Jelly Bean is the latest version of Android operating system. As of now, only a few Android phones are selected to get the latest Jelly Bean update. HTC is the first company to confirm that Jelly Bean would be coming soon to its high end devices (HTC One X, HTC One XL, HTC One S).
If you’re an impatient soul and don’t want to wait more to get your device running Jelly Bean 4.1, here is a good news for you. A member of XDA-Developers has released the CyanogenMod ROM – based on Jelly Bean 4.1 – for Galaxy S3. The latest CyanogenMod 10 (CM 10) is now made available to download. If you want it running on your Android device, I’ll tell you about the whole procedure to install a custom ROM on an Android device.
Important: Before you install any custom ROM, I’d recommend you to take a backup of your important files as a factory reset will be required while installing CyanogenMOD. Also, I shouldn’t be held responsible for any damages or loss of data that occur as a result of not following instructions properly.
Note: If you don’t know how to back up your data on Android device, I suggest that you do a Google search Android Backups and get more details as there are plenty of articles covered on this topic on the Internet. Of course, you can remove the SD card from your phone while proceeding to install the custom ROM.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3 device and ready to install CyanogenMod 10 on your phone, follow the below mentioned steps carefully and do comment when you succeed. (Only compatible with Galaxy S3 – Model number i9300) (Not compatible with US Variants) Now Let’s dive in.
Step 1: (Skip this step if you have already installed CM 9 for Galaxy S3) You will need to install CyanogenMod 10 – based on Ice Cream Sandwich – to get CM 10 running on your phone. This article has a detailed guide on how to install CM 9. When you’re done, come back here to proceed.
Step 2: Download the latest version of CyanogenMod ROM from the official page.
Step 3: Since CyanogenMod ROM doesn’t come with official market app and a few more apps such as Gmail, you’re also required to download Google App Package from here.
Step 4: Put CyanogenMod 10 and Google App Package both in your SD card.
Step 5: Switch off your phone. Next, turn the ClockworkMod recovery mode on by pressing Volume Up button, Home button, and Power button together. Release the buttons when the phone screen starts.
Step 6: Navigate to “Wipe data/Factory reset” through Volume Up/Down button and then hit the Home button. It will take a while to wipe all the information and when done, you have to select ‘Install Zip from SD Card’.
Step 7: Now choose the CyanogenMod 10 ROM from your SD Card and allow it to install on your device.
Step 8: When the ROM installation is finished, choose install zip from your SD Card again and select Google App Package, which should be named by gapps-jb-20120713.zip and run it to start the installation process.
Step 9: Once you have properly installed both CyanogenMod and Google App Package, go back to the main screen and hit the restart button for the changes to take effects.
That’s it. You’re done. Your Android phone should be running the latest CyanogenMod ROM – based on Android Jelly Bean Update. Some users have reported few issues with the latest Cyanogen Update. To get more details about issues, I recommend you to go to the official XDA-Developers page as they’re the best at what they do. I’ll be updating more news as they happen, so keep visiting the blog to get news on your favorite topic.
For you information, this is an alpha version of CyanogenMod 10. we hope to get improvements in the future versions.