Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 : Update with VPBMD4 Jellybean 4.1.2 Official Firmware

Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 users can now upgrade their Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 with VPBMD4 Jellybean 4.1.2 Official Firmware. This firmware released in selected countries only for Sprint Subscriber. So you can check your KIES option if upgrade is upgrade is not available then you can choose manual process which are given below. This firmware comes with improvement with performance and bug fixes. So upgrade your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 and enjoy with VPBMD4 Jellybean 4.1.2 Official Firmware.

Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710

Warning: “Please make sure that your device model number is Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. Don’t try this on other model of phones it may brick your device. The following upgrade steps are taken from the XDA Developers forum. Although, we would like to suggest upgrade your device at your own risk .There is no responsibility of author or site in case of any bricking device.”

There are two easy and understandable parts of upgrade steps as given below:

Part One (Pre-Requisites Steps of Upgrade)

Part Two (Final Steps of Upgrade)

Please follow the step by step instruction for a successful upgrade.

Part One -(Pre-Requisites Steps of Upgrade for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710)

First of all take backup of Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 by using the given instruction,So that if you lost any data then it can be recover easily

  • Copy All the Audio,Video and Image files in the External SD card.
  • For Contact and Setting please follow the users default backup options.
  • For SMS & Call Log- Use Call log Entries,SMS,MMS Backup and Restore App.
  • Please follow the path for APN and MMS setting “Application>Setting>Wireless and Network> Mobile Network>Access Point Names“.

Must Check the following Steps-

  • To save IMEI and other important data take backup of EFS folder.
  • Your device must have at-least 65% battery because it may brick your device if turned off in during of final steps of upgrade.
  • Important step-Enable USB Debugging on your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. (follow the options Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging)
  • Now your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 is ready to upgrade with VPBMD4 Jellybean 4.1.2 Official Firmware.

Download the following

1.[Firmware Download]  VPBMD4 Jellybean 4.1.2 Official Firmware. [USA]

2. [ODIN download]  Odin 3.07 on your Laptop/PC.

Odin3 v3.07

Part Two- (Final Steps of Upgrade for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710)

  • First of all extract the firmware zip file in your PC, you will get .tar.md5 extension.
  • Now Extract the ODIN file it will contain Odin3 v3.07.exe file with some supporting file.
  • First turn off your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 .
  • Now restart your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 in debugging mode (by Using Volume Down Key and Home Key together while switching on).
  • Now it will give a warning, Press Volume Down to enter debugging mode.
  • Now run the ODIN file in your PC which extract earlier, Right Click Odin3 v3.07.exe file and “Run as Administrator” .
  • Now connect your device to PC by using USB cable, then a pop up a message will come  in ODIN saying “Added !” (see the above screenshot).
  • If your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 shows a number in yellow color on COM port which means the device is ready to be upgraded and rooted.
  • Now Click on PDA tab in ODIN and then select CF-Auto-Root-m3-m3zh-gti9305.tar.md5 (.tar.md5 extension) file
  • Now please make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check boxes are checked in ODIN.
  • When the above process step completed, Click to START button on ODIN.
  • Now your device will start flashing , once it completed your device will restart automatically.
  • Now wait for PASS message with green background in left most box on ODIN, then remove your device from USB connection.

With all the above steps, Your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 successfully upgraded with VPBMD4 Jellybean 4.1.2 Official Firmware. Now enjoy your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 with more efficiency and high performance.If you face any issue during upgradation feel free to drop comment below.

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