How To Install Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM On Samsung Galaxy S3 i747

Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM Samsung Galaxy S3 i747 How To Install Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM On Samsung Galaxy S3 i747

We were beginning to miss the Samsung Galaxy S3 as the last article about this powerful device was posted a few days ago. Meanwhile, the South Korean company is still selling hundreds of thousands of units across the globe, while developers are still releasing custom ROMs for the Android-powered phone.

AOKP is one of the most popular ROMs for Android devices. The unofficial version of the ROM has been ported to the Galaxy S3 by a pair of developers, called Ktoonsez and Task650. These guys ported AOKP for the AT&T and Rogers version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, therefore only owners of these devices can install the ROM.

Checking your model number is easy as you have to go to Settings -> About Phone. Read the details there, and if you have a phone with model number SGH-i747 or SGH-i747M, then you can install the ROM. Please note that the procedure is risky, meaning that you may damage your phone. In addition, owners will lose the warranty so they will have to be sure that this is what they want.

The unofficial AOKP ROM is based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and it comes packed with several new features, including more Navigation Bar colors, animations, Chronus clock support, and the weather widget found in CyanogenMod.

There are some requirements before the installation. First of all, you should backup all your data because it will be deleted during the installation. There are no “ifs and buts” on this one, thus follow this guide. Secondly, go to Settings -> Developer Options, and check the box next to the USB Debugging option.

A custom ROM installation also requires a rooted Galaxy S3 with an unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod Recovery flashed on it. All of these can be performed by following this link. At this point, you’ve met all the conditions therefore you can begin.

How To Install Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM On Samsung Galaxy S3 i747

1. Download the ROM from here.

2. Download Google Apps from this link.

3. Transfer both of the downloaded .zip files on your smartphone’s microSD card.

4. Disconnect your handset from your PC, and switch off your Galaxy.

5. Boot the device into Recovery mode by pressing the follow key combination until the display turns on: Volume Up + Home + Power.

6. Backup your device by navigating to and selecting Backup and Restore. Then navigate to Backup and select it. Select Yes to confirm and Go Back to the main menu after it is done.

7. Wipe your handset’s data by navigating to Wipe Data / Factory Reset. Select it using the Power button and press Yes to confirm the action. Go Back when it is over.

8. Wipe your smartphone’s cache by going to Wipe Cache Partition. Select this option will prompt a confirmation therefore press Yes. When it is complete, Go Back to the main recovery menu.

9. Continue by going to Advanced. Select this option and then select Wipe Dalvik Cache. Confirm the process as required so click Yes, then Go Back after it will be complete.

10. The next step is to navigate to and choose Mounts and Storage. Now select Format /system. Confirm by pressing Yes and Go Back once it’s done.

11. Install the ROM by navigating to Install zip from sd card. Select this option, then press the Power button to select Choose zip from sd card. You will be asked to find the ROM’s .zip file on your device’s microSD card. Select the file and confirm the installation by pressing Yes. It will take several minutes to complete, but Go Back when it will finish.

12. Install the Google Apps package as well, by selecting Install zip from sd card, then Choose zip from sd card. Locate the Google Apps .zip file on your microSD card and select it, too. Confirm the procedure with Yes, then Go Back when it will be completed.

13. Select Reboot System Now and your Android handset will automatically reboot.

That is everything that you must to do install the unofficial AOKP ROM on your AT&T / Rogers Galaxy S III. Let us know if you have successfully installed the ROM on your handset.

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