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Jelly Bean Build I535VRBLI5 Leaks for Verizon’s Galaxy S3, Already Baked Into ROMs

A Jelly Bean build with TouchWiz for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked last night over at XDA as software version I535VRBLI5, thanks to member jucytec. When initially posted, users were having issues with the file, however, it has now been distributed to a handful of ROM developers who are already baking it into their latest builds. 

The first of them is called JellyWiz from dev Incubus26jc, a completely stock ROM that has a slight theme over it and new boot animation. Everything else should be as it came in the JB leak, though. So if you were looking to get a feel for Android 4.1 on your GS3, this may be a place to start. In order to flash this, you have to have unlocked your phone’s bootloader and then rooted it. Once you get there, the .zip can be flashed via your favorite custom recovery. You’ll find a link to it below.

It’s tough to tell what this means for an official Jelly Bean release to all users. Verizon, as you all know, tends to be a bit slower than other carriers at releasing updates. Sprint has already pushed their Android 4.1 update out to the Galaxy S3, so who knows, maybe Big Red is on top of this one. If we hear anything, we’ll be sure to pass it along.

Via:  XDA [2]

Cheers Craig, Matt, Jorge, Jimmy, Incubus26jc, and jucytec (for the leak)! 

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    I’m surprised that Verizon hasn’t started charging for updates yet. Their thirst for your money is immeasurable.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredHylton Jared Hylton

      Right? Jesus Christ….they are insatiable.

  • Christopher Chin

    I would love to hijack my friend’s phone and upgrade her. TouchWiz is such utter crap!
    But, it’s not my phone and she’s adopted TouchPiss. sigh

  • e_droid

    I am soooo happy right now

  • michael wilson

    If I running cm10..would it help to install the new radios

  • 5elo0o

    i have some bugs on my GS3,JB 4.1.1,the led indicator goes week and when my device re-boots the screen doesn’t work and stays black blank until it works ??? is that normal
    PS: i have rest my device so the upgrade be fully operated.

    • Shane Belanger

      What rom are you running? And no that’s not normal. There were some screen flicker issues with jb from both aokp and cm but they have been addressed in aokps latest milestone build. It should get a lot better now though, with this leak!

  • The Dude

    Will this leak helps solve the issues with RIL/GPS and general stability that all the AOSP roms have? I hope we can have a fully stable AOSP rom on this phone.

    • Shane Belanger

      Have you tried aokp milestone 1? My gs3 is absolutely flawless on it. It’s truly amazing. I also get much better data connections.

  • Phil Austin

    has anyone tried to unlock the bootloader on a new GS3? i got mine about 6 weeks ago, scared to try the unlock since the tool came out months ago. Not sure if there was an update pushed out in between the release date of the tool and my phone.

    • Nexussucks

      Yes. It is the easiest thing to do in the world. Try “E-Z unlock”

      • Phil Austin

        I tried that, says it unlocked but couldn’t flash roms… I’m gunshy to try now. :)

        • Shane Belanger

          The bootloader only handles kernel not rom. Thus why people can flash roms on locked motor devices. Grab beans custom with the aroma installer. It has an option to rom with locked bootloader.

    • Jb1978

      Just read the first and second post here very carefully, then follow Section 2 of Post #1 step by step. It’s so easy, and i just did it to root, unlock, flash a recovery, and flash this rom. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1762709

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Matthew-Woodrum/570031354 Eric Matthew Woodrum

    I’ll believe Verizon is “on top of it” when the update lands on my phone. My wife is still waiting on the ICS update to the Incredible, and a build leaked for that thing over a month ago.

    • leoingle

      Dare i mention the Thunderbolt leak, or even worse, the Rezound leak??

      • yarrellray

        Leaks mean nothing folks this is not the final build anyway. Verizon won’t send any update till January or February. Updates don’t come fast on crappy Red. Ask Galaxy Nexus owners or Htc Thunderdud owners. Piss on Verizon..

  • CyHawk60

    Please tell me they put the wifi back in it’s rightful place?!?

    • fartbubbler

      negative :(

  • ROB

    Maybe Big Red is on top of this? Bless your heart..

    • leoingle

      LMAO, right???

    • Atrocitus

      I wouldn’t hold my breath. Verizon’s inability to get an update out to customers in a timely manner is legendary. They like to hide behind notion of providing a “quality update” to excuse their disinterest in customer demands. I believe Verizon leaks these builds in the hope of quieting its more vocal customer base who don’t buy their excuses. Who wants to put money on a mid -February release…?

  • Andy

    Is there any way to just have jelly bean on my S3? none of this touch whiz garbage

    • Jarrett Hickman

      Flash any of the ASOP based ROMs. CM10, AOKP, LiquidSmoothROMs, CNA to name a few.

  • WDG99

    Sorry, I might be behind the times, but have people figured out how to unlock the Verizon SGS3 bootloader? How do I put CM10 or anything else on my phone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.t.clauss Christian Trevor Clauss

    Already flashed this stock rooted build and I love it!

  • Jarrett Hickman

    @ kellex Dont forget to mention that the new leak has new radios as well. Get them here http://rootzwiki.com/topic/34053-officialmodems-vrli5-verizon-sgs3-sch-i535-odin-or-recovery-flashable/ courtesy of invisiblek

    • Go Hawkeyes

      I still haven’t flashed the last set of radios that leaked. Guess I can skip those and go get these new radios instead! Thanks

  • Zach Grabill

    Still prefer the stock JB feel. CNA gives me that, though I don’t think it’s going to be developed beyond 3.6.6 release…

  • http://twitter.com/Bgill55 Brian Gill

    Any word on new radios?

  • Yep I said it

    How about Verizon skip the 4.1 release and go straight to 4.2.

    • Ken Bosse

      I’m just happy there is some movement on the update.

    • flosserelli

      Keep dreaming. I want it too, but it’s not gonna happen. Verizon’s “update” policy is pushing new phones, not firmware updates.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Awesome news for VZW GS3 owners. Maybe this could mean we’ll see an honest-to-God rollout by the end of the year.

    • Butters619

      It’s Verizon. I wouldn’t count on it.

  • MikeSaver

    how the hell do you do Google Now with that physical button?

    • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

      Is the language really necessary?

      On most GS3s, you can simply long press the “menu” button in TouchWiz, and the latest CM10 builds have the ability to map custom commands to hard-key presses (long- and double-press).

      • MikeSaver

        lol

        -Mike Saver
        CelticsLife
        PatriotsLife

    • http://twitter.com/Bgill55 Brian Gill

      Try long pressing it or the menu key

    • Ed Chan

      When I tried Google Now last, I tied mine to the app drawer by swiping it up.

    • Butters619

      Just hold down the home button.

    • http://twitter.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

      Double Tap