Posted May 30, 2012 by Sarabjeet Singh in Android Tips

Install Android 4.0.4 ICS XXALE9 Stock ROM Firmware on Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300

Have you bought all new Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300 just now? You’ve reason to smile. This latest handset, which is rolling out in various countries worldwide, has go Samsung’s love with the official update. Though, most of the handsets would be shipped with this latest update, but you should keep your handset updated with latest firmware.

Samsung Galaxy S3 ICS 404 Official Update Install Android 4.0.4 ICS XXALE9 Stock ROM Firmware on Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300

Samsung released official update for Samsung Galaxy S3 Device, which is posted at forums by XDA member ‘Faryaab’ via SamMobile. There was a early leak of Firmware I9300XXALE8, which was too Android 4.0.4 based, but it was not officially release by Samsung. The latest I9300XXALE8 fixed some bugs, related to screen brightness and batter life. Here are the details of Samsung Galaxy SIII Official Firmware update:

Base Firmware: I9300XXALE9 (4.0.4)
Region Africa
Country: Algeria
Carrier: Unbranded
Build Date: May 2012
Modem: XXLE9

So basically, this update is maintenance release over your stock firmware, and it would be pre-installed in upcoming Galaxy S3 handsets shipping worldwide. But, in case you’ve already bought this latest beast, you can follow our guide to update your powerful handset to latest firmware. This update also features new version of TouchWiz user Interface. There are other features like S-Voice (Samsung’s alternative to Apple Siri virtual assistant with almost same style, Popup play and Smart Stay features. So, if you want to enjoy every bug fix as I detailed above, please follow our tutorial below to get your device updated to latest firmware.

Disclaimer: Even though this is Official Samsung Software update for your Galaxy S3 I9300 Device, but installing manually is risky process. Though, you should firstly try OTA Update, which is starting to roll out across world soon, before going through this manual process. This process needs your attention and you need to perform every step with care. We at TechClap.com or Samsung or Developers should not be held responsible if anything happens wrong or it gets bricked after the process. Your warranty would stay intact with this update, and there is not harm on your device’s warranty.


  • Your Samsung Galaxy S3 should be charged minimum 80% before you continue flashing the ICS firmware on your device.
  • We recommend you to Disable Antivirus and Firewall program in your Computer, to eliminate the any conflict.
  • We suggest to manually make Backup of all data the Samsung Device:
  • You need to make sure that USB Debugging Mode is Turned On. Navigate to the path ‘Settings>Applications>Development>USB  debugging’.
  • Download and Install Latest Samsung Drivers from  official website. Make sure you have data Cable available and keep it near PC, which is essential to enable connectivity of PC and Phone.
  • ClockworkMod recovery should be already Installed on the device, and your Samsung Galaxy S3 should be rooted.

In the due course of this article, we’ll guide you through the process of Installing Custom Android 4.0.4 ICS Rom on your Galaxy SIII I9300 Device.

Tutorial to Manually Install Android 4.0.4 ICS XXALE9 Stock ROM Firmware on Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300

Step 1: First of all, You need to Download the Android 4.0.4 Based Stock ROM Firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S3. Download Link (XXALE9).

Step 2: Now extract the file downloaded in Step 1, and find the file ‘Odin3_v3.04.zip’ in the package, and extract the same in your computer.

Step 3: Now, you need to turn off your device and turn it off , and reboot it into Download mode. To put the phone into download mode, you need to Press and hold Volume Down+Power Button+Center button together, until you see the green robot on the screen, which will indicate you that your Galaxy S3 has been entered into Download mode.

Step 4: Run the Odin now, which you can found in the package you downloaded, and extracted in Step 2.

Step 5: When you seen Odin Interface, click on PDA and select I9300XXALE9_I9300OJVALE9_TMC.zip.

Step 6: Now, you can simply connect your Galaxy S3 device to PC. After connectivity, there should ‘Added’ Appeared in the Odin Interface.

Step 7: Please note that at this step after connectivity, ID:COM section should displayed in Yellow color, which is indication that drivers and connectivity is successfully achieved. If you won’t see the Yellow color, then you need to either Install USB Drivers, or also you can try to install or reinstall Samsung KIES in your PC.

Step 8: Now, you can simply click ‘Start’ button, which sill start flashing of XXALE9 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware on your Galaxy S3 I9300 Device. The phone will get rebooted automatically, and after phone would get reboot you will see Samsung Logo. Now, you can disconnect your phone from computer. Please note that, now Odin interface should display ‘Pass’ message. If it is pass, then you have successfully installed latest update on your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Step 9: Please do check to customize Country and Language settings, which Firmware will ask on the screen after successful installation.Now, turn off the device and put the phone into recovery mode, with pressing Volume Up+Center+Power buttons together. Now in recovery mode, just select ‘Wipe data/factory reset>Wipe Cache Partition> and then reboot system now.

Note: If it show ‘Failed Message’, then disconnect PC from computer, remove the battery, and then re-insert. Now, turn on the phone in download mode, and then follow the process once again from Step 1 to Step 8. If any issue persists in your Galaxy Note, you can tell us, we will do our best to resolve your issue.

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Sarabjeet Singh

Real Android Freak and Gadget Lover, loves to try new ROMs on his own and his friend's phones. He is Assistant Editor of TechClap.com, and writes mostly about Android.