LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 for Galaxy S3!


For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2!

Couple weeks back we did feature this ROM but it had a broken front-facing camera, which was a deal breaker for many of you.  Well, I think Team LiquidSmooth has finally got everything right with camera working along with slew of other goodies.

For the d2lte version (for Qualcomm-based S3 like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Canadian), you can use Lean Kernel, which works wonders for the ROM and camera DOES NOT work unless you flash Lean Kernel!  Lean Kernel also allows for stable overclocking up to 1.836Ghz.

For GT-i9300, I highly recommend installing Archi Kernel, which will give you great battery life (as the kernel is built on Samsung sources) along with overclocking up to 1.6Ghz. (from default 1.4Ghz).

Upon installing LiquidSmooth ROM, you will find a nicely-themed Liquid Launcher, which is slightly modded KitKat launcher with support for modifying your grid size.  If using a phone without hardware keys, you will also find nice Android L-styled soft buttons, which also you can customize and add up to 5 different buttons.

For Galaxy phones or phones with AMOLED screens, make sure you enable “Total blackout” option in Settings as that will save you some battery.  AMOLED screens use zero energy on black pixels so having this on will save you a bunch of battery life.

For customization, LiquidSmooth ROM offers one of the best customization options through its LiquidSmooth settings (in Settings).  You will be able to customize everything from your lockscreen, status bar, navigation bar, CPU, and much more.

Navigation custom setttings are my favorite part of the ROM, you have many choices including App circle sidebar, Gesture anywhere (shortcuts using gestures), PIE Controls (two PIE controls on-board), and customization offered for your soft buttons plus navigation rings.  By using your navigation options carefully, you will be able to maximize efficiency of your phone while on the go.

For notifications, LiquidSmooth ROM offers Active Display, Driving Mode, HALO, Heads Up notifications, lockscreen nofitications, and some more.

Many of the LiquidSmooth builds also come with an overclockable kernel, meaning you will be able to easily overclock for your high-end games/graphic-intensive apps.

If you are looking for a good Android 4.4.4 custom ROM with lots of tweaks/customization, definitely head up the latest version of LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2, it is now available for all Galaxy S3 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, GT-i9300, GT-i9305, and Canadian.

Download LiquidSmooth ROM

Download Lean Kernel for AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/Verizon/Canadian (not for GT-i9300/GT-i9305) – Credits

Download Archi Kernel for GT-i9300 (ONLY for GT-i9300!)

For GT-i9305, try Agni kernel (I have not tried on GT-i9305 but is a good kernel)

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (I recommend using micro as you get two cameras. (AOSP + Google Camera)

Download HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit No Lockscreen (optional)

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 kernel, install Gapps, install  HighOnAndroid Conversion Kit (If you want OnePlus One camera, theme, AudioFX/Screencast apps), and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

First time installing a custom ROM?  See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S3!

Credits – LiquidSmooth, G+ Page, HighOnAndroid <— Please donate to LiquidSmooth Team 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: My 64GB SD card does not work!
A: AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) do not support beyond 32GB of microSD external storage.

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 /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.

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77 Responses

  1. vatsy says:

    i still have camera problem !!!! m on 3.0.64 liduid kernal

    m on LS KK 2014-09-14 version on gt-i9300 help me

    • Max says:

      Flash Archi kernel for fix.

      • Khaled says:

        I have problems here.. When I try to open video the gallery stop working.. Imei is missing… REC (screen recorder) won’t work when audio is enable he say error encodage audio or something like that, 0
        Pls reply

        • Khaled says:

          I have problems here.. When I try to open video the gallery stop working .. There is no audio in any application -_-.. Imei is missing… REC (screen recorder) won’t work when audio is enable he say error encodage audio or something like that, 0
          Pls reply

    • Karan Sharma says:

      Same here…need to reboot camera every time to use it… Flashed archi kernel… But still has the same problem…

  2. Jacob K says:

    3.1 works fine but this one gives me the dreaded ‘No Internet Connection’ problem. My IMEI # is missing and there’s no mobile data. I’ve searched but never found a working solution….Any ideas for a T-Mobile S3 ?

