Originally Posted by kcuestag
Got mine a week ago, it's my first smartphone (Coming from a Sony Ericson w810i from 2006-2007) and I love it.
At the moment I am running stock with the latest UK rom which is pretty damn good, the battery lasts a tad better than the original rom I had on the phone.
At the moment I am waiting for the so called Jelly Bean, although I am pretty much a newbie at Android so I don't know what improvements it'll bringh.
By the way, do you guys recommend me to root the phone? What are the advantages of doing so? Right now I'm on stock using latest firmware from UK and it behaves pretty damn good to me.
Have a read of this blog post of mine:
It's exactly what you're looking for. I also rooted my UK Samsung Galaxy S3 with that exact same method so it'll work perfectly on yours. I wrote other posts on this kind of thing, including one on using a root App (ClockWorkMod) to backup and restore your device. Also, have a look at the App "AirDroid", it's stunning. You'll need to be rooted to fix the MicroSD card issue though (of it not appearing in the App), but I also wrote a blog post for this!
After rooting, I installed Omega 8.1 ROM. It's currently on version 9.0 but they used a Singapore/Malaysia firmware on it, equivalent to 8.1's European firmware. Apparently the Omega team noticed it had slightly better battery life, hence the new version. I'm keeping 8.1 until I see something properly new, though. In either case, give Omega ROM a go - it's awesome. 8.1 and 9.0 are based on the latest firmware by Samsung, which adds quite a few things and improves other things like battery life and the modem (for signal).
Omega is also based on the original Samsung TouchWiz interface so it won't remove anything you don't already really like. The ROM also has its own "Omega Files" App (from Play Store) that allows you to download and install custom mods to the ROM, modifying the ROM exactly to your liking. It's brilliant!
Originally Posted by Strider_2001
Has it been said at all when the S3 is going to get Jelly bean?? the reason I ask is because I just received a Galaxy Nexus from Verizon as a replacement phone because I had so many issues with my Charge...At any rate I really love the Nexus, however really really want the S3...
I know the Nexus is going to be the first to get Jelly Bean so that is keeping me with the Nexus for now...Once the S3 gets Jelly Bean is prolly when I will switch over...
I read somewhere that Samsung gave the release date of the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3. They said Q4 2012
. So yeah, a few months away..
I hear CyanogenMod 10.0 ROM will be based on Jelly Bean but that ROM is also a while away. I bet Omega ROM will appear with Jelly Bean as soon as Samsung releases their own stock Jelly Bean update, but not before, since Omega base their ROM on Samsung's own.EDIT:
Official Omega ROM website: http://kitchen.indieroms.net/blog/
Official Omega ROM XDA Developers thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1663656Edited by Gib007 - 7/14/12 at 9:46am