It might be a few more months before Galaxy S3 users get the Android 4.2 update, but CyanogenMod 10.1 is here. Well it’s unofficial but its here. This build is only for the Galaxy S3 I9300 model, and it is a very early build so it’s only going to get better. But thanks to XDA Elite Recgonized Developer codeworkx, CM10.1 is here. CyanogenMod 10.1 is built off of the AOSP code for Android 4.2.1 and has a few extra features from CM as well. Here are some of the issues found in this build so far:
- UI: lags, tearing, glitches
- UI: Apps like NHK are broken
- Camera: Recording effects broken
- Camera: Touch 2 focus issues with enabled flashlight
- Bluetooth: audio streaming sometimes becomes laggy or stops at a distance > 1m
- FM Radio: unsupported
- TV Out: unsupported, will never work (proprietary, undocumented)
- Lots of missing and yet unimplemented features
- and a lot more
So as you can see quite a bit of things are broken in this release, but like I said above this is the first build, and it’s an unofficial CM 10.1 build. So like always, it’s just going to get better and better. So if you’re looking for a AOSP Android 4.2-based ROM, then this might be the best thing out for the Galaxy S3 at this point. But if you need the Camera, or Bluetooth to get through your day, you’ll want to wait a bit longer for a more stable AOSP build. Which we should start seeing official CM 10.1 builds coming out for more devices, other than Nexus’, in the next few weeks. At least we hope.
Remember this is only for the Galaxy S3 i9300. If you attempt to flash it on a different variant of the Galaxy S3 it will not work, and we are NOT responsible for any damage caused to your device.
So who’s brave enough to download and flash this ROM on their Galaxy S3? Hit up the download link below and grab the ROM and Gapps and flash away. Let us know how it works out for you in the comments below.