CM12.1 Released for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3

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The Sprint users of Samsung Galaxy S3 can now enjoy the latest Android release on their own smartphones. Unfortunately, I am not talking about an official Android Lollipop OTA update, as apparently the carrier isn’t planning to roll out a compatible firmware for the S3. However, as I have already mentioned, you can still install Android 5.1 software on your Sprint SGS3. How to do it? By using a custom ROM, of course.

Therefore, if I have managed to arouse your attention, do note that a new version of CyanogenMod has been made available for your device. Thanks to those of xda-developers, as they released the new CM 12.1 platform, you can anytime download and install a stable and smooth Lollipop firmware for your S3. This new CM12.1 system is powered by stock Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, though the update is quite different from the default Android system.

In that matter, if you will choose to update your Sprint Galaxy S3 with CM 12.1 ROM, you will notice that the Lollipop OS is pre installed with various features, apps and capabilities that cannot be found on the default Android 5.1 platform. Thus, you will be able to experience a dedicated theme manager, a new Android UI that isn’t pre loaded with Touchwiz and a redesigned Lollipop OS. That’s why, once CM 12.1 will be ensure, your Sprint SGS3 will run better and faster, while you will be able to customize and optimize your phone by your own taste.

Now, if you do want to test this new custom ROM, then you can anytime download the firmware file from here. The installation process implies in using a rooted device that is also installed with a custom recovery image, such as CWM or TWRP recovery. Also, you should backup your SGS3 before updating to Android 5.1 Lollipop OS – a dedicated tutorial on how to install CM 12.1 on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 can be checked out here.

Well, that was all; thus Android Lollipop is now available for your Sprint Galaxy S3 in form of CyanogenMod 12.1. So, what do you say, are you considering in flashing the ROM, or you rather prefer to use the stock Android OS that currently powers your device?

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