What’s one of the best things of having an Android phone? Well, not to mention anything related to how it works and the different apps and features you can get without having to pay ridiculous over pricing is that you can have a ROM or firmware that works better than the original stock one. For the iPhone and iPad those ROMs come from Apple and can typically only be updated when Apple issues updates. But for Android devices there are literally hundreds of developers working on custom ROMs for most common models of phones and tablets, which they are happy to share with the community. it is worth the hassle of installing a custom ROM, and if so, what is the best way to do it safely.
We will try to pick out and share with you a couple of the very best custom ROMs doing the rounds. To install these, you’ll need to have rooted your phone first. Thankfully, we’ve got a guide for that too. We also have a guide for how to install ROMs on your phone, so be sure to familiarise yourself with it before going any further.
Android, and thanks to its open nature this stuff is becoming more reliable, and less risky. But fair warning, there still have some risk when your flash custom ROM or unofficial ROM into galaxy S3. There could be mistakes with the instructions, accidently flash or wipe data, Custom ROM (bugs) and more. This incident will cause your Galaxy S3 unable to boot into Android OS or Stuck at Boot.
Well, here is the tutorial on how to solve Galaxy S3 stuck at Boot issues:
1. Root and Install CWM into your Galaxy S3 Via Odin.
If you do not have Samsung’s KIES installed, download and install it. Correct USB drivers must be installed, so that programs can communicate with the device. Reboot computer after KIES installation.
- Odin 3.04: Download Link
- CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.zip: Download Link. ( After download, please unzip this file. and you will get (CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.tar)
Step 1: Turn your phones into download mode by pressing and holding VolumeDown + Home + Power simultaneously. (what is S3 debugging mode? Click here for the answer)
Step 2:Start ODIN on PC.
Step 3:Connect the device to your computer using USB.
Step 4: Wait a few seconds, the ODIN screen will show that a device is now connected. If ODIN not detect your device, mean you still not install the s3 driver/ Samsung kies properly or still not enable the Download Mode. (How to check ?)
Step 6:Click the PDA button, then select CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.tar (Note: this is .tar file and not is .zip file!)
Step 7:Press Odin “Start” button. ODIN will start flash the firmware.
Step 8:The device should reboot into CWM Recovery after flash complete. (What is CWM Recovery ? )
Now continue to step below:
2. Wipe data, cache partition and Dalvik Cache.
Step 1:Now your Galaxy s3 boot into CWM Recovery .
Step 2:Select wipe data/factory reset and then choose yes. (Press volume button for selection and power button to enter)
Step 3:Select wipe cache partition and the choose yes. (Press volume button for selection and power button to enter)
Step 4:Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache and the choose yes. (Press volume button for selection and power button to enter).
Step 6:Now you need power off your S3, so unplug the battery and then plug in again the battery.
Now continue to step below:
3. Flash Official Galaxy s3 ROM via Odin
Step 1: Download Galaxy S3 Official ROM from here.
Step 2: After download the Official ROm, then you can start flash the downloaded ROM into Galaxy S3 via odin. You can refer tutorial hereon how to flash Galaxy S3 Official ROm via Odin.
If you have any question about this tutorial, you can leave us a comment. We will try the best to answer your Questions as soon as possible!