For those of you who want to install the latest Android 4.4.2 stock ND8 firmware, you do not have to unroot back to stock using ODIN, which can be time consuming, instead grab the zip version which you can install with CWM or TWRP recovery.
This version is 100% stock and also comes with root so you can try the latest Android 4.4.2 without losing root.
For those of you with an older bootloader (You’ve rooted your phone on 4.3 or earlier), you will need to flash KToonsez kernel to make it boot.
If you already have Android 4.4.2 bootloader or later, you can just flash the ROM and should boot fine. Also, if coming from stock rooted ROM, you may be able to install without doing a factory reset. Just make a backup ROM and install ROM without factory reset if that’s the case.
NOTE: You need to update you CWM Recovery to v126.96.36.199 or higher OR also update your TWRP Recovery to v188.8.131.52 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!
If for some reason, it doesn’t boot with KToonsez kernel on older bootloader, try flashing the ND8 bootloader manually using ODIN.
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.