Resurrection Remix ROM for Galaxy S3! [Android 4.4.2 KitKat]



For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out Resurrection Remix ROM, available for most Galaxy S3 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket, GT-i9300, and GT-i9305.

Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Resurrection Remix ROM by XDA user @WestCrip brings you the best of the latest KitKat along with speed and ton of customization.  For those of you with U.S. Galaxy S3, you can even install Lean Kernel to get overclocking up to 1.836Ghz stable.

Resurrection Remix ROM probably was one of the best ROMs available for the Galaxy S2 and now is back in full force to satisfy Galaxy S3 users’ hunger to have the best custom ROM available.

Inside the ROM, you will find a ton of customization including Halo floating notifications, Active Display, lockscreen notifications, custom animations, screen recording, battery bar, and a ton more.  Also Resurrection Remix ROM comes with two launchers, stock Android KitKat and Nova launcher with ability to easily switch launchers with Home Launcher switcher in settings.

Overall, Resurrection Remix ROM runs near flawless in all the S3 variants I have tested so definitely this ROM is highly-recommended for those of you looking for a good, stable ROM for the next month or so.  Give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download Resurrection Remix ROM for Galaxy S3 [AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Cricket, MetroPCS] – Optional if you want overclocking: Download Lean Kernel (Credits)

Download Resurrection Remix ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300

Download Resurrection Remix ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9305

Download Android 4.4.2 Gapps


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!

You can also follow developer of this ROM Westcrip @WestCrip on Twitter.


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%.

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110 Responses

  1. cleancasey says:

    Awesome rom. Brought my S3 out of sudden death:)

  2. Ricardo says:

    Mobile data is not working….

    • Max says:

      Check APN settings!

      • Chris Pedersen says:

        I have installed Ressurection ROM, very AWESOME ROM, except when the data 3/4G just , well , goes bye-bye. Factory RESET and re-flashing ROM fixes it, but this is becoming a hassel. There has to be a way for SPRINT network to fix this. APN is grayed out in settings so tip from above does not work. Any other tips would very much help me keep this ROM, otherwise this ROM is basically worthles if at any given time . . . . NO DATA, ahahahahaa. Not funny though.

  3. Joe Scully says:

    Hi … Will this work for the GT-I9300 International version?

  4. Fernando S Luz says:

    Max, is there a way to root my I9300 without using a PC since isn’t recognized by any PCs? It’s lost the root and the PC connection when installed 4.3.

    • Sea Nanners JR says:

      download kies….it’ll get recognized hopefully

  5. Raghuvir singh says:

    its not working. error: failed.
    Please guide me.

  6. Danny Morton says:

    Website page not found for download. 404 error. I tried the first link I have a sprint s3.

    • Justin says:

      I get this same message for the ROM as well as Lean OC and Gapps. I’ve tried multiple times and still nothing. Ironically the only ROM that I have got to work with great results is called “The Peoples ROM” I tried CYAN Fox or whatever its called and the signal strength seems to turn to crap so I default to TPR for everyday STABLE use. It is many updates behind which gets annoying, but I never have any problems with it. My main reason for Rooting my Sprint S3 was for the tethering. If anyone has any up-to-date ROMS that will actually download and not stop at 122/243MB I would like to give them a shot.

  7. Danny Morton says:

    BTW Thanks for all the work and all the cool rooms you feature. Check out wicked project X on xda for sprint s3. Awesome wicked combined with project x

  8. Danny Morton says:

    Download started! Thanks

  9. Furius says:

    I downloaded the appropriate files and when I went to install the installer skipped the MD5 check and said it did so because there was no MD5 found. What could be the cause of this?

  10. Milton says:

    I did try this ROM and was pretty neat, I did not like the design on the keypad dial tone. Otherwise its a good ROM but I will stick with my Revolution V4 for now. Thanks for letting me test the ROM.

  11. terry says:

    i tried to install but got error 7 please help running galaxy gt-19300 android version4.3 thanks

    • Milton says:

      Was this while uu were installing in recovery mod. Wipe/delete all data b4 install zips. Do the ROM first and the Gapps after and see what happens..

    • yR says:

      update ur CWM to v6, this vl help to solve ur problem. i had the same one, but now m using it, working smoothly

    • Ryan says:

      I also got error 7, im running sch-i535 verison. I have CWM recovery v6.0.1.2
      The only rom that can flash is the Pac man rom. its working but I would like something else.

      I have tried to wipe data and format

      I read somewhere that it could be a problem when copying the file accross.

      can I flash from Odin? I cant seem to get a .tar file when i extract the rom. guess im not supposed to

      this is so frustrating
      Any help will be awesome!


