Almost two weeks ago, mobile software developer community Resurrection Remix rolled out a new customs ROM to Samsung Galaxy S3 that is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop that practically delighted sentimental users of Samsung’s 2012 flagship smartphone almost to no end.
So while Samsung per se has yet to formally roll out the Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware update to its devices as the most that the Korean tech giant allowed and agreed upon with US and international carriers are the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, creativity has given the Galaxy S3 a headstart.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy S3 could even have more headstart among other Samsung handsets, and other smartphones too, as Team Bliss, another mobile software developer, launched the BlissPop ROM to the device, details the UK edition of the International Business Times.
BlissPop ROM is a highly-customized ROM based on the CyanogenMod 12.1 source and comes with various custom builds. It also comes with the latest incremental update to Google’s mobile operating system, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The BlissPop ROM includes numerous customization options and tweaks which should delight Samsung Galaxy S3 users, particularly the I9300 variant, for the add-on and improved features of their handset.
The BlissPop ROM is a stable custom version so Team Bliss assures Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 model owners that they would not have any problem taking on the update and enjoy its many customization features.
The IB Times also detailed several key points to remember for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 users before taking on the BlissPoP ROM update.
It is important as usual to back up all important data of the smartphone using custom recovery. Users should enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S3 so that it can be connected to the computer and access it using the Android SDK.
Handset owners should also bear in mind that in taking on the BlissPop ROM update, the Galaxy S3 should have 80% battery charge or more to avoid power being cut off during the process as it could brick the device.
The phone should likewise be rooted with the latest recovery system installed on it. It should also have an unlocked bootloader.
Since the BlissPop ROM is still in development stage, it is expected that bugs may crop up upon update. But Team Bliss assured that the custom ROM based on Android 5.1.1 works best with the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 model. Installing the custom ROM update on any incorrect variant of the Galaxy S3 might damage the device so it is important the users verify the model number of their S3 handsets.
Flash the ROM if the device gets stuck on booting animation or experience boot loop before performing wipe cache partition and dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
When the ROM is already installed, users should give at least 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time to ensure better user experience.