Are you a Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) owner eager to try out the latest version of Android? You might want to take a look at the new unofficial CyanogenMod 11 with Android 4.4 KitKat. The team behind one of the most popular custom ROMs has already cooked up an early but fairly stable build of CyanogenMod 11. Normally a ROM this early in development wouldn’t be available for the public, but thanks to sspencer10, a senior member at the XDA forums, we have received a beta port of the CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat for the Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535).
Along with all the features included in Android 4.4 KitKat, CyanogenMod 11 adds many features of its own without separating from the ideology of stock Android experience.
Note: This is a beta port. Even if the ROM is stable enough to use, some serious bugs might still be present. Also, AndroidOrigin doesn’t take responsibility for any damage done to your device. Make sure you follow every step correctly.
First, download both of these files to your computer:
File name: cm-11-20131203-UNOFFICIAL-d2vzw.zip
- File name: gapps-jb-20131102-signed.zip
How to Install CyanogenMod 11 with Android 4.4 KitKat on Verizon Galaxy S3
Now on to the good part, how to flash CyanogenMod 11 on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535).
Connect your device to the PC via USB (MAKE SURE IT IS THE VERIZON MODEL SCH-I535)
Copy both files (cm-11-20131203-UNOFFICIAL-d2vzw.zip and gapps-jb-20131102-signed.zip) to the SD card on your phone.
Download and install the latest CWM recovery (188.8.131.52 or up) to your device.
Disconnect your device and turn it off completely.
Boot your device into recovery mode (Press and hold Volume Up along with the Home and Power buttons).
Make a Nandroid backup of your current ROM (Select Backup and Restore, and then select Backup).
Go back to the main Recovery menu.
Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and then confirm your selection by choosing Yes, wait until the wipe is complete and then go back to the main CWM Recovery menu.
Wipe Cache Partition and Dalvik Cache (Found under advanced settings)
Select Install Zip From SDcard and locate the ROM file (cm-11-20131203-UNOFFICIAL-d2vzw.zip) and select it, then confirm the installation by pressing Yes.
Once the ROM installation is done, install the Google Apps just like you did with the ROM, but now locate the Gapps file (gapps-jb-20131102-signed.zip), confirm the installation by pressing Yes.
Once the Gapps have been installed, head over to the main CWM Recovery Menu and select Reboot System. This might take a while, just be patient.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed CyanogenMod 11 with Android 4.4 KitKat to your Verizon Galaxy S3.
If you have any issues with the installation or the ROM itself, make sure to let us now in the comments below.