Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaks out for Samsung Galaxy S4 and you can install it
Hopefully, this will also mean that official updates to 4.3 will be available soon after Google officially launches the platform.
Right now, though, the first experiments installing Android 4.3 on a regular Samsung Galaxy S4 model GT-I9505 have been successful and absolutely everything seems to be working.
You’d of course notice the new live wallpaper that we’ve seen on the Google Edition S4, and some minor changes seem to include options like ‘emergency broadcasts’ and an option to ‘avoid weak Wi-Fi connections’.
The ROM is a fresh build, dated June 26th and requires Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
and Custom Recovery.
Right below are the instructions you have to follow to install this. Proceed with caution though as this may void your warranty and there’s always the risk of doing something wrong for those who are newbies. With that in mind, here are the instructions and download links:
- This is not flashable through Odin.
- This will void your warranty.
- Don’t attempt this if you don’t have the skills to flash a custom ROM
- You are doing this on your own risk
- Copy Google Play Edition ROM to your internal SD Card
- Enter Recovery (Power + Volume Up + Home)
- Do a Wipe/Factory Reset (Necessary due to new Android version)
- Flash Google Play Edition ROM
- Reboot your device!
Download: (Choose either one)
Android 4.3 leaks out for Samsung Galaxy S4
1. majp89 (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
There is no way this is legit. "organise" alone is a bulging typo that stood out to me that Google would not let out to their users. Calling BS on this one.
7. btuck123 (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
This is clearly set on the English (UK) option. It is not a typo.
9. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Um you do you realize that it is spelled "organise" in other countries, right?
16. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
organise/organize are both correct spellings; we learned that [much] in Kanzas.
2. Apple.Android (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
Wow jb4.3 this should be smoother than jb4.2
Android and apple you have lots of jailbreaks and stuffs you can do unlike other 2 platforms
26. Bernoulli (Posts: 1619; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Hahaha I can download any android app on my blackberry z10 without jailbreaking or voiding my warranty, symbian is still the King of hacks, now windows phone well its smooth lol
3. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Umm not saying the guys from sammobile are trying to pull a big joke on us i trust those guys alot but..there isn't anything noticeably different. =|
4. ryan5609 (Posts: 99; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
4.3 seems like a very small incremental step up from 4.2.2. Until Google officially states what 4.3 brings to the table, I will probably hold off on installing this or any other custom ROM. I will enjoy my stock GS4 for a while longer, at least until I cannot stand it any longer, and my curiosity gets the better of me. I hope Android 5.0 comes before that point, but it seems like it may be next year before that happens. Has the Android OS peaked? It seemed like back a few years ago every new small iteration of Android was a big deal, now it is just like "meh, here's 4.3". IMHO 4.1 was the best OS I had ever used, very smooth and responsive, such a huge leap forward from 4.0.
14. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Ik what you mean but its starting to be like windows with sirvice packs for bug fixes and minor upgrades then there is a whole point increase and that is the new OS
20. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I think the reasons these all look like minor updates is because google have taken out most of the core apps and services out of the core android os and put it into the play store.. Think about we get new features to Google now maps, gmail keyboard etc all through the play store and the Google play services APK but when someone like apple what's to update there siri or maps etc they have to issue a whole new os.. I think from now on most of googles updates will look small because they do most of there updates outside the core android os.
5. Tsoliades (Posts: 216; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
This can't be right... it doesn't look like there are any changes other than "Aeroplane Mode" and the new Camera app. lol
6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Looking beautiful Google and I like the camera widget on the lock screen.....very nice if this is it but it has specifically custom ROM look...,
8. btuck123 (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
People, you do realise that v4.3 isn't adding new features, it's trying to sort out bugs and make using android smoother and faster. The big changes will be happening with Key Lime Pie.
12. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Come on Google don't start this Google edition BS stick with the good'ol nexus line that we know and love
13. ChrisG (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
"...some minor changes seem to include options like ‘emergency broadcasts’ and an option to ‘avoid weak Wi-Fi connections’."
Maybe it's something unique to CyanogenMod 10.1, but I've had "Emergency broadcasts" and "Avoid weak Wi-Fi connections" for a long time now on my GNex. I'm pretty sure those were in stock Android 4.2.2, unless you're referring strictly to what the GS4 had before now... Anyone know? (Haven't used stock Jelly Bean in a while!)
15. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Well I'm not sure about emergency alerts but ik that aokp has had "avoid bad WiFi connections" since android 4.1.2
17. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
I don't get it, if they're finalizing KLP why bother with JB 4.3?
iDon't want to play dEviLs Advocate but, doesn't this further fragment these phones. Granted, they can do so much more than what I would ever hope for my little iPhone 5 but, how can one keep track of all these software releases; I feel like my pig tails are going to unravel from all the confusion. And, I just can't take it anymore.
19. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I think 4.3 is a hoax. Apparently the reason they held off on the K release is because of manufacturers needing more time to catch up. You're absolutely right that by adding a 4.3 it's just going to give them another hurdle, unless you can update straight from 4.2 to 5.0, which they haven't shown any sign of it happening...
From the other comments, this looks like it could be an elaborate fake custom rom. Where's the TouchWiz? Why would it work for the regular Galaxy S4 if it's stock Android?
21. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Lol this is no fake.. If you actually read up in it this is very much 4.3 and some sites have it confirmed as real.4.3 was never meant to be a huge update.. It fixes some bugs, adds api level 18 and adds bluetooth 4.0 low energy which all exist in this "fake" rom..
23. btuck123 (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
The idea is that Key Lime pie is going to be very high intensity, and only the best phones are going to be able to handle it. So they're perfecting Jelly Bean for everyone first so everyone can have a good OS like they pretty much perfected Gingerbread for the phones that couldn't handle Ice cream sandwich. And it will be on the S4 because Google has released the S4 and HTC one in stock 4.2.2.
28. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
that's actually not true
KLP is said to be done in a way allows it to run on low end devices(or devices with 512mb of ram)
18. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I see no visual differences to the UI (compared to 4.2.2 on Galaxy Nexus). So what does 4.3 actually improve for the user? I see the emergency alerts option but this is all ready a feature on the standard Galaxy S4. How will i benefit when 4.3 comes to my galaxy nexus?
22. duckymomo26 (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
I think the benefit of this increment is already pointed out in some of the earlier comments. Do read people. Reading is fun.
27. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
why is this g s4 getting 4.3 jelly bean over nexus 4? something is wrong.
29. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
Have to do a factory reset in order to get 4.3? I dont think so. I will wait for the ota upgrade if and when it comes for the note 2.