A few days ago the Samsung Galaxy S3, currently running on the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, received SlimBean Build 4.2. Now the SlimROMs team has released Build 5 custom firmware for the handset. The SlimBean Build 5 upgrades the Galaxy S3 from Android 4.1.2 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Besides, Build 5 bundles a host of new features and fixes the bug issues spotted in the previous release. Enhanced Slim Pie, hands-free camera and default Nova Launcher are some of the key features of Build 5.
SlimBean Build 5 changes and features:
Added second layer [7 buttons max + long press]
Custom trigger height and gravity
Option to mirror right PIE on horizontal axis
Hands free camera
Update Slim IRC to 2.1.6
Added Vibration adjustments to performance
Added and improved more translations
Changed default launcher after extended tests from Holo to Nova Launcher because it uses less RAM
Added actions (mark read/reply/delete) to new (stock) Email notifications
LED picker overwork
Added back 0dp navbar values
Rearrangement recents app switcher
Phone: Add blacklist unknown numbers functionality
Contacts: Allow blacklisting numbers from the call stats detail menu
Optimisation to syscore
Optimise again system stability
Updated to linux kernel version 3.4.42
Added wheatley, dancedance, asswax and lulzactive governors
Lowered min freq to 192mhz
Added morfic colours
Added faux sound control
Added USB fastcharge
Bcmdhb (Wi-Fi) driver from I9505
N7100: Updated linux kernel version 3.0.76
N7100: Random tweaks
N7100: Updated Schedulers
I9100G: Updated linux kernel version 3.0.75
I9100G: Added and updated Block Schedulers
I9100G: Added and updated CPU Governors
Nozomi: Custom battery LED
I9100: Activated SlimPIE
Fixed many translations FC bugs
Fixed pinch to zoom on some devices
Fix date format DashClock and DeskClock
Recent animation bug
Device hostname setting in Developer options persists
Device specific fixes:
D2: Fixed flickering
Nozomi: Fix unknown chargers does not charge
Android Bean does not show confirm window
SMS strip Unicode works only on quick pop up
Nozomo: HDMI does not work
I9100/I777: Camera widget on lockscreen crashes sometimes
Head over to the development page to learn more about the SlimBean Build 5.
Galaxy S3 users who wish to install Android 4.2.2 on their devices using SlimBean Build 5 may follow our step-by-step guide. The device may encounter minor bug issues with the installation since Build 5 is still in its development stage.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to ensure their handsets meet following requirements.
1) Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod/TWRP already installed, then back up data using the recovery.
4) Ensure the battery of Galaxy S3 has above 80% charge.
5) The phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed.
6) This SlimBean Build 5 ROM works only on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. As flashing this on any incorrect variant is likely to brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings>> About Phone.
7) After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experiences boot loop, then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache five more times before rebooting the device.
8) Users are advised to give five to 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up the first time to settle everything for a better using experience.
Steps to install SlimBean Build 5 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300
Step-2: Download Google Apps package [Slim Bean Gapps]
Step-3: Plug in the USB cable to the Galaxy S3 to connect it with the computer. Then copy the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the phone. Do not extract any file
Step-4: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-5: Boot the device into recovery mode. Press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together until the screen flashes. Then release all three buttons
In recovery mode, use Volume keys to scroll between the options and Power button to select the desired options.
Step-6: In recovery mode, perform a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM that can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or in case users wish to go back to the previous ROM. To perform Nandroid backup, select Backup and Restore then on the next screen select Backup again. Go back to the main recovery menu once the backup is completed
Step-7: Perform data wiping task to eliminate clash between the new ROM and the previous ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait for some time until the wiping process is done and return to the CWM recovery menu. Select wipe cache partition and after the wiping cache partition process is completed, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping. When the action is completed, return to the main recovery menu
Step-8: Select install zip from sdcard and then select choose zip from sdcard. Now navigate to the SlimBean Build 5 ROM zip file copied to the SD card of the phone. Press the Power button to select it and confirm installation on the next screen. The ROM installation should begin now
Step-9: Once the ROM is installed, follow a similar procedure (step-8) but choose SlimBean Gapps to install the Google Apps package
Step-10: When the flashing process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. The device will reboot now and boot up into the customised SlimBean ROM. The first boot will take about five minutes, so be patient
Note: In order to go back to the previous ROM, boot the phone into recovery, select Backup and Restore and then restore the ROM by selecting it from the list.
Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 should now be updated with SlimBean Build 5 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware. Head over to Settings>> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.
Click here for step-by-step guide to unroot Samsung Galaxy S3 to stock official firmware and reclaim warranty.
[Source: Droid Firmwares]