For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out latest version of Carbon ROM!
Based on latest Android 4.4.4, Carbon ROM brings you nice tweaked performance on top of latest Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization so you can get your S3 running “just right”.
I know many of you were having trouble getting front camera working with LiquidSmooth ROM last week but it was really a nasty bug that still hasn’t been fixed. I don’t personally use front camera much but I know it’s definitely going affect your selfies.
With Carbon ROM, everything is working out of the box and should get your S3 supercharged with latest Android 4.4.4 and nice set of customization options. Some of my favorite features include Lockscreen notifications, Battery Saver Mode, Screen Recording, HOVER notifications, and some more.
Overall, Carbon ROM seems just as fast as LiquidSmooth and just as many features so definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Carbon ROM for Galaxy S3 (For AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, US Cellular, Cricket, MetroPCS)
Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (You can use Stock or Micro Gapps, use stock if you want ALL Google apps and use micro if you just want Play Store with minimal number of apps.)
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 update your recovery by downloading CWM/TWRP then using Flashify app CLICK HERE.
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.)
First time installing a custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S3!
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!
Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard? See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
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 don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting/wipe /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.