Android 4.4.2 + Root for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710! [Stock Rooted ROM][ND8]

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.


Download Android 4.4.2 + Root Stock ROM ND8 for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710

Download KToonsez Kernel for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710

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!

If for some reason, it doesn’t boot with KToonsez kernel on older bootloader, try flashing the ND8 bootloader manually using ODIN.

Credits – XDA, kernel <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


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.

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22 Responses

  1. Billy says:

    Is this for the Galaxy S 3 SPH-L710 or the Galaxy S 4 SPH-L720?

  2. Joey eliz says:

    To every one that have participated on bringing all this information to the rooted family thank you for you’re hard work…I enjoy learning from all of you…thanks again..

  3. Jay says:

    Hey, I was just wondering if this installs KNOX on your device or not? Thanks so much!

  4. Parker says:

    I tried the oneplus one and could not configure my phone to get 4g on my boost s3. My stock backup had gotten corrupted so i downloaded this. While everything else I have tried works, I cannot get the wifi to turn on with this rom.

  5. Robert says:

    Does native tether work?

  6. Chip says:

    So will this install the latest modem? If I revert back to my backup, will I keep the new modem, or will that revert too?


  7. Mike says:

    Does anyone have the link to the proper Gapps for this ROM? In the article it mentions ‘See above for download.’ but I don’t see an actual link to the Gapps download.

    I found a link to 4.4.2 Gapps on this page for Gummy ROM, I am assuming that’s OK to use.

  8. Mario Cox says:

    The WiFi doesn’t switch on. How do I fix it? (I have the galaxy s3 sprint version)

  9. Kyle shoestock says:

    Does this download include the GApps prolly a tepid question but I’m just wondering

  10. Kyle shoestock says:

    Why won’t my phone turn on?

  11. Kyle shoestock says:

    Ok so I did this cuz there is no PRL mod on the liquid smooth rom at least not that I found and now my phone won’t turn on so what gives man?

  12. Manuel santiago says:

    Flashed 4.4.2 in recovery and everything works but WiFi any suggestions?

  13. christian G says:

    Everything flips the opposite way now. How do i fix this?

  14. Jose says:

    I tried all your steps, one by one, for “How to Root Galaxy S3! [Android 4.3/4.4.2],” and when Downloading Samsung drivers in Odin, it did not completed. Showing the update box on “FAIL WITH RED COLOR.” Now I got the error “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again.” how do I recover my phone back? Please let me know. (I have a Samsung s3 SPH-L710 with Android 4.4.2)

  15. Fenny says:

    HI Max!

    I bought my S3 on August 2012. I rooted my phone and flash Carbon Rom and 4GLTE worked great!
    Just a week ago, I suddenly lost my MIED so I flash back to Stock and I flash L710VPALEN then restore my MEID. But the phone asking to insert SIM CARD. Since I’m in Sprint. I don’t have SIM card. So I flashed L710VPUDNJ2.

    Now the problem: My connection always on 1xRTT, Sometime 3G but super slow. Sometime get 4gLTE slower than 3G

    Is there a solution to this problem?

  16. Jeremy says:

    Hi, I have a particularly odd issue with my S3. The installation of the ROM/Kernel went smooth, and it boots up fine. However, everything is only fine during the first boot. If i reboot my phone, weird things start happening, such as: system apps start force closing, I lose my wallpaper, my status bar disappears, the home key stops functioning, etc. The only way to alleviate this issue is to perform a complete wipe, reinstall the ROM, and refrain from a reboot. As you can imagine, it’s quite aggravating. I’ve had to do this at least 3 times already, and I just want to be done with it. Has anyone else had this issue, or something similar to it?

  17. Chase says:

    I have the virgin mobile galaxy s3 which I have flashed sprint stock firmware on via Odin but when I try to flash this in recovery twrp just restarts itself

  18. Tom says:

    I have a Galaxy S3 (Freedompop/Sprint) that I have installed a custom ROM on (AICP). I need to revert back to 4.4.2 to update the PRN, PRL. I had the latest update to KitKat 4.4.2 so I think I would also have the newest bootloader, but, when I try to flash the phone with the file at the Download Android 4.4.2 + Root Stock ROM ND8 for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 link above, the phone will not boot up. The screen remains black and the blue LED blinks on and off.

    Any ideas?

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