For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the week, check out C-ROM, available for most Galaxy S3 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Metro PCS, Cricket, US Cellular, C-Spire, GT-i9300, and GT-i9305.
Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, C-ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) that includes really cool features like On The Go Mode, and a ton of customization.
On The Go Mode gives your phone transparency through your back camera when your turn it on so when you are walking on the street, you will be able to see what’s in front of your while walking. This is an excellent feature that will definitely help out many of us who commute to work everyday.
You will find many customization including PIE Controls, Halo notifications, Appbar, Gesture Anywhere, OmniSwitch, Active Display, custom animations, and a whole lot more.
Overall, C-ROM has great performance, battery life, and everything you can think of is implemented into the ROM. Definitely, C-ROM is one of the best KitKat ROMs for S3 “right now” so give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
NOTE: You need to update you CWM Recovery to v188.8.131.52 or higher OR also update your TWRP Recovery to v184.108.40.206 or higher. You can use either ROM Manager app or Goo Manager app from Play Store to update.
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
If you want overclocking, flash Lean Kernel after installing ROM. (Not for GT-i9300/i9305!!!)
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like this ROM, thx!
Q: I don’t have Play Store!!!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into CWM/TWRP recovery then install Gapps, voila!
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing! )
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.