Unofficial Galaxy S III KitKat ROM now available

Samsung logoSouth Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has already confirmed officially that its Galaxy S III smartphone will not receive an update to the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, but enthusiasts have not agreed with this decision, and have taken the matter in their own hands.

Thus, an unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat ROM is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S III, based on a Galaxy Note II build, and labeled as work in progress for the time being.

Samsung Galaxy S III

Basically, this means that those who are interested in taking it for a spin will see that it is unstable, and that it is not suitable for daily use.

At least not just yet, that is, since it still includes a great deal of bugs, and since some of the phone’s capabilities are not working as of now.

The ROM will bring Android 4.4.2 to Galaxy S III devices, with working functions such as Wi-Fi, 3G, SMS / MMS, Camera, Lockscreen effects, and most of the apps.

However, there are issues with making phone calls at the time being, and the phone sensors do not work either, it seems. Other bugs might also be present in the ROM, waiting to be discovered.

Those who would like to learn more on the build should head over to this thread on the XDA-Developers Forum. However, as mentioned above, it is not indicated to grab the ROM just now, and those who will install it will do so at their own risk.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Android, smartphones

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