    • Jacob K says:

      Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
      A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

      DUH !!~~~!!!

      • Jacob K says:

        cannot, for the life of me, get manual APN settings to save. It’s something in the ROM, not the Lean Kernel. SGH-T999: U.S T-Mobile S3 – Going to back to STABLE 3.1 and will forfeit front facing camera option but keeping the One Plus One camera 😉

      • Mark says:

        That’s not the case if you are on Verizon or a few other carriers… smart ass answer not needed

        • Jacob K says:

          Watch your mouth son…Who are you talking to? One of My replies to MY post which I cleary stated didn’t work for my T-Mobile phone either.

    • Bob L says:

      just reinstall the rom and not the kernel. all your apn settings will be back. you’ll still have to find another camera though

  3. Mark says:

    I’ve tried installing this for the 5th time in a row and I’ve been doing this for a long time (installing and running custom ROM’s) + cannot get a mobile connection, only wifi. I have verizon and a GS3. I wipe it then install the largest file(ROM) then the smaller lean kernel then I’ve tried the micro gapps (no luck). I’ve done it with just the rom and micro apps (no luck). I tried with rom, kernel, full gapps (and also these steps with micro gapps) also no luck… I guess I have to go back to another ROM to get use of my phone. Any ideas? Am I missing something? I always wipe data/factory reset then wipe cache then wipe delvic cache (i do those 3 steps 3 times in the order I listed them) then I go to install ROM (which I also check with MD5 sum, I check all the files that way)…

  4. Mark says:

    Looks like this last time (about the 6th time) I have an LTE connection along with wifi. I installed the ROM and only the full gapps 4.4.4 and now I’m good. I guess I just did too many steps. You only need the ROM the big file (177MB and the full gapps (276MB) and all good so far.

  5. brad says:

    just flashed this rom, no play store, or any other google apps came with it. (i did install the gapps package) also there is no APN, nor can i save APN

  6. brad says:

    so i tried to flash again, this time flashed just the gapps 4.4.4 pack and the rom. it worked fine except for trying to open camera, the phone would reboot. so i then tried installing lean kernal as well. now i do not get APN

  7. Mark says:

    Well I’m not sure what is going on with this one. I had everything going pretty well until I installed viber and tried to log in. I’ve tried to l;og in to viber twice and each time phone auto reboots. Looks like this has all kinds of problems on my GS3 using verizon…

  8. Mark says:

    yeah camera is also rebooting my phone along with viber – no idea what’s wrong here.

  9. Mark says:

    Yeah when I installed the ROM then the lean kernel and either of the gapps I’d get no APN even after changing settings by hand…

  10. li says:

    does this work on non lte version of galasy s3? tmobile t999?
    when i try to install it says failed verification.

  11. ben says:

    sprint s3 camera not working how do i flash the kernel to get it working

  12. Mrcollegeman says:

    After doing everything the right way with this rom I am here to say that it is not working good with the AT&T Samsung- GS3 I-747. So I just want back to the custom rom before trying this one.

  13. Christophe says:


    With leankernel my wifi doesn’t work. But it’s OK with kt747.
    However which governor mode do you recommand for battery life. They are to many and I’m lost.

    SGH-T999V S3 with liquidsmooth 3.1 stable.

  14. justin says:

    Installed this rom about 2weeks ago and loved the layout but I had camera issues which seem to be fixed now but I was also having a major wifi tether problem which resulted in me going back to The People’s ROM. has anyone had a wifi tether issue?

    I’m on Sprint S3

  15. Daryl says:

    When I flash the sprint version there is no baseband

  16. Tim says:

    will this work with the SGH-T999L (t-mobile lte version)? Any caveats?

