These are the best custom ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. Take your pick from some of the biggest names in the ROM business, including PAC Man, Android Ice Cold Project, CyanogenMod 13, Android Revolution HD, Temasek and more.
Files You Need
- You must root the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone before you can install some of the custom ROMs from the list. The Samsung range of devices are easy to root but the rooting methods can be confusing. usually you need to find a rooting method that is made for the exact model number and not just any rooting method for the S3 smartphone.
- You must install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone before you can install any of these custom ROMs on the device. Just like with rooting the S3, a custom recovery is likely going to be specific to the model number, so make sure you search for the right guides for your model number of the Galaxy S3 device.
- Most custom ROMs do not come pre-loaded with any Google Gapps packages. You can install your Google stock apps separately by flashing the Gapps files the same way you flash your custom ROM.
Blekota Note 4:
Ever thought of having some of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features on your Galaxy S3? Then no more dreaming, now you can have all those features on your phone too (except the ones which needs hardware to work). This custom ROM is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but the system animations status bar icons and notification drawer is themed like Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Features: Note 4 UI interface, Note 4 framework, Note 4 sounds, Note 4 lock screen, Note 4 settings, Note 4 Touch Wiz launcher, Note 4 notification launcher, Note 4 file manager, Note 4 my magazine, Note 4 dialer, Note 4 reboot menu, Note 4 S note, Note 4 video player, Note 4 music player.
Convert your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Sony Xperia using Apexperia custom ROM. This custom ROM had most of the stock apps ripped directly from Sony Xperia Z5. After installing this ROM your phone will look almost like Sony Xperia Z5. There are also lots of Xperia Z5 stock features in this custom ROM so you can transform your phone to Xperia Z5.
Features: Xperia Z5 system UI, Xperia Z5 album, Xperia Z5 walk man, Xperia Z5 launcher, Xperia Z5 semc clock, Xperia Z5 care, Xperia Z5 media sounds, Xperia Z5 live wallpaper, Xperia Z5 wallpapers, Xperia Z5 Lock Screen, Xperia Z5 Lock Screen particle effect, Xperia Z5 keyboard, Xperia Z5 calendar.
Temasek’s Unofficial CyanogenMod 13:
This custom ROM is an unofficial build on CyanogenMod 13 ROM made by Temasek so you can also experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Galaxy S3. This build is not that boring, simple and stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM, this ROM have some features which no other ROM had. Go through the list of features of this custom ROM.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, slim recent apps, task manager in notification drawer, customized app drawer with page and continuous menu option, CM them engine, download themes from Google Play store.
If you still have that Android Jelly Bean looking TouchWiz interface on your phone then its time to say good-bye to it because we have this Android 4.4 KitKat based Eclipse S3 custom ROM. This custom ROM will give your phone a fresh material designed TouchWiz interface that you use to see on Galaxy Note 4.
Features: Android 4.4 Kit Kat based, custom kernel, debloated, zip aligned, deodexed, Note 4 theme store, Note 4 clock, Note 4 camera, Note 4 S memo, Note 4 settings menu, Note 4 system UI, Note 4 app drawer, Note 4 home screen, Note 4 notification drawer, Note 4 stock apps.
AICP (Android Ice Cold Project) 11.0:
If you want a custom ROM which is the latest Android OS and yet customize-able enough to make it look like the way you want it. AICP is the answer, this custom ROM is based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and had lots of customizing options in settings apart of the theme chooser.
Features: CyanogenMod 13 based, CM theme engine, battery bar above status bar, battery percentage, status bar tinting, navigation bar customization, modified Google Now launcher, brightness slider in notification drawer, clear all button, memory bar in recent app screen, show hide navigation bar.
Blekota S5 ROM:
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a flagship smart phone from Samsung with lots of features which no other phone has in them. What if you can have most of the features of Galaxy S5 on you Galaxy S3? If you are interested then there is a good custom ROM which can do it for you: the Blekota S5 ROM. Just read the features and download it from below.
Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, S5 UI interface, S5 framework, S5 boot animation, S5 settings, S5 S planner, S5 multi-window, S5 TouchWiz launcher, S5 S browser, S5 calculator, S5 calander, S5 file manager, S5 music player, S5 tool box, S5 Note app.
MIUI V6 is now available to install on Galaxy S3 with all the user-interface and features. If you like a ROM with more simplicity than customization, and stock manufacturer apps, then MIUI is for you. This ROM has an iOS-like home screen only interface, but you can place widgets on MIUI.
Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, Nian settings, custom kernel, removed Chinese apps, 25+ languages supported, double tap on lock screen to turn on music, gesture anywhere, all Google apps pre-installed, rooted with SuperSU.
Android Revolution HD:
This custom ROM is Android 4.4 KitKat based and has a feature which makes your phone look like it is a HD device even though it is not. This custom ROM plays with your phone’s DPI settings to give you what this ROM gives you.
Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, this is an improved stock ROM so you wont see any visual changes, very clean, smooth and stable, multi language, debloated, zip aligned, deodexed for performance.
What if Samsung is not supporting smartphones like the Galaxy S3 any more? You can still upgrade it to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS using this CyanogenMod 13 ROM. This custom ROM had all the user interface and features of Android 6..0 Marshmallow ROM.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, status bar tinting, theme chooser, CM them engine, custom dpi, USB debugging enabled by default, developer options enabled, tweaked for better performance and battery backup.
PAC Man LP:
I used PAC Man ROM which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat on my Android smart phone and from that moment onward I am a huge fan of this custom ROM because of its customization abilities. You got a chance to install a PAC man ROM which is based on Android 5.0 Marshmallow with same customization ability.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, status bar tinting, notification drawer have a picture header, quick toggle tiles customization, quick pull down, lock screen shortcuts, CM theme engine, themes available at Google play Store.