The recent update to Android 4.1.2 that just came to the Nexus 7 has also been captured by the Cyanogen team and in their last nightly (experimental but very stable version) already has such OS. Here we show you how to install CyanogenMod 10 with Android 4.1.2 on your Samsung Galaxy S3!

If you do not know what is CyanogenMod (in case there is any off guard) I tell him that is a custom ROM developed by a dedicated and very talented group that seeks to bring the greatest possible Android experience to a long list of devices. This means removing the layers that are installed by default of manufacturers such as Samsung with TouchWiz, that while in the S3 does not go too slow it does bring things that fill our device with “garbage”.

How to install Android 4.1.2 with CyanogenMod 10 in the Samsung Galaxy S3

DISCLAIMER: You must have at least 50% charged battery, if you have the charger by hand if you want to let it plugged into in total should not take more than 10 minutes but it never hurts to have charge to spare.

1 – The first thing we do is to have get root access and install ClockworkMod Recovery on your device, which you can follow through this simple tutorial:

2 – The next thing we do is download the following links (from your device or from your computer, as you prefer, If you do this from your smartphone you’ll save the cumbersome step of connecting to the PC via USB):

After downloading the files, if you did it in the cell you must move them to the root of the device, it’ll need a file manager application, here is the link of some that I consider appropriate, they are all free with their links to Google Play:

If you downloaded with the PC move them to the root of the internal SD, also you can do it to the external SD if you have one.

If your computer does not recognize your device you might not have the latest drivers installed, for which I recommend you enter in the following post:

Tutorial: How to connect my Android to the PC?

3 – What we do then is start our device in recovery mode, for which we will (with the device off) press and hold the Volume UP + HOME + POWER, you can see how it’s done in the following tutorial:

Once in recovery we will move within the menu with the volume buttons to slide up and down and will select with the POWER button.

4 – The first thing to do is select “wipe data / factory reset“, we enter with the POWER button and select “YES – delete all user data” with the same button. Remember that for selecting this option you must go down with the VOLUME DOWN and VOLUME UP buttons.

5 – After a few minutes the process will complete, as in the previous step will do the same but with the option “wipe cache partition“, and select “YES – Wipe Cache” with the help of the volume buttons and entering with POWER.

6 – Then, also from the Recovery will enter in “advanced” and in this menu enter “Wipe Dalvik Cache“, as in the previous steps select “YES – Wipe Dalvik Cache” with the POWER button again.

Here’s a video and a post that explains how and what each one does, rest assured that you will not do any damage to your device:


7 – Once you’ve done all three processes, without moving from the Recovery go to “install zip from sdcard” -> “choose zip from internal sdcard” and here will select the file “” you downloaded previously and install it by selecting “Yes – install” (will find it beneath everything along with the google apps package).

Note: if you have moved the files to the external SD should select “install zip from sdcard” -> “choose zip from sd card” (we decided to make the tutorial with the internal SD because all devices bring one with it, not the case of the external SD , but the process is the same and nothing will change)

8 – Once finished the process we will enter “install zip from sdcard” -> “choose zip from internal sdcard” and here will select the file “” which is the Google apps package and installed it by selectin “Yes – install“.

After completing these two installations will have to select “Reboot System Now” which is in first of the menus of the Recovery, if you’re not there select “+ + + + + Go Back + + + + +” until you find it.

Ready! When you start your device you should see already the logo of CyanogenMod 10 indicating that the process was completed successfully!

Next I leave a video tutorial that shows you the installation process step by step:

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