Overnight, we brought you news of a video showing-off what appeared to be Jelly Bean for the international Galaxy S III as officially prepared by Samsung. Unfortunately, if you have one of these handsets and were hoping to try it out, the ROM wasn’t then available. Well, it sure didn’t take too long for it to finally show up, and if you don’t mind waving your warranty goodbye, the ROM is now available for you to download and flash.
Considering we’ve heard rumors that the public release of the GS3’s Jelly Bean update will be announced by Samsung at its IFA event on August 29, you might want to hold off on this release and wait for the finished version to arrive. That’s not to say that there’s anything particularly wrong with this build, but since it is coming out as a pre-release leak, even if apparently from official sources, there’s always the chance something could go wrong and seriously mess up your expensive new phone.
If you’re the sort of Android enthusiast who throws caution to the wind, on the other hand, you’re good to go. You’ll need to be running a stock ROM first, and then you can get started flashing the JB ROM in Odin; for full details hit up the source link below.
Changes since Ice Cream Sandwich include a new notification bar clock, new live wallpapers, new gesture controls, and more.