A leaked firmware build numbers I9300XXUGMJ9, a first Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 for those who can’t wait any longer, it can be installed by flashing Odin tool. The ‘UGMJ9’ has recently leaked-out by Sammobile and they said that it worked well and found it very stable without any major issues. There are no official Android 4.3 has been released for Samsung Galaxy S3 yet for this time being. Few days back , the first leaked Android 4.3 has been spotted on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 with build MJ2, but so far the official build hasn’t came around.
There is some interesting report about the I9300XXUGMJ9 4.3 leak, for it does not include the Samsung KNOX which is particularly being ignored by some advanced users for it prevents them into further customization. But some expectation that KNOX will be added on the official Android 4.3 build.
Here’s the statement from Sammobile;
There are quite a lot of changes and improvements in the new Android 4.3 firmware over Android 4.1.2. Samsung has completely changed the core UI to the one found on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, even the setting app has been completely overhauled with a new tabbed interface. The bad news is that even though Samsung has changed the core UI elements, it’s still using the same old original Galaxy S III launcher and widgets. Also, Samsung hasn’t implemented Samsung Knox in Android 4.3 test builds yet, but we expect Samsung to include Knox in the final build.
Here are the details of I9300XXUGMJ9 leaked Android 4.3 firmware,
Version: Android 4.3
Country: Germany (Vodafone)
Product Code: VFG
Build date: Oct. 26, 2013
It points out that it’s a carrier branded test-firmware build for Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S3 variants, and the creation is dated back on October 26. We have some expectations that the 4.3 are already there, since Google are now giving way for the Android 4.4 KitKat. So we need to keep an eye of it this month until end of December. We have quietly monitored some test-firmware for over 3 months now, below are previous Android 4.3 test-firmware for Samsung Galaxy S3 that nothing came to final build yet until this MJ9 leaked-out.
Previous test-firmware for Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300. (from gfxbench)
Again, the I9300XXUGMJ9 is only a leaked Android 4.3 firmware and not officially released by Samsung, it is a test-firmware used by Samsung developer for further testing until the final and very stable build can be created and ready for public release. You must make a careful research first before installing any leaked firmware so that you should know the risk of using any unofficial firmware. Those who might want to give a try on their Samsung Galaxy S III and wants to take a sneak peek of what’s inside the Android 4.3, just simply head-over to the source link below.