Install official CyaonogenMod 10.1 Nightlies for US Galaxy S3
The CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly build has finally been arrived for US Galaxy S3 variants – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile. The CyanogenMod 10.1 is based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean that comes with many useful features such as gesture-based keyboard, improved Google now app, panorama photography mode in camera app, newly designed clock app, new widget customization and more while CyanogenMod offers a lot of customization options to optimize the interface and nightly build generates a new build daily to bring new improvements but keep in mind that it may also bring bugs.
Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly build for US Galaxy S3 variants, make sure the ClockworkMod recovery is installed on your phone, you may use this all-in-one toolkit to do so or check this guide for AT&T Galaxy S3, this guide for T-Mobile Galaxy S3, this guide for Verizon Galaxy S3, and this guide for Sprint Galaxy S3.You should back up everything because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert 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 CyanogenMod depending on your Galaxy S3 variant:
- CyanogenMod for AT&T Galaxy S3
- CyanogenMod for Sprint Galaxy S3
- CyanogenMod for Verizon Galaxy S3
- CyanogenMod for T-Mobile Galaxy S3
- CyanogenMod for US Cellular Galaxy S3
Step #2: Download the Google Apps package from here.
Step #3: Transfer downloaded zip files to the internal SD card of device.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.
Step #6: 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 #7: Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #8: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #9: 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 #10: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package in the same manner.
Step #11: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.
That’s it, the CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly build has been installed on your Galaxy S3. If you experience any error during installation, holler in comment section.