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Samsung Galaxy s3 mini G730AUCUBNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for AT&T Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A - How to Install & download

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G730AUCUBNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 17-Sep-2014. AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A users can now update their Smartphone with the latest UCUBNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat officialfirmware. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is G730AUCUBNG3. The Smartphone receiving Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from a long and this is the first official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for SM-G730A. If you own the Smartphone and yet to update this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install theG730AUCUBNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware manually through Odin. You can also check latest available firmware for your device through OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update.
The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Verizon Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A users. The latest firmware will upgrade the OS version to 4.4.2 KitKat and will bring many new features and performance tweaks.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with many new features than the previous Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some includes- Camera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar, Performance improvements, Transparent status bar, Improved keyboard layout in landscape orientation, Select between the stock messaging app or Hangouts for SMS and MMS, Select between TouchWiz or other launchers through settings, Wireless printing, Updated Google apps and many more.
So, want to update your Galaxy S3 Mini G730A to the latest G730AUCUBNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKatfirmware? To install in official way, either you can go for OTA update as mentioned above or download firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.4.2 UCUBNG3 firmware on your Galaxy S3 Mini G730A through Odin.
Important Note:
"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".
Download G730AUCUBNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware
Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A model.
Pre-Requisites:
Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
Points to be noted:
If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.4.2 G730AUCUBNG3 official firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini G730A.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini G730A through Odin:

Download Android 4.4.2 UCUBNG3 Firmware for Galaxy S3 Mini G730A from the above list

Download Odin 3.07
Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S3 Mini G730A into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Extract the downloaded Odin3.07 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator(Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
Now connect your Galaxy S3 Mini G730A to your computer via USB cable
In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and“Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension.tar.md5
In Odin screen, click on PDA button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension(The firmware file look something like: G730AXXDLJ5_G730AODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
You can now disconnect your phone from computer
Finish
Congrats! you have finish the tutorial to update Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware on Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned above, then your your Galaxy S3 Mini should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version UCUBNG3. You can confirm the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. If you stuck in any point or find any issue with the download link, the feel free to contact with us using the comment form below.

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