  12. Milton says:

    Read this —>>

    Hope it helps..

    • Milton says:

      Did u try using Odins to flash Roms. Its manually but it migth work.

      • Joe Scully says:

        Do I need to convert the file first because Odin doesn’t see the file?

        • Milton says:

          Unzip it first.

        • Sarat says:

          U don’t need to convert…
          If ur phone is already rooted put the zip file in ur SD card. Access ur recovery and select zip to install… Finished

          • raider111111 says:

            If you are getting a status 7 all you need to do is use the guide in the video above with one minor difference. DO NOT UNZIP. Navigate into the zip file without unzipping using the same path as in the video. Then delete everything up to the word mount. Be sure before you delete the script that you find your varient there. Mine for example is d2att or SHG-I747. The reason you are getting status 7 is because clockwork is reading the script and the script is telling clockwork to make sure you are installing the right rom on the right device. So be sure to find your varient on the list.

    • Ryan says:

      Hey, Thank you for the direction, however it did not help.
      I tried to edit the script, but i ether get (bad rom), (error 6) or somthing else, it does not work.

      Im still stuck

      Thanks for the help so far

    • Flash says: Here you go mate, this fix will help you for sure…just edit script 🙂

  13. yR says:

    thnx MAX, great work man, its really one of the best ROM for s3
    thnx again for ur work, i really appreciate this 😉

  14. Joe Scully says:

    Hi…I’ve tried installing it to my gt-i9300 but I keep getting…”failed to verify whole-file signature….signature verification failed…..

  15. yR says:

    oh yeah, i have a question too…. i am unable to install photosphere app of kitkat, i have downloaded this from above link, but still not able to install, it always says tht app can not b installed
    kindly help me with this dear

  16. grunt0300 says:

    Hey Max, will this rom be available for the HTC One(M8)? Thanks.

  17. Tony Dean says:

    I installed this rom, now I do not have a phone number and the the phone is not in service. The rom I was using before works (slimroms) Please help!!

  18. Steve Rosales says:

    Running this ROM on my tmobile S3 and everytime i reboot my S3 google search stops working

  19. Jeremy says:

    Speaker phone volume is very low. Is there any way to increase it?

  20. Jeremy says:

    Speaker phone volume is very low. Is there any way to fix this?

  21. Aditya Ramani says:

    Can i directly flash while using stock 4.3? Or do i need to downgrade…

  22. Zay says:

    Which Lean Kernel can I use? I did a search but got so many results, not sure which to use. Please help with link if possible.

  23. ed says:

    This ROM is good but can’t get blur background to work and not getting any of my notifycations from apps like Instagram any help with this thanks in advance running T-Mobile s3

  24. Neha says:

    Hi Max … I am using Samsung S3 – international variant GT-I9300. The Rom did not work for me. I am getting the error “set_metadata_recursive some changes failed” 🙁 Can you please help?
    Regards, Nm

    • Sarat says:

      hi buddy…
      if its a “set_metadata_recursive” error u need to upgrade ur version of TWRP or CWM.

      If its CWM easiest is to install ROM manager and update it from there.
      If its TWRP install Goo Manager and update.

      Once updated u wont get that error

  25. Dex says:

    Hey as soon as the rom boots up i get this error ” unfortunately the process has stopped ” i really like this rom can anybody help I’m using a s3 I747

    • Dex says:

      Also i realize when i turn on my traffic monitor the phone takes up all the bandwidth of my phone is due to the error above

    • yR says:

      I am having the same problem man, and one more issue, the phone reboots itself somtimes, i dont know the reason, help me with this Max

  26. jeremiah says:

    Is this touchwiz or AOSP based?

  27. phil says:

    Tried to download for cricket s3 got error notice saying aborted download any reason why?

  28. osei says:

    I’ve just installed resurrection remix on galaxy s3 i747 and it is working just fine. But my only problem is i can not check my remaining balance on my Carrier network. Please Max i need your help.

  29. phil says:

    I’m having problems installing this ROM for the cricket s3 when I go to install it says file corrupted abort download can someone help me out?

  30. Tony says:

    I down loaded and installed the RIM on my i747, works great. Thank you for the recommendation. I would like to know if there is a alternative to the gapp 4.4.2 though. I want to get rid of all those useless Google apps but would like to keep play store. I tried installing just the ROM without the gapp and installing play store independently but when I do that play store keeps “stopping” without ever loading up. Any suggestions?

    • Sarat says:

      instead of searching for a new GAPPS just select the application u dont want from the settings–> Apps and disable the system app. it wont be active and wont be seen in ur apps also. but be very careful. if u touch unnecessary apps, it can lead to an unstable state.

