Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3

Update Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3, the custom ROM version.

Because all that we hear about these days is when is Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 coming out, we decided to go around this for a moment and provide you with a 'better', unofficial solution. There is always the possibility to update your device to the latest Android version, like in our case to get the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S3, if the development community supports your device. Galaxy S3 is one of the luckiest devices when it comes to Custom ROMs because there are so many different versions to choose from and all major developers support it and create wonderful things for it. But also because there are so many Custom ROMs it is also very hard to choose one. You should already know about CyanogenMod and ParanoidAndroid, two well known development teams that make some of the best Custom creations for Android, but there are some others that you can trust your device with. Important: The following Custom ROMs are only for the International version of Galaxy S3 (I9300), don't try to install these on other devices. Also know that installing a Custom ROM has its risks and you should understand them. With no other introductions, here are the best Custom ROMs that can give you Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3:

1.  ParanoidAndroid

[caption id="attachment_13308" align="aligncenter" width="384"]Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S3: #1 ParanoidAndroid ROM Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S3: #1 ParanoidAndroid ROM[/caption] ParanoidAndroid is one of the most customized ROMs out there, it's very good actually. There are so many things you can do to personalize your phone even more than the original Android ROM already lets you to. It is of course based on vanilla AOSP Android and it is also open source. You can read a full review of ParanoidAndroid version 3+ to make a better idea of what you can do with this ROM, or you can head over to the Xda official thread and install Android 4.3 on your Galaxy S3 right now. If you are just passing by, here is a video with ParanoidAndroid 3.99 RC1 running on a Nexus 4:

2. CyanogenMod 10.2

[caption id="attachment_13318" align="aligncenter" width="391"]Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3: #2 CyanogenMod Android update 4.3 for Galaxy S3: #2 CyanogenMod[/caption] CyanogenMod is already so wide spread across the world, it almost doesn't need for an introduction. It is actually one of the most downloaded and installed Custom ROM out there and acts as a base for dozens of other ROMs, because it is also Open Sourced. CyanogenMod 10.2 is based on Android 4.3 and is currently coming out as nightly versions. A nightly is an automatically released version of the ROM that comes out usually every 24 hours. Every release is better than the last but they are still unstable. The Release Candidate and Stable versions are the ones that you should use as daily ROM. However, if you want to learn more about CyanogenMod head over to their website and if you want to update your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 using this ROM, visit the official Xda thread and follow the instructions there.

3. PAC-Man ROM

[caption id="attachment_13320" align="aligncenter" width="411"]Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 PAC Man Android 4.3 Update for Galaxy S3: #3 PAC Man ROM[/caption] If you didn't figure it out already, the 'PAC' stands for 'Paranoid+AOKP+CyanogenMod' and it means exactly what it means. PAC-Man ROM is one of the best Custom ROMs that combines the best features from the 3 most impressive ROMs out there, mentioned earlier. This basically gives you a solution for the questions "what ROM should I choose": you can choose all of them. PAC Man has all the features from CyanogenMod and Paranoid and some features of AOKP (Android Open Kang Project).It also has some parts from other Custom ROMs, so it is basically the most complex hybrid ROM out there, packing the coolest features. If you are ready to update your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 using PAC Man ROM, then head over to the official Pac Man thread on Xda.

4. Omega ROM

[caption id="attachment_13324" align="aligncenter" width="432"]Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3: Omega ROM Android 4.3 Update for Galaxy S3: #4 Omega ROM[/caption] Once again, this is a ROM the combines two of the best ROMs based on AOSP Android: CyanogenMod and AOKP. It runs on the latest Android version packing features from both ROMs combined with the Omega customization. You can read all about this on the Omega official Xda thread and decide for yourself if this is the way you want to Update to Android 4.3.   What do you think about these ROMs? Will you use them to get the Android 4.3 Update for Galaxy S3? Do you use a different ROM that you think is worthy of being mentioned? Don't hesitate to use leave us a comment below and share with us your experience.

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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