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Install crDroid Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Galaxy S3 I9300

Samsung has confirmed that the original international Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is not capable for official KitKat update. But it does not really mean that you have no way to taste the latest Android versions on your beautiful GS3. Thanks to third party development, there are already many delicious Galaxy S3 KitKat ROMs are available.

CyanogenMod is the name that can arrive in mind mostly while looking for a custom ROM to upgrade phone on latest version. But if you are looking for a trick to enjoy something more than just CyanogenMod Galaxy S3 I9300 KitKat ROM such as Halo, we have crDroid. This GS3’s custom ROM promises what you are looking for and packed with tons useful features.
Enabling you to enjoy AOSP KitKat features and CyanogenMod’s useful stuff, it does offer you many extra features and customization. It packs even useful features you often find on SlimROM as well such as SlimROM’s pull down, recent panel, location tile and more. Give this well-featured Galaxy S3 KitKat ROM a whirl.

This guide shows you how to install crDroid Galaxy S3 I9300 KitKat ROM, make sure the latest version of ClockworkMod recovery or TWRP recovery is installed on your phone, follow our this guide to install Clockwormod and be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use carbon app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download the latest version of crDroid ROM from here [XDA thread] and Google Apps package from here.

Step #2: Transfer downloaded zip files to the internal SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.

Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #6: Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.

Step #9: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package in the same manner.

Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.

That’s it, the crDroid ROM is now installed on your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. Enjoy possibilities but if you run into any roadblock, let us know using the comment section

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