A new version of CyanogenMod ROM is available allowing Samsung Galaxy S3 users to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is the South Korean tech titan’s 2012 flagship smartphone.
It initially came with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and then an official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware was released, according to GSM Arena’s specs list for the handset.
Officially, there is no KitKat firmware ever released for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
However, thanks to genius custom ROM developers, it is possible to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on the GS3.
The latest custom firmware made available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the CyanogenMod11 M12 ROM.
It is specifically compatible with the unit bearing the model number GT-I9300.
CM11 M12 is based on Android Open Source Project v4.4.4 KitKat OS.
As posted on International Business Times, the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom ROM fixes “last month’s POODLE vulnerability found in SSL (Secure Socket Layer) v3 protocol of most Internet browsers.” Head over to this detailed IB Times post to get the download links and steps to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
Moreover, check the model number of the Galaxy S3 first.
The firmware works only for GT-I9300 model of the 2012 flagship device.
Using the CM11 M12 Rom on other smartphones can brick or damage them.
The battery level needs to be 80 percent or higher to avoid the phone from dying while the installation process is ongoing.
Any interruptions during the update can cause issues on the smartphone.
There should also be a proper backup before installing Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 via CM11 M12 ROM.
Use custom recovery tools like TWRP or ClockWorkMod.
Activate the USB Debugging mode by going to Settings > Developer Options.