LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy S3! [Android 4.4.4 + Root]


For this week’s ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM.

Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, LiquidSmooth ROM brings you the best and great Android along with root, customization, and many countless features.

I have been following LiquidSmooth ROM for awhile now (few years) and it used to be one of my favorite custom ROMs.  Well, they stopped developing for a period of time but they are back better than ever, with killer features like custom kernel built-in the ROM so you can easily overclock to 1.836Ghz to play your graphic-intensive games.

Not only that, LiquidSmooth ROM gets plenty good battery life (when not overclocked) while performance is blazing-fast.  Once you install this, you will never go back to Android 4.4.2 or older ever again.

I know Samsung has finally released 4.4.2 on some of the S3 variants but I find them very laggy and plus Android 4.4.2 is so old already as Google has already released beta versions of Android 5.0.

With LiquidSmooth ROM, you will find everything running like liquid and “smooth”, just as its name implies.  You will get a nice stable ROM with everything working out of the box including your camera/camcorder, data/network (working great for Sprint/Verizon unlike some of the older AOSP ROMs in the past), and much more.

As for features, LiquidSmooth ROM is loaded with endless number of features like Hover, Pie, Active Display, HALO, PIE, Shake Events, and more.

If you are itching to try out new ROMs this week(end), give LiquidSmooth ROM a go and tell me how much you like love it!


Download LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy S3 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Cricket, MetroPCS, US Cellular, Canadian)

Download LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 (NEW – v.3.2 Front camera fixed!)

Download LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9305  (NEW – v.3.2 Front camera fixed!)

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (DO NOT USE OLDER GAPPS!!!)

NOTE: You need to update you CWM Recovery to v6.0.4.3 or higher OR also update your TWRP Recovery to v2.6.3.3 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 latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

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.

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.)

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145 Responses

  1. Wy Elkins says:

    No doubt about it. I just took the NDC update from Boost and played with stock 4.4.2. Wicked-X is a nice TW Rom that only works with ND8 /NDC but I still prefer LiquidSmooth. My Rom of choice.

  2. Derrish Dev says:

    Hi Bud,

    The Rom is flawless to be exact.Everything is working fine at the moment ,but i came a small issue after flashing this rom.Seems to be that i have lost root access. “Root Checker” is showing it doesnt have root anymore.
    Pls suggest on how to re-root it ?

    Thanks ,

  3. Paul Lamarre says:

    The Liquid Smooth as got to be the best one out there. Installs like a charm and is super fast. It rocks

  4. parth patel says:

    Amazing……works according 2 its name…..smooth

  5. stevenbrooklyn says:

    sprint galaxy s3 no problems what so ever….everything is working flawlessly…I feel like I have a new phone

  6. leadloose says:

    I keep getting “Activate mobile data service” Activation can take a few minutes.
    Any idea why this is happening.
    My recovery is at

    • LeadLoose says:

      Not sure how I got it to work, but I went through the process with wiping everything again and it worked. I was using the Resurrection Mod, but I have to say MAX that this is the best MOD I have put on my Sprint S3 thus far. I still miss the 4G LTE feature but this MOD I can’t say enough good things about. The features on this are amazing.

  7. Steve says:

    Best rom, working just fine fine fine! Thanks so much!

  8. sanjeewa says:

    Great rom…
    But I cant connect to wireless with security type WPA-personal, but i can connect to other networks.

  9. SRK says:

    After installing Gapps, continues error on the screen: google keyboard has stop working. Also back button is not working. Can you please help.

  10. herotatoo says:

    Supports BIG5 Taipei Chinese

    Thank you

  11. henry says:

    Works perfectly fine with my Rogers (canadian) version! Very mice ROM!

  12. Pete D says:

    The jury is still out with this one, Keyboard wont stay running, even after installing other keyboards,
    random reboots, and of course no 4G.
    Runs smooth & very fast, low memory usage.
    Lack up nightly updates, may switch back to Gummy.

  13. Amit says:

    Has anyone installed it on GT I9300? Is it suitable for daily use?

  14. ben says:

    hi i have the sprint version of the s3 and the front facing camera shuts off the phone when i take a picture has there been a fix for that yet

    • maykel says:

      mine does the same thing, I just noticed it today (second day) Rom works amazing, and so far that’s the only flaw I’ve found
      Also Sprint S3

  15. Carlos says:

    Amazing ROM love it I think is the best all working well did noticed that situation about the front camera it does turn off the phone when I try to take a photo I have s3 i747

  16. turnbasenerd says:

    I love this ROM. But since installing, my battery takes a very long time to charge. It will also discharge while plugged in. Even with all radios off. I’ve done a clean reinstall cache wipes and 2 different batteries and wall chargers. Has anyone else noticed this?

