Samsung’s flagship smartphone of 2012, the one that sold over 50 million units by mid-2013, is hands-down one of the company’s most popular phones ever. Of course, in 2015 having a smartphone with a 4.8-inch HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2,100mAh battery is hardly noteworthy. In fact, the best entry-level devices come close to beating most of the Galaxy S3’s spec sheet. However, at the time of its launch in 2012, the Galaxy S3’s spec sheet was good enough to make tech geeks drool.
The Galaxy S3 began its life with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, after which it was updated to the various versions of Jelly Bean. There was no hope for the Galaxy S3 getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Even CyanogenMod 12, based on Lollipop, was only released for some models. It skipped the international Galaxy S3 i9300 model altogether, but has made a comeback with CyanogenMod 13, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Do bear in mind that the CM13 release is just a nightly, which means it isn’t a stable release and is not recommended for daily usage. Oh well, something is better than nothing, right? Download the nightly from here.
If you own a Galaxy S3 i9300 model and decide to try out CyanogenMod 13, do share your experience with us in the comments below.