The AT&T Galaxy S3 has been receiving quite a number of Jelly Bean-based ROMs recently and will probably get more in the coming days. A CM10 ROM was just released for the handset and not too long after that, another Jelly Bean ROM comes rolling out of the developers' kitchens.
ParanoidAndroid ROM, based on Jelly Bean, was just recently released from the developer community to the eager AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 owners. The ROM is quite unique because it sports a hybrid UI from both the phone and the tablet version. You may also call this UI a phablet version, a fusion of the phone and tablet Jelly Bean UIs. This ROM will surely bring you a rather different experience of the Jelly Bean UI instead of the usual phone interface.
Being tablet-inspired, the ROM will provide you two-column menus and other features usually not found in phone interfaces. Keep in mind that this ROM is still a work in progress and a couple of issues are present, one of which is the force closing of the camera function. Just constantly check on the official development page of this ROM for updates and workarounds on the ROM's bugs.
In this guide, learn how to flash ParanoidAndroid ROM on the Galaxy S3 I747.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SGH-I747. 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.
- An AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed. For help on installing ClockworkMod Recovery on your handset, check our guide on how to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on the AT&T Galaxy S3.
- Your phone's USB cable.
- Download the following ROM packages to your computer:
- Make sure your phone's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- 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 ROM package and GApps package to your phone's internal SD card.
- Switch your phone off and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together until the screen turns on.
- NOTE: You can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option while in Recovery Mode.
- Create a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. To make a backup, go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
- Select Install ZIP from SD Card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD Card and locate the ROM's ZIP file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM to your phone.
- Once installation is done, install the GApps package in the same manner as in steps 4 and 5. Wait for the installation to finish.
- Select Go back to return to the main recovery menu.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik cache.
- Select Go back and choose Reboot system now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed ParanoidAndroid ROM.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the CM10 Hybrid ParanoidAndroid ROM to your AT&T Galaxy S3. Is the ROM looking good on your phone? How is the performance so far? Let us know through your comments.
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