      • Sarat says:

        Anyways.. There is another gapps with CM 4.4.2.. It is much more smaller and contains only the most basic apps

  31. Maier Teodor says:

    Hi Max ! The rom works but I cant make google play store to work. It says “no connection.retry” and the internet browser doesnt work eihter. Basicly nothing related to Google works . Why ? please help !

  32. phil says:

    I need help won’t flash for me I have cricket s3 and seems like it won’t flash keeps saying aborting install bad need help I have updated cwm so what is the problem max help me out?

  33. Salman says:

    Sir I have install this rom the rom is awesome but i want to know how to remove the on-screen home button i m using AT&T S3 i747 Sir Please help me 🙂

    • yR says:

      Go to settings – resurrection tools – interface – navbar size and hide and then set it to 0
      Its all done like u want it to 😉

  34. Jose says:

    Max I got a question for you, I got a Samsung galaxy s3 i747 and this rom is awesome the only thing I would like to know it is how to disable the onscreen home buttons, on your review I don’t see them but on my phone they are onscreen.

  35. Michael says:

    I have been using this rom for a few days now and have noticed the battery life is only about half of what I was getting with CM11. Any others have this issue? Also, any suggestions?

  36. Raghuvir singh says:

    need mother board of galaxy S3 19305……

  37. jason says:

    does this rom enable the wifi hotspot for the tmobile version? i don’t see it

  38. Turnbasenerd says:

    This rom is pretty dang smooth. Lean kernel also helps. The only issue ive ran into is my data loses connectivity all the time. Ive re downloaded and reinstalled the rom, kernel and gapps a few times to make sure. it might just be my device though. Sprint galaxy s3

    • Max says:

      I finally figured it out, it’s a problem with all AOSP ROMs, Sprint has an APN problem so it’s the only carrier you are gonna have trouble with signal. Right now, I advise to just not install AOSP ROMs until this is fixed permanently by developers.

      • Turnbasenerd says:

        Ok thanks alot Max! And thanks for sending us the best ROMs out there. Your site is alot more user friendly than XDAs. Ill just go with the last touchwiz rom you posted.

        • James says:

          What a shame. I’ve been having the same problem. Such a pity, I was really enjoying this one. Could anyone suggest an alternative? Ideally a rom which has Nova launcher.

  39. dave says:

    Works great on my t999. Only problem is it looks like I lost wifi calling capability. Is there anything I can do to recover that?

  40. dave says:

    Max – please help… Tmobile T999 (Non LTE) ROM install 100% success. Having issues with carrier connection:

    *Preferred Network Type = (GLOBAL) LTE/CDMA/EvDo/GSM/WCDMA
    *Network Operators = TMobile

    FIRST Problem – signal bounces/unstable between 3G/H+/No Connection

    SECOND Problem – when I tap “carrier settings” = unfortunately, the process has stopped

    I assume ^^^ is where I can set call forwarding/hide caller ID options, etc?

    Lastly – what do you suggest as a possible workaround for lack of wifi calling?

    Thank you for posting this thread/instructions. Very straightforward and easy to follow.

    • Max says:

      What is your APN settings? Make sure APN is set to so you get 4G LTE.

      Also this is an AOSP ROM, that means there’s no wifi-calling, you need TouchWiz ROMs for Wifi-Calling.

      • LEADLOOSE says:

        What do I do for the SPRINT phone if I’m having the same issue as above with problem 2. my service is not running as well. And how to I check my APN setting.

        Other than having NO 4G LTE. This ROM is really nice. I love the options, it’s seems endless. I have not tried the new one, depending on your answer I may try it this weekend, if it will help me solve the 4G LTE issue.
        THX MAX

        • Max says:

          AOSP ROMs in general have issues with Sprint 4G LTE, this is a known issue, starting with newer AOSP ROMs with KitKat builds. Until the devs fix it, there’s no workaround yet… 4G LTE works on Sprint just won’t get great signal with AOSP ROMs on Sprint, works fine on all other carriers tho.

          • LEADLOOSE says:

            THANKS MAX
            What ROM would you recommend until they get this issued resolved.

            • anonDroid says:

              i’ve been trying lots of different ROMs to get sprint to work with 4G. most won’t work at all. this one at least gets 3G. i’ve come to terms with the fact that its as good as it gets right now. the sprint stock ROM is too unusable to go back to. I’ll deal.

