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This is a custom ROM which will let you get the mixture of CyanogenMod 10.1 goodness packed with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Verizon version of the Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. What exactly does that mean? Well, essentially, it’s CM10.1 which is based on top of the latest Android firmware. It comes to us just as I’m watching the worlds biggest Key Lime pie on the news which is made in the USA. I have no idea if Google is behind it or not, but it’s a good reminder of things to come and a bit of motivation to update your Jelly Bean sooner than later.

Anything that has the Galaxy name for it is fantastic for checking out the new firmware builds. The carriers love to bring them out for these because they are some of the most popular, and they also get made especially to work well for them. One of the changes we will see with the jump up to 4.2.2 is the ability to tap on a widget and it will open up another area of information. If you were to hold it instead then it will open as it normally would. This is especially true for any of the settings type things like WiFi mode of airplane mode. Some people like it and think it’s great, others have no idea why Google has made it this way. That’s just the nature of the game though. It’s rare that everybody is going to like something, and companies have no choice but to try to redefine what they have done in the earlier bits of work. We’ll see if this one ends up standing the test of time. It’s definitely worth a mention though, because anything that is just an incremental number update instead of a new name like Jelly Bean is only about making things better and not bringing in a heap of new features. This is at least one thing that has changed that we can talk about. There are other that we will be discussing later on.

If you are rather fond of sounds then you’ll also notice a few different tunes being played to the sound of gestures. Wireless charging will ping you with something completely new which you shouldn’t have heard before. It wasn’t involved in the earlier version. To be honest, if you want our opinion, it’s not the greatest of sounds. It’s not very quick, and it sounds like something more from a video game than a gesture to let you know something is plugged in. Still, as we mentioned before, we are sure there will be some that love and some that hate. As long as for the most part people are enjoying it, then it should continue. With something as small as this though, it’s likely not to stand the test of time. More often than not Google will be changing these sounds each time just to give consumers something different to listen to.

To go along with a similar sound theme is the low battery notification. Many didn’t like the old one and they’ve changed it because of that. This one is easier on the ears and has the same kind of three syllable sounds. Pardon my musical language because I’m not much of a musician. It sounds like the other sound from WiFi, but in a lower note. Still reminds me more of a Super Mario game than anything else, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing either.

Before proceeding get the:

– Samsung Verizon S3 USB drivers.

– USB debugging mode enabled.

– Last but not least, grab the Google GApps, which will be needed during the guide.

It’s advised that you back up all of your apps and data if anything were to go wrong throughout this tutorial. Make sure you have a custom recovery pre-installed such as ClockworkMod. Anything custom will need a custom recovery.

How To Install CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 On Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 Jelly Bean

1. Grab the CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 ROM package.

2. Connect the S3 SCH-I535 to the computer via USB.

3. Using the trusty copy and paste feature, transfer the zip file (without extracting) as well as the GApps in the mobiles SD card.

4. Power down the phone.

5. Turn it back on and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.

6. To be considered as essential, as you will want to wipe/data factory reset and wipe cache partitions by using those options inside. Once you have done that you are OK to go ahead to the next step. However, if you are more of a “by the book” type of person, then you may also be interested in wiping the Dalvik cache.

7. Scroll back to the main screen interface, whereby your next task is to choose a zip from SD card.

8. Upload the ROM file.

Use your keys to go back to where you came from inside the recovery. Once you get to the destination, there will be an option presenting itself, which asks if you want to reboot the system now. Confirm this notion.

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