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If you want the latest Android inside of a really strong and stable Custom ROM, you can now install AOKP build 4 on your US Cellular Galaxy S3. It is an update from the previous build that was using 4.2.1 and it focuses mostly on bug fixes.. By installing AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 you basically update it to the latest version of Android 4.2.2. This is not the official update method for your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 thus you should be careful with the procedure. If you want to install AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc today, you can read the pre-requisites and then follow the step-by-step guide for US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530below.

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Installation Requirements: In order to proceed further with the installation of AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530, you will need CWM Recovery and root, a Nandroid backup, USB drivers for US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 installed on your computer.

Important!! Installing AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc on US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 means you are installing a Custom ROM on your device. Here is a list with the risks involving the installation of custom ROMs on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530.

Required Downloads:

For the installation of AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530, we will use a zip file (aokp_d2usc_jb-mr1_build-4.zip) that can be flashed with CWM Recovery. It is recommended that you perform a full wipe before the installation. If anything goes wrong after installing AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc, you can return to your previous ROM using the Nandroid you made.

How to install AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc based on Android 4.2.2 on US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530:

  1. Connect US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 to the computer and move aokp_d2usc_jb-mr1_build-4.zip and Google Apps on the Sd card (don’t extract).
  2. Disconnect and turn off the device.
  3. Boot the US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 in Recovery Mode (Press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home).
  4. Make sure you did the Nandroid backup. If not, do it now.
  5. Select “Wipe data/factory reset” and then Format/system.
  6. Select Wipe Cache partition and Wipe dalvik cache.
  7. Select Install zip from sd card and choose aokp_d2usc_jb-mr1_build-4.zip from the sd card, then press Install.
  8. Repeat the previous step for the Google Apps file.
  9. Wait for the installation on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 to finish.
  10. Reboot.

You should now have AOKP JB_MR1 Build 4 d2usc installed on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 and ready to use. Use the Nandroid backup to return to your previous ROM in case there is something wrong.

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