The Galaxy S III is the successor to Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy S II. It has a bigger, 4.8″ 720p display. It also is the first device to have a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, with each core clocked at a maximum 1.4 GHz. It packs NFC, wireless charging capability, and the wireless radios. It ships with Samsung’s Nature UX interface.
Galaxy S3 was released more than 2 years ago so it is not expected that this device will get official KitKat support. However its LTE version got the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update from Samsung and XDA developers have ported that update to the Galaxy S3. It will have all KitKat features and also Samsung’s Touchwiz interface. Follow the instructions given below to install it on your device.
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Note: This ROM might contain some bugs.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy S3:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Galaxy S3 must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- Android 4.4.4 zip file
Steps to install Android 4.4.4 on Galaxy S3:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the Android 4.4.4 zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Android 4.4.4 zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.