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#119310 27-May-2013 21:52
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I have an Samsung S3 and want to download Jellybean 4.2.

How do I get it and is it worth doing ?





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  #826687 27-May-2013 21:53
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Flash your phone with Clock work mod and put Cyanogenmod 10.1 on it :)

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  #826692 27-May-2013 22:08
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You could flash the leaked 4.2.2 ROM for the S3 from here.


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  #826973 28-May-2013 13:06
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bradstewart: You could flash the leaked 4.2.2 ROM for the S3 from here.

This is probably the best way of getting 4.2.x, especially if you're using stock (or modified stock) firmware at the moment. Please bear in mind that this is a release leak of the firmware, and there may be some minor issues. You'll also lose any ability to do OTA updates, and will need to manually apply any future updates.

boby55: Flash your phone with Clock work mod and put Cyanogenmod 10.1 on it :)

This would be my personal preference, but only because I loathe TouchWiz. CyanogenMod (CM) is a good alternative to Samsung's firmware, and is free from all of the junk that Samsung love to add.

The one thing to watch with CM is that there are serious questions whether the Exynos 4-based devices (SGS3, SGS2, GNote) will see any updates beyond the current 4.2.x. Samsung use a lot of closed-source drivers in their kernels, and these are tied to specific Android versions. This makes it extremely hard to work on new Android versions, unless Samsung also do an official firmware for that same Android version. It's so bad that there are only a couple of active developers left, and one of them has sworn that he's never going to work on any new Samsung devices.

Update: Read more about the Exynos 4 saga here. It's fairly shocking, and the reason why my next phone will be the Qualcomm-powered SGS4. Aside from Qualcomm's excellent developer support, it's the same hardware that will be in the SGS4 Google Edition.

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