Android 4.4 is live, but not for all devices, as it only available on Nexus 5 at the moment. However, numerous developers have started to work with AOSP KitKat 4.4 source files and now you can flash an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 on your Galaxy S3 LTE phone.
This unofficial build of CM 11 is created by ‘mcampbellsmith’, XDA member and developer. It features all the KitKat features and you should be able to install the custom ROM without bricking your device. However, it is strongly advised for you to create a full Backup of the currently installed ROM before flashing this new ROM.
More info about this custom ROM can be found at its XDA thread here.
Read the guidelines below before starting the installation:
- Use this post only with the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE model number I9305.
– do not attempt to flash the new experimental CM 11 custom build on any other Android smartphones.
- A factory reset is required for this new ROM to flash successfully.
– factory reset deletes all data from system partition.
– internal / external storage cards won’t be affected by the factory reset process.
- The Galaxy S3 LTE you’re about to update should be factory unlocked, rooted and running the latest build of CWM Recovery.
- Backup data from installed apps using Helium tool here.
– do not use the Titanium Backup app, as you cannot restore data with it.
- Backup APN Internet Settings and SMS text messages using the following Android tools: SMS backup & restore it’s important to create the whole NANDROID Backup on your present ROM:
– make a choice ‘backup and repair’ possibility and keep the file to your telephone’s inside storage.
- Subsequent, observe the manufacturing unit reset on your software:
– make a choice ‘wipe information/ manufacturing facility reset’, then ascertain the method.
- Now you could flash the brand new Unofficial CM eleven customized ROM zip:
– make a choice ‘set up zip from sdcard’, then ‘make a selection zip from sdcard’. In finding the ROM zip file and ensure the set up.
- After the ROM is put in, you’ll have to repeat step eight and flash Gapps file too.
- When each information are put in, return to the principle customized Restoration menu.
- Reboot your instrument in commonplace mode.
– notice: the primary boot strategy of Unofficial CM11 ROM takes a few minutes to complete.
– if the primary boot doesn’t full in below ten minutes, then you’re going to be compelled to repeat the complete tutorial as soon as once more.
- Enter your Google Account small print when the brand new CM eleven Unofficial Android four.four house monitor seems.
Now that you simply’ve managed to flash all recordsdata that you would be able to begin trying out the brand new ROM options.
If in case you have any issues with the set up course of, then that you could ask for extra lend a hand in feedback.