New Samsung Galaxy S3 XXBLH1 Firmware Upgrade for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam

There is a new firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S III in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam region. Samsung is pushing OTA update on Samsung Galaxy S3 more frequent lately. Better than HTC which was well known for fast OTA update. I am still waiting for the latest update for my HTC One X which removes the annoying 3 dots menu soft button. Months of waiting and still nothing… Anyway, what are the new features or changes in Samsung Galaxy S3 XXBLH1 Firmware? Let’s me know after you upgraded yours.

Samsung Galaxy S3 XXBLH1 Firmware Upgrade

Did not get OTA notification about this new XXBLH1 Firmware upgrade yet? No worry if you don’t get it. Just go to Settings – About device – Software update – Update ~ Check for updates. If still no update available, try to get it with Samsung Kies. Enjoy latest Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware.

  • ligu

    Great! Will tried Kies tonight. Somehow OTA always say no update since I got the phone. Called Samsung service, and never came back with answer. Sucks!

  • Chuan 201

    Dear Jaycee,

    i tried to update it last nite and the server was not in good condition but this morning i managed to update it but i am not sure what the difference from the previous update

  • gong wee jie

    does Samsung releases a battery fix update?
    I have battery drain problems

  • Nat

    Hello Jayce,

    Which CF-Root file should I use for this update? please provide a link, thanks.

  • Halden

    why check fus didn’t have Malaysia in the list for s3 ?

    • I also want to know. Please check with Check Fus Downloader Developer.

  • simon

    wat is the diff between LG1 and this LH1 new firmware ?

    • Samsung did not provide change log. You need to try them to find out.

  • Yarikhs

    Thanks for the info jayce, but anyway will my warranty void if i download the firmware manually tru sammobile website and update my device tru odin? this is because i’m having trouble updating it tru kies as the server conitnually timed out. Please advise.


    • Install official firmware with Odin is okay.

  • Raaman

    Hi Jayce,

    any idea on the change log??? any way i have done the update via KIEs, so far i haven’t notice any changes yet.

    • No idea, Raaman.

      • Raaman

        Just noticed 1st changes the stock net browser layout has changed, then i have read sometime ago that this update would improve the battery life, but i can recall the forum now…

  • pan da

    Also for Philippines. Was able to update via OTA. Haven’t noticed difference though.

  • kerbiii

    I also have 76mb + 34mb OTA update this morning, minor settings changes and stock browser changes

  • Joei

    Hi Jayce, I’ve updated my S3 to XXBLH1 via kies and changed to siyah kernel 1.5.2, so far so good.

  • Srini

    Hi Jayce,

    I’m using Galaxy S3 -> XXBLH1 Official Firmware (Singapore). I have minor wifi connection problem. For eg. It doesn’t load comments in youtube video and I have to click ‘retry’ couple of times before it connects again and loads content. It also happens in google play.

    Any idea why is this happening and suggestions to get round this?

    Also, I do not see ‘select frequency band’ option in Setting -> Wifi -> Advanced (whereas I see that option in several youtube videos). Is it only me or all XXBLH1 users face same thing?


    • Wi-Fi issue might cause by the Wi-Fi router that you connected to. If you face the same issue on other Wi-Fi router, then it might be your SGS3 issue.

      I don’t have ‘select frequency band’ option too.

  • Zamri Bin Hairom

    Hi,how do I install latest galaxy s3 firmware update for I own an export (foreign) set? I am living in singapore and the set is spain.It failed to install after about 29%.thanks.

    • The official firmware upgrade process is the same – use Samsung Kies. Please consult Samsung Support on your issue.

  • Zamri Bin Hairom

    Hi thanks for the fast reply but already visited support service and could install but was inform set would lag n could hang and if that happens need to change safe if i continue to update?pls advise

    • Samsung Kies is the official way == safe.

