Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 is a new device, and it is receiving the attention of our great developers/modders who are set up to make great ROMs for this super cool device. So if you have a rooted Galaxy S3 and you want to extend the capabilities of your device, here is is great collection of best custom ROMs available over the net for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

People often ask “What is the best custom ROM for my device?” Well, the answer is very simple: the ROM you like most is best for you. Different persons like different things and it also applies to flashing a new custom ROM to your device. Anyways, my personal favorites are as follows, yours might be different:

  • CyanogenMod 9 Nightly Builds GT-I9300
  • MIUI ROM V4 (ICS)
  • Code ROM JB
  • ParnoidAndroid CM10Hybrid (JB 4.1.1)

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Warning:

Flashing a custom ROM to your Samsung Galaxy S3 is risky process. If you do not follow the installation instructions carefully, it might brick (in rare cases) your device. Go ahead at your own risk. Droidviews will not be liable for any damage done to your device.

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1. XliteRom V6.0 I9300XXALF2

Developer: Alexullde

XliteRom-V6.0-I9300XXALF2

 

How to Install:

  1. Copy ROM file to SD Card
  2. Charge device
  3. Backup phone’s contacts, messages, other important data
  4. Turn on USB Debugging Mode
  5. Boot into CWM Recovery
  6. Backup your current ROM via Backup and Restore option
  7. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  8. Wipe Cache Partition
  9. Wipe Dalvik Cache and Battery Stats in Advanced option
  10. Install Zip from SD Card
  11. Reboot device

Detailed Installation Guide Here

Download  XliteRom V6.0 I9300XXALF2

 

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2. AOKP JB Milestone ROM

Developer: Indie

Omega-v1.0-AOKP-Build-39-1

 

Features:

  1. Based on AOKP Build-39
  2. Built from scratch from AOKP Team & CM9 Teams source.
  3. Added: Apollo v1.0, Ice cream sandwich clock, Android Keyboard with many languages, Voice Dialer, MIUI File Explorer, Car Home, Sim Toolkit, Play Music 4.1.513, CM9 Wallpapers, CM9 Torch, Dsp Manager, CWM Manager v3.60 by Chainfire, Sounds from stock Samsung firmware, Omegas bootanimation
  4. Omegas Extra Apps: Any.Do, Download All Files, Hide It Pro, ES File Explorer, Hi-Q MP3 Recorder
  5. Included: Theme Manager
  6. Three Launchers Included: Apex, Nova, Trebuchet
  7. Mods: Instantaneous GPS Fixation, Tweaks

How to Install:

  1. Copy ROM file and GApps to SD Card
  2. Charge device
  3. Backup phone’s contacts, messages, other important data
  4. Turn on USB Debugging Mode
  5. Boot into CWM Recovery
  6. Backup your current ROM via Backup and Restore option
  7. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  8. Wipe Cache Partition
  9. Wipe Dalvik Cache and Battery Stats in Advanced option
  10. Install Zip from SD Card
  11. Flash GApps.zip
  12. Reboot device

Detailed Installation Guide Here

Download Omega v11.1 AOKP  ROM

Download GApps

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3. CyanogenMod 10 Nightly Builds GT-I9300 (Jelly Bean)

Developer: CM Team Updated: Almost Daily

CyanogenMod-9-nightly-builds

 Features:

The CyanogenMod9 ROM is one the best options for those who want to enjoy a purely customizabe ICS environment on their Android device. Click here to have a look into the features promised by this ROM.

