Samsung won’t be releasing Android Nougat update officially for the Galaxy S3. But the folks over at have already cooked an unofficial build of CM14 for Galaxy S3 that you can flash/install right this instance.
The Galaxy S3 CM14 ROM is based on AOSP sources of Android 7.0 Nougat. Currently the ROM is a work-in-progress project, meaning almost all major functionalities won’t work when you’re running this CM14 build on your Galaxy S3.
This is an alpha release of Galaxy S3 CM14 ROM and might not be suitable for every day usage. Check all details about the ROM below, along with downloads and installation instructions.
Galaxy S3 CM14 Build Details
- Developer: Taker18
- Build status: Unofficial, test build
- Supported models: Galaxy S3 I9300/I9305
- Original development page: XDA link
- Boots Android Nougat on Galaxy S3
What’s not working (as of 14th Sep, 2016):
- Sim card not detected
- AOSP Bootloop problem (I had to flash a zip to fix this )
- Display in Settings causes it to FC
Galaxy S3 CM14 ROM Download
For help installing the ROM on your device, follow our detailed step-by-step guide on installing a custom ROM using TWRP recovery:
Download Android 7.0 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.