot the Sprint Galaxy S3 L710 into recovery mode, by pressing and holding down the Volume Up button, alongside Home and the Power button, until the screen flashes, release the three buttons then. After a few seconds of that, the phone will enter recovery mode.
  5. Once in the recovery mode, select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Now, locate the ebe16cf30fd6.update_SPH-L710_MB1_to_MD4.zip file that you copied earlier in Step 2 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes. Install the said zip file on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  6. Once, the phone finishes installing the ROM, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone and boot up into L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 OTA Official Firmware. The first boot will take time, so be patient!

You are now running latest L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Sprint Galaxy S3 L710. If you are facing any issues, feel free to mention it in our comments section.