XXALF6 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware arrives for Galaxy S3 GT I9300 smartphone and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest custom ROM firmware which is Omega 6.0 which comes with more stability and is power packed with updated apps. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what is the exact change log of this firmware update along with the detailed feature list & screen captures of the device. This firmware is not released by Samsung Electronics and is custom ROM firmware which is developed by the third party developers.
Over a period of last few days, we saw on how you can install various custom ROM firmwares like Cyanogen Mod 9, Omega custom ROM etc. Now, an all-new version of Omega custom ROM firmware has arrived which is Omega v6.0 firmware. Since this firmware update is a custom ROM firmware, there will be some bugs and will be addressed in the coming days.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Detailed Features / Add-Ons in Omega v6.0 Custom ROM:
- Kernel stock XXALF2
- ClockWorkMod Recovery 188.8.131.52 v1.5 by Chainfire
- CWM Manager v3.60 by Chainfire
- CSC: ALE9 – set be default to VGR
- Busybox v1.20.1
- SuperSU v0.92
- All stock applications – plus:
- Flipboard (updated to latest version)
- Google Maps (updated to latest version)
- Gmail (updated to latest version)
- Play Store v3.5.19
- S memo
- Autobrightness is Fixed
- SMS Max Recipients changed to 200
- Battery % mod by pglmro
- Disabled advertisements
- Faster GPS lock
- Silent Camera
- Samsung Camera HX-MOD v1.35 by hyperX
- TouchWiz with wallpaper scrolling by Toss3
- Disable increasing ringtone in Phone
- Call Recorder – available in Omega Files – credits to wanam
- Hide SMS from Call Logs – credits to wanam
- Extended Power Menu with recovery and download
- Disable Scrolling Cache
- Changed Launcher Priority to 1
- Faster home screen scrolling
- Modded YouTube by rolle (can download videos)
Caution: This update should ONLY be strictly applied to the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone and should not be applied to any other devices.
Let’s get started with the detailed guide in the next page but before that you need to follow the below mentioned express pre requisites.
Since the installation of custom ROM firmware is being taken up, there is a possibility that the data in your Galaxy S3 might just get corrupted or deleted, so it’s better to back up the data with the help of below mentioned steps.
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”
Rooting your device is must, so before proceeding you need to ensure that you are on the Rooted firmware. You can check whether your device is rooted or not with an App called “Root Checker” which can be downloaded from the PLAY Store. If the device is not rooted, you need to root the same and install the Clock Work Mod Recovery Image in your Galaxy S III.
So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.