CM12 Now Released for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300

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Do you want to update your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS? Well, if you do, then you can now choose the CM12 custom ROM firmware. Even though it is not an OTA update, CM 12 will bring the latest Android software to your smartphone, so why not to give it a try?

CM12 is first of all a custom ROM so it isn’t an official Android OS released by Samsung for your Galaxy S3 I9300. Then, the update is available thanks to those of xda-developers who have released the ROM for those who are interested in testing a custom ROM that is based on stock Lollipop firmware. The present built of CM 12 is powered by latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop system and comes without software issues.

Those who have already tested the ROM, it seems that CM12 is smoothly running on the SGS3. You can safely install the Lollipop update for a daily use and you can receive further custom releases as soon as new platforms are being developed by the devs.

All you have to do for testing this Android 5.0 OS on your own Android device is to follow this dedicated step by step guide. Do note first that you will have to use a rooted smartphone that is installed with a custom recovery image. A backup is also recommended as else you will end up in losing all of your personal data.

So, there you have it; CM12 based on stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS is available for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. Are you ready to test this new update or you rather stick to the stock and official Android software? Feel free and share your thoughts with us by using the comments field from below – also if you have problems with the update process, we will do our best for helping you out.

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