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    Default If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

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    READ FIRST: http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...urn-stock.html

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    PREP works:
    -Download/save the file to your desk top or any location on your pc.
    4.1.1 (Hint: this file will be your replacement file on step number 4 in the instruction you read above)
    Firmware archive | Samsung Updates

    -EXTRACT OR UNZIP THE JB 4.1.1 FILE YOU JUST DOWNLOADED. After unzipped, you should have a file named: "I747UCDLK3_I747ATTDLK3_I747UCDLK3_HOME.tar.md5". You'll use this file in step number 4

    -Download Odin 3.07 if you don't have it installed on your pc. Download link was provided in the "PREPARING YOUR COMPUTER" section...if you read it :-)

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    Follow the steps 1-3 from "USING ODIN" instruction here:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...urn-stock.html

    Step 4: browse to the jb4.1.1 file you downloaded/extracted in the prep section, filename should be: "I747UCDLK3_I747ATTDLK3_I747UCDLK3_HOME.tar.md5" select/choose that file

    Keep following the rest of the steps

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    I was having trouble updating the firmware. Kies said 100% completed, but the phone never passed the "downloading..." screen. I uninstalled the reinstalled Kies a few times. No luck. I copied the file to the SD card and install it via the recovery mode, no luck.

    The steps above works fine for me and it should work for you too.

    Good luck.

    PS: Let me know if you need step-by-step instruction.
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    does this work for non rooted devices I am having the same problem where kies will recognize my device start the download but won't go further than the download portion?
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    man........ thank you!
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    I can't get my device to connect to Kies for mac or windows.
    When I try to go into download mode (volume down+home+power), the phone just reboots.
    Anyone else having these problems?
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    You're holding it too long. When you press vol dwn+home+power when you see the screen turn on let go of the power button while continuing to hold vol dwn+home. That should do the trick.
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    Downloading the file and odin now since Kies SUCKS! I hope this works

    Thanks
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    Quote Originally Posted by insanesteve View Post
    Downloading the file and odin now since Kies SUCKS! I hope this works

    Thanks
    Hey if it works can tou let me know? My only problem with samsung is the kies smh

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    Is this a stock JB or rooted? Sorry if the question has been asked before... noob
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    just finished this update...way easier than Kies. Worked great
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    kies worked fine for me... was updated in less the 15 min.
    i posted a thread with step by step instructions, and one thing to note was making sure you had at least 50% battery life.
    been on JB every since and loving it!
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    Had a few minor issues upgrading to JB on non-rooted S3. Short list of things to be sure you got before attempting update from Windows PC

    - Be sure to update KIES, there is an update available
    - Disable Microsoft Security Essentials
    - Be sure device battery is charged up above 75%
    - Disable lock screen on device
    - If possible use wired connection not WiFi

    GS3 is my first android device, just got it 2 weeks ago. Not the smoothest update, but like I said the issues were minor albeit annoying.
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    I can't seem to get the firmware to download from the provided link. Is there a certain way it has to be done? Sorry, Im a beginner with Android.
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    Kies is a nightmare. I spent half of the day trying to get that stupid program to work. This is a much easier work-around and had my phone running the latest firmware in under an hour. I really wish I had found this tutorial before I re-installed kies 3 times to no avail.
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    Default Re: If you can't update to JB 4.1 via Kies, READ HERE

    My problem was my firewall and virus protections kept it from completing...I had same issue with you until I disabled it.

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