  41. ovalbugmann says:

    Hello Max,
    I want to use this rom as soon as I can, however I am in a android 4.3 mess and need to know if this rom includes a bootloader or will make use of the bootloader already on the gs3. You see since Samsung jammed “Knox” security into the android 4.3 OTA update anyone who tries to flash a rom with a bootloader gets a bricked device. i.e. – So I am looking for a way out of 4.3 OTA and Knox is cockblocking my every move. None of your att GS3 root methods will work now if your phone has taken the 4.3 update OTA (over the air). I am trying to folloe that root method and just need to know if this rom has a bootloader or will use the current one. Thanks, ovalbugmann

    • Max says:

      ROMs do not include bootloaders, you can only flash bootloaders using ODIN so I wouldn’t worry about it, does not affect flashing ROMs as said in XDA forums. 🙂

      • ovalbugmann says:

        Thank you! for the quick reply!, and now I know bootloaders can only be flashed with odin, I’m still new to rooting and (haven’t done it yet! lol) and very much want a rooted GS3 phone and custom rom and CWM recovery, I wish I would have rooted as soon as I got the phone before the current android 4.3 bungle. Appreciate the help. 😉

  42. JJ says:

    Does this ROM have free wifi tether (hotspot) included? If not, do u know of an app that will actually work for free hotspot on KitKat?

  43. Nick Goblirsch says:

    Loving the rom so far but have one issue.. WHERE IS MY VOICEMAIL?!?!? is visual voicemail not a part of kitkat? I’m not even getting notifications that i have a voicemail.. please help, big issue for me..

  44. Nick Goblirsch says:

    disregard that last question, installed google voice and that solves that issue but seems to have created another.. now all of my texts are getting sent to my email and i can’t find the sync setting anywhere.. how do i stop this?

  45. ahmed says:

    so visual voicemail goes crazy after i listen to a voicemail. I do not know what happens but the audio on the phone is so low as well. maybe its the settings, but audio is a def. issue for me with this rom. I did install viper and no real change any thoughts?

  46. ed says:

    Downloaded videos not playing anyway to fix

  47. Jacob says:

    This is the 1st Kit-Kat ROM (for d2tmo) that has a FULL version of Halo, as previously added to 4.3. Not just the floating notifications, its the real deal multi window Halo where you can pin apps of your choice. ROM is great so far: working, data, wifi, MMS and camera. Daily driver still.

  48. kaze says:

    hi max,i need your help..when i flash this rom it work totally fine but later i tried to flash a kernel my phone suddently have a error network searching..and when i wipe everthing and flash it back its stiil the same no service ='(

  49. rohit dhaka says:

    This ROM is great but camera app not work all time crash don’t know what happen I try everything but camera app not work and when I download from Google play store another camera app and that also not work .pls help me
    Sorry for bad eng

  50. Bambam says:

    Hello Max,

    Thanks for posting this and I flashed my Samsung Galaxy III phone with this rom and overclocked the processor and it is really fast and smooth. I do experience one problem I can’t resolve. Whenever I place a call, it sounds digitized and choppy. The area I am in only has 3G. Have you seen this problem? If so can you tell me how you were able to resolve it? Under Mobile Network Settings, Access Point Names is grayed out and I can’t access it. I also can’t access carrier settings. Not sure if this is related to my problem. Thanks!

  51. aga says:

    me parece una pasada la rom, pero se come la bateria, no me dura nada unas horas sin usar y fuera bateria. alguien tiene respuesta?. gracias

  52. chris says:

    I flashed it on my sprint galaxy but it is draining my battery really fast, and it will only charge half way please help!

  53. Jose says:

    Max i have my galaxy s3 customized with this rom , i heard about towelroot can i reroot my phone with this app? Please advice.

  54. zaman says:

    hi i tried that rom but i am unable to use my mobile network ;(
    any suggestions????

  55. Alan says:

    I’ve been using this rom for about a month now. And it worked fine for the first 2 weeks. But now it is restarting by itself. It will restart my phone because it sees to crash. Any suggestions or help? Or a recommendation for a new stable rom?

  56. Rod says:

    Verizon Samsung s3 rooted with CWM. Rom works excellent but blue tooth is broke, any fix for this?

  57. Miskoza says:

    Is FM radio working on this ROM?
    And if does, which one?

  58. Brenkus says:

    TMobile version and it will only connect to 3G Network. APN is set to Is there anything else to try? Download speed is around 8MB which is pretty slow.

  59. Fcolon76 says:

    Love the rom but I CAN’T MOVE APPS TO MY SD CARD and my internal memory is very low! HELP!!!!

  60. sam gnaw says:

    this rom is great, but it only shows “H” for the internet, not 4G/LTE

  61. Miha S says:

    ROM is great but I also havee a problem with the camera. The stock camera works fine, but other camera apps crash (I have bought some pro and HDR versions, none of them work). I can’t even use scanner apps because the camera crashes.
    Please help out!

  62. Miha S says:

    Forgot to mention, my phone is Galaxy S3 LTE

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