10 Best Android KitKat ROMs Galaxy S 3 – i9300


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Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most popular Android flagship smartphone powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Beans. It offers TouchWiz user interface and Samsung Galaxy S3’s (GT-i9300 International version) users know the power of their excellent device. Today we are going to cover best custom roms for Samsung Galaxy S3 that are based on latest Android KitKat OS and some Android Jelly Bean official ROMs. Please note that you need to have root access enabled on your Samsung Galaxy S3. Some of these ROMs are based on vanilla AOSP Android which offer pure Android experience, however some ROMs are based on TouchWiz (modified UI by Samsung). AOSP ROMs are usually more faster, however they do lack some vendor modified features which are only exclusive to TouchWiz based Samsung’s official ROMs.

I am not going into the details how to root your Samsung Galaxy S3, because those who are searching for Samsung Galaxy S3 custom roms already know this process. However if you are a newbie, please try considering to take help from Google by using these search keywords: [How To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300), How To Install Custom Recovery On Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300)]. Most probably rooted devices have custom recoveries being installed as well. I will recommend TWRP or CWM touch based recoveries to be flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S3 before proceeding with Samsung Galaxy S3 Kitkat Custom Roms flashing process. Let’s move towards Best Android KitKat ROMs Galaxy S 3.

10. SlimKat 8.0 Galaxy S 3 i9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

SlimRoms is a custom android operating system. The main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems. The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code. All of the sources can be publicly viewed through GitHub and you can stop by the public Gerrit to submit patches of any type. Best Android KitKat ROMs Galaxy S 3 SlimKat is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 4.4 and offers the following original features:

  • The Real Dark Slim
    • Full system-wide dark interfaces. – If you like it smooth and classy.
  • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
    • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. – We’ve got you covered.
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
    • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. – You’ll be tapping away to your heart’s content.
  • SlimCenter
    • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. – More fun than you can shake a stick at.
  • Camera Features
    • Trueview, Smart Capture. – Capture life moments with ease.

Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/7mQSI6

9. AOSP NeatROM 8.0 Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.4)

ROM Features:
Firmware: I9300 AOSP NeatROM v8.0st (4.4.4)
Compiled from the latest SlimKat repos
The Real Dark Slim
Notification drawer Shortcuts
Full hardware key rebinding
Keyboard rotation
Nova Launcher
Darker Camera – colour filter options, gps indicator, picture quality, smart capture, shutter sound…
Darker Gallery
Phasebeam LiveWallpaper
Wifi country code
Mediascanner behaviour on boot
Volume key cursor control
Show permanent enter key on keyboard
IME selector notification
Auto keyboard rotation feature
Systemwide blacklist support for calls and sms/mms
Pattern size customizing
Lock before unlock the new way
Lockscreen shortcuts
Fully revamped lockscreen target options
Start widgets maximized on lockscreen
Enable carousel animation on lockscreen
Enable/disable camera widget on lockscreen
Full customizable low battery warning
Wake up on charge
Volume rocker wake
Volume rocker music control
CRT animation the new way with new animation as well
Fully customizable auto brightness
Display rotation options (0, 90, 180, 270)
Fully customizable volume panel
Power connectivity alert
Less frequent notification sounds
Ascending ringtone
Control safe headset warning
Mute Camera shutter sound
Quiet hours new extended version
Mute Volume adjust sound
Fully global menu customization
Fully revamped navigation bar and navigation ring customizations
Statusbar brightness control
Full Clock and date customization on status bar
Battery icons
Quick settings style options
Quick pulldown for quick settings
Easy full swipe access between notification drawer and quicksettings
Wifi access point is shown in notification drawer
Hide carrier label on notification drawer
Notification drawer shortcuts
Notification transparency
Notification drawer and quicksettings background as well with tablet support
Fully customizable quick settings the new way with new included music tiles and features
Battery tile new click/longpress behaviour
Allow to disable QuickSettings completly
Option in Dev Set to customize the device hostname
SystemUI – double tap to sleep gesture
IPV6 tethering support
Allow applications to override power key
DeskClock – back flip and shake actions
Navigation bar
Global menu – Expanded desktop
Added CPU & RAM info
Wakeup Options
Enable/Disable Root (Enabled by default)
Fixed StatusBar Back Button
Es File Explorer
Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/o7yuHv

