Update Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 using Slim Bean ROM

Ever wondered how to get the Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean version) on your Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535? You will find out in today’s article.

The most recent operating system coming from Google, the 4.1 Jelly Bean, is not present on all of the smartphones that have inundated the market these days or a couple of months ago. And yet, there are ways to grab the update and install it on your phone. If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S3 I535, you can use this OS by installing a custom ROM called Slim Bean ROM. And the best thing about it is that it does not feature unnecessary stuff on it.

The instructions on how to install the Slim Bean ROM on a Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 work only on this kind of smartphone. The steps we compiled for our readers should be read and dealt with in the exact same order we put them in. Skip one of the them and the ROM won’t get installed as it should.

Requirements

Here is what you need to do before following the above mentioned steps. Your smartphone needs to boast ClockworkMod Recovery along with an unlocked bootloader. Then you have to open your laptop/PC and download these three files to it:
– Google Apps pack called slim-gapps.zip;
srec_voicedialer_addon_googlenow.zip;
slim-2.4.0-d2vzw.zip;
– and face_unlock.zip.
The last requirement you have to take into consideration: take all the passwords, contacts and so on on that you think you will need and create a backup. Because we don’t guarantee that the installation process will be a success from the start. And if you don’t backup important stuff, you will regret it if things go wrong.samsung-galaxy-s3-SCH-I535

Important instructions

Below is what you must do to flash the ROM.

  1. First step is to copy the slim-gapps.zip and slim-2.4.0-d2vzw.zipto the internal root of your Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 phone.
  2. Second step: turn the phone off.
  3. For step 3 you must reboot the smartphone into the mode called ClockworkMod Recovery; which is easy to do: simultaneously keep pressed and hold down the keys called Home, Volume Up and Power.
  4. In step 4 you will have to make a backup of the current ROM using the NANDroid method. Then choose the next options: Backup the files / Restore them and then Backup again.
  5. Step 5 requires the user to opt for default reset / Wipe saved data; which will have to be confirmed on the next step.
  6. In the case of step 6 you must direct yourself to Storage and Mount; once there, choose the formatting of the entire system.
  7. Step 7: return to the previous menu and choose the installation process from the .zip file already copied on your SD card.
  8. Step 8 tells the user to opt for using the ZIP file, already existing on the SD card; then you need to find the file called slim-2.3.0-d2vzw, available in .zip version. And this will also require a confirmation on the next screen to flash the ROM to the smartphone.
  9. Step 9: do what you did in step 7 and step 8 and flash the slim-gapps.zip to the Galaxy S3 SCH-I535.
  10. For the final step you will have to return to the device’s menu and choose the restarting of the entire system. This is going to reboot it.

Flash add-on packages

To flash the add-on files, you need to follow some steps, too.

  1. First step: copy the srec_voicedialer_addon_googlenow and face_unlockinto the SD card of the phone.
  2. Then, for step 2, your device needs to be switched off. Then you need to reboot it using the ClockworkMod option for recovery.
  3. Step 3 requires the selection of the ZIP from SD card installation.
  4. Opting for Choose ZIP from SD card and then finding the srec_voicedialer_addon_googlenow are part of step 4. After this a confirmation of what you just did is needed.
  5. Step 5 is performed like step 4, then you need to flash the face_unlock.zipto the smartphone.
  6. Step 6 is the last one; you need to return to the phone menu where you will choose to restart the entire system again. This action is going to bring the phone back to life.

The end of the story.

Posted In How To - By Andrei Tomescu

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