Galaxy S3 I9300 can now install a new Custom ROM named as DarkyROM III which is based on XXELL4 Android 4.1.2 firmware.
DarkyROM III Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM is being developed by XDA Senior member anukilimanoor and comes with many new features and tweaks.
Features of DarkyROM III Android 4.1.2 Custom ROM
Based on Android 4.1.2 XXELL4
No wipe ROM (You have to do it manually)
Rooted + Busyboxed + Zipaligned
23 Custom Toggles (Circular Battery/NoCirular Battery)
Stock Kernel + Siyah Kernel 1.8.6+
ClockworkMod Touch Recovery v126.96.36.199
Super SU v0.99
4 Way Reboot
4 Way Rotation
Lock Screen Rotation
Lock Screen InkEffect
Disable increasing ringtone
Shutter Sound on/off
Option to Disable Boot Sound
Stock Browser Load Desktop Site by default
Hide sms from call logs
Unlimited SMS recipient list
Volume up/down key as Shutter
Exit browser option
Enabled Multiview for all available apps
Added Call button on Contact
CRT Off effect (with no flicker)
GPS Fast Lock
Camera on Call (You can start camera when you are on call)
Updated GMail App with Pinch Zoom
Long Menu Press will kill Apps
Support Custom Boot Animation
Fixed Cell Standby issue
Added More CSC (Default BTU)
Unplugging from USB doesn’t turn on Screen
Skip Music Track with Volume Buttons Long Press while screen is locked
Option to Choose Stock Battery Mod while installing
Auto EFS backup (/sdcard/Darky/EFS)
Bloatwares Removed (You can find the Removed Apps in /sdcard/Darky/App)
ROM will wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache
Option to choose Bootanimation (Stock/Darky)
Darky Boot Animation
In this article we will be going through the guide to install DarkyROM III on Galaxy S3.
The guide mentioned below is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 and cannot be tried on any other device or variant. You can check device model by going to Settings >> About phone.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned. procedure.
Install DarkyROM III Android 4.1.2 Custom ROM on Galaxy S3 I9300
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
ClockworkMod Recovery Should be installed. Go through the guide to install TWRP Recovery On Galaxy S3 I9300.
Download DarkyROM III ROM (DarkyROM_III_v8.2.zip) on your device.
Copy the file to internal storage of your device without extracting.
Switch off your device and boot into ClockworkMod recovery. You can do that by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons.
Take a Nandrop Backup of your existing ROM. Select Backup and Restore >> On the next screen and then select “Backup again”.
Select the option “wipe data/factory reset” and then confirm to wipe.
Select “install zip from sdcard” and then “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to ROM file on SD Card and confirm to install. Wait till installation gets complete.
Once installation is complete. Select “Go back” then select “Reboot system now”.
DarkyROM III Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM firmware is installed on your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 .