The latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM has been released for the Galaxy S3 I9300, thanks to varund7726 (XDA recognized developer) for releasing CyanogenMod 12 based bloatware free Resurrection Remix ROM that comes with the Lollipop features as well as it is the combination of many features taken from CyanogenMod (CM), Slim, Omni and original Remix ROM builds to improve the performance, power and customization. Galaxy S3 I9300 owners can now update their devices to the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. This Resurrection Remix custom firmware is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and you can install it on your Galaxy S3 using a recommended custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP to taste the lollipop experience.
Resurrection Remix is just a custom ROM, developed by third-party developers and is still in the development stages, thus some bugs are expected and many feature might not functioning properly but these bugs will be fixed by the developers soon. You can try to update this custom ROM on your device even if you have already installed Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Go ahead and follow the given step by step guide carefully to install Resurrection Remix ROM based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on your Galaxy S3 I9300. Some of the prominent features ported into this custom ROM are:
Resurrection Remix ROM Features:
- Statusbar clock customisation + second + fonts
- Network traffic monitor
- Toast animations
- Add changelog
- Listview animations
- Navigation bar dimensions
- Add weather display to status bar header
- Quick unlock
- Overall speeds up the system
- Brand new music and audio fx app from Cyanogen
- Includes all CM 12 features
- And other Slim, Omni and original RR improvements and system UI changes running in this build
This guide containing Resurrection Remix custom ROM is only meant for the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 (international variant). Flashing an incorrect ROM on any other variant may brick your device. You can check the model number of your device by going to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap happened to your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 during or after the installation of Android 5.0.2 based on Resurrection Remix ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup all your important data and settings via a custom recovery.
- Make sure that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy S3 USB drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- The Galaxy S3 should be rooted with a custom recovery (CWM recovery) installed.
- The bootloader must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device is at least about 80% before proceeding to flash your Galaxy S3.
Steps to Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Resurrection Remix ROM:
Follow the given instructions to install the latest Lollipop based CM12 ROM on your Galaxy S3 I9300.
Step No 1:- First of all, download CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 custom ROM (cm-resurrection_remix_lp_v5.3.1-20150120-i9300.zip) on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy S3.
Step No 2:- Now plug your phone with the PC via its USB data cable and mount the USB Mass Storage of your phone.
Step No 3:- Transfer the Resurrection Remix ROM .zip file that you have already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD Card on the Galaxy S3.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the device from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Now turn it ON while pressing and holding Volume up + Home + Power keys for a few seconds at the same time.
Step No 6:- While the Galaxy S3 is now into CWM Recovery, perform full data wipe by selecting Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache as well from Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Wipe Dalvik Cache will help you to prevent boot loop issues and other errors related to boot ROM while installing the firmware.
Step No 7:- Next, go back to the main recovery menu and select Install Zip from SD card > Choose Zip fromSD card.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.0.2 Resurrection Remix Lollipop ROM .zip file which you’ve already transfer to the root folder of your SD Card. Select it using Power button and confirm the flashing process to start.
Step No 9:- Install Google Apps (Gapps) Package by repeating the same procedure given in the above steps.
Step No 10:- After installing the custom ROM and Gapps, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and from the Recovery Menu, select Reboot System Now.
Your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 will be rebooted and it may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot after the installation.
That’s All! You’ve installed the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop using CyanogenMod 12 based Resurrection Remix custom ROM on Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.
Do let us know in the comments section below if you have any trouble or query using the above guide to flash this custom ROM on your S3.