S5 Sensations ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300


For those of you with a Galaxy S3 GT-i9300, you are in luck as S5 Sensations ROM by XDA user Sunajkram23 brings you a real “S5 port” to your Galaxy S3.

Inside S5 Sensations, you will find goodies like native call recording, modded S5 launcher with theme support, Ultra Power Saving Mode (Yes get 10 days of battery life!), S5 lockscreen effects, quad multi-window, and much more.

S5 Sensations ROM also ships with practically every S5 app, which you can customize with its AROMA installer so you don’t end up with a ton of bloatware you don’t want.

And yes, you can even try the S5 camera (only still camera works, other features are broke) which works well for regular still photos.  (But I do recommend using S3 camera for daily driving.)  For themes, you will be able to get over 20+ themes and easily switch the look on your S3 to an LG G3, HTC Sense, Xperia, iOS, MIUI, and much more.

Overall, S5 Sensations ROM represents just the start of custom ROM revolution for the Galaxy S3 as there’s actually a slew of S5 custom ROMs available now.  As for Qualcomm-based S3 users such as U.S./Canadian S3 users, you may have to wait a bit more for this to come to your phones.

If you want to convert your Galaxy S3 into an S5, definitely check S5 Sensations ROM out this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download S5 Sensations ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 (DO NOT INSTALL UNLESS YOU HAVE GT-i9300!!!)

Download TouchWiz Themes

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 TouchWiz Themes, 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 – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, 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: 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.

Q: How can I thank you for your tutorial?

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62 Responses

  1. AJ says:

    The size of the ROM is huge! Does the phone become slow while using this ROM?

  2. AMJ says:

    The camera doesn’t work for me. I cannot make it work even while using Google camera. I keep getting the cannot connect to the camera message. Am I the only one or are others facing it too?

  3. rahul says:

    Overall a great variety of features in this rom , thank you very much
    Just one query , my phone isnt connecting to wifi.
    Everytime i enter the password and hit connect , it says , saved n secure , but doesnt connect to the network
    Is there something wrong with some settings ?

    • didar says:

      camera doesnt work ((( please fix it!! neither s5 nor s3 camer (((

    • G says:

      for everyone having issues with wifi connectivity on the Sensation Rom where you can only see a few networks and you cant connect to any of them. Here is a fix that I just used that worked perfectly, fixed the issue.
      Drag the file to your SD card.Use Flashify app, run the zip file, it will take you to the cwm loader and ask if you want to install, say yes and then it will reboot and voilla! your wifi is working.
      Thanks to user andjeomilosrdja on forum.xda-developers.com for providing this fix.
      Here is a link to the topic if youre interested

  4. Sea Nanners Jr says:

    Amazing Rom One Question Though….Whenever I Try To Change The Theme Nothing Seems To Happen All I Get Is The Theme’s wallpaper i tried rebooting my phone but nothing changed still the regular icons on app and I’ve Flashed The touchwiz themes zip by the way

  5. Steven says:

    Great rom but the camera does not work, so not good

  6. BigToby says:

    Overall i like this ROM

    Can anyone had a same case like me ?

    There is two android data in my phone gt-i9000
    – emulated 0/Android/Data/….(all com.xyz)
    – external sdcard/android/Data/… (all com.xyz)

    Even i deleted in external sdcard its recreated again.. actualy the property is installed on internal sd card… but its running slow sometimes need to rebooted and back to normal.. its feel running on ext sdcard

    Pls help guys… and i appriciate

  7. gennadios says:

    Really amazing Rom. Just one Problem. WiFi don’t work. Anyone know how to fix it? It’s really amazing rom

  8. Derrish says:

    Is it slowing down for any of you??

  9. mohamed says:

    i want s3 stock camera (4.3-last frimwear) … please upload it

  10. Paulo says:

    man ur videos are good i watch them since my galaxy s2 , never had problems till now

    hello can some one give me some help ?

    i have a samsung galaxy s3 i9300 , i have installed the sensation rom v7 before widout a problem but after flashing a AGNi kernel i cant boot the rom using any other kernel , i have tried , to do the full wipe , factory reset , wipe cache partition , format system basicly everything u should do , i even reformated my internal sd card , i have also tried diferent recoveries , twrp and cwm recovery 6.0.46 wich worked fine when the room was booting with boeffla kernel , thats the one i want to use again because it was wroking better for me i just cant boot the room anymore with the boeffla kernel provided by the room file in aroma , it just boots with agni kernel why ?

    Ps : i had an s1 an s2 and now i have the s3 , i always used costum roms and this is just weird for me , i know the recovery is separated from the kernel on the new phones but what am i doing wrong ? just wanna boot the sensation rom v7 again with the boeffla kernel

    • maxi says:

      You have to reflash your phone with original samsung firmware using odin.after that u root and instal da s3 custom rom again…sure this will help you.

  11. clyde says:

    I cannot charge my phone turned off i.e. as soon as i plug the charger into my turned off phone,the phone comes back on. Everything else seems to be working o.k. Any chance of a fix?

    • Ecy says:

      I am having the same problem too.
      Also my phone dialer doesn’t have back space, call & cancel icons. Instead it shows numbers 15,16 & 17 there respectively. Cannot make call thru dialer, need dial from the call log only, Any solution to fix this?

    • Kev says:

      This is a feature of the current V7.0 build.
      Auto Power ON… or something.
      Best Bet is to review/comment on the XDA thread..

      • Kev says:

        Since I was curious about this myself I’ve looked it up and it’s an issue with Android 4.4.2 itself – not this ROM.

        If you’re worried about battery stats just fully recharge to reset.

