Following the announcement of CyanogenMod 10, the custom build of the Android based on 4.1 Jelly Bean a couple of weeks back, the developer's team at CyanogenMod released a preview build of the custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Tuesday.
As noted by Redmond Pie, CyanogenMod 10 is the first experimental custom build and therefore it is full of major broken features, has leggy UI and, as such is unsuitable for daily use. But still CyanogenMod is quite popular among users as it receives constant support from the community.
The custom ROM allows owners of old Android phones to try their hands on the latest version of Android and enables owners of the latest smartphones to ditch their smartphone manufacturer's custom skin for a more vanilla Android experience, said the report.
Although CyanogenMod 10 is a rough first version, those who want to see what the future holds can refer to the installation guide given below.
Before starting the process, you must root your device. The ways to root it will also differ, based on the different variants of the Galaxy S3 smartphone. Click on the links [Redmond Pie] below, depending on which variant you are using, for a detailed guide for rooting the Galaxy S3.
Make sure to flash ClockworkMod Recovery if you haven't done it already.
Please note that after rooting the device, you'll void your warranty. IBTimes will not be held responsible if any user loses data or the device gets damaged while following the steps explained below. Users must proceed at their own risk.
Place the .zip file directly under /sdcard directory on your S3 for easy flashing in Step 5.
Step 2: Shut down your Galaxy S3. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons until you boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 3: Take a Nandroid backup.
Step 4: Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard >.
Must note that all your personal data will be deleted in this step. This is a safety requirement for whenever you flash a new ROM.
From the main menu, select wipe data / factory reset.
Step 5: From the main menu, choose reboot system now.
[Source: Redmond Pie]
The Galaxy S3 should now boot into CyanogenMod 10, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.