How to Install:

  1. Copy ROM file and GApps zip files to SD Card
  2. Charge device
  3. Backup phone’s contacts, messages, other important data
  4. Turn on USB Debugging Mode
  5. Boot into CWM Recovery
  6. Backup your current ROM via Backup and Restore option
  7. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  8. Wipe Cache Partition
  9. Wipe Dalvik Cache and Battery Stats in Advanced option
  10. Install Zip from SD Card (ROM)
  11. Install GApps
  12. Reboot device

Detailed Installation Guide Here

Download CyanogenMod 9 Nightly Builds GT-I9300 (latest)

GoogleApps (GApps) JB GApps

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4. FoxHound Black ROM SGS3

Developer: raffaele88

FoxHound-ROM-SGS3

 Features:

  • Fast performance, smooth, stable and battery-friendly
  • Based on STOCK I9300XXALF2 4.0.4
  • Deodexed
  • Zipaligned
  • Busybox
  • SQLlite3
  • Siyah Kernel Source
  • Multi Language
  • RAM optimizations
  • GPU Acceleration
  • Tweaked build.prop
  • Call Rec enabled
  • Samsung Camera HX-MOD v1.35 by hyperX
  • Modded TouchWiz with wallpaper scrolling+6×5/5×5 app drawer by Toss3
  • Themed SystemUI Black and Blu
  • Themed some icon Nexus Style
  • Black Talk
  • Black Gmail
  • Black Aosp Mms
  • Black PlayStore
  • Added Bob clock
  • Added Apex Launcher
  • Added Cwm app
  • Added Light flow for costumize led
  • Added Home swither
  • Added Flash Player
  • Added Titanium Backup
  • Added Performarce settings in Settings.apk
  • Added OTA apk in settings.apk for update Rom
  • And more…

How to Install:

  1. Copy ROM file  to SD Card
  2. Charge device
  3. Backup phone’s contacts, messages, other important data
  4. Turn on USB Debugging Mode
  5. Install latest CWM Recovery
  6. Boot into CWM Recovery
  7. Backup your current ROM via Backup and Restore option
  8. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  9. Wipe Cache Partition
  10. Wipe Dalvik Cache and Battery Stats in Advanced option
  11. Install Zip from SD Card (ROM)
  12. Reboot device

Detailed Installation Guide Here

Download Latest FoxHound  Black ROM SGS3

 

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5.  Android OpenKang Project I9300 Build 39 [Unofficial]

Developer: Faryaab

Android-Open-Kang-Project---I9300---Build-39

Features:

  • Android 4.0.3 — ITL41F
  • Unsecure boot.img (stock AOSP kernel)
  • Superuser & Busybox preinstalled
  • Deodexed
  • 180 Degree rotation
  • CM Launcher/ Power Menu
  • CM Brightness slider
  • Battery Icon/ Color Picker: CircleMod, Bar, Text Only, Icon Only, Icon+Text or None
  • Battery Bar in Status Bar or Nav Bar, Bar Thickness, Charging animation
  • Nav Bar Mods:  Transparency, Button Reorder: Back-Home-Search-Menu, Nav Bar Color Picker, Nav Bar Button Glow Duration: Off, Fast, Slow, Long press to Search button, Nav Bar Hide on Lockscreen
  • Toggles in Pull Down Menu: Auto rotate, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, Aiplane mode, Vibrate, Silent, Sync, Data, 4G, Tethering, Torch, Brightness
  • Menu Button location: Right, Left, both, Remove
  • Menu Button Visability: Always show, Always show Invisible Icons
  • Lockscreen Style: Quad, Octo, Stock
  • Performance Menu: (Use With Caution) Max/ Min CPU, Scaling Governor
  • Long-press back button to kill process
  • Customize carrier text to whatever.
  • Power Menu options: Boot to recovery/ Boot loader, Reboot, Screenshot
  • Long press home for recent apps (thanks brucekey)

 How to Install:

  1. Copy ROM file and GApps to SD Card
  2. Charge device
  3. Backup phone’s contacts, messages, other important data
  4. Turn on USB Debugging Mode
  5. Install latest CWM Recovery
  6. Boot into CWM Recovery
  7. Backup your current ROM via Backup and Restore option
  8. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  9. Wipe Cache Partition
  10. Wipe Dalvik Cache and Battery Stats in Advanced option
  11. Install Zip from SD Card (ROM)
  12. Install GApps
  13. Reboot device

