The Mokee OpenSource Project is a new KitKat custom ROM that works with the Galaxy S3 I9300, use this tutorial if you want to learn how to properly flash such files on an Android device.
Mokee AOSP KitKat 4.4.2 is based on stock Android, Paranoid Android custom ROM and it packs some other great things such as: support for incremental updates, speed dialing, IP dialing, HALO, PIE controls, auto hide status bar, lunar calendar displayed in lockscreen, ListView animations, Smart dialing and others more. You can learn other interesting things about this release by visiting the XDA thread here.
If you want to successfully flash the new ROM at your first attempt, then you should read the guidelines below:
- Use this post only with the I9300 model of the International Galaxy S3.
> don’t use this guide with any other Galaxy S3 models, as you will end up bricking your phone.
- This is a guide that will work only with the rooted Galaxy S3.
- Also, your phone needs to have the latest CWM Recovery build installed on it.
> TWRP Recovery might also work with your device, but you will need to update it to its latest version.
- NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM has to be applied, this is found in the tutorial.
> do not skip this step, as it sets a restore point for your device.
- Factory Reset is also needed for the device.
- this process deletes all data from system partition, but it doesn’t affect the internal and external sdcards.
> do not skip Factory Reset.
- If you want to backup SMS text messages, data from installed apps or other similar data using the Helium utility for Android.
- Sync your Contacts data and People Details with your default Gmail account -> link here.
- Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
- Make sure that the phone’s battery has enough power left before it switches off. It should say that there is over 50% power left.
- This post is for advanced users, do not skip any steps that I’ve listed and you should be fine.
- Do not blame us in case something goes wrong or you lose any important data in the process.
Since you’ve gone past all of the above, now you can get to the tutorial and learn how to flash KitKat custom ROM for your device.
How to flash Mokee Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for your Galaxy S3 I9300:
- Download this ROM zip from here.
- Download the Gapps zip for this ROM from here.
- Connect your smartphone with your computer, then move both zip file to your phone’s internal storage.
-> after the files are copied with success you can disconnect the phone from your computer.
- do not unzip the files.
- Power off your device now.
- Boot your Galaxy S3 in CWM / TWRP Recovery Mode.
-> both custom Recovery versions will work with this post, but we’ve tested the CWM version only.
- if you’re using TWRP Recovery then you should make sure to apply the corresponding options for the installation to complete correctly.
- Create a NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM:
- select ‘backup and restore’, set a name for the file and confirm process.
-> do not skip this step.
- Now you should apply Factory Reset:
- select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’, confirm.
- Next, install the brand new MoKee KitKat ROM:
- select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then select ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
- find the ROM zip file and confirm its installation.
- After the ROM files are flashed with success you should repeat step 8 and flash Gapps zip.
- When the MoKee Android 4.4.2 ROM and Gapps are installed you have to return to the main custom Recovery screen.
- Reboot your Galaxy S3 now.
> note: the first boot process takes at least five minutes to load all the new files, do not press any buttons until the main menu of your new ROM appears.
- Use your Google Account to take control over your smartphone once again.
NOTE: if the first boot process takes too long to complete, or in case your phone enters into a boot loop, then you will be forced to repeat the entire tutorial once again. Make sure that in case you do repeat the guide, then you shouldn’t skip any steps listed above. Also, besides applying the Factory Reset you should use the ‘format system’ option too.
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