Samsung Galaxy S3
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 has received the Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) AOKP Build 3 custom firmware. Recently, the Galaxy S3 has been included in the Build 3 supported devices list. The latest Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 will reportedly feature SMS QuickReply, Expert Calculator functions, IME switcher and Vibration/Ring toggle as NavRing target, Stopwatch and Countdown in the Clock app.

Take a look at the guide below to install the Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware on Galaxy S3. IBTimes UK cautions users to proceed at their own risk and we will not be held responsible for any consequences.


  • Make sure you have installed USB drivers for the Galaxy S3. You can download the USB drivers from here
  • Enable USB debugging mode
  • Your device should have a charge of at least 80 to 85 per cent.
  • Make a backup of all your data
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before recovery mode
  • Your device should be rooted and have ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed in the phone
  • Your Galaxy S3 has to be factory unlocked

Check out the step-by-step instructions below to install the Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware:

  • Download Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware and Google Apps
  • Connect and mount your phone USB memory on your PC via USB cable
  • Copy both downloaded files in step 1 to your device's SD card
  • Switch off your phone as well as disconnect from USB cable
  • Enter into recovery mode. Turn on the phone, while keep holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons
  • Perform full data wipe in ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery. Now, scroll to and tap "flash zip from SD card"
  • Select "choose zip from sdcard"
  • Navigate to and select the custom firmware zip file. Confirm the installation by tapping on "Yes". Installation will begin
  • Repeat the above step to install Google Apps
  • On completing the installation, go to '+++++Go Back" and reboot the device by choosing "reboot system now" from recovery menu.

You have now installed Jelly Bean AOKP Build 3 custom firmware on your Galaxy S3.

[Source: TeamAndroid]