  17. Carlos says:

    So the rom is having a problem with s3 only?,, looks like giving up the camera or the APN… I don’t get APN network with this ROM when flashing the kernel file but without it the Canberra would not work… 🙁 too bad this rom have so many awesome Good stuff I want… Oh well maybe a fix will come or so

  18. Zay says:

    Since installing this rom my phone shuts down at random periods. It does not even reboot, it just shuts down and I can’t turn it back on unless I plug in a power source first even it has a full battery. I did a wipe again but it still does it. Should I just flash again?

  19. Bob L says:

    Just install the rom and gapps and your APN settings will be fine but the camera won’t, if you flash the lean kernel camera works but no APN settings. I installed rom without lean kernel and installed a different camera and all is well.

  20. Zay says:

    Anybody else experience their phone just shutting down for no reason? I could be in the middle of a call or texting, it would shutdown.

  21. Zay says:

    Where can I download the correct lean kernel for sprint gs3 that will work with this rom?

  22. Ricky says:

    Would it work for GS3 Tmobile LTE version? By the way, which method you recommend to flash TMO GS3 LTE so we still are able to receive an update from TMobile? Many thanks,

  23. gordo says:

    I got my liquidsmooth 3.2 on my galaxy s3 now.

    I never see the 4g or lte sign on the phone any more?
    It always says 3g where ever I go

    With the stock rom I always saw LTE on the screen!

    In the LS 3.2 Settings I have LTE seletected as preferred network.

    Does LS 3.2 not have a LTE 4g sign? Is 3g connected as LTE?
    This doesnt make sense because sprints 3g network is limited and LTE is more abundant where I am

  24. kal says:

    I am using a sprint galaxy s3 running v3.2 with lean kernel and after restarting my phone music and videos stopped working.

  25. Sakouhi says:

    Its work great for me, I can recorder with Rec screen recorder with little lagging in 720p, but i have Imei missing 🙁

  26. Sakouhi says:

    WTF Its work great for 3 days, now evry thing stop working, asphalt 8 stop working, real racing 3 crashing after 3min -_- its not stable

  27. Zakolin Van says:

    I’m stuck at boot even though I’m already done formatting system. Please help, I’m using i9300T.

  28. Mr. Bob says:

    I’ve installed the ROM, now no 3G/4G LTE access and no access to my External SD card, even after applying SDFix for KitKat.
    Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

  29. Leftman says:

    I’ve tried 21 times to download this ROM and in the end something is wrong, but 163MB everytime is downloaded.
    21 x 163 it’s quite a lot.
    Is there any different way/ place to get this file?? For i9300…

    Thx in advance…

  30. Mr. Bob says:

    Obviously a buggy, crappy ROM and no one is offering solutions.
    I suggest you bug out on this and go back to a stable ROM like Slimkat.

  31. mike s says:

    I had the same problem wit APN settings after flashing lean kernel. Had to restore rom from backup and just deal with not having front camera. Another thing I noticed is when trying to install the LS-KK-v3.2-2014-10-27 update it wouldn’t install. Phone reboots into recovery for a second and gives me a red exclamation point then just reboots again normally. Anyone else have this problem?

  32. wale says:

    having problems with my wifi tether after installing liquid smooth milestone. pls hellllp,!

  33. James says:

    I installed the rom the lean kernel and gapps…it gets stuck on the activation. help

  34. Seçkin Ergün says:

    Help plz man google keyboard doesn’t working?

  35. Gary Redwine says:

    Hi I have an sgs3 sprint rooted it and installed liquid smooth 3.2 and lean kernel. Now I can’t watch YouTube videos at all through browser or the app, and certain websites like Craigslist won’t load. Please help because she I would like to keep this rom you’ve done an awesome job with it. Thanks

  36. Keephy says:

    This ROM is complete shite. Just go with slimkat.

  37. Seçkin Ergün says:

    Max help plz front camera doesnt work with whatsapp!! What can i do???

  38. Mr. Bob says:

    Install Cyanogen and your troubles will be over.

