Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port for Verizon Galaxy S3 with ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jelly Bean with ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port for Verizon Galaxy S3 with ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM

 

We have already reported the Jelly Bean ROM for T-Mobile’s SGS3, and now Verizon customers can get their hands on Jelly Bean for their Galaxy S3. We have no idea when the official Android 4.1 update is expected to roll out, but in the meantime we’d like to bring your attention to ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM.

At this time the ROM is somewhat buggy with GPS direction’s not working correctly, as well as some force closes when trying to set the home screen wallpaper using the long press method. While this method may not work users are reportedly still able to set the wallpaper from the gallery.

ToUcHmYbEaNs includes custom tweaks, optimization as well as some other cool features such as: Scrolling wallpaper, Awesome Beats, HTC One X SMS bubbles, Camera from Galaxy Note 2, Gallery from Galaxy Note 2, Sony Bravia Engine, xLoud and Battery tweaks, and much more. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to give it a run, head over to  XDA Developers for the download. Courtesy of The Android Soul, we will also share with you the complete guide on how to flash this now.

 

Compatibility

This guide below is compatible only and only with the Verizon Galaxy S3, model number SCH-i535. It’s not compatible with other US variants or other devices. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

How to Install ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM on Verizon Galaxy S3

  1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
    NOTE: Don’t forget to at least note down your network’s APN settings, which are required to make mobile data work. Go into Settings » More » Mobile Networks, click on the APN that is in use, then note down the setting for each field. While APN settings should be automatically restored from network, you can enter them manually if needed to make mobile data work. You can also find your APN details → here.
  2. [Important!] Unlock the bootloader on your phone by following this guide. This is necessary and will void your phone’s warranty, however it can be relocked when needed to get warranty back.
  3. Install ClockworkMod recovery on your phone by following the guide → here. Skip this step if you already have ClockworkMod recovery installed on the phone.
  4. Download the latest version of the ROM from the source page.
  5. Copy the ROM file to the internal SD card. Do not extract it.
  6. Now, boot into ClockworkMod recovery. To do that, turn off your phone. Then, hold down Volume Up, Home and then the Power buttons together for about 5 seconds, then let them go. The phone will boot into ClockworkMod recovery in a few seconds.
  7. Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore –> On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  8. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
  9. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the SD card and select it. Confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen. The ROM will start installing.
  10. After the ROM finishes installing, select go back then select reboot system now to reboot the phone into ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM.

NOTE: If you want to go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery (the same way you did in step 6), select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

ToUcHmYbEaNs ROM, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on your Verizon Galaxy S3. Visit the source page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

 

 


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