Will Verduzco · May 20, 2012 at 05:00 pm

First Custom ROM Appears for the Galaxy S III

Wow, what an exciting time for all prospective Samsung Galaxy S III owners. Ever since the rumor mill was started, we all knew the Galaxy S III would be big. Then when we attended Samsung Unpacked 2012 and tried it for ourselves ourselves thanks to some up close and personal hands-on time with the device, we knew Samsung’s next flagship would be a hit. Then, before the device was even released, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire rooted the device. Not too long after that, the stock, official firmware was leaked, which naturally lead to the porting of the S Voice app to other devices.

And now in yet another chapter of the SGS3 saga, we have the first custom ROM for the device thanks to XDA Recognized Developer ::indie::. The developer builds on Chainfire’s previous work by incorporating CF’s kernel into a deodexed and zipaligned package. While the ROM itself isn’t visibly different than the stock ROM, it is prerooted with Chainfire’s kernel to save you a step, and the deodexing should help those looking to theme and modify apps for the device. the In the words of the developer:

Hello everyone and welcome to Omega’s Thread for Samsung Galaxy s3!

This new thread will host all future Omega rom series for SG3.
Omega’s team already ordered SG3 devices and we are waiting to get our hands on them.

First custom rom for SG3
Android 4.0.3
XXALE8 Android 4.03 (Date: 13/05/2012)
Modem XXLE8
Kernel CF-Insecure-SGS3_XX_NEE_ALE8-v1.2 by Chainfire

Rom is Deodexed + Rooted + Zipaligned
Rom is untested because we do not have the device yet,
If anyone has a SG3 and he wants to flash the rom please pm me

Those looking to get in on the action should head over to the ROM thread. Even if you don’t have the device yet, it may be worth a download as you prepare all the necessities before launch day.

Update: For those wishing for a more de-bloated experience, please visit the S3 Noble ROM thread by XDA Recognized Contributor Reviewers.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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