Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 was started being supported by the official AOKP team since their last build, the latest AOKP Build 6 custom ROM is also now available for download. This ROM brings the latest Jelly Bean firmware update to your Galaxy S3, long before Samsung releases an official software update. AOKP firmwares are completely stock like a Nexus phone and allows you to customize the OS just the way you want to. If interested in Android 4.2.2 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy S3 I9300 to AOKP Build 6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is a custom ROM that would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install AOKP Build 6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 I9300 with complete steps. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.
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AOKP Build 6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM Details:
This amazing AOKP Build 6 custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. A quick list of the main features in AOKP Build 6 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy S3 I9300:
- Fully rEvamped NavBar and Lockscreen UI in ROMControl
- Themeable lockscreen
- Scrollable toggleS are back
- WebGL on the Nexus 10
- Option to daydream on wireless charger
- Volume adjusT sound preference
- Open sOurce Superuser thanks to Koush
- StatusBar hide toggle
- Sleep toggle
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S3, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- Install ClockworkMod Recovery: How to Install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 188.8.131.52 on Galaxy S3 I9300.
- Google Apps (Gapps): Latest Google Apps for this ROM!
Like this AOKP Build 6 ROM based on the latest Android 4.2.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.
Samsung Galaxy S3 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- 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. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to 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.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S3 I9300 to AOKP Build 6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware.