One of the best things about the openness of the Android platform is that if you’re unhappy with the stock OS, you can install one of many modified versions of Android on your device. It allows users to customize every facet of their phone while iOS doesn’t, even with powerful theming systems and Android enthusiasts are often heard installing “Custom ROMs” on their devices.
Beyond simple fixes, custom ROMs can also open a whole world of new possibilities for your Galaxy S3. Custom ROMs can also include other cool features, like overclocking, themes, private browsing support, and so on.
What is the different between Galaxy S3 Stock Rom and Custom ROM?
Galaxy S3 stock ROM is the version of the phone’s official operating system that comes with your phone when you buy it. In other hand, Galaxy S3 custom ROM is a fully standalone version of the OS, including the kernel, apps, services, etc – everything you need to operate the device, except it’s customized by someone in some way.
Here is one of popular Android Custom ROM, Omega ROM. The ROM Maker, have already made custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2. Now, they have launched the Omega v3 for SGS3.
What Inside Omega v6.0?
This ROM is based on XXALF6 Android 4.0.4 and already rooted kernel, CWM manager preinstalled and Bloatware was removed.
Based on firmware XXALF6 Android 4.0.4 (Date: 11/06/2012)
Kernel stock XXALF2
ClockWorkMod Recovery 188.8.131.52 v1.5 by Chainfire
CWM Manager v3.60 by Chainfire
CSC: ALE9 – set be default to VGR
Aroma installer – Installation is fully customizable by user and there is options to install everything and remove Bloatware – read here for more info
All stock applications
Flipboard (updated to latest version)
Google Maps (updated to latest version)
Gmail (updated to latest version)
Play Store v3.5.19
Autobrightness is Fixed
SMS Max Recipients changed to 200
Battery % mod by pglmro
Faster GPS lock
Samsung Camera HX-MOD v1.35 by hyperX
TouchWiz with wallpaper scrolling by Toss3
Disable increasing ringtone in Phone
Call Recorder – available in Omega Files – credits to wanam
Hide SMS from Call Logs – credits to wanam
Extended Power Menu with recovery and download
Disable Scrolling Cache
Changed Launcher Priority to 1
Faster home screen scrolling
Modded YouTube by rolle (can download videos)
Dithered Holo Background added by Zabalba
Omegas addon applications:
Es File Explorer (with great Root Explorer)
Hide It Pro
Download All Files
Mount external microSD card as USB mass storage v1.1 by Kopfgeldjaeger – available in Omega Files
Arabic keyboard support
Chinese keyboard support – Chinese keyboard can be downloaded from Omega Files
How To Install Omega ROM into Galaxy s3
Download ROM, I9300_Omega_v6.0_XXALF6.zip: Link
Step 1: Copy and paste the downloaded ROM, I9300_Omega_v6.0_XXALF6.zip into Galaxy S3 external SD card storage.
Step 3: Power Off your Galaxy S3.
Step 5: Press volume down until option “Install Zip From SdCard”, then press Power button to select “Install Zip From SdCard” .
Step 6: Now chose “ Choose zip from SDCard”
Step 7: Press volume down and then Power button to choose “I9300_Omega_v6.0_XXALF6.zip”
Step 8: Press volume down and then Power button to choose “Yes- Install I9300_Omega_v6.0_XXALF6.zip”.
Step 9 : Now Boot into Omega ROM Installation Menu. Click Next> Default Installation>Install Now.
Step 10: Now is the process install I9300_Omega_v6.0_XXALF6.zip. Reboot your S3 after root complete. That’s All!
FAQ: Omega Based on firmware XXALF6 Android 4.0.4. So, can i flash this ROM into my S3 which running other firmware version (example: I9300XXALF2) ?
Yes, you can direct flash the Omega ROM without change to the stock firmware XXALF6.
FAQ: All Data will be erase data and installed application?
No, your data and installed application still remain same.
FAQ: How To Root Galaxy S3 that running Omega ROM.
Not need root because this ROM already Root.