Install Android 4.4 KitKat / CyanogenMod 11 on Samsung Galaxy S3

Install Android 4.4 KitKat / CyanogenMod 11 on Samsung Galaxy S3

Thanks to our good old CyanogenMod, we can already install Android 4.4 KitKat on the former flagship Samsung Galaxy S3. At your PCs, the procedure is simple!

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There are risks involved with installing customs, and if you do not do the right thing, you may end up with an unusable phone. Save all your data beforehand. Neither AndroidPIT nor I can be held responsible for anything.

CyanogenMod 11 is in the development phase, the version may still have a lot of bugs, and its installation and use is therefore reserved for an audience of connoisseurs. It's tempting to get started so you can enjoy KitKat now on S3, but if you do not know exactly what you are doing, do not try the operation.

This method is only valid for the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300, any other model number is very discouraged.


  • A Galaxy S3 i9300 charging 85%
  • The correctly installed drivers (S3 correctly recognized by Windows)

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Install the custom recovery on the Galaxy S3

1. Download and unpack Odin as well as the CWM koush, given above.

2. Start Odin.

3. turn off your Galaxy S3, then reboot it in download mode: low volume button, home and power for a few seconds.

4. Connect it via USB to your PC and wait for Odin to recognize it, the box at the top left becomes blue.

5. Click on the box PDA and go get the Koush Recovery.

6. Do not touch anything else, and click Start.

7. Your S3 reboot, the custom recovery is installed!

Install Android 4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy S3

1. Download the file of the CyanogenMod 11 rom for the S3, as well as the gapps. Do not uncompress them.

2. Place them on the root of your S3 (in no file).

3. turn off the Galaxy S3 and reboot it in recovery mode (home + power + volume up to the third vibration).

4. Perform a wipe, selecting and validating the option "wipe data / factory reset"and then"wipe cache".

5. Then select "install zip from sdcard"and then"choose zip from sdcard".

6. Get the rom file, and then click on "Yes" to validate.

7. In the same way, flash the Gapps now.

8. Return to the main menu and select "reboot system now".

The first reboot on Android 4.4 KitKat can take a few minutes. What do you think ? Everything works at home?

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