    • Soschana Roxa says:

      Same here, my phone will discharge while plugged in to charge, will overheat just by sitting there, and not to mention it bleeds like a stuck pig when it comes to battery life. What do we do?

  17. brandon says:

    is it confirmed that it work for the t-mobile samsung galaxy s3 T999L?

  18. alfredo lopez says:

    I installed it in my galaxy s3 and everything seems fine but when i shoot with my front camera it shuts off well it reboots the whole phone will there be a fix on this

    • Max says:

      It’s a bug sorry, front camera is currently broke but I think LiquidSmooth Team is already working on it.

      • alfredo lopez says:

        ok thanks just wondering if they were gonna fix it and when they do fix it do ihave to flash the phone again??

  19. cesar says:

    I really like this ROM but it wont activate my cell service…it says unable to connect at this time…everything seems to be working fine but no service….help!

  20. stevenbrooklyn says:

    Hey Max Google camera is not working is there a way to flash the stock camera?….thank you in advance

    • stevenbrooklyn says:

      Sprint galaxy s3

    • Max says:

      Try this: will get you AOSP camera.

      • maykel says:

        Hi Max, thanks for the camera fix, though I flashed it and it doesn’t seem to be working either. Same problem as before, front camera.
        Also it seems my phone’s screen lock gets weird from time to time, and it won’t let me unlock it or the screen will just stay black, and I will need to restart by taking the battery out, or it will just reboot on its own.

  21. cesar says:

    by the way… forgot to mention earlier, where my phone is not connecting to the network….states not able to activate your phone, please try again later. I have a Sprint Galaxy S3…I did a wipe twice and re-install….ROM is nice, really like the features….but no phone service…argh….help

    • Max says:

      That’s weird, working fine here on Sprint S3.

      • Cesar says:

        Thanks anyways Max….I guess I will stay on the old one I had before (The Peoples Rom). Maybe I will try it again when they release an update….If you hear of a fix please let us know…

  22. richie says:

    the rom is good, but after i installed, i can not install my gmail and google +.

  23. Amit says:

    After each reboot phone ringtone is set to none, any solution (GT I9300) . Also ok google is not working and there is random reboot in between please suggest

  24. MADHUR MAKWANA says:


  25. Dung says:

    Liquid smooth KK 4.4.4 has been installed on my S3 T999V for two weeks now and so fat, I have not had a single crash.

    Well done! The ROM is really stable.
    I would strongly recommend it to every one to try it out.

  26. don says:

    Liquid smooth KK 4.4.4 working great i just can’t get play store to work and gmail ever time i open them the crash

  27. Ayaan khan says:

    Hello everyone.
    I want to install this my galaxy s3 gt i9300.
    So could anyone please tell me that tell me that this rom is best for my phone or not?

  28. Ayaan khan says:

    Hello everyone.
    I want to install this rom on my galaxy s3 gt i9300.
    So could anyone please tell me that tell me that this rom is best for my phone or not?

  29. stephan says:

    nice rom …great features, nothing to say about it

    ** except when taken a picture with front camera ….phone crash ad restart**

    galaxy s3 D2LTE

  30. jlopezalfredo says:

    i cant find USB Debuggin option please help!!!

  31. Mike says:

    Same for the front camera crash. Sucks cause it’s a perfect rom otherwise. Hopefully don’t have to re-clean flash again.
    Does anyone else have the “always on” setting in the LED settings working? That too is the only minor bug.

  32. John w says:

    I lost my phone ability to charge while off as soon as I plug in my phone it starts the phone it is not a problem until my battery is drain all the way down and then it will be a problem. I want to fix this problem before it becomes a problem.

  33. Jonathan says:

    Everything is perfect except for the front facing camera! :'(

    • John w says:

      I had problems the first time around with my camera and bluetooth not working.
      I used clockmod recovery to install the os but I didn’t clear out the original os so I went into the clockmod recovery then decided to do a clean slate. Then I installed my rom the only problem I have is not being able to charge my phone while being off….

  34. Alex O says:

    Everything is working fine! gummy was dropping LTE service I had to restart my phone all the time. I’m loving liquidsmooth. I fixed the camera problem by going to settings in “resolution & quality” and selecting back camera “(16:9) 6.0mp” front camera “(4:3) 1.2mp” hope that helps.

