For those of you who are still waiting for the official and unofficial ports of the Jelly Bean update to reach your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535, we'd like to suggest some better ideas. The latest unofficial version of the ICS-based AOKP Milestone 6 custom ROM is now headed to the Galaxy S3, courtesy of XDA member beanstown106.
The AOKP custom ROM is famous for its customizations and improvements in performance compared to stock ROMs. The ROM also provides pure Android experience without your having to use custom OEM skins and other bloatware.
Custom Jelly Bean updates are still buggy as of the moment and trying out this ROM wouldn’t hurt.
This guide teaches you how to flash AOKP Milestone 6 on the Verizon Galaxy S3 I535.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SCH-I535. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 with ClockworkMod Recovery
- Download the following files and save them to your computer.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the downloaded ZIP files into your phone’s internal SD card.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into Recovery Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons until Recovery boots. Use the Volume buttons to navigate and the Power button to select the options in Recovery.
- Create a NANDroid Backup. In case you experience any problems with this ROM, you can easily restore your previous ROM. To create a backup, select Backup and Restore and on the next screen, select Backup again. Head back to the main recovery menu after backup is complete.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and on the next screen, select Yes to confirm data wipe.
- Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Mounts and Storage and select Format /system on the next screen.
- Go back to the main menu and select Advanced. From there, select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card then browse for the downloaded unofficial AOKP Milestone 6 ROM and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows. It may take 5-10 minutes for the ROM to finish installing.
- After the ROM has finished installing, repeat this step but this time around select the GApps package.
- After the installation process is finished, head back to the main menu by selecting Go back.
- Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot system now.
- With Kexec, you will notice that you phone will bootloop twice. This is normal and your phone will just boot soon enough.
- Once the welcome screen appears, tap the 4 corners of the screen in a clockwise manner, starting at the upper-left corner of the screen, to skip activation.
- Go to Settings > More > Mobile Networks and select Network Mode. Select LTE / CDMA on the next screen.
- Select CDMA Subscription and set it to RUIM/SIM.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the unofficial AOKP Milestone 6 ROM on your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.