So folks, first of all we would like to congratulate you for getting the Samsung Galaxy S III aka GT-i9300 – one of the most powerful Android smartphone in the market. Basically you could upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S III firmware through few method and one of it is through the OTA (Over the Air) method. But you may face with the difficulties that sometime the upgrade notification does not prompt out on time when you checked at it manually.
No worry folks, just sit back and relax as you could always upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware officially through Samsung Kies. How could you do it? Simple my friend, just start the Samsung Kies application in your PC or Mac and plug in the USB cable to your Samsung Galaxy S3 and your PC. And a message will prompt out indicating whether there is any new firmware available for your Samsung Galaxy S III.
What is Samsung Kies?
Samsung Kies is a freeware software application developed by Samsung that used to communicate between Windows or Macintosh computers with the mobile phone and tablet computer devices using Samsung’s Android device. It usually using a USB cable connection or though wireless LAN Kies connectivity for some devices. Samsung Kies software uses MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode to talk to your Android device.
Still confuse much on the way how to get your GT-I9300 upgraded through the Samsung Kies? Please follow the step by step detail guide below:
Step by Step Guide How to Officially Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300) Firmware via Samsung Kies
Step 1. Download and Install Samsung Kies on your computer. You may download Samsung Kies by follow the link here.
Step 2. After you have installed Samsung Kies, connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your PC.
Notes: If this is your first time you connect your Galaxy S III to your PC, it may take a few minute for the PC to install all the required drivers. Once done, Kies should connect to your Galaxy S3 automatically.
Step 3. A pop up menu will be prompted out if there is a new firmware version available when you connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to Samsung Kies.
Step 4. Click Update to initialize the firmware upgrade process.
Notes: If you missed out the pop up screen, just click Firmware upgrade to get the update process started.
Step 5. After that check the option I have read all of the above information and choose either Allow saving or Proceed without saving to initialize the process.
Step 6. Then click on Start upgrade.
Step 7. Just sit and wait for the whole process to complete as Samsung Kies will tend to download the whole Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware from Samsung server.
Step 8. After the download process completed, your Samsung Kies will now upgrading your Galaxy S3.
Notes: Do not disconnect the USB cable during the process and it should take less than 10 minutes to get the new firmware installed on your SG3.
Step 9. After the firmware upgrade process successfully completed, your Samsung Galaxy S3 will now reboot by itself.
That all guys, you have successfully upgrade the firmware. Enjoy the latest official firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.