Android 7.0 Nougat is one of the most demanded firmware right at the moment, multiple OEM’s are already planning to release Nougat update for their devices, although some of them have released it already. The latest devices flagships have already got their name listed in the Nougat release but some older devices will remain on Marshmallow and oldest one including Galaxy S3 are left far beyond and stuck on old Jelly bean firmware. If you are a tech geek and an owners of old Galaxy S3 then you might have tried different custom firmware on your device, the reason for custom ROM is that you can let your device taste the latest firmware easily via third party ROMs. In this tutorial we are going to do the same, even we have posted multiple articles on custom Marshmallow firmware for Galaxy S3 but here at thunderztech.com just grab the Nougat firmware from the link provided below and update CyanogenMod 14 Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy S3 GT-i9305.
This is the first Android 7.0 Nougat build for Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 available unofficially via CyanogenMod 14 ROM. Credit goes to an XDA developer for modifying the source code, tweaking it further and then make it eligible to be installed on Galaxy S3 GT-i9305. The Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 is just another device after Galaxy Note 1, Nexus 5, Moto G, Canvas A1 and many others to receive the Unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat. You can also download and install on Android 7.0 Nougat CyanogenMod 14 ROM on your Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 by following the guide below. Google’s devices already tasted the Official Android 7.0 Nougat as final stock builds. You can easily install Android 7.0 Nougat via CyanogenMod 14 ROM on your Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 in the same way you installed it on other devices.
Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 via CyanogenMod 14 ROM
Before you Begin:
Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.
- Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
- Download Samsung USB drivers
- Your device should have a working TWRP or visit on your device or visit our recovery section and choose your device.
Process to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy S3 GT-i9305
Note: The Android 7.0 Nougat ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 is currently in the testing stages so you may experience some bugs but most of the features are working fine. You can visit the XDA page for more information about the ROM but if you are interested to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on your Galaxy S3 GT-i9305 then just go ahead and follow the below description.
Download the ROM file from the link provided below and download Google Apps for Android 7.0 Nougat as well.
Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and google apps zip files onto your device storage.
Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).
Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.
Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)
Now it’s the time to flash the Android Nougat firmware on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the Nougat zip file
Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.
Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of gapps.
Wait for the installation process to complete.
Once completed Reboot your device.
If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue
That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 7.0 Nougat via CyanogenMod 14 ROM on Galaxy S3 GT-i9305. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.