How to Force Update your Samsung Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Firmware [Tutorial]
Samsung released the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update to the Galaxy S III users in India. However, Most of the users reporting that they didn't get the Notifications and they weren't able to update their devices. That's because the KIES Update release it patches which result on 1-2 weeks delay in the Updates.
To Force your S III to update to the latest Official firmware available on KIES (Jelly Bean), We've posted some simple Steps that will need to follow in order to get the official Jelly bean 4.1 Update from KIES server. Notice that you will Need to back up your data first just in case, you won't loss any data in the process if you selected "allow saving".
Perform the Following steps to get the Jelly Bean Update:
1- Disconnect your S3 from computer.
2- Open Kies and go to (Tools -> Firmware Upgrade and Initialization).
3- Enter your Galaxy S3 model No. which is "GT-I9300" and click OK.
4- Then Enter your Galaxy S3′s serial number (Settings -> About device -> Serial number), After entering the serial number correctly Click "OK".
5- Connect your device to the Computer and Make sure KIES recongize it.
6- Next windows show firmware version "PDA: LJ5/ PHONE: LJ1/ CSC: LI7 (INU/INS)" For India, then Click on "Update".
7- Now Kies will download the whole Jelly Bean 4.1.1 firmware, Not just the 290 MB update, it will be approximately 800 MB.
8- When showing Caution windows you must switch your phone to recovery mode by restart the mobile by pressing the power button while holding down volume and home button; and then press volume up button to continue. DONE!