Last month we had the first Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leak for the Google Edition of Galaxy S4, now there is a brand new build available with the firmware version JWR66V. This is an unofficial ROM based on stock firmware, which is why you should install it only at your own risk.
JWR66V Android 4.3 firmware version was build on 11th of July and, with the imminent official announcement of the Android 4.3 availability to be made this week, we can expect Samsung and Google to officially update SGS4 GP edition next month. But, until then, you can use the files listed at XDA forums to get the Jelly Bean 4.3 leaked files installed on your device. Also, you can find a tutorial guide listed at the end of this post, use it in case you don’t know how to flash the updating files.
It seems like this update comes with several improvements and tweaks that should prolong battery life, improve the overall performance of your device, fix bugs and errors. After updating your device with JWR66V Jelly Bean 4.3 firmware your device will support wireless charging even when it is switched off. Also, the Google Wallet might work with devices that aren’t rooted.
Since this is an unofficial release, you might find bugs and small errors, as some developers didn’t start to update their applications for Android 4.3 and that is why you will receive some force close alerts while testing the new leaked ROM. Do a NANDROID backup before installing this update, so that you will set a restore point in case something goes wrong or the new OS is acting up.
The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official release should be announced on July 24, but until then you can test this leaked build on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition I9505G device. If you don’t know how to use the instructions listed in the leaked firmware’s XDA thread, then you can choose to use our tutorial here.
So, did you install this new leak of Jelly Bean 4.3 or you’re planning on waiting for the official Google Event on July 24 to learn more about the new Google operating system?