Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300, a flagship smartphone, still has its existence in the market because of its high-end hardware configuration. However, the manufacturer has stopped releasing the latest updates for the same. But thanks to the third-party developers, the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 is available via the LiquidSmooth ROM. It is the most stable Custom ROM and works flawlessly on the device.
So, in case, if you are struggling to update Galaxy S3 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop then here is the guide to help you. So today, we are going to guide you through the step-by-step process. Before going through the guide, please make sure that you have taken a complete backup of your current ROM to stay away from unexpected results.
- Be ready with your Computer and Original USB data cable.
- The device USB drivers must be installed on your PC.
- The device’s battery must be charged up to 80% levels.
- Ensure that you have enabled the USB debugging from the “Settings” menu.
- Your device must have root access.
- CWM Recovery or any other Custom Recovery must be installed for flashing this ROM.
How to Update Galaxy S3 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with LiquidSmooth ROM
Step 1: Download ROM or Gapps files to your computer from the specified links.
Step 2: Connect your device to a PC with the help of a USB cable to copy the downloaded files into the root directory of external/internal memory. Disconnect it, when the copying is completed.
Step 3: Turn off your device.
Step 4: Now, Boot your device into CWM Recovery by pressing and holding “Volume UP + Home Button + Power button“.
In the Recovery mode, use the Volume keys to move up/down and the Power key to select a highlighted item.
Step 5: In the Recovery Mode, you have to wipe complete data by choosing the “Wipe data/Factory reset” and “Wipe Cache Partition” options.
Further, you have to perform complete cache wipe by choosing “advanced” options in the CWM Recovery mode and then navigate to “Wipe Dalvik Cache“.
Step 6: Return to the Recovery main menu and choose “install zip from SD card” and give a path to downloaded ROM from file. Wait for the ROM installation to complete. Similarly, follow this step to flash “Gapps“.
Step 7: Now, wait for a few minutes for the installation process to complete. If it is completed, then again returns to the Recovery main menu and from there choose “Reboot Now“.
As this is the first time you are starting the device after installing the ROM; so don’t panic, just wait for a few minutes to initialize all the services and applications.
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