    • stevenbrooklyn says:

      Thanks for the camera fix info…..what about when recording video?…bcuz when i recorded video the screen would get these little distorted lines and then the phone would crash and i’d have to reboot and also which version of galaxy s3 are you on i’m on sprint….thx again

  35. Bearbrooks says:

    Hello Max.. I really need ur help.. after flash gummy rom on my phone, my phone were unable to reboot..!! i took out the battery and try reboot it again and still no luck, i reinstall gummy rom and reboot still no luck.. NOW im left with a use less devise.. help me PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Mike C says:

    I tried the Gummy rom a few weeks ago and then decided to try Liquid Smooth. This may be the very best ROM I have ever tried on my Galaxy S3. Makes it feel like I have a whole new phone as everything is quick to respond. Thanks Max!

  37. Sameer says:

    I tried to install this ROM and it didn’t worked. When I installed it everything went well no errors. But when the phone started then the screen went blank and then shutdown. I tried even doing clean install removing the old ROM but still didn’t worked. Then I gave up and installed cm 11 4.4.4 nightly working fine so far no issues. But lolz I still like to try this remove anyway to fix my issue?

    • Max says:

      Double-check you have downloaded correct version for your model of S3. Also you can try formatting /system and reinstall ROM.

      • Sameer says:

        I tried all but still not working but i switched to carbon rom which i am enjoying alot. I installed it before you released on your site which happened first time haha. Anyhow you made video for carbon rom will check that now.. Thanks again for providing cool roms.

  38. arman says:

    front camera not working in at&t s3 and screen recoder too plz help

  39. Ryan says:

    Hi smart peeps
    I have had a problems installing the latest roms, keep getting a system 7 error (something like that).
    I have CWM recover v
    Verison S3

    Please can you help me, I am stuck with the Pac man rom 🙁

    Thank you in advanced

    • Max says:

      You need to update your CWM to v6.0.4.3 or higher, go here:

      then use Flashify app to update!

  40. ganesh says:

    hey max can i install this rom to s3 neo?????

  41. Ayman Maani says:

    Hi 😀

    This Rom is awesome but when I tried to open CPU parameters in Performance sittings and change the CPU frequency it said ( error while reading frequencies. Please reload this page ) I did (reload) but nothing changed …. same error .. what should I do to fix that ?

  42. Nate says:

    Worked around the camera issue.
    I re-installed a fresh ROM with the micro Gapps. Google camera doesn’t come with it and the stock camera works better anyway.
    Liquid Smooth is my new favorite ROM

  43. Amit says:

    Hi, I have GT i9300 & pocket mode is not working for me also phone ringtone is set to none after reboot any solution? camera is working fine except when i rotate it, it lags a bit, require a solution…

    • Max says:

      Not sure about pocket mode not working but you can fix the laggy camera by flashing AOSP camera fix here:

  44. rodney says:

    It works great other than front camera but that has already been addressed I am curious though … I have always been terrible taking screenshots with home and power button but can’t find it anywhere else any suggestions or help would be great thanks in advance to max or whom ever may be able to help me out

    • Max says:

      You can add screenshot to power menu or I believe it’s Volume Up and power.

      • Jay says:

        Was able to fix camera by doing a wipe factory wipe partition wipe dalvik cache then going to mount and system doing format system installing liquidsmooth then installing the kernel “Lean kernel” installing Gapps micro and rebooting phone everything should work liquidsmoothly 🙂

  45. rodney says:

    It works great other than front camera but that has already been addressed I am curious though … I have always been terrible taking screenshots with home and power button but can’t find it anywhere else any suggestions or help would be great thanks in advance to max or whom ever may be able to help me out so confused…

  46. CARTER says:

    I love this rom LS has always been my fav. the only thing is when trying to use my front facing camera the phone reboots, it’s not really a huge problem just annoying other than that love the built in pie control notification/status bar tweaker and the halo is awesome. If you can get over the cam issue this rom is flawless

    • Max says:

      Try Carbon ROM:

      Just as nice camera works flawless both front/back

  47. Brandon says:

    For camera problems go into your actual ROM zip go into system.apps. then find the original aosp camera and there will be no more problems.make sure you turn camera off on Google camera by going to app info modify
    Hope it helps

  48. Yan says:

    Hi Max:
    Need emergency help!!! I just flash my phone with this LiquidSmooth ROM, and there are a lot of process was force to stop, for example google store sevices, and So I uninstall the play store app, and i cant get it back. And because that is stop so clear all data in my phone, apps, photos, musics. I want to get that play store app back so I tries to use Odin and try to flash the factory md5 to my phone and make it to the original system that carries with the publisher. By the way it is an AT&T version Galaxy S3. But it wont start it stuck when I successfully use Odin to flash the md5 file in it. It stuck after that AT&T sound is pop out. And stuck on the Samsung screen. I was wondering that if there is anything that I can do to fix it?

