Install CM10.1 On Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 LTE Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean

Sprint-samsung-galaxy-s3Great news for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 users. CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean is now available 12for Sprint Galaxy S3. CyanogenMod (CM) started rolling out CM10.1 Jelly Bean 4.2.1 to various variants of Galaxy S3 after the international version I9300. ROM below is an nightly build of CM10.1 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM which yet to be stabilized. Great thanks to those who are working hard to make CM10.1 buttery Jelly Bean run on all variants of SGS3.

As a recap of all the goodies of Android 4.2, kindly proceed to other details post on all new features in Android 4.2.

Please take note of the known issues about this ROM before flashing. In overall, the ROM is running smoothly for daily basis use. Most of the not working features are not essential features. Check it out and do feedback to developers.

Disclaimer

It’s always risky to root your phone and be warned that a failure may brick your phone. In order to keep your phone safe, please read carefully every single line of the tutorial and follows the steps exactly. We are not responsible for any damage to your device.

Compatibility

The tutorial and guide below is only compatible to Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 model. It will not compatible to other devices.

Check phone model – Goto Settings -> About Device -> Model Number

Requirements

  1. Windows-based PC
  2. Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710.
  3. Download and install USB drivers on PC. Download Samsung USB Driver for Windows and Samsung Kies.
  4. Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. How To Enable Developer Options On Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device.
  6. Backup your personal data on phone to PC to ensure you keep a copy of your personal data (SMS, MMS, Contacts, Internet Settings, Photos and etc). How to Backup Personal Data On Android Device.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 50% to avoid interruption during flashing.How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.

Download

  1. CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean For Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 (cm-10.1-20130107-NIGHTLY-d2spr.zip, 163.26MB)
  2. Google Apps Package (gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip, 90MB)

Instructions: (From Custom ROM)

  1. Make sure you have follow steps above and enable all the necessary features before start.
  2. Do a Nandroid backup in CWM/TWRP recovery in case you need for restoration. (Optional)
  3. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  4. Copy and paste the downloaded cm-10.1-20130107-NIGHTLY-d2spr.zip and gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip to your phone internal SD card.
  5. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  6. Press and hold the Power + Volume Up + Home Button to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  7. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue.
  8. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  9. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  10. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the cm-10.1-20130107-NIGHTLY-d2spr.zip and click Yes to install.
  11. Back to main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip file and click Yes to install.
  12. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  13. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  14. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

Instructions: (From Stock ROM)

  1. Root and install CWM/TWRP recovery. How To Root and Install ClockWorkMod Recovery On Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 LTE.
  2. Download root checker from Google Play to check your root status.
  3. Press Power + Volume Up + Home button to enter recovery mode. Check whether CWM/TWRP recovery is successfully installed.
  4. Connect your device to the computer via USB cable.
  5. Copy and paste the downloaded cm-10.1-20130107-NIGHTLY-d2spr.zip and gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip to your phone internal SD card.
  6. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  7. Press and hold the Power + Volume Up + Home Button to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  8. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue.
  9. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  10. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  11. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the cm-10.1-20130107-NIGHTLY-d2spr.zip and click Yes to install.
  12. Back to main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip file and click Yes to install.
  13. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  14. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  15. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

Take Note:

In case the first boot up take longer than normal or stuck at Samsung logo, press and hold Power button for 5-8 second for the system to reboot. If the problem have not resolved, boot into recovery and wipe cache and reboot again.


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