The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been long forgotten by the manufacturer and it won’t ever receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update, let alone the Android 7.1 update which is currently out for the Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel C as a developer prevoew release.
However, thanks to the awesome folks over at xda, the Galaxy S3 is still kicking fine with the latest and greatest of Android. An unofficial build of CM14.1 has already been released for the Galaxy S3 and it seems to be pretty stable for everyday use.
CM14.1 is an Android 7.1 Nougat based AOSP ROM developed and is maintained by CyanogenMod — the most popular custom ROM for Android devices.
This is an unofficial release of CM14.1 for Galaxy S3 and might not be perfect for everyone. Check all details about the ROM below, along with downloads and installation instructions.
Galaxy S3 CM14.1 ROM Build Details
- Developer: pesci2k
- Build status: Unofficial
- Supported models: Galaxy S3 I9300
- Original development page: XDA link
Galaxy S3 CM14.1 ROM Downloads
For help installing the ROM on your device, follow our detailed step-by-step guide on installing CM14.1 using a custom recovery like TWRP:
Download Android 7.1 Nougat Gapps
Since this is an AOSP based ROM, you’re require to flash/install a Nougat supported Gapps package separately via recovery to get Google services like Play store and others back on your device.