Flash AOKP Jelly Bean 4.3 Preview Build ROM on Galaxy S3 SCH-I535

Galaxy S3 SCH-I535, which is another Samsung smartphone offered by American carrier Verizon, is going to welcome an update firmware known as AOKP Jelly Bean 4.3 preview build ROM.

The guide you are reading now will offer the requirements and steps that shall take care of the upgrade for you. So don’t forget to look at both these two elements.

Requirements

Let’s start with the pre-requisites first:

If you are done with the requirements, you can move on to the steps underneath.galaxy-s3-SCH-I535

How to install AOKP custom ROM on your Verizon Galaxy S3

  1. When the comp or laptop has the required packages on its desktop, don’t go ahead and extract them; instead, do the following: plug your phone to the notebook. Now copy the zip files from their original location to this one: the SD card root of your Galaxy S3 from Verizon.
  2. After you unplug the handset from the notebook, you should then switch the phone off. Then enter it in Recovery Mode and make a full NANDroid backup. This depends on the custom recovery image your I535 has.
  3. If it’s ClockworkMod Recovery, you have to opt for Backup&Restore, then confirm the creation of that NANDroid backup; but in case your phone works with TeamWin Recovery Project, you should tap “Backup“, opt for those system files you want to save, then confirm.
  4. Apply a factory reset by doing as follows if you use CWM Recovery: choose Factory Reset/Wipe Data and then confirm. If your phone runs the TWRP Project: tap “Wipe”, click on “Factory Reset” and confirm. In order to see the firmware update on your phone, you should, if your SCH-I535 boasts the CWM Recovery, do this: opt for Install zip from SD card and afterwards select Choose zip from SD card.
  5. Flash the update tool in the following manner in case you have the TWRP Recovery on your handset: tap “Install”, select the AOKP Jelly Bean 4.3 preview build .zip and confirm its flashing via a blue key.
  6. Once the installation is over, you need to install the Gapps package by using the same method that got the AOKP Android 4.3 zip on your phone. Go back to the Recovery Menu and restart the Galaxy S3 I535 into the Normal Mode.

NOTICE: When the upgrade is done, you should go to your Gmail. Type in your details there and you will gain complete access to all the wonders such an update can bring. Like custom ROMs that can be flashed on your phone to improve various aspects (battery life, performance and such), the access to new apps, new features and so on.

The ROM you just installed on your Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 from Samsung may leave you with a bitter taste after a few tries. Should that happen, you are given the possibility to get back to the old ROM. How? By making use of the NANDroid backup we recommended. If you encounter a booting which takes too much (over 10-15 minutes), you should redo the guide. Apply the same sort of solution when the phone stays stuck in boot loops.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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