Update Samsung Galaxy S3 With Official ICS XXLAE8 4.0.4 Factory Firmware [How To]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 is the hot thing spreading nowadays. And this just released recently, and very soon it got an official update which all Galaxy S3 users would love to hear. This update is namely ICS XXLAE8 4.0.4 Factory Firmware.

So, let’s check out the detailed tutorial to apply this update along with a set of pre-requisites you will need to follow.

Important: We and even the developer won’t be responsible for any damage that takes place to your device while following these steps.

Pre-requisites to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 with Official ICS XXLAE8 4.0.4 Factory Firmware

  • The tutorial we would see today is compatible only with Galaxy S3. So, make sure you try this tutorial only on this device, not any other device by any company.
  • You must take back-up of all the internal data present in your phone like Logs, Contacts, messages, etc. with the help of backup applications.
  • Battery should be charged enough in order to apply this update. 60% minimum is recommended from our side otherwise your phone may get switched off while the update process.
  • Disable all antivirus suites in your computer as well as mobile so that update process may not get interrupted.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled in your mobile. If not, you can do it by following the path – “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and after that USB debugging would be enabled in your phone.
  • Now just make sure you follow the corresponding instructions properly.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 with Official ICS XXLAE8 4.0.4 Factory Firmware

  • Grab the XXLAE8 Factory Firmware Package  from here to your Computer. And extract this firmware package. Next, download odin  and after that open it in your computer.
  • Now you need to enter your device into download mode which can be entered by pressing and holding Volume Down key + Center Key + Power button till the time you see a green robot on your phone confirming that you entered into download mode.
  • Make sure you have Opened Odin in your computer.
  • Now connect your phone to computer while ensuring Odin is open in your computer.
  • As soon as you connect your phone to the computer, the ID: COM section in Odin will turn Yellow.
  • Next up, you need to click on the below mentioned tabs in Odin and select the respective files for each tab mentioned below from the extracted folder.

PDA  – CODE_I9300XXALE8_554452_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5,

Phone – MODEM_I9300XXLE8_REV02_REV04_CL1145430.tar.md5

CSC – CSC_OJV_I9300OJVALE7_CL547448_REV00_user_low_noship.tar.md5

  • And then finally click on ‘Start’ button present in Odin to start the process of firmware update.
  • The process would take few minutes to complete. After it is done, the phone will reboot on its own and after you see the home screen on your device, disconnect your phone by removing the USB cable.
  • Now turn off your phone and enter it into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Center Key + Power button.
  • In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and ‘wipe cache partition’ so that you can clear the cache.  Now select ‘Go back and then reboot system now to restart your phone into normal mode.
  • And you have successfully accommodated the update.

Congrats, you have now successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S3 Android smartphone with Official ICS XXLAE8 4.0.4 Factory Firmware.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.


  1. I made the update but…the phone not recognize my simcard ! What can I do ?

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