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New Jelly Bean Update VRBLJ1 Leaks for Verizon’s Galaxy S3

A new Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) update for Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked yesterday as build VRBLJ1. It’s already baked into a ROM or two and an ODIN file. A member of XDA who appears to have leaked it, is under the impression that this may end up as the official OTA update. As you all know, Verizon thoroughly tests each update, so even a minor bug could push it back to Samsung. Basically what I’m saying is, it’s not the official update until it hits Verizon’s support pages. 

We’re still trying to find out what’s new, but so far it looks like there is a new radio.

If you want to update to this latest version, hit up the first XDA link below for the ODIN version. The second link takes you to a ROM with both odexed and deodexed versions.

The previous leak was VRBLI5.

Via:  XDA [2]

Cheers ItsASamsung, Reuven, and Jimmy!

  • Vickys

    I hate it tell how to get it on my phone.?


    hey can you suggest me stable version of Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 ! Thanks in Advance!

  • Jackie

    i did the update few bugs not full update. is it possible to restore back to ics to trade in to verizon?

  • Dannyheer

    I flashed this last night and it’s almost perfect. Only problem is a red box keeps flashingaaround the perimeter of the screen anytime it’s processing something. It’s a thick red border.. It flashes 3-5 times usually and then goes away until I put some kind ofLoad on it. Anyone else having this problem??

  • mastervoid00

    I spent 3 hours on the phone with Verizon customer support working on our three phones (2 Galaxy Nexus’ & One Galaxy S III) that were getting poor reception and unintelligible call quality. She said did mention that the next update for the Galaxy S III is taking so long because it is bringing the global support that Verizon promised over the summer.

    • mastervoid00

      She volunteered this information and mentioned it out of the blue. I didn’t even ask about it.

  • Does anyone’s S3 lag when swiping to remove apps on the multitasking Window? Or just the multitasking windows in general?

  • jeremyb

    amazing!! I installed this version after softbricking my phone with a failed attempt to install JellyWiz.

    So now I have this and the phone appears stock, non-rooted. The only issue I’m having is getting USB connection working, as well as still searching for a Wifi Tethering solution… ? Any advice?

  • Jeremyb

    I accidentally bricked my phone and sound this siteforum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1762709

    Fortunately the tutorial already included this JB update! So far it runs smooth as he’ll, the only thing is I can’t get Android File Transfer app for Mac to work, nor – – most importantly – – – FoxFi stopped working.

    Oh, and i lost my root. Any suggestions on the above?

    • try portable wifi hotspot in the market

    • Chris Clancy

      FoxFi has documented that it will not work for wifi tethering with JellyBean. I am running the first JB leak rom and I use PDAnet 3.5. It is USB tether (would obviously prefer wifi) but I am getting 10 up and down consistently on the laptop so I can’t complain.

      I am sure the final leak will get the devs going (they are already are)… and from my experience dev roms have native ability to wifi tether without the pesky “checking subscription status” message you will get when attempting to wifi tether off this build

  • jj2002

    Does any one else have problems with the sgs3 having the screen go black and not turn on untill you remove the battery?

    • no, sorry dude!

      • jj2002

        I am on my 5th phone I have told Verizon what happens and they have no clue they keep sending me refurbished ones and the same thing happens I don’t know what it can be

    • TomNJ

      I have that problem also. It seems to happen if I get 2 texts at the same time or have a text popup when I am trying to turn on the screen at the same time – very rare though. Just flashed jelly bean so I will see if that fixes it, it fixed my LED color issue with lightflow

      • jj2002

        Let me know how that goes still waiting for Verizon jelly bean maybe that will solve this problem

  • QuadNexus

    Anyone get tethering to work with this release? I went back to Beans rom 🙁

  • obama

    i am sick of verizon

  • erik

    It doesn’t happen all the time but quite often. And I took my first phone back on day 2 and trade it for a new one and this one does it too

  • erik

    Does anyone else have a problem with their RAZR HD that when web browsing when your scrolling up and down it will zoom in as if your pinching to zoom?

  • shawn

    so why did the razer M get this today but s3 owners still havent?

    • michael arazan

      Probably because the Note 2 has JellyBean right out of the box, and Verizon likes to sell phones with newer os on them to get people to buy the up to date phone so they don’t buy older phones with the newer os instead. I’d bet the SG3 won’t get the update till after the Note 2 has been out for a month or two.

      • hkklife

        Go ahead and install the leak. I installed it yesterday and it has made a ton of difference on my S3. There are maybe 1 or 2 tiny bugs I have found but this thing is definitely a viable candidate to use as a daily driver right now. Even my previously-rotten battery life appears to be a smidge better. The performance boost across the board is the best feature, however, along with officially having Google Now.

      • disastrousrainbow

        Yeah…or just because, you know, it’s still being tested…

  • ek3

    i hope it has global capabilities with the update.

    • ATT Sims works, also tried a Cosmote Sims (foreign sims) and it did not give me a sims error


    -crosses fingers while updating phone-

  • jboogie1289

    And it “appears” that the Razr M could possibly get the 4.1 update before the GSIII? I hope i read that wrong folks. A phone that came out way after the GSIII, c’mon now Sammie !!!

    • Apparently you didn’t – JB is rolling out for Razer M folks on VZW as we speak :/

      • jboogie1289

        Wow! Amazing! Thanks Sammie!

        • The M’s Jelly bean was probably almost ready when it lunched.

  • MichaelFranz

    beans just released Build 2, check that out if you want to flash, full Aroma installer.

  • dave

    Can you flash this in stock recovery unrooted?

    • hkklife

      No, just install it in Odin. There is a no-wipe update file that preserves all of your data. Works like a charm.

  • Batman

    Someone please tell me if the annoying ongoing wifi notification has been removed. This is just about the only thing I care about in this update.

    • fartbubbler

      it’s still there, but developers will remove it quickly.

    • Chris

      Fat chance.

    • Check out XDA. CleanRom 4.5 just released and has it removed 😀

  • Nw_adventure

    Oh crap now Verizon is beating ATT on a JB update – Lame

  • So is this only for rooted s3?

  • Go Hawkeyes

    Anybody got a link to the new radio?

  • Ultim8gamr

    Ahh I literally just finished flashing the last leak and setting up accounts

  • JohnPA2006

    I hope JB fixes the problem with using bootoof while having the 3.5 plugged in.
    Have to unplug the 3.5 to talk to someone on your bootoof.
    Other than that I love my GS3

    • bootoof = bootloader? 🙁

      • Simon Belmont

        Ha. Bootoof is when someone kicks you in the butt and you land on the floor saying “oof.”

        That’s my best guess at least. Or he meant Bluetooth.

    • Oh! I always thought it was BlueTooth… thanks for the clarification.

    • Under the bridge downtown

      “bootoof”! I nearly fell out of my chair laughing.

      • Houdini

        I could not stop laughing at that.. I am still lmao

  • As I did with my rezound and ICS I am waiting for an official update to see how the SGS3 rolls with stock JB. If it’s got bugs, I’ll root and rom this biznatch.