  49. Carl says:

    I installed this ROM and then the viper audio thingy. the rom has no option for sound packs, so i think it’s just sitting there doing nothing?

  50. arman merchant says:

    is the front camera being fixed or not
    i like this rom very much bt the issue is front camera
    i have tried installing carbon rom bt in that rom battery is draining very fast i m using at&t s3
    so tell that the front camera is being fixed or not plzz

    • Max says:

      Try carbon rom as front camera isn’t working yet:

  51. calvin says:

    Hey so I’ve installed this ROM and works great except when I make a call the screen goes blank…how can I fix that?

    • Max says:

      Try carbon rom:

      Many similar feature but working a bit better.

  52. whoppy says:

    Hey love his ROM its great everything is working except the front camera causes the phone to crash and then it reboots als I’ve noticed that it takes much longer for my phone to charge then usual. Any idea when there will be a new update to fox these issues especially the front camera. Thanks and keep up the good work

  53. frank says:

    Love this ROM thanks Max.
    One issue…. Extreme battery usage lately. Tried different batteries different chargers.. etc….
    Anyone else any ideas?

  54. David says:

    Everything works great! Much faster than before. Both cameras are working.

  55. MS says:

    i download and it says that the file is corrupted. can i have another link??

  56. vatsy says:

    HY max i am not able to update to its newer version it says – unable to connect to internet try to connect to internet and then try again

    I am connected to internet then also it says that!!!!

  57. vatsy says:

    Max can u you please upload official release of LS KK 3.2 IF POSSIBLE or latest ls kk 3.1

  58. Amit says:

    Hi Max, I took update dated 07 08 14 (nightly) on I -9300 in which Viper is incorporated but it is saying that driver installation failed as busybox may not be correct. Please suggest.

  59. Avishek says:

    when I tried to open CPU
    parameters in Performance sittings and change the CPU
    frequency it said ( error while reading frequencies. even trickster mod can’t able to help me…how can I over clock now ??..I only installed this ROM because of great speed and over clocking feature…plzzz help me as soon as possible

  60. Alex says:

    This rom is so good but network comes and goes. Do not recommend.

  61. ilya says:

    great rom but after i update the new virsion i got an “” problem after the first restart.
    any suggestions?
    i got AT&T SGH-I747

  62. whoppy says:

    Hey Max i just flashed and updated my S3 t999 (d2lte) to LS-KK-v3.2-2014-08-24 and I am having one problem. my volume panel wont show, when i increase or decrease the volume using buttons i get only a small faded box on the top exactly like hover style that shows and controls the ringtone. I know previously you could get the whole panel to show up. I have turned off hover and checked off expanded in the volume panel options but still no luck. Please let me know if there is a way around this or if this bug will be fixed?


  63. Amit says:

    My Gt I 9300 is not getting flashed properly. When i wiped cache & cache partition & delvik cache & installed new rom it is having gapps & other features of previous rom please suggest. Also want to know whether i can install rom using ODIN if yes then procedure for the same

  64. Richard says:

    i have just installed this rom to my virgin mobile galaxy s3 and i have one problem. my phone seems to be lagging ever since i installed this rom. do you have any solutions to fix this problem?

  65. Mathew Aguilar says:

    Hi, I have recently flashed the latest Liquidsmooth rom for my galaxy s3 for at&t. All is fine, except my 3g/4g LTE is no longer working. I am aware that I must manually enter my provider’s APN settings, BUT after I enter in all the information and hit menu then save, it takes me back to the previous screen and fails to save the APN information I have entered. I have searched this problem through countless forums and have had no such luck. Please help me! Thank you for your time, stay highonandroid!

  66. Christophe says:


    I just want to know if this rom come in multilanguage ? I need the French.

    Thank you

  67. Christophe says:

    Auto answer me ; yes the french is here.

    But I have not used the files here, found most up-to-date files on xda. Still 3.1 stable.
    I have a SGH-T999V from videotron and everything is OK, even the front camera.
    Maybe the battery is going away a bit to fast. I’ll check.

