Update Galaxy S3 with Paranoid Android 3 Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware – Guide

For a pure Android experience on your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, we will in the due course of this article will be checking out on how to update the device with the Refreshed version of Paranoid Android custom ROM firmware which comes with the new set of theme and user interface which can be checked out in the form of screen captures. For your convenience, we have also done a short Video on how to update the same in your Galaxy S3 smartphone which we will be mentioning here shortly. So, let’s check out on how you can update your device with the latest Paranoid Custom ROM firmware.

This version of firmware comes with the jellybean 4.2.2 firmware and comes with all the goodness of user interface, apps support etc. There are many custom ROM firmwares for Galaxy S3, but this Paranoid 3 version comes with stability and hell lot of other hybrid options and preferences.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Not with the KIES or ROM Manager, create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned manual 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

  • As this is the custom ROM firmware, you need to make sure that
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S3 is left with the minimum of 40% battery or else the device might just get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.

Let’s proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.

51 Comments
  1. Reply Alberto August 29, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Hi im newbie, but i had understand can install a kernel to improve the compatibility of PA 3.0. What kernel do you recommend?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      you can make use of franco kernel as its one of the most battery efficient

  2. Reply Ahmed June 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    i have galaxy S3 with Jellybean 4.2.2 XXUFME3 and my phone is not rooted can i apply this update..

  3. Reply Pat June 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I am from South Africa and have just updated my Sg3 to a 4.1.2 baseband ver 19300xxella can it be updated to aranoid Android 3 Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Yes, but before that you will have to root the device.

  4. Reply harinath.kalla May 19, 2013 at 2:09 am

    hi,
    can this be updated to gt i 9300 with 4.1.2, DDEMB1 version?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      yes you can update this in your device

  5. Reply Bryan May 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Hi. I Have GT-I9300 4.12 I9300XXEMB5 .
    Can I update?

    Thks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      yes you can apply with this update

  6. Reply michael hurricain May 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    where is your video, hey whats going on with you guys, you dont respond to messages

  7. Reply michael hurricain May 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    the update does not work have tried 3 times and still says cannot id signature, what gives guys

  8. Reply michael hurricain May 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    tried the update always error, current ver. i9300xxdlib, it keeps saying cannot verify signature thanks

  9. Reply michael hurricain April 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    tried the update always error, current ver. i9300xxdlib

  10. Reply Michael Payne April 12, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Is this Rom, in your opinion better than the Xperia z Rom, previous to it, as I’m running the Xperia ported Rom and loving it, so before I go changing what I love I thought I would ask your opinion first. Regards.

  11. Reply Arash April 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Hi and thanks

    A question:
    This part: “As this is the custom ROM firmware, you need to make sure that”
    Emm… The sentence is incomplete. sure that what?

  12. Reply Kris April 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Pradeep Neela,

    I have a Globe Telecom Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 from Philippines with Baseband Version I9300DXELK1 and Build number JZ054K.I9300XXEMA2, will it work with this update?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      YES IT WILL WORK WITH THIS UPDATE…

  13. Reply Dung April 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Hi again.

    Does the update require to root S3 WIND mobile Canadian version with droid 4.1.1?

    Thx.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      yes it will support, the only condition is that you will have to apply on the Unlocked phone

  14. Reply Dhaval April 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    after clockmode recovery installed in s3 this update can be done. but i updated with this rom and successfully updated. but my phone lagging and get in boot loop sequence. help me

  15. Reply Dhaval April 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    update fail on 4.1.2 XXEMB5. i have already rooted.

  16. Reply Hasnat April 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I tried to update. But at the starting of update, it gives error saying that Signature Verification Failed. Why ? I tried couple of times. what to do ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      root the device and then you will have to install the custom recovery image with the help of ROM Manager to re apply the process of rooting

  17. Reply Dhaval April 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I have 4.2.1 XXELLA on my s3. Do i need to root it before apply this firmware?

  18. Reply hasnat April 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I tried. At the starting of update, it shows that signature verification failed. I tried couple of times. what to do.

  19. Reply hasnat April 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    After sometimes if I want to go back to my official firmware, can i go back ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      yes you can go back to the official firmware

      • Reply Raymond May 16, 2013 at 7:04 am

        How ?

  20. Reply Alaric Fernandes April 3, 2013 at 5:23 am

    learnt it the hard way..
    Awesome ROm.. Issue is that I have a 64GB Class 10 micro sd.. that only works on Stock Roms..
    Is there a work around for this.
    All custom roms say that card is damaged but it works fine the instant I install a stock rom..

  21. Reply Bob B April 3, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Hey Bro, I am new to the GS3,my mod is i747,so is this compat with the i9300?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      you should not apply 9300 update to i747 update

      • Reply Bob B April 4, 2013 at 3:46 am

        Thank you my brother,will there be /is there this a rom specifically for the i747, that you if you know of?

        Again for your help its much appreciated………………..

  22. Reply Alaric Fernandes April 3, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Does this read a 64 GB memcard ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      yes it should read, we haven;t tested it though.

      • Reply Alaric Fernandes April 6, 2013 at 11:39 pm

        It doesn’t.. I can assure you that I have tried over 25-30 ROMs and none of them support a 64 GB mem card. Only the stock ROMs do.. I don’t know what’s the difference.. Probably just the card reader drivers are missing or generic in the custom ROMs.. Plz let me know if there is anything I can try..

  23. Reply BrianC April 3, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Hi, thanks for all the work you do. I had a problem installing this update – the update failed when installing from the zip files saved on the S3 – tried several times but no luck.
    would appreciate your help
    Regards,
    Brian

  24. Reply Dung April 3, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I have S3 which I bought from WIND mobile with Droid 4.1.1 Canada version.
    Can I update it with this firmware version ?
    Thx.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      yes you can apply the update

    • Reply Dung April 5, 2013 at 5:26 am

      S3 with Droid 4.1.1 Canadian version, firmware version T999VVLDLL1.
      Can I update it with this firmware version?
      Thx.

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

        yes you can apply with this update

    • Reply dung April 11, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Firmware version: T999VVLD1

      Thx

  25. Reply Amit kathe April 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Hi, my gs3 has 4.1.2 android version and model Gt-19300 how can I root my phone in order to receive this pure android custom Rom?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      your device is updated to which version of 4.1.2?

  26. Reply Amit kathe April 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I’m hunting for a 100% pure Google, stock, barebones ROM for my S3. Not aokp, not aosp with this mod or that mod. Just a stock, pure replica of what is on Nexus4

  27. Reply Phillip April 2, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Can this be used for the Verizon SGS3?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      no, its for unlocked devices

  28. Reply Dhaval April 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I have 4.2.1 XXELLA on my galaxy s3.how can i update this custom rom? Need my phone rooted? And how? Give me detail please

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      yes you can apply this update

      • Reply Dhaval April 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

        My phone is not rooted.

    • Reply delio April 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      if you realty interested on this ask Mr.GOOGLE…………..

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