The user arter97 of this well-known community has left to our delight the Android KitKat 4.4.4 ROM based on the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, which arrived a few weeks ago on the terminals. As we have said, the company itself indicated that they would be unable to upgrade to Galaxy S3 3G due to 1GB of RAM which, apparently, could not support the demand for the new software. This provoked the “anger” of the guys at XDA and they began to work on a port that they have already achieved and that we can enjoy in our terminal.
For this, as expected, we need a Rooted Samsung Galaxy S3, but first of all, we must indicate that if we carry out this process, we will obviously lose all kinds of warranty – and before starting, as always, we recommend making a backup– and we may bricke the terminal, something for which we are not responsible. However, the user who developed the ROM is known in the community for creating fairly stable builds and the feedback of those who have tried the ROM is quite positive, so here we go.
The devices compatible with this ROM based on the Korean firmware are the Samsung Galaxy S3 3G International (GT-I9300) and the Samsung Galaxy S3 SK-3G (SHW-M440S). The steps to install it are as follows:
- Make a backup and download the ROM from XDA, saving it to the phone’s SD card.
- Turn off the terminal and restart in Recovery mode (press and hold the volume up, power and start keys simultaneously).
- Perform a complete wipe of the data to get a clean installation of the ROM with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
- Flash the ROM through Recovery and then flash SuperSu
After restarting, we will have the latest ROM available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 on our device. As you can see, it is a simple process, although always you can take a look at the XDA thread in case you have any questions.