Android 4.2.2 leaks for Samsung Galaxy S III

Android 4.2.2 leaks for Samsung Galaxy S III
For those of you with the Samsung Galaxy S III and are longing for Android 4.2.2, we have some great news to cap off your week. A leaked version of the OS was obtained by SamMobile and can be installed on your phone, although we need to remind you that the firmware is still undergoing testing and isn't supposed to be available until July/August. Samsung has said in the past that some of the features from the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be made available in an update for owners of the Galaxy S III. You can see in the changelist below that some of the features from the Galaxy S4 will be available to Samsung Galaxy S III units in Android 4.2.2.

Some of the changes you'll find on this leaked version of Android 4.2.2 for the Samsung Galaxy S III that come from the Samsung Galaxy S4 include revamped UI settings, new screen modes, voice controls that allow you to verbally control your phone, and a new version of S Voice. The other changes coming with the update include actionable notifications and new additions to the notification center, white backgrounds for the gallery modes, full screen Samsung apps, and Samsung Smart Switch which lets you move content from another smartphone to your Samsung Galaxy S III.

For instructions on how to install this leaked version of Android 4.2.2 onto your Samsung Galaxy S III, click on the sourcelink. Just remember that this is not an official Samsung release, so make sure you know exactly what you're doing before you start.

source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

This was leaked last month. It should be released this month.

2. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

My galaxy s3 in Att still running 4.1.1

16. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Nobody told you to buy crap U.S variants, the international I9300/i9305 version works just fine.

20. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

He live's in U S soil and doesn't interested in international version, maybe! You can get it here on a cheapest price with two yr contact, and it just a personal choice.

21. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

And US SGS3 is not a crap, to let you know!

22. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

yea an miss out on that super-ultra-mega-crazy-cray-cray-LTE speed!

23. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Cm10.1 ftw!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Love it, can't wait to get the SGS3 on Virgin Mobile.

4. waystriker

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Great love it much, I have just upgraded from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 yesterday with this leaked ROM, smoother, nicer, specially widgets on the lock screen......

5. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I've seen this before like weeks ago.

6. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

And this is why Samsung is king. Even s3 is tasting android 4.2.2 and yet the HTC one is still stuck on 4.1.2

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

HTC released 4.2.2 for the international One. And this is just a leaked ROM, not an official release.

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Well, if you're gonna compare it like that, the SGS4 got 4.2.2 out of the box...

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Ok? Good for the GS4. I was talking about the GS3 and HTC One.

7. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Hoping to come on note 2 :)

9. elsupercaico

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Will this become an official release?

10. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Yes (read the article). Final version for international S3 probably released in Aug. If yours isn't the international model (not carrier locked) then when you get it depends on your carrier - usually between 3 to 12 months after.

11. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

White background in the gallery is a "feature?" How useful is that!

15. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Exactly. Also, it looks ugly to me...

24. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

LOL innovation!

14. droidboy

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Can't wait to get it on my note 2... If it happens

19. ihatesmartphone unregistered

It will... Just wait and see :)

17. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

The author of this article needs to learn to differentiate between different versions of the S3. This is for the international version not the US versions and its not compatible. The international S3 always gets things about 3 to 6 months ahead of the US. Of course if you go over to XDA or other forums, the custom US ROMs have had these features and more for several months. already so no biggie.

18. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

For those who have gnote 2, and not satisfied with the default auto brightness of your gnote 2, try using " Velis auto brightness" from Google play. Just tried it right now and it looks good! I have different high end phones, but no one can come up to it in every categories, except for some those of us complaining about size and design. The sad thing are, it getting rusty and still we cannot see the 4.2.2 update, and the 4.3 and 5 update is in the corner, and also16 gig of ROM is a pain for high end phones. Anyway, enjoy your gnote 2/galaxies phone. Upgrading to a new flagship phones with 16 gig ROOM is not worth it as of these days. Have a nice weekend to all! !!

25. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

I hope this gets released soon

26. skurtz224

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

my galaxy 3 from verizon..still no update :( on my phone

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