Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 smartphone users can now make use of the parandroid Custom ROM firmware which we earlier saw on how you can install on the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. This Parandroid custom ROM firmware comes along with a host of add on applications which are not just productive but also comes along with the redefined ICS experience which still we feel Samsung lacks at it when compared to the Pure ICS experience which is on the Galaxy Nexus. Please note that this is not an Official firmware released by Samsung and is a custom ROM firmware developed by the Parandroid team.
Very soon there will be an early release of Jellybean 4.1 release and other custom ROM firmwares which too we will see in the coming days. In the process of this article, we will be coming out on how this firmware looks like with the help of the screen captures and also the essential pre requisites to be followed and then the detailed guide in the next page. Don’t apply this update on any other smartphone apart from the I9300 variant. You can find the model number below the battery. For applying this update, the device will have to be rooted and once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the Galaxy S III with the Official firmware.
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your device doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.
Data in your Galaxy S3 should be backed up ONLY with the help of below steps and not with any of the PC Suite tools as it doesn’t detect the device in the custom ROM firmware.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Battery charge left in your device should be >40% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turn Off in the middle of firmware update. Enable the USB Debugging Mode too from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, close / uninstall all the antivirus apps in your Galaxy S III smartphone.
If you are on any of the custom ROM firmwares, then you will have to clear the cache and wipe the data from the recovery mode as its very important step.
So once you have followed all the above instructions, head over to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply this update in your Galaxy S III smartphone.