A new leak for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 as Android 4.1.2 and build VRBMA2 has appeared this morning over at XDA. It’s not an official release from Verizon, so if you decide that you want to flash it, just understand that there may be bugs. So far, though, reports have been positive from what I’ve seen.
We’re hearing that this leak does not include the Premium Pack with multi-window and all that jazz.
To grab the file and update to 4.1.2, hit up the XDA thread below for full instructions.
If you are the ROM developer type and you own a Galaxy S3 on Verizon, you’ll be pleased to learn that Samsung has made the source code available for it. And that’s about all there is to say about that. Developers, do work. ROM flashers, wait patiently.
Via: Samsung | Android Police
Yesterday, we saw some of the first CM10.1 nightly builds go live for devices like the Galaxy Nexus, with fingers crossed that we would start to see other devices join the list in the near future. Sure enough, other devices have joined the party, most notably is the Galaxy S3 in a variety of versions. If you cruise over to the Cyanogenmod site, you’ll find builds for the Galaxy S3 on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, along with the international i9300 version.
In order to flash CM10.1, don’t forget that you’ll need to be rooted with an unlocked bootloader. As a reminder, we posted the newest version of those instructions yesterday, a set that should help everyone that recently updated to Jelly Bean.
With the official Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) update out for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3, we can imagine that some of you may have lost root in the process. Thankfully, an updated method to unlock the bootloader on the device (if you haven’t already) and root it is available.
The steps in the XDA thread below are about as straight forward as it gets. You need Odin (to flash some of the files), current and older firmware files for the device, SuperSU, and custom recovery. If you can’t follow the step-by-step guide linked below, a video of the instructions is included as well. (more…)
A cautionary tale for you on this Monday, brought to you from XDA. A user was looking through his rooted Galaxy S3 system files the other day and decided to open up the S-Memo database in SQLlte. I’m not sure what he was looking for, but one thing he was surprised to find was that the application stored his Google password in plaintext, no encryption of any kind.
Now, before you go looking for S-Memo to uninstall, developers have responded to the thread saying that he only had access to that database because his device was rooted. However, if a malicious application was allowed root privileges it could conceivably gain access to the same place where that password was stored. Not an immediate risk for any rooted S3 users, but let this be a warning: be careful what applications you give root-access to.
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. (more…)
A newer software build of VRALHD for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3 has been leaked and posted for download. This is only slightly different than the VRALG7 update that was released a few weeks ago. It’s still Android 4.0.4 and probably doesn’t bring back on-device search, but may include new radios and could help with battery life. We’re hoping that this also fixes the last few “No SIM Card” errors that some are still experiencing even after the last update. (more…)
Is there anything those developers can’t do? Well, besides truly unlock the DROID X’s bootloader? Let us all take a second and be thankful that device is water under the bridge.
Recently, a developer successfully ported a leaked TouchWiz Jelly Bean build from the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 to the Galaxy S3 on Verizon. With working 4G data, camera, and almost everything else, if you’re the hacking and modding type, then this could definitely be your daily driver until Verizon and Samsung are ready to make their version available to the masses.
Your device will need to be unlocked and rooted, but the methods for installation aren’t very difficult past that point. If you would like to download and see instructions for installation, simply follow the via link down below.