  39. retrorunt says:

    Hey Max I have a fast question for you or for anyone who has information worth sharing but, has anyone else had heating issues once installing this ROM? I installed LiquidSmooth on my Note 2 (T899) with no issues however on a Galaxy SIII (T999) the ROM tends to overheat and the phone restarts periodically. I have tried different Kernels, configurations, undervolting but everything leads to the same issue, the phone just overheats and restarts periodically. Am I the only one experiencing this issue? Thank you in advance

  40. ahmed says:

    is there a way to add SIM in EAP wifi authentication method ???????

  41. Damin says:

    Installed in my boost mobile (sprint) gs3 2 weeks ago. Stable rom running with lean kernel. Have play store and most all other google apps. Although in a few apps the front facing camera is a little buggy (distorted, stretched out faces, skipping) I haven’t seen 4g LTE at all since I installed the rom either.always 3G with random drops in service. Calling works fine for me. Really fast! Play games and make videos with ease. Sometime appolo music player bugs out as well. (Choppy Skippy music) all in all pretty decent ROM

  42. Timothy says:

    Just installed this ROM, the kernel (version 9.9 kitkat), and the gapps (the mini version for the front facing camera to work) and the sound is inoperative. Not sure if there is a better kernel out there. Have Samsung Galaxy S3 i747 AT&T version. Also, Apollo doesn’t work. Great otherwise.

  43. Chip says:

    Might there be a newer version of the kernel? Flashed the 9.9 lean kernel & it kills LTE on Sprint & indeed without it, the camera crashes. I tried the fix from XDA, as well as the LTE fix on LS’s website to no avail…

  44. Leonard says:

    Will there be a nameless rom for the L710 sprint variant

  45. Damindu says:

    hey i installed this to my sgh1747,sometimes its laggy its ok,but i dont know how to take screenshots,can u tell me how to get scshots?

  46. damindu says:

    hey my front facing camera wont working on my s3 sgh1747,i installed kernals and everything but wont work,when i turned on front cam my 4n resarting automaticly

    • Mr. Bob says:

      Like I said before, this is a crap ROM. I uninstalled this POS and installed Cyanogen and have been trouble free ever since.

  47. Cube says:


    Do not download this rom if you’re coming from Tmobile unless you 1) Don’t care about having DATA service, you know the actual integral part of a phone that is used to CALL. or 2) you do not care for a camera on your phone in the 21st century.

    Jeez. Is there a stable rom ANYWHERE that is 4.2 and up??

    • Mr. Bob says:

      I’m on T-Mobile too. If you install any ROM other than T-Mobile’s stock ROM you will lose the ability to make calls or send texts over wifi. However your regular calling and texting will work just fine.
      I use Cyanogen ROM and I’ve had no troubles. In fact, I find my calls at home are clearer since I stopped using wifi. Go figure. 😉

  48. Robert says:

    I installed LiquidSmooth 3.2 on the Rogers network here in Canada I747M. Seems to work except for a few issue. When I was on the stock rom and if I had my Bluetooth on I could still hear the phone ring and email and sms come in. The phone would still make sounds.
    Now with version 3.2 and the Bluetooth on, the sounds only come through the Bluetooth, so if I have the bluetooth on my desk and not on my ear I miss calls and emails.

    As well on the stock rom I was able to find a contact and send the contact info by SMS. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this with Liquid smooth 3.2

    Any ideas on how to get this to work. ?
    Do all custom roms have this issue ?

    Is there a better custom Rom out there. This is the first custom rom I have installed.

  49. Timothy says:

    Any fix for the data problems? I still cannot add a manual APN even in 10-27 version

  50. Mayur says:

    Hi Max, I installed this Liquid smooth, and browser is not working.
    Also, “Update all” option in Google play is not working.
    It’s showing no sufficient space available. Also it’s showing many unreadable notifications again and again.
    Please help me out of this…

  51. austin says:

    when i flashed the rom, all but one thing worked. now my phone says no service and has a null IMEI… PLEASE HELP i cant use my phone until i fer this fixed

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