Rooting your Galaxy S3 Mini is important too, so don't forget to root it before you continue. Note: Repeat this step to install Google Apps as well. Once you have felt it, keep pressing the Volume Down and Home buttons leave the Power button and your device will boot into the Download mode. You don't have to worry much if you follow the guide and get your smartphone all set for the installation. Also if you are using a custom recovery, it is recommended that you backup your current system using that first.
With all these firmware options for different Galaxy S3 devices, we realise that can be confusing. One of the major aspects that every user considers while buying an Android-based smartphone is the support of future updates. For the international S3 though, the model number is same but with different carriers. The warranty will get void because must be gained on your S3 Mini. There are only a few things that you need before to start with the installation process.
Your device will boot into the updated KitKat 4. Performing a backup of your data on your computer may not be as convenient as using an app from the Google Play Store, so we would recommend you back up your data on your device itself by choosing an app such as Titanium Backup, Helium, or MyBackup. You must have guessed by now that a complete wipe will erase most of your data that is saved on your device. You check your model name before downloading firmware. As you move forward, you will find a comprehensive guide that will help you to install this Android 4. Take a look at your carrier in parenthesis for country.
This guide is showing a manual update procedure that can be used for updating the Galaxy S3 Mini to Android 4. Enjoy stable and fast KitKat Touchwiz on your Galaxy S3 3G. Now your Samsung device will vibrate. You should see the recovery mode in a while. On the Galaxy S3 Mini, there is no risk of voiding the warranty as well, since the device is no longer available from most retailers.
Reboot your phone into Custom Recovery Mode: — Power Off your phone first. If yes your answer, you are in the right page. Next, select the 'advanced options' and wipe the system, cache, dalvik cache, and data partitions of your device. Before you can flash the file, you will have to browse the internal storage of your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini in order to choose the file. According to users, the port is very stable with minor bugs. Because of that before going any further you need to use suitable backup and apps from Google play for saving your contacts, text messages, call logs, market apps, and even the — via a Nandroid backup. Last but not the least, Proceed at your own risk.
Make sure you have at least 75% remaining battery on your device. I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2005. This is highly recommended just in case something goes wrong and you need to reset your phone. This can be done by selecting the 'wipe data factory reset' option in recovery. When you finish, you can move on to the next step below.
Some of the devices are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 released on 2012 and Nexus 10. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode or Odin Mode. Had any issues during the installation or post that? You could meet some problems with frequencies for the radio, but the single most important difference is carrier bloatware. Many people say that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is dead. Do you have a habit of performing a backup of your data regularly? If you have been waiting for a stable and fast stock Touchwiz Android 4. Wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
The working list: it boots. Kies will recognise what firmware version you have and what the newest version available is. However, make sure you download the latest version, anything below 2. Visit the for more information and direct user support. If nothing happens, you will need to manually install the Samsung drivers and then try again. DroidViews or any of its community member shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device.