Detailed Installation Guide Here

Download Android Open Kang Project I9300 Build 39

Download Latest GApps

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 6. CriskeloRom V2 SGS3

Developer: criskelo

CriskeloRomV2

Features:

  • Base Rom XXALF2
  • Multi CSC
  • MODEM Stock Version
  • Deodex
  • Zipaling
  • Root CF-Root
  • ADD Superuser.apk
  • SMS are not logged in CallLog
  • Mod Settimgs.apk Version Rom and theme
  • Roletube (download videos from youtube SD-Card/downloads)
  • Host updated to avoid ADS
  • Add stock ICS BrowserPlus Browser
  • ICS keyboard AOSP
  • ADD Swype Keyborad
  • AppWidgetPicker (Agrupa Widgets de una misma APP)
  • ADD Power Menu Extended
  • More HD Wallpapers AppStock, and CriskeloGallery
  • Add app DownloadAll.apk (all browser can download all archives types)
  • Camera MOD HX 1.35
  • Include USB switch
  • ADD Callrec,integrated and tested
  • ADD theme stock, StatusBar,new progress bar, clock centered
  • Blue theme as stock as possible

How to Install:

  1. Copy ROM file in zip to SD Card
  2. Charge device
  3. Backup phone’s contacts, messages, other important data
  4. Turn on USB Debugging Mode
  5. Install latest CWM Recovery
  6. Boot into CWM Recovery
  7. Backup your current ROM via Backup and Restore option
  8. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  9. Wipe Cache Partition
  10. Wipe Dalvik Cache and Battery Stats in Advanced option
  11. Install Zip from SD Card (ROM)
  12. Reboot device

Detailed Installation Guide Here

Download CriskeloRomV2 SGS3

 

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 7. Codec ROM (Jelly Bean)

Developer: DarkSide Agent (Donate)

codec-rom-

 

CodecROM is a verygood choice if you like to feel the Jelly Bean experience on your Galaxy S3 further empowered by exquisite performance and good battery life. It is fully dark blue themed. I tried this ROM for three days and I had to go back to MIUI because I had to test my theme (I am a MIUI theme developer). On moderate use, my SGS3’s battery lasted for more than 34 hours. That’s awesome! The ROM is powered by Aroma Installer that lets you choose your preferred configuration while installing the ROM via ClockworkMod Recovery. To improve music quality and image display, the CodecROM integrated Beats Audio and Sony Bravia Engine.

Installation Instructions:

Install as you do any custom ROM.

  1. Copy ROM to SD Card
  2. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery
  3. Backup current ROM
  4. Wipe factory/data reset
  5. Wipe cache partition
  6. Go to Advanced and wipe dalvik cache
  7. Install zip from sd card> choose zip from sd card
  8. Select ROM and install
  9. When finished, reboot system
  10. Done. Enjoy!

Download CodeROM JB for SGS3

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8. MIUI V4 (ICS) ROM

Want to enjoy MIUI ROM on your SGS3? Here is a great choice for you. With  MIUI ROM installed you can choose from hundreds of themes. Visit our Downloads section for the greatest and latest MIUI ICS Themes Developer: MIUI

How to Install:

  • Enter CWM Recovery
  • Wipe factoy/data reset
  • Wipe cache partition
  • Go to Advanced and wipe dalvik cache
  • Install zip from sd card
  • select ROM file and flash
  • Reboot device

Download MIUI ROM V. 2.10.26

Download Latest MIUI ROM (updated every Friday)

9. Resurrection Remix JB

Developer: westcrip

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This is the best choice for you if you want Android Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Video Review:

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How to Install:

  • Wipe data / factory reset (mandatory if you coming from ICS version or another ROM)
  • Install the Main ROM
  • In AROMA installer select “Custom Installation”
  • Choose depending of your taste
  • When AROMA installer finish untick the “Reboot Now” option
  • When you’re back on recovery go to Advanced
  • Wipe Dalvik Cache
  • Fix Permissions
  • Wipe Cache Partition
  • Reboot