  • makulit

    pls help me, i cant update my sgs3. thru OTA even in samsung kies, , what should i do, pls help anyone.. my battery is too fast to drain.thanks

    • Hi makulit, please consult Samsung Support in this case.

  • Zamri Bin Hairom

    Hi Jayce, thanks for the great works!! I was doubtfull as the samsung service centre told me otherwise. Took your advice. Man, you were spot on. Thanks so much.

  • makulit

    can i install manually xxblh1?
    while my csc LBBLF1
    CP. DXLF3
    pls ! anyone help. thank you

    • Yes, as long as you have I9300 model.

  • makulit

    hi jayce, i download already a firmware of xxBLH1, and extracted completely, and i try not once to upgrade my firmware using odin, but the problem is i cant update with odin ,i read carefully your intruction and i follow your step by step, but always odin FAILed, what can i do , pls! help me .. Thank you,…

    • Try other firmware then.

  • makulit

    ive already tried to upgrade(update) in software update in my phone even in samsung kies, . pls give an advice sir, thank you,…

  • Manikrishnan Narasimhan

    Hey Jayce,

    THe thing is i am a new user of SG3. got the update today for LH1 in bahrain. i want to know is there a way to update without connecting the mob to pc. i mean its difficult to update in my slow connection..

    • Hi Manikrishnan, you can use OTA udpate.

  • rafael chua

    jayce sir, i tried updating through kies but it says something like your device does not supportsoftware upgrading via kies, OTA says no update available, im from philippines my baseband version is XXDHL9

    • Hi rafael, are you using official Philippines firmware?

  • Carsley

    Check Fus Downloader is to update those s3 installed jelly bean by ODIN?

  • Gab4

    Hello Jayce plz help with a clink to directly download the upgrade firmware for baseband version I9300ZNMLH3

    The one I got from tge net no .tar File

  • Gab4

    I sent several msg today I see them and when I refresh it no more there. Even when i use freegate from china

  • ruchir

    updating through samsung kies has borne no effect…

    the download is too slow..

    i am thinkin of downloading lh1 through odin…
    is doing so with odin legal?
    will i get further ota updates if i update this through odin?
    will it void my warrany?

    please help

    • Flashing official firmware with Odin is okay.
      Yes for official firmware.
      No with your original region official firmware.

  • khaled

    jayce sir, i tried updating through kies but it says something like your device does not supportsoftware upgrading via kies, OTA says no update available, i’m from EGYPT AND NOW stay IN IRAQ for three month my baseband version is XXDLH1

  • khaled

    KIES says:
    current firmware: PDA:LH1/ Phone: LH1 / CSC: LH1 (BOG)

    • Hi khaled, did you install custom firmware?

  • khaled

    i didn’t install any thing (just buy mobile since two month ago from iraq and go back to egypt for one month and nowadays stay in iraq again for two month)

    andorid version:4.0.4
    baseband version: I9300XXLH1
    build number: IMM76D.I9300XXBLH1

    and tried to get update through KIES and got this massage:

    says:current firmware: PDA:LH1/ Phone: LH1 / CSC: LH1 (BOG)

    • Hi khaled, please consult Samsung Support in this case.

  • khaled

    please guide me what I have to do, appreciated your help

  • khaled

    a lot of thanks Jayce, please advise

    i’m download OTA updates from samMobile,
    How i can use it. to updata XXLH1 and XXLH3 to be able to get Jelly Bean

  • JW

    I got a S3 as a gift from China , i am not able to use it in sg as the firmware are diff. Would like to check with you if you know of any advice or how can i reinstall the firmware

    • Sorry JW, I don’t think you can install SG firmware on it.

      • JW

        any idea on how i can use the phone in SG ?

        • Is that a GSM phone?

          • JW

            its a gsm phone

            • Then you should be able to use it in SG.

              • JW

                sorry , dun think its a gsm set . its a I9308

                • Sorry, you can’t use it then.

                  • JW

                    now i cannot even start up my S3