It looks like Samsung is hard at work updating their flagship, the Galaxy S III, because the latest leak is actually 4.2.1. Yes, the Galaxy S III is being upgraded to the latest Android version sometime soon (probably after the S IV launch). The leaked firmware is actually stable according to SamMobile, but will raise your flash counter.
Of course, the standard warnings apply. This is not an official firmware, so it’ll trip your flash counter, and flashing always carries a risk of damaging your device. Proceed at your own risk!
If you’re interested, here’s a changelog of all the things found in the firmware:
- Android 4.2.1 – JOP40D
- Improved Ripple effect on Lockscreen
- New Android 4.2.1 Lockscreen with widgets
- Daydream (Settings>Display)
- New Additions in Notification Center
- Notifications are more actionable
- Voice Command (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands)
It’s pretty amazing how fast Samsung is with their firmwares. If you want to try it out (ONLY on the international I9300, NOT the US versions), hit the source link for the download and instructions. If you do try it, tell us how it goes!