8. Omega v59 Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android Jelly Bean 4.3)

ROM Features:
Based on firmware XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 (Date: 25/02/2014)
Kernel XXUGNB6
Multi 131 csc set to EUR
efs Backup (added the option to create efs backup during installation)
Omegadroid Walk Bootanimation by Jorq1H and anbech
Omegas Emblem Shutdown Animation by anbech
OmegaDroid Kit Kat Wallpapers by our artist Jorq1H
Omegadroid wallpapers added in default wallpapers
Floating Omegadroids by NadMaj
Omega Files app
init.d support without the need of a kernel that supports init.d
Aroma installer – Installation is fully customizable by user and there is options to install everything or remove all Bloatware
User can flash apps and bloat apps any time without the need to flash again the whole rom, (flashing the rom once is required)
Full Wipe option
Wipe cache partition automatic before roms installation
Wipe Dalvik Cache automatic during installation
Wipe preload partition automatic before roms installation
Google apps:
Android Camera with Photoshare
Keyboard Android with Gesture Typing
Keyboard with Emoji Support
Google Clock
Omegas addon applications:
OmegaDroid – The official application of www.omegadroid.co
OmegaDroid Wallpapers application – Screenshot by indie
Es File Explorer (with great Root Explorer)
Hide It Pro
Download All Files
FastDormancy Toggle for I9300 by gokhanmoral
Flash player Support
Multiwindow manager (xposed module)
OnlineNandroidBackup credits to H3R3T1C and ameer1234567890
Notification Manager by RYO Software – Omega Roms users can monitor 3 apps instead of 1, thanks and credits to bartito
CPU Adjuster by bartito
Accounts Sync Profiler by bartito
Recycle Bin by RYO Software
Best Android KitKat ROMs Galaxy S 3
Backup manager for apps & data by bartito
Wireless Scheduler – xda thread for support & suggestions
SamsungSans.apk with a lot of system fonts
Xposed Framework Installer by rovo89
Boot sound
Charger Connection Sound
4-way reboot menu
Email with Exchange Security Disabled
Join more unlimited contacts in the contact app
Battery % mod
Call Recording
Phone with no increasing ringtone
No sms to mms conversion
Unlimited contacts to sms – mms
sms/mms Backup – Restore
Increased sms hour limit to 1000
Disabled scrolling cache
Hide sms from call logs
TW Launcher with scrolling wallpaper
Join more unlimited contacts in the contacts
Enable sub Symbols on Stock Samsung keyboard
All supported languages enabled
All supported languages for Samsung Keyboard enabled
Camera shutter sound on-off
Added exit menu to stock web browser
Task manager shortcut app by indie
build.prop tweaks
Stock Theme Changes:
Omega Theme for aroma installer by our artist anbech
Black status bar
Green Circle battery % icons
Accuweather Widget transparent
Rom is Deodexed + Rooted + Zipaligned
Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/eViCBG

7. CyanogenMod 11 Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.4)

CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. CyanogenMod does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway. All the source code for CyanogenMod is available in the CyanogenMod Github repo. Best Android KitKat ROMs Galaxy S 3 And if you would like to contribute to CyanogenMod, please visit out Gerrit Code Review. You can also view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features.

We’ll not support users and answer questions from users which:
– are running a custom kernel
– have flashed mods
– modified system files
– didn’t follow our intructions word by word
– are unfriendly

Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/60gMEZ

6. BeanStalk Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

ROM Features:
  • CM based
  • Insane amount of edits/tweaks/fixes to make this build absolutely fly
  • Ultimate battery life through optimizations
  • HALO))) 2.0
  • Multi Window
  • Active Display
  • Lockscreen background options (Color fill, Custom image, Transparent)
  • Customizable Lockscreen text color
  • Lockscreen rotation
  • Option to enable all widgets
  • Minimize lockscreen challange
  • Use widget carousel
  • Slider Shortcuts
  • Static Lockscreen shortcuts
  • Lockscreen button actions
  • LCD Density
  • Scroll elasticity options
  • Default App grip option
  • Custom Carrier label
  • Dual Pane options
  • Customizable boot animation (off, default, set your own bootanimation)
  • Custom original BeanStalk Wallpapers by skyliner33v
  • Custom BeanStalk bootanimation by skyliner33v
  • Status bar color and transparency
  • Clock and date options which includes color, location, style
  • Signal Styles which include color and text instead of icons, alternate GB signal layout, hide signal icons
  • Breathing SMS option
  • Battery styles – Includes specific colors and styles. Also includes battery bar
  • Do not disturb option
  • Show notification count
  • Pie controls (need to have lock-screen background set to something other then default to work correctly (don’t ask why) )
  • Fully customizable navigation bar – Includes style, layout, color, nav rings, pretty much everything you can think of.
  • Quick settings color settings, tiles per row, Quick pulldown, text color
  • Notification shortcuts, behavior, drawer style (customizable colors), toggle colors, longpress quick settings icon to enable/disable toggles
  • Keyboard and input method options which include disable full screen keyboard and auto rotate
  • Kil app back button with customizable timeout values
  • High end graphic effects option
  • option to disable/enable vibrate on expand for notifications alerts
  • Low battery warning customizable options
  • Recents RAM bar fully customizable with color styles
  • Clock widget for LockClock including extra options to fully customize every feature of the lockclock
  • Build.prop MOD options to enable/disable tweaks as preferred
  • Less frequent Notification sounds options
  • CRT screen off/on options to specify how the animation shows
  • Enable/disable wake up on charge option
  • Superuser fully embedded into the build and accessed from settings menu
  • CM Performance options and features
  • About BeanStalk option with links to github source and facebook for beanstalk. Also links to my twitter and donate.
  • option to use a fully themable MMS packages. You can access from mms – settings – theme settings
  • Numerous other options hidding throughout the build
Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/Q5MQcP

5. BeanStalk Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. We are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. We like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. We strive to not only provide you with the best rom we can build, but also to give back to the Android community and our fellow developers. For us, this is about creating something we can be proud of and hope you will enjoy.

ROM Features: Available Here

Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/VR3W7c

4. GlamourS5 v7.0 Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

ROM Features:

  • Added S5 system UI and Settings
  • Added all fixes from ArchiPort included Rotation fix
  • SystemUI false reports and icons fixed
  • Updated all apps to latest
  • Added my S5 theme, some elements still from Kiko0
  • Added Smoothness engine scripts
  • Added newest ArchiPort kernel from v5
  • Fixed S5 sounds
  • Added some more widgets
  • Reapplied kernel tweaks
  • Added Custom bootanimation support
  • Fixed build.prop
  • Added hovering menu button like on S5
  • S5 Task Manager tweaks
  • Boot should be faster now
  • Fixed Gallery FC
  • Added all S5 framework functions like bouncing Volume bar
  • Sound output should be better
  • Added Bravia Engine
  • Added Quick Connect etc
  • Fully based on ArchiPort preview 3
  • Completely new base, from Note II (XXUFND3)
  • All S5 Settings options work, which means working toolbox, ultrasaving etc.
  • All Note 3 apps replaced with S5 apps, list later…
  • Complete S5 theme overlay – thanks Kiko0
  • Added Air Commander with compatible apps
  • Pull up app for quick shortcut, useful with air command
  • Fully based on MK6
  • Settings Brightness/Volume FC fixed
  • S Health FC fixed
  • Samsung Keyboard FC fixed
  • Corrected kernel installation
  • Corrected modem installation
  • Corrected EFS backup
  • Added possibility to install Note 3 quicksettings ( you will get false report of saving screenshot, not installed by default)
  • Added Googy Max 2 kernel
  • Fixed Note 3 camera install issue
  • Removed Christmas stuff from Aroma
  • One handed screen for all apps with swipe
  • Changed many values for tweaks and added some new scripts
  • Zipaligned everything
  • Resized weather widget from Note 3
  • Added option to choose between Note 3 and S3 Browser
  • All 4.4 Google content
  • Updated modem to MK1
  • Launcher FC’s elliminated
  • Batterylife increased greatly
  • All Samsung Apps updated to Latest
  • Added Lenovo SuperCam
  • Choosable Browser and Launcher selection added!
  • S Health fixed
  • Fixed Apps tab’s to Note3-like

Support Link: http://goo.gl/dht9Mk
Download Link: http://goo.gl/DEgJZC

3. Revolutionary S5 v3 Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

ROM Features:
Updated superSU(1.94)
Updated busybox
All S5 UI sounds
All S5 ringtones
All S5 Alarms
All S5 notification sounds
S5 bootanimation(true)
S5 bootsounds
New S5 default wallpaper
Complete S5 UI
True S5 UI icons
S5 statusbar
S5 framework(updated)
Slightly faster
Android_Secure wiped while wiping /data
Re-enabled ink effect
More S5 icons(in launcher)
S5 download UI
Fixed browser UI(now complete)
Updated samsungtool(V5.0 UNIVERSAL)
Complete S5 themed clock
Complete S5 themed My Files(N3)
Optimised S5 accuweather
Compressed apps with higher compression
Updated installation method
Automatic backups of apps
Automatic backups of efs
Automatic backups of recovery settings(if found)
Automatic backups of app settings(if found)
Rebuild updater-script
updated xposed(V25)
updated wanam xposed
S5 MyFiles UI
S5 video player UI

Support Link: http://goo.gl/QY5Rg8
Download Link: http://goo.gl/GvzzTS

2. FlashingDroid v2 Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

ROM Features:
-Full Stock S5 Theme ported
-Changeable Optimized themes (HTC Sense / IOS 7 / Moonshine / S5 Pro / LG G FLEX / SONY / MORE)
-S5 Bootanimation/shutdown animation
-All S5 Apps ported
-S5 Touchwiz
-S5 System Sound (UI/Ringtones/Alarm)
-S5 My Magazine
-S5 Glamorous Lockscreens
-S5 Setting (circles style)
-S5 S Health
-S5 Camera (for better interface)
-S5 Phone
-S5 Browser
-S5 Download booster(3G+WiFi)
-S5 Music
-S5 Gallery
-S5 Barometer
-OnePlus Next Camera (from CM11S port) (for more stable daily use)
-All other fancy stuffs are deleted, so less RAM consumption and snappier
 Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/OAmA0Z

1. FlashingDroid Lite Galaxy S3 I9300 Custom ROM (Android KitKat 4.4.2)

ROM Features:
-Base on the latest Note 2 ROM (NE1)
-GS5 System UI
-GS5 System Sound
-Multi Pre-Installed Themes
-Overclock up to 1.8GHz(CPU) / 800MHz(GPU)
-ONY 547MB! (Near half of other Roms)
-Seldom used Bloat Apps are removed
-zipaligned (result in the great RAM control)

-GS5 TouchWiz 5×5
-GS5 System UI
-GS5 System Sound
-GS5 Lockscreens
-GS5 My Magazine
-GS5 Setting (circles style)
-OnePlus One Next Camera (CM11S) (No Samsung Camera)
-OnePlus One Next Gallery (CM11S) (No Samsung Gallery)
-Google Play Music (No Samsung Music)
-Google Calendar (No S Planner)


Support & Download Link: http://goo.gl/PFcSOV