For those of you who want to try the latest Android 7.1 Nougat for your Galaxy S3, you are in luck if you have the international GT-i9300 model.
Based on Android 7.1 Nougat, this “beta” version of CM14.1 ROM runs pretty good with everything working out of the box including voice, data, bluetooth, WiFi, camera, etc…etc… Now, this isn’t still recommended as daily driver as it does lag a quite a bit at times and can be very annoying. But if your Galaxy S3 is your second phone for experimentation or you just want to try out the new features of Android Nougat such as split-window or touch-force features (long-press on Google apps), or catching cats, you can with this beta version.
Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat is not yet available for other models of Galaxy S3 but as soon as it is available, I should have an update. For right now though, this is definitely a fun working Nougat ROM to play with on your S3 so give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download CM14.1 ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 – Download
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, format /system, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot.
If you have AT&T or Verizon S3 with locked bootloader (Android 4.3 or up) and using SafeStrap, YOU CANNOT INSTALL THIS ROM, SORRY!
First time installing a custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S3!
Can’t find root? See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developers if you like this ROM,thx!
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!! Download link in this post above.
Q: I am getting Status 7 error in CWM/TWRP!
A: Sometimes, ROM developers put restrictions by accident, you can try this guide to get around it.
Q: I have no root access!
A: Missing root? See How to Enable Root on CM14.1!
- Install Pixel Launcher – Want to make it look exactly like a real Pixel smartphone? Grab the Pixel Launcher APK and install. (See tutorial on how to install Pixel Launcher here.)
- Install Google Assistant – Want to get the same Google Assistant like a real Pixel smartphone? This is one of the biggest features of the Pixel phone and you can get it on the Galaxy S3! (See tutorial on how to install Google Assistant here.)