Samsung Galaxy S3
Android 4.4.2 KitKat Revolutionary S5 ROM available for Galaxy S3 I9300.

There is no official word so far on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung's third generation Galaxy S smartphone, but still the device can experience latest Android software, with the Revolutionary S5 ROM released by recognised XDA developer, ricky310711.

The Revolutionary S5 custom firmware featuring Android 4.4.2 brings tons of customised features and tweaks. It is heavily themed to look like the firmware of Galaxy S5. Besides, the TouchWiz has been modified, like the Galaxy S5 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Below is the changelog for Revolutionary S5 V3.

Revolutionary S5 Android 4.4.2 ROM Changelog (V3)

Updated superSU(1.94)

Updated busybox

All S5 UI sounds

All S5 ringtones

All S5 Alarms

All S5 notification sounds

S5 bootanimation(true)

S5 bootsounds

New S5 default wallpaper

Complete S5 UI

True S5 UI icons

S5 statusbar

S5 framework(updated)

Slightly faster

Android_Secure wiped while wiping /data

Re-enabled ink effect

More S5 icons(in launcher)

S5 download UI

Fixed browser UI(now complete)

Updated samsungtool(V5.0 UNIVERSAL)

Complete S5 themed clock

Complete S5 themed My Files(N3)

Optimised S5 accuweather

Compressed apps with higher compression

Updated installation method

Automatic backups of apps

Automatic backups of efs

Automatic backups of recovery settings(if found)

Automatic backups of app settings(if found)

Rebuild updater-script

updated xposed(V25)

updated wanam xposed

S5 MyFiles UI

S5 video player UI

Head over to the development thread to know more about Revolutionary S5 ROM for Galaxy S3.

Interested users, who wish to upgrade their Galaxy S3 to Android 4.4.2 using Revolutionary S5 ROM to enjoy the aforementioned customisations, may follow our step-by-step guide.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet following requirements.


1) Install USB Drivers for 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. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number several times until a message appears saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]

3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create backup. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the same.

4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S3 should have charge above 80% battery charge.

5) The phone should be rooted and have latest version of ClockworkMod recovery. [Click here for our guide to root Galaxy S3.]

6) Android 4.4.2 KitKat Revolutionary S5 ROM works only with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.

7) After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.

8) Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for better user experience.

Download file

Android 4.4.2 Revolutionary S5 ROM [Alternative link]

How to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S3 I9300 with Revolutionary S5 ROM

Step-1: Connect Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable then copy both the downloaded zip file to the SD card of the phone. Ensure that the files in the SD card root, not in any folder

Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off

Step-3: Boot the phone into CWM recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together

Step-4: In recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe data/ factory reset. Use the Power button to select while in Recovery Mode

Step-5: Now perform a cache wipe by selecting wipe cache partition

Step-6: Perform a wipe of dalvik cache. This is optional but users are recommended to perform so that the device will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to advanced then select wipe dalvik cache

Step-7: Return to the main recovery menu and select install zip from sdcard

Step-8: Select choose zip from sdcard then using the Volume keys navigate to Android 4.4.2 ROM zip which was earlier copied to the SD card of the phone. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen. The installation should start now

Step-9: After the installation process is completed, return to the custom recovery screen and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. The Galaxy S3 will boot now and take about five minutes to boot on the first time

Galaxy S3 should now be updated with Revolutionary S5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM. Head over to Settings>> About phone to verify the new software version of the device.

[Source: Team Android]