Install AOSP NeatRom Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S3 GT-I9300

AOSP NeatROM version 2.4.1 based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat has been released for Samsung S 3 GT-I9300. The credit for the timely release goes to SALE, he is a ROM developer and a recognized XDA contributor.

Sale, has released AOSP NeatROM (v2.4.1) featuring Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Samsung's 2012 flagship Smartphone, Galaxy S3 bearing model number GT-I9300.

NeatROM is complied from the latest version of SlimKat, which is being released by SlimROM’s team. So lets move towards the feature of AOSP NeatROM


  1. The Real Dark Slim