The announcement of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has left a big question to be answered in the minds of several thousand Galaxy S3 users — when is the (current) fastest smartphone getting the Jelly Bean upgrade from Samsung?
Rumors have it that Samsung plans to bring Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy S3 by the fourth quarter of this year i.e., around 4+ months by now. And from my past experience, I’m sure carrier branded Galaxy S3 will have to wait longer to arrive on the Jelly Bean boat.
However, this doesn’t mean that you really need to wait that much long to get a taste of Jelly Bean. Developers and hackers over at XDA have already started working on porting the newest Android version to Galaxy S III.
An Android dev. on XDA who goes by the title, Faryaab, has already ported Android Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3. The port is good for playing with Jelly Bean, but a few hardware functions such as WiFi, Bluetooth and Google Now do not work yet. In short, it’s for those people who’re very curious to try out JB out on their SGS3. However, Jelly Bean’s source code has recently been added to AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and it shouldn’t take him long to fix all the remaining stuff.
Update: CyanogenMod 10 for Samsung Galaxy S III has been released and it’s a pretty stable port of Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3. Here’s a short tutorial to install CyanogenMod 10 on Samsung Galaxy S3:
Detailed tutorial — Flash Cyaogenmod 10 on Samsung Galaxy S3
First of all download CyanogenMod from here and store it in your phone’s internal storage. This requires your phone to be rooted and ClockWorkMod recovery installed. It’s very easy and you can read our tutorial here.
Next, shut off your phone and open it in recovery mode by simultaneously pressing Volume up + home + power button. Then, install the zip that you’ve just downloaded in the last step. After flashing JB, wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition. Aanndd you’re done! Reboot your phone and you’re ready to enjoy Jelly Bean on your phone.
CyanogenMod is undoubtedly the most popular Android dev team it shouldn’t take ‘Team Hacksung’ i.e., the team responsible for maintaining CyanogenMod on Samsung phones, long for fixing every issue in Galaxy S III.
You can follow the two most important members of Team Hacksung to remain abreast of their project updates:
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