Update Galaxy S3 I9300 with Android Revolution HD Custom ROM Firmware

Revolution HD for Samsung galaxy S3 has been made available so if you want to flash a stable and impressive custom ROM firmware on your device, I recommend you to test the same. Even though the Revolution software for Galaxy S3 is based on Android 4.2 XXUFME7 OS (so you will not get an Android 4.3 powered platform) you will still receive the latest apps and features that are available on the Android market. Besides, many other extra features will be added the Revolution HD system being one of the most appreciated custom updates by the Android users.

For updating your Galaxy S3 to Revolution HD custom ROM you will have to complete this tutorial. The software can be installed only manually as after all we are dealing with an unofficial update and not with an OTA release of Android 4.2.2. Anyhow, don’t worry because the flashing operation is not hard to complete; actually the same can be applied in just a few minutes without using or operating with complex or risky tools.

The warranty of your Galaxy S3 will be voided though because this is an unofficial operation that has nothing to do with Samsung or with Google. Android 4.2.2 Revolution HD is being developed by third party devs and represents a free aftermarket distribution of Jelly Bean XXUFME7 firmware. However, we should thanks the Revolution team for the present step by step guide.

The Revolution HD firmware is stable and comes without bugs; furthermore, the software has resolved the bugs and issues from the stock XXUFME7 Android 4.2.2 OS therefore the ROM will smoothly run on your Galaxy S3. As mentioned already, the custom ROM will bring stock and extra features on your device and many other options that can be used for improving the speeds, customize the looks, optimize the performances, upgrade the battery life and so on.

Of course, you will be able to complete this tutorial only if your Galaxy S3 I9300 is rooted and installed with a custom recovery image, like CWM or TWRP recovery. These operations are required each time you try to apply a custom ROM on an Android based device so it comes something like default. Anyway, be careful because when rooting the warranty will get void since the system will be unchained. The warranty will get lost because the flash counter of your phone will increase; now, reset the flash counter (by downgrading / updating to stock / official Android OS) if you want to restore the warranty.

A default recommendation when talking about custom operations is the backup. Yes, it is extremely important to save everything that’s important to you because after completing this tutorial everything that’s saved on the internal storage memory will be wiped out. The backup can be easily applied by using free distributed backup and restore apps from Google Play. Also, you can use CWM recovery for making a Nandroid backup and for saving the EFS folder.

On the other hand, since this will be a manual update operation, for being able to complete the proper steps you will have to use a computer, your phone and its USB cable. Then, for avoiding the unpleasant situations, on both computer and Galaxy S3 you should deactivate the antivirus and antimalware protection (these tools might interfere with our work). Also, due to same considerations, your phone must be charged if the battery status indicates less than 50% power left (your handset might get bricked if during the update operation the Galaxy S3 gest turned off). Finally, for being able to connect the devices on your device the USB debugging option must be enabled; well, you can do so by heading to path “settings -> applications -> development”.

Good; now ensure that you are completing this guide only if you own the Samsung Galaxy S3 model number I9300. The steps from below are being compatible only with the same, which means that if you apply the Revolution HD on a different handset you can end up in bricking your Android based phone / tablet.

How to Update Galaxy S3 I9300 with Android Revolution HD Custom ROM Firmware

  1. Go to this page.
  2. From there download the Revolution HD firmware that is suitable with your Galaxy S3.
  3. Good; save the update file on desktop.
  4. But don’t unzip the package.
  5. Use the USB cable and plug in the same for connecting your phone with the computer.
  6. Now, take the update file from desktop and copy-paste or drag and drop it on your phone’s SD card.
  7. Next, unplug the USB cable as the computer will no longer be used on the present operation.
  8. You now need to turn off your phone – completely.
  9. So, turn off and wait a few seconds before heading to the next step.
  10. Good; use the guide from here and learn how to reboot your SGS3 into recovery mode.
  11. Then use the recovery mode menu for selecting “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” – remember to backup the data first.
  12. Also, return and select “wipe dalvick cache”.
  13. Again, go back to recovery menu only this time select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card.
  14. You now need to pick the firmware file from the SD card.
  15. Then, apply the same on your phone.
  16. Wait while the installation procedure is running.
  17. Finally, in the end select “+++go back+++”, “reboot system now” and you are done.

Congratulations you have learned how to update your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 with Revolution HD custom ROM firmware. Remember that the software is based on stock Android 4.2.2 XXUFME7 OS and is coming without bugs or issues. Anyway, if you don’t like the new Android platform, then if you had made a Nandroid backup as indicated, you can choose to restore the previous system by rebooting once more into recovery mode. Do note that if your S3 is getting stuck on a boot loop after completing the steps from above, you will have to select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” from recovery mode menu. For any other problems or issues, share your impressions with us and with other users by using the comments area from below.