Install Android 5.0 Lollipop In Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo

Find out How To Install/Update/Flash Android 5.0 Lollipop In Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300I & GT-I9301I with CM12 Custom ROM. Android 5.0 Lollipop is the latest Android firmware available for few smartphones. But now with CM12 Custom ROM Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo got Android 5.0 taste. If you are familiar with Custom ROM, then i don’t need to tell you about CM (CyanogenMod). Its currently the most popular and most used Custom Firmware out there. There is no words from Samsung about the Android 5.0 update for Galaxy S3 Neo.


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CyanogenMod is itself working very hard matching with Android 5.0 Lollipop’s source code. A few things that you will be observing in the builds are:

  • AudioFX
  • AOSP Browser
  • CM File Manager
  • New and improved Messaging app
  • Music Player with material interface and extra features
  • Dialer tweaks
  • Sound Recorder
  • Brightness control
  • Quick pulldown
  • Notification count
  • Battery style and Battery percentage
  • Left-handed mode
  • Power button end call
  • Volume button tweaks
  • Ambient display
  • Double-tap to sleep
  • Wake on plug
  • In-built color calibration
  • Increasing ring volume (Ascending ringtone)
  • Notification and Battery light modifications
  • CM System profiles
  • Privacy settings (Blacklist, Privacy guard, Notification filter)
  • Trebuchet launcher
  • CM Wallpapers

Apart from these, CM12 has tons of tweaks within, which makes it a remarkable ROM. View the concerned XDA thread for more information on this ROM and participate in the discussion with other ROM users.

Few Bugs :

  • Call Audio in secondary SIM (GT-I9300I)
  • Non-working camera for some devices (Fix available)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) not working

Before You Begin :

  • This Custom ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9300I & GT-I9301I.
  • Your device must be Rooted (Click Here) and TWRP Custom Recovery should be installed (Search in Google).
  • Charge your device at least 50% before you start flashing process.
  • Backup all your important data.
  • Enable USB Debugging in your device. Click Here, if you don’t know how to do it.

Download Required Files:

How To Install CM12 In Galaxy S3 Neo:

  • Follow all the steps given above first.
  • Download all the required files given above.
  • Download your device to PC with USB Cable and transfer all the download files in root folder of your SDcard.
  • Now boot your device in recovery mode (Make sure your device is ROOTED and TWRP Recovery is installed)
    • Power off your device.
    • Boot in recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Power Button and Home Button at the same time.
    • Release all buttons when the Samsung I9300I Galaxy S3 Neo screen flickers and in a few seconds the Recovery screen will appear.
  • Now you are in Recovery mode. Tap on Wipe, go to Advanced Wipe and check the System, Data, Cacheand Dalvik-cache boxes. Now, swipe the button on the bottom of the screen to start the wiping procedure.
  • Now, go to main screen of TWRP Recovery and tap on Install.
  • Browse to the location where the downloaded files were placed and select the Custom ROM zip file first. Tap on Add More Zips and select the GApps zip file too. Following the same step, also add the fix zip file to the flashing list.
  • Swipe the button on the bottom of the screen to confirm and begin the flashing process.
  • The process will take some time, After completion of process select Reboot > System.

First boot will take few minute, so don’t panic.

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