Unfortunately Samsung has announced that the International Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 will not receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, but there’s still a chance for those who want to keep their smartphones up to date.
There are a lot of Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom ROMs you can use and they are very stable. Like you’d expect, they don’t come with TouchWiz or Samsung’s custom features, but there are a lot of apps available that can replace those.
Custom ROMs can be even better than Samsung’s stock ROM as they are very stable and they come with a lot of features that stock Android or Samsung’s TouchWiz don’t come with.
If you really want to get the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300, then we recommend you to try a custom ROM.
You should know that custom ROMs require root, which can void your Galaxy S3’s warranty, but there are tools to recover the warranty. We have a lot of guides here at Android Geeks to help you root your Galaxy S3 and update to an Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom ROM.
Once Google releases Android 4.4.3 KitKat we expect the custom ROM developers to update their too, so you will always have your Galaxy S3 up to date without having to rely on Samsung, which is known to let some users behind.
If you decide to install an Android 4.4.2 custom ROM, make sure to read our guides very carefully because we offer you information about the ROM, its stability and bugs, along with methods to recover your device’s warranty. We also test all the ROMs we’re writing about so you don’t have to worry about bricking your device. All you have to do is read everything very carefully and follow all the steps listed in the guide.
If you encounter any problem, make sure to let us know and we will do our best to help you, as always. Also pay us a visit from time to time, as we constantly update our website with all the new custom ROMs available and we only feature the best ones, so you don’t have to try them all until you find a good one.