  12. ian says:

    Download the kernel zip for kitkat …. and install camera works…

  13. Kev says:

    I fully wiped my i9300 and went through the Aroma installer, selecting Boeffla kernel.
    I installed from my 64gb SD card, no hassle.
    I’ve had great performance, no wifi problems, and the camera works better than it did with CarbonROM which I used for about a year. (and it got steadily worse for speed and freezes and camera crashes needing a reboot to fix; from many nightly dirty flashes – maybe it needed a wipe and reinstall!)

    I’m also using Solo Launcher and so far, very happy with stability, speed and battery usage from S5Sensations V7, with the supplied Boeffla 6.1 Beta 4 kernel.

  14. jack says:

    towards the end of the S5 sensation review you go back in to the settings where you can change the stuff that was installed with the rom (camera ,etc) could you list the Path to get back in please.

  15. Aleksandr says:

    Hello, I have Samsung galaxy s3 i9300 (international). After installing S5 Sensation ROM 7.0 phone started to catch 4G LTE. Does it work on my phone?

    • Kev says:

      The i9300 has no 4G hardware!
      The 4GLTE displayed on your handset is part of the S5 emulation.
      It shows this instead of H+ (HSUPA) – but that’s what you’re probably using.

  16. Kev says:

    Max, just wanna say – this got me REALLY High on Android! xD

  17. Roberto Cezar says:

    S5 sensations is super cool, TY.

    but i have a problem and cant find a solution…

    i have 2 cells, one with this rom working 100% and other with cam problem….. both are gt9300 made in brazil.

    both with same files, same apps…

    with other roms cam work fine…

  18. SquareRootOfS3 says:

    Everything works until the “font” part… Where the heck is the option? I thought it was supposed to be under “Display”.
    You can search it up in the options, yes- but when you tap it, it just takes you to the Display page devoid of the option.
    Don’t know if that just slipped through the developer’s mind, but I hope there’s a fix to it. I really do.

  19. sajjad says:

    The link doesnt work!!!

  20. maxi says:

    Call log force closed…fix that.

  21. lokesh says:

    HI Zedomax ,

    i am new to rooting process and i just followed the process and rooted successfully and the installed the s5 sensation to my s3 GT I9300 international version ..
    The sensation s5 ROM is working like butter thank u so much for the instructions
    But i have a simple question to you
    how to change the font on this ROM ?
    how to install touch wiz themes ?
    the touch key left to the center button is directly goes to the recent apps and it was earlier give a drop down of listings?

  22. Esteban says:

    This rom is compatible with s3 neo? (i9300i)

  23. kapten says:

    Help me camera not work.i9300

  24. kapten says:

    Help me camera not work.i9300.please….

  25. kapten says:

    why camera not work frend.please….

  26. kapten says:

    why camera not work frend.please…..

  27. saifur says:

    My wifi is not working please help me.

  28. ashok says:

    Is this rom works on s3 neo gt-i9300i?

  29. deheleanvlad says:

    Hi. I install on my galaxy s 3 (international version) the S5 sensation Rom but i have some troubels,above the home key button my phone get’s really hot when i used it (on the cpuz app the t* reach 50 to 55 *C … help plz:( THX 😀


    **************CAMERA FIX***************

    OK For those of you who cant get the camera to work simply click or paste this link from Youtube into your browser and DL the file its a kernel thats missing to boot the camera up i believe kinda like an image of software?



    ********* UPDATE********

    DO NOT USE THIS ROM! Its very unstable! issues ive had:

    1) Facebook chat keeps shutting down whilst typing message and loosing all the text
    2) The performance is slow my phone kept hanging
    3) Erratic behavior most of the time
    4) the hands free con cant be shut down ive tried everything from Youtube videos to many forums and it simply cannot be shut down or stopped from working?
    5) the camera didnt work at first then i found it was the Kernal was either missing or corrupt i then installed the correct one BUT the reverse camera crashes and you cant talk selfies what so ever!
    This isnt stable in any form! i would say this was in ALPHA! not good!

  32. Raghuvir says:

    Hi…i have Samsung galaxy S3 SHV E210S which is Korean model. which is 2 GB ram and 32 GB internal. Can i install same ROM in my mobile if it is possible then please share link…


  33. Raghuvir says:

    Hi… I have Samsung Galaxy S3 SHV E210S with 2 GB RAM 32 GB ROm which is Korean Model. i want to install same ROM in my phone if possible then please share link.


  34. Bhadresh Variya says:

    I am use Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 International Version….
    And I flash the rom my s3 mobile s5 Sensations ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300..

    Now finally this ROM is fastest working……….
    I like this ROM

  35. Stubbleman says:

    For those whose camera doesn’t work, here there is a solution I found on xda forum; at least it worked for me.



    • Stubbleman says:

      Forgot to mention that the solution is changing the kernel, and that post has the necessary files and info; very simple though.

  36. gandalf says:

    Is it possible to install d apps i missd while first flashing with aroma installer without loosing my current settings and apps?

  37. Grotmaster says:

    Working lovely on my S3 international. Chuffed to see 4G, alas, tis only an illusion. Had Cm 11 previously to this but died one day. Cheers Dev.

  38. Sam Hassan says:

    phone and messaging crash any ideas

  39. waqar says:

    i want to convert s5 sensation to s3 custom plz help what i do s3 rom not install aftr i install s5 sensation rom

  40. ACIID says:

    this rom is laggy and very unstable plus you have to fix the camera I dont recommend this for not advanced user I tested it for like a year and it has major issues regarding mainly multitasking very very slow…

  41. Hitesh says:

    My camera failed from after reset having custom rom sensation S5 on gt-s3 i9300 what to do now

  42. saniel sankhla says:

    not registered on network problem in my samsung galaxy s3 gt-i9300 how to solve my problem . my give me solution…

  43. Sam says:

    How to restore /EFT folder I can’t flash any roms, only thing I can do is use kies to restore factory settings

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