If you though that the Verizon Galaxy S3 was left aside when it comes to stable and powerful custom ROMs then you should check the Jelly Bean based Eclipse software which can now be safely updated to your SGS3 I535 smartphone. The ROM is powered by the AOKP and CM10 platforms so important features and capabilities will be added to your Galaxy S3 and this along with the Jelly Bean flavor. But for being able to enjoy the Eclipse OS, you must first learn how to install the same. For that you have the present step by step guide, which will easily take you through the flashing procedure.
Before heading to the actual update guide, you must check some general aspects that are being related to a custom ROM. First, and most important, a custom ROM is used by those who want to power up the performances of their devices. Usually, such a firmware is coming with new and extra features that cannot be found in the default version of the Android system; in this way you can customize and optimize the handset so that you can receive more power from its system, an improved battery life, better user experience and a lot more.
The same can be applied if we talk about the Eclipse software. This is built 4 of the same OS meaning that the previous reported bugs and issues have been resolved and removed. This is the stable variant of the platform so the Eclipse ROM will smoothly run on your Verizon Galaxy S3. Furthermore, the update is based on the Jelly Bean platform and combines features from the CM10 and AOKP ROMs, so you have all the reasons for testing and trying this new OS improvement right on your Galaxy S3 I535.
If you want to read more about the Eclipse ROM, you can go here and check our source page. Then, return to the tutorial and begin the installation procedure. You should know first, that the warranty will get void. This is happening because you need to previously root your Verizon Galaxy S3; the Eclipse ROM can be flashed only on a rooted system. By rooting the device, you will actually unchain its internal system from the factory restrictions, so you have nothing to worry about, though if you manage to mess things up you can end up in bricking your handset.
After rooting, you must also get and install a custom recovery image for your SGS3. This tool is extremely important for us as by using it we will apply the CM10 and AOKP powered Eclipse software. Furthermore, you can use the recovery for other operation too, so the tool might be useful for the future. Now, related to the warranty, you can restore it but only if you will decide to downgrade your Galaxy S3 to the stock ROM, or if you will install an official OS provided by Samsung and suitable with the Verizon model of the S3.
Then, I need to tell you that this method is requiring a wipe of the system. This means that the Galaxy S3 data will be wiped out. So, you have to complete a backup operation for saving your personal info, like the text messages, contacts, market apps or EFS. It will be a good idea to make a Nandroid backup too, as you never know if you will like or not the Eclipse custom ROM. For applying a full backup use or backup and restore guides by searching for suitable tutorials through our how to section.
Finally, and as usual, you need to have access to a computer or notebook; on the same and on your phone there shouldn’t be any security programs running. The handset must have enough power (at least 60%; else charge the battery) if you want to keep it turned on during the update operation and you must enable the USB debugging option from its settings. Remember that this tutorial can be applied only by those who own the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 model number I535 as the Jelly Bean Eclipse custom ROM firmware will work only for the mentioned device (installing the update on a similar handset by using this guide will brick your smartphone).
How to Update Verizon Galaxy S3 I535 with CM10 and AOKP based Eclipse Custom ROM Firmware
- Use the link from here, or the one from here and download the Eclipse ROM on your computer.
- Then, download the Google apps package on the same computer by using this link.
- Then, place the files on your phone’s SD card.
- Turn off the device.
- Reboot it into recovery mode.
- The recovery mode can be entered by pressing on the Volume Up, Power, and Home buttons at the same time.
- Next, from recovery first select to wipe the system: “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Return to the main menu by selecting “+++go back+++”.
- And from there select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the update file and install the same.
- Then, repeat the process for installing the Google apps package too.
- In the end, from recovery select “+++go back+++” followed by “reboot system now” and you are done.
There you have it guys; that was the easiest way that can be used for updating the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Jelly Bean Eclipse custom ROM firmware. Now, on your device should be running a powerful OS that comes with features ported from the CM10 and AOKP platforms; test the same and see how it performs on your smartphone and then use the comments area from below for sharing the results and your impressions with us and with other users who might want to install the Eclipse software.