  68. Ty says:

    I just loaded this and now the phone will not activate. What is wrong?

  69. Arik says:

    Hey Max,
    when the screen goes off the proximity sensor goes on and doesn’t turn off until i turn the screen again.
    it drains the battery really fast.
    how can i turn the sensor off?

  70. Leon says:

    I have the Verizon S3 and been running LS for a lil while with no issues…then tried the front cam and boom rebooted. I see lots have the issue, but they seem to be way back in July. I have had the ROM for like 3 weeks now and would assume the ROM I flashed was after the Camera issue was resolved. Any thoughts on this? Fixes? I can’t use the camera at all now because it stuck on the front camera.

  71. essjey says:

    After installing 3.2 LS it asked me to update for limestone and now the camera doesn’t work.
    Im using the default kernel

  72. JuanK says:

    Luego de ver todo este foro y experiencias concluyo que no sirve 100% y aun tiene fallos así que lo usen.

  73. galaxys3rooter says:

    I tried the latest version of liquidsmooth 3.2 with gapps 4.4.4 and even updated it 2 times on 11-15.2014

    Skype will not work and the phone reboots when I try to use front camera

    I need this to work So I am not going to use their custom rom.

  74. Dave Starr says:

    Hello i just flashed this Liquid Smooth ROM onto my phone but i am having a couple of little Issues #1 no Wifi #2 google keyboard is crashing and giving me a message ” UNFORTUNATELY, GOOGLE KEYBOARD HAS STOPPED”

    any suggestions ?? way to correct this ? anyone ran into this before?

  75. Dave Starr says:

    Ok i corrected the Keyboard Crash , And the Wifi and i really like this ROM but there’s a bug with the front facing camera and this is one of the features that i like to use a lot so that is a problem for me. Anyone know how to fix this issue? is there a more stable version out there anywhere for the s3? I would love some feedback on this so if you have any please don’t hesitate to contact me..

  76. paiyantmgn says:

    i really love this rom…
    but i just have one issue…the audio recording quality is terrible…while recording just audio and video…the audio gets distorted and i can barely understand what i recorded…ive faced this issue in most aosp roms….
    is there any fix for this…?

  77. sandmanx says:

    Mobile data service 3G/4G won’t work on my i710 S3 on Boost Mobile. It’s too bad, as otherwise I really like the features on this one, but I’m back to stock for now

  78. galaxys3rooter says:

    Hey people,

    I would highly recommend the newest rc3 pacman rom, everything seems to work good. the front camera, skype, google keyboard. everything is very nice on pacman rom

    • galaxys3rooter says:

      also the pacman rom rc3 has some cool stuff like a torch and rotation lock on the settings pulldown menu, very easy to turn on off quickly

      its been working very good for me for 2 months. download it on xda developers web

  79. Åke says:

    Samsung galaxy s3 neo GT-I9301I ?

  80. ibrahim says:

    hi there i installed this rom only thing wrong is the camera only works for a bit then says cant connect to camera other than that this rom is the best ive used

  81. George says:

    I update my sprint s3 with this rom of LiquidSmooth ROM 4.4.4 KitKat with pa_gapps-modular-micro-4.4.4-20140629-signed and my front and back camera are working and everything is working great. But I have one new big problem after loaded this rom, the screen keep display and freeze while the phone plugin for charging while the phone’s power is off. When the phone is on the plug in charging I don’t have this problem. The problem is the phone is off first then plugin for charging.

  82. Denis says:

    Hey. Just installed the Rom looks really good. Only problem i got: The phone wont let me turn it off while on the charger. it will restart. Is this a known issue? how to fix it?

  83. dhaval says:

    The ROM is smooth and fast and as far as I have used it, only encountered little bugs here and there that I don’t really care about. However the camera still isn’t working. it gives me the error message can’t connect to camera’..

  84. dhaval says:

    The ROM is smooth and fast and as far as I have used it in my Samsung S3 i9300, only encountered little bugs here and there that I don’t really care about. However the camera still isn’t working. it gives me the error message can’t connect to camera’..

  85. Angelo says:

    Everything seems to be fine but my skype keeps on crashing when making phone calls or video calls. Do you have any solution for it? It would be a big help. Tnx alot guys.

  86. Nick says:

    In Privacy Guard all of the applications are missing wake up permission.
    Anyway to fix this? I am trying to extend my battery life 😐

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