Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat Unofficial Build on Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM
How to Flash/Install CyanogenMod CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat Unofficial Build on Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM/Firmware. Google released the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat Firmware a few weeks before but currently it is only available for Nexus devices. This latest Cyanogenmod 11 Unofficial build has been released which brings the Android 4.4 Kitkat features to Galaxy S3 I9300. If you want to enjoy latest Android Kitkat 4.4 on your Galaxy S3 I9300, then keep reading. Please note that this is an early build of CyanogenMod 11, so it's not bug-free. This post will guide you on How to Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat Unofficial Build on Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM. Take a look at the following Important Tips and fulfil them correctly before proceeding towards the Installation.
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This tutorial is only for installing CM11 on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S3 variants.
Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before > How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3
This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
This installation will wipe your data. Make sure to backup your phone data:
How to backup Android Apps
How to backup Text Messages
How to backup Whatsapp Chat Messages
Install Galaxy S3 I9300 USB drivers -> Download USB Drivers for Galaxy S3 I9300.
I have written this detailed and easy to understand step-by-step instructions guide on How to Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat Unofficial Build on Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM. If you are used to installing custom roms on your Galaxy S3, then this should not be any different for you. However, for beginners, it is recommended that you read the whole tutorial before installing this ROM on your device.
How to Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat Unofficial Build on Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM:
Download CyanogenMod 11 Unofficial Build (cm-11-20131117-UNOFFICIAL-i9300-V3.zip)
Download Google Apps
Step 1 - Download the above mentioned files for Galaxy S3 to your computer or download them directly to your phone.
Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy S3 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded cm-11-20131117-UNOFFICIAL-i9300-V3.zip and Google Apps Zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).
Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.
NOTE: Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.
Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting "wipe data/factory reset" as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.
Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting "wipe cache partition" as you can see in the image below.
Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to 'advanced' and then select "wipe dalvik cache".
Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select "install zip from SD card".
Step 10 - Now select "choose zip from sdcard" as shown below. Using your volume keys, navigate to the cm-11-20131117-UNOFFICIAL-i9300-V3.zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Setup will start now.
Google Apps: Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.
Step 11 - After the installation completes, Reboot your phone by selecting "Reboot system now" from ClockworkMod Recovery menu as shown in the picture below. It might take a couple of minutes on first boot. So, be patient.
That's it! Enjoy the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat Features on your Galaxy S3 I9300! Go to Settings > More > About Device to verify. Let me know if you had any problem during the installation process.