There’s been a flurry of news regarding Android 4.3 over the past day or so, and all focused around the Galaxy S 4. We saw signs of it for the Google Play edition GS4, followed later by some actual screenshots. Normally, that’s as far as a leak like this would go, but the team over at SamMobile has managed to get its hands on a dump of that GPe 4.3 firmware and have cooked up a slightly modified version for the international Snapdragon-based Galaxy S 4.
Apparently, this ROM is working perfectly fine on the GT-I9505. There isn’t yet a version available for any of the US variants, nor Exynos-5-based international GS4s. You’ll need to outfit your phone with a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM, but it’s relatively straightforward – just realize if you’re going down this path you’re doing so without any safety net.
We’re sure we’ll be hearing more as users dig through this release, but for the moment any changes over Android 4.2.2 seem minimal. There is good news, though, in that the Bluetooth 4.0 LE support we’ve been anticipating for so long seems like it’s finally in place.
If you’ve got the right hardware and want to check this out, hit up the source link for the downloads and instructions you’ll need.