Samsung announced that they wouldnít be bringing Android KitKat to their aging Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, but that didnít stop the XDA and Android hacking community from porting it over anyway. As long as you donít have an issue with rooting your device and following the instructions on the forum (posted in the source link below), then youíll be able to enjoy KitKat on your S3.
However, as with most custom ROMs, the KitKat ROM for the S3 isnít perfect. There are still some stability and usability issues, and not all features of the phone may function properly. Users may experience some glitches as well. However, if nearly all previous custom ROMs are any indication, the KitKat S3 ROM will get better with time as the community continues to work out the kinks.
The community should be a large one as well, considering that the Galaxy S3 is an extremely popular handset and its user base was livid when they discovered that Samsung wouldnít be porting over Googleís latest iteration of its mobile OS to their beloved device.
Itís interesting to note that the KitKat ROM file is too large to fit onto the Galaxy S3ís internal storage; Samsungís pre-loaded bloatware is primarily to blame. Once it was removed, the hackers were able to successfully port it without any storage space issues.
Samsung originally cited memory issues as to why the S3 wasnít getting a KitKat port, but many saw that as a way of the Korean manufacturer phasing out their older product line in the hopes that consumers will opt for the company's newer offerings.
hi i try to install slim 4.4.2 in my s3 buy there is an error : status 7 is occur help me thanks..
Im not going to change my phone to new S device. Gonna stick with my S3 for awhile.
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