Download Resurrection Remix JB v3.0.2 ROM

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10. ParnoidAndroid CM10Hybrid (JB 4.1.1)

Developer: Gokussjx (Donate)

ParnoidAndroid-CM10Hybrid-(JB-4.1.1)

I was to include this beautiful ROM in the list of best ROMs when I made this post, but at the time ParnoidAndroid CM10Hybrid (JB) ROM for Galaxy S3 was in an Alpha state and full of bugs. Now the scene has changed! I have been using it for two days and believe me it is quite impressive. It is very light and fast. Most of the bloatwares have been dropped out. The ParnoidAndroid CM10Hybrid (JB) ROM gives you freedom to customize your S3 in a number of ways. Explore Paranoid Settings under device settings!

Features:

  • Lightning fast and smooth
  • Battery-friendly
  • Based on CynogenMod 10 with JB
  • ParanoidPreferences 3.0. Edit your workspace settings and much more!.
  • Included CM version on Settings > About together with PA version.
  • ParanoidPreferences 3.0. Edit your workspace settings and much more!.
  • Hybrid bug hunting, fixed most of the bugs on Hybrid engine, cutoffs, etc is history.
  • Camera on tablet mode is displaying fine now
  • Included CM version on Settings > About together with PA version.
  • USB mount on all the workspaces (Tablet, Phablet, Phone)
  • CM latest merges and new features
  • New logos and PAWallpapers app! (Many new ones in v2.1)
  • Much, much, much more things, you can find them here
  • Fully source compiled
  • CM latest merges and new features
  • New logos and PAWallpapers app! (Many new ones in v2.1)
  • Much, much, much more things, you can find them here
  • Fully source compiled
  • Comes with themes

How to Install:

Here is a short guides for veterans. If you are new to this flashing business, read this detailed tutorial.

  1. Wipe data/factory reset
  2. Wipe cache partition
  3. Wipe dalvik cache found under “Advanced” option
  4. Install ROM
  5. Flash JB Gapps
  6. Reboot system

Download the ROM    –   Mirror

Download GApps

Download Center Clock Mod

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The post will be updated…..Just as I find some cool ROMs, only the best ones……

 

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Well-versed in English literature and active in politics, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and geek by heart with ardent passion for all-things-tech. He has been a theme-maker, modder, and has contributed to some custom ROMs. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android. Current Devices: LG G3, Nexus 5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 & Galaxy Note 10.1.
  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    How old you phone is?

  • Frederick Hornig

    My S3 is terrible with the bluetooth compared to my old HTC Inspire. It sounds choppy especially in the car now and i cant hear my wife unless she is using her phone as a handheld which we never had to do before. Any advice? Also, the battery sometimes dies within a few hours and I dont know why. Thanks

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It should be 3-4 minutes. Since it has been 20 minutes in your case, pull out the battery, put it back after a minute, boot in CWM and wipe cache partition, dalvik cache and reboot again. If it does not help, reinstall the ROM and next time also format system from “mounts and storage”. It should be fixed.

    We also have a newer article, check it here: http://droidviews.com/2013/best-custom-roms-for-samsung-galaxy-s3-gt-i9300-2013-edition/

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.mannion.12 Paul Mannion

    ive got galaxy s3

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.mannion.12 Paul Mannion

    whats the longest it should take for cyanogen to boot up,i have the logo and load screen but its been on for about 20 mins

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, CM is the only original ROM and rest are just influences.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.johnston.9889 Dennis Johnston

    cm 101 >the rest

  • http://twitter.com/alejon1974 ஜ۩۞۩ஜ*Chemita*ஜ۩۞۩ஜ

    Hay una rom que sobra… La de CRISKELO ya que no la hace el…..