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Paranoid Android 5 on the Galaxy S III. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Paranoid Android 5 on the Galaxy S III. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

It seems unlikely that the Galaxy S III will get an official Lollipop update from Samsung, and even if it does, you’re going to be waiting a long time for it. But if you don’t mind flashing custom ROMs, then Android 5.0 is already available for the 3-year-old device.


Samsung recently upset a lot of international Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) owners when it told them they weren’t getting an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade because their handset “does not allow them to effectively support the platform upgrade.” The South Korean claimed that only 1GB of RAM wasn’t enough to run KitKat’s latest features smoothly. But that may not be true.

When Samsung confirmed it was giving up on KitKat for a large number of Galaxy S3s, the development community decided it was time to take matters into their own hands. Using a Galaxy Note II KitKat ROM, one develoepr has been able to create an almost perfect Galaxy S3 port.


Have a Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile USA? Then you’re in for a treat you probably thought was never going to arrive. The device is finally getting its long-awaited Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, which brings Galaxy Gear compatibility, Samsung KNOX, and more.

Galaxy S3

A leak from last week provided hope for the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 as an update to Android 4.4 was said to be on the cards. And now, Samsung’s Arabian wing has confirmed the arrival of the update to GT-I9300 models of the smartphone by the end of March. This was in response to a user query from the UAE.


The development team behind Replicant OS, an open-source operating system based on Android, have discovered a security flaw with Samsung devices that can provide remote access to your data. The “backdoor” is found in a whole bunch of Galaxy-branded handsets — including the Galaxy Nexus — running “most propriety Android systems.”

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