Update AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 to Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware
AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 can now be updated with the latest Android 4.1.2 custom ROM. CyanogenMod 10 (CM10), based on the AOSP Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, is now available for many Android phones and the AT&T Galaxy S3 is one of them. You need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed in order to install this ROM. You can update AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 to Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install Android 4.1.2 AOKP Jelly Bean on AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 with complete steps. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. Let’s get to the tutorial now.
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Known Issues in CM10:
* Picasa sync doesn’t work (if you overwrite the Gallery with the Google version, you’ll break the camera, don’t do it). We need someone to port the code from Gallery3D to the new Gallery!
* 1 frame flicker when transitioning between overlay/gpu rendering.
UPDATE: CM10.1 with the latest Android 4.2.1 is now available for this Android phone. Read here for the tutorial.
Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S III to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung AT&T Galaxy S3 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
NOTE: Since this is a nightly build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 to Android 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean custom firmware.