Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 5.1 Lollipop via Resurrection Remix Custom ROM
Resurrection Remix custom ROM brings the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop for Galaxy S3 model number I9300, including a great set of features, stability and performance. You can enjoy battery mods that will help you to stay up Galaxy S3 for a long time as well as navigation bar customization, gesture control and all CM12 features. Stock firmwares are good but custom ROMs comes with more features and enhancements, that is why they are popular and Resurrection Remix ROM is one of them.
Keep in mind that Resurrection Remix is not officially released by Samsung, thus you might face some not functioning features or bugs. Samsung will not release Android 5.1 for the old Galaxy S3 but thanks to the developers for providing this custom firmware, so you can still experience the optimizations and features of Google’s latest Android OS with this custom ROM on your Galaxy S3.
This Resurrection Remix is based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop, if you like to install this ROM then follow then given step by step guide to update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 5.1 Resurrection Remix custom ROM. Do note that you’ll need a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP already installed on your S3 to flash the ROM and Gapps zipped files.
Before proceeding to the installation guide, check out the main features of Android 5.1 based Resurrection Remix custom ROM:
Resurrection Remix ROM (Android 5.1 Lollipop) Features:
Navbar Ring Switch
Navbar Ring Targets
Navbar Button Customization
Navbar Dimensions(Potrait & Landscape)-Statusbar
Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
SuperUser Indicator Switch
Carrier Label Switch
Carrier label Colour
Quick PullDown Switch
Smart Pulldown Switch
Time & date
Day & date Toogle
Center Clock/Right Clock Choice
Battery Bar customization
Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
Battery % Text
Network Traffic Indicator-Theme Chooser
RR exclusive PITCH BLACK THEME
Gestures Anywhere Feature
App Circle Bar
Choose apps in App circle
Clear All button Switch
Clear All Tasks Switch
Clear All Button Location(Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
CLock And Alarm Customizations
Weather Panel Customizations
Choose upto 5 Shortcuts
100+ Icons for Shortcuts
Quick Slider Shortcuts
Weather Display Switch
Choice to Add 20+ Tiles
Enable 2/3/4 Tiles per Row
Enable Disable Brightness Slider in Notification Panel
Advanced Location Settings Switch (Choose Battery saving/Device Only/High Accuracy Directly in Notification Panel)
Long-press Toggles to Enter Settings
Navigation Bar left/Right handed mode Switch
Power Menu End Calls Switch
Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Home Button Wake Up
Home Button answer call
Long Press Actions
Double Tap Actions
Back Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up device Switch
Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up Device Switch
Short Press Actions
Long Press Actions
Search Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up Device
Short Press Action
Long Press Action
Wake Up Device
Keyboard Cursor Control
Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
Expanded Desktop Mode
All New CM Audio FX App
Heads Up Customizations
Overall Smoothness Improvements
Optimizations to Improve Battery
All CM 12 Features
This guide containing the Resurrection Remix Android 5.1 custom ROM and instructions are working with only Galaxy S3 I9300. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. If the model number of your device is I9300 then go ahead, otherwise not. Verify the model number of your device first.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S3 I9300 during or after the installation process of Resurrection Remix Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy S3 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Galaxy S3 should be rooted with the latest version of custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your S3 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S3 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Galaxy S3 I9300 via Resurrection Remix ROM:
Follow the given step-by-step guide to install Resurrection Remix Android 5.1 custom ROM on Galaxy S3 I9300.
Step No 1:- First, download Android 5.1 Resurrection Remix custom ROM (cm-Resurrection_Remix_LP_v5.4.2-20150420-i9300.zip) for Galaxy S3 I9300 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2:- Connect the Galaxy S3 to the PC using USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Transfer Android 5.1 Resurrection Remix ROM .zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the phone from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Resurrection Remix Android 5.1 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Next, install Google Apps by repeating the above steps.
Step No 10:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy S3 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 5.1 Lollipop with Resurrection Remix ROM.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or trouble while installing this custom ROM on your Galaxy S3.