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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300i Firmware Version - Odin Firmware Package

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:53 TSAR3000

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300i supports Dual SIM cards, And that will save you money, As you can use two SIM cards into one Smartphone, This model supports 2G and 3G networks, It was announced in April 2014, it has Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, 1.5 GB of RAM memory, You can use MicroSD card up to 64 GB, Like a lot of new Samsung Android Smartphones this one has WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, A-GPS support and GLONASS.

The Galaxy S3 Neo is powered by Quad-Core 1.2 GHz CPU, It has 8MP main back camera, And 1.9 MP front camera, its camera has many great features like Autofocus, LED flash,Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, And it is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. This Guide will help you to use Odin3 flasher and a stock firmware package to update the software of your Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300i, It is very easy process, Just read the complete steps and follow the instructions carefully.

Preparation Steps:

1- Check the current firmware of your mobile, You can check it from Setting > About Phone, Or you can use this easy code *#1234#

2- It is a good idea to write down your device current firmware version, It will be useful later, In case something goes wrong.

3- Charge your mobile's battery to be at least at 90% charge level.

4- Updating your mobile's firmware will delete everything from your device internal memory, So read this Guide to learn how you can make a backup of your important data (SMS, Contacts, Notes...etc).

5- In case you have an external memory card inserted into your mobile, Then remove it.

6- Download the Samsung USB Driver, And install it, Then restart your computer.

7- Download Odin3 program (Original Android Flasher), Extract to your computer's desktop.

8- Download The Firmware package (GT-I9300i), Select the version you want to install it into your mobile.

9- Extract the firmware package to a known location on your computer.

Odin3 Settings:

1- Double click on Odin3.exe to run it.

2- These settings must be checked: Auto Reboot, F.Reset Time.

3- If you have the PIT file of your Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300i model, Then check: Re-Partition

Firmware Files Selection:

- Click on PIT button and select: S3VE3GDS_EUR_XX.pit
- Click on BL button and select: BL_I9300Ixxxxxxx_2566126_...ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
- Click on AP button and select: AP_I9300Ixxxxxxx_2566126_...ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
- Click on CP button and select: CP_I9300Ixxxxxxx_REV00_CL_1528638.tar.md5
- Click on CSC button and select: CSC_Oxx_I9300IOxxxxxx_2566126_...ship_MULTI_CERT.tar

Putting your Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300i into Download Mode:

At this step you have to turn off your Samsung cell phone, Take out its battery and SIM card, Then read this Guide to put it in Download Mode, To be able to install the new firmware into your device you should put it into this mode.

Installing the new Firmware into your Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300i:

1- After you put your Galaxy S3 Neo into Download Mode, Use the USB cable to connect it to your computer.

2- You have to wait until Windows detects the device and installs any needed drivers.

3- Look at Odin3 program's window, If the program detects your connected device correctly, You should see its COM Port number (0:[COMxx]).

4- You are ready to install the new firmware files into your Galaxy S3 Neo, Click Start button to begin.

5- After you click the Start button, Odin3 program will start to install the selected firmware files into the connected device.

6- Odin3 program will restart your Galaxy S3 Neo automatically after installing the firmware.

7- Wait until your mobile is restarted.

8- Look again at Odin3 program's window, If you see PASS! Word in green, Then the update was done successfully.

9- Disconnect your Galaxy S3 Neo.

10- When the mobile is fully on, Check the new installed firmware version.

11- Now you are ready to use the device, So reinsert the SIM and Memory cards, Restore your backup, And customize it.

- You can update your device firmware version without using any PIT file, So use the PIT file only if you need to fix your device partitions.

- When you get one big file inside the firmware package, Then it should be selected as a AP file only, And do not check Re-Partition option or use PIT file at all.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:11

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