Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo Receives Functional Lollipop Port
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo is without a doubt a pretty nice device. Released in April 2014, this phone is essentially a re-designed version of the Samsung Galaxy S III with 1.5 GB of RAM and KitKat right out of the box. It’s not that popular as its older brother, but this phone is still a nice option if you are looking for wallet friendly handset.
Samsung isn’t planning to officially update the Galaxy S3 Neo to Lollipop. This isn’t a big surprise, but fear not because XDA Senior Member Rox released a highly functional unofficial port of CyanogenMod 12 for the device. This ROM can be considered as a daily driver, as only minor defects remain. NFC isn’t working properly due to lack of driver sources and audio in calls on the second SIM of the dual-SIM version doesn’t work. These flaws aren’t deal breakers, and you can kiss the KitKat goodbye and flash some Lollipop goodness.
To flash the ROM you must follow the standard procedure, which is entering the recovery mode and applying the update. ClockworkMod is the preferred recovery for the GT-I9300I users. If you are coming from Jelly Bean or KitKat, the factory reset is required.
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo in your pocket? Visit the development thread to give your device some Lollipop sweetness.