How to Update Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 with Cyanogen Mod 10 Jellybean 4.1 Firmware

This is the complete update guide on 'How to Update Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 with Cyanogen Mod 10 Jellybean 4.1 Firmware'. In this article I will also include the step by step tutorial to update your Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android Jellybean 4.1. Continue reading this article and check out the complete tutorial if you are about to update your S3.

Samsung has announced that it will shortly be introducing the latest Cyanogen mod 10 Jellybean 4.1 firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. For update, you need to be on the rooted firmware and the device should be installed with Clock Work mod recovery. As the device is rooted the warranty will have to be reclaimed by reapplying the original
firmware update.

Note: Before updating, take a backup of your data from your Samsung Galaxy S3. Please don't use Kies as it doesn't detect the device in the custom ROM firmwares.

Features of Cyanogen Mod 10 Preview

  • After a call there will be no more audio death.

  • A lot of CyanogenMod features has been added.

  • OOM bug which was once crazy, has been fixed.

  • Underped the camera.

  • Data usage tracker is also being fixed.

  • Video editor is also fixed.

  • Kernel is now updated to 3.0.38.

  • SVDO is now working.

  • Features of Update which may not work

    This version of Cyanogen Mod is an early preview of CM 10 and it is still at developing stage, as a result most of the custom features have not yet added for this version of CyanogenMod. So you must be cautious that some programs may not work properly. Given below is a list of programs with known issues:
  • FMradio

  • Unstable camera, but still could take pics

  • WiFi tethering will perform only at often times, as it is semi broken.

  • Compatibility

    This update guide is only compatible for Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300. It will not be compatible at all for any other US variants or other devices. You can confirm your device's model from: Settings>> About Phone.


    The complete update/hack guide mentioned below are considered to be a risky and do not attempt to do anything if you are not complete familiar with it. Also note that we do not be liable, in case if your device found to me damaged upon following the below tutorial.

    Backup your data from Samsung Galaxy S3

    Before going for installing process, first of all Backup all your data, as it will be erased upon updating your Samsung S3.

    Now follow these steps:-
    SMS – Use "SMS Backup & Restore app",
    Contacts- Copy it to SDcard or Sim card.
    Call Log- Call Log and Restore
    Images, Songs, Videos and other Files– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
    APN and MMS Settings– Note down from the path "Applications>> Settings>> Wireless and Network>> Mobile Networks>> Access Point Names"

    Precautions Before Installing Android Jellybean 4.1 on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

    Before you start your process, ensure that to have uninterrupted firmware update process. You need to also ensure that the following steps are already checked:

    1. You must have at least of 50% battery life, as your device may turn off during the update process, in case if it is low on battery.

    2. Turn off or uninstall all security suites, as there are possibilities in interfering the update process.

    3.Enable USB Debugging mode, by going to- "Settings> Applications> Development> USB debugging".

    How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 With Jellybean 4.1

    Now let's proceed to a step-by-step detailed guide on 'How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Cyanogen Mod 10 Firmware':

    1. First root your device by One Click tool to root & install Custom Recovery image. Then Install the the ROM Manager application and again flash the Clock Work Mod recovery.

    2. Now upload Cyanogen Mod 10 preview for Galaxy S3 Package & Google Apps Package to your computer and with the original USB Cable connect Galaxy S3 to the computer. Then place the 2 zip files in your phone, not too deep into sub-folders.

    3. Now turn off your Samsung Galaxy S3, so that device can be entered into recovery mode, by pressing both Volume Up Key, Center button and simultaneously pressing the power button.

    4. Select "install zip from sd card" & "choose zip from sd card" with the help of Volume rocker keys. By pressing the power button select "Cyanogen Mod 10 preview for Galaxy S3 Package" and "Google".

    5. Apps Package" then the Google Apps Package which you have placed in your device. For applying this update it will take around 4 – 5 minutes.

    6. When the zip files are applied to your device, select "Go Back" from recovery screen to select the option "reboot system now" with the help of volume rocker keys and power button.

    To Check if the device got updated go to the path "Settings > About Phone" where, version will be shown as 'Jellybean 4.1 Cyanogen Mod 10 release'. In case the device is not updated, reapply all the steps from the start.
    Congratulations, now your Galaxy S3 has been successfully updated to Jellybean 4.1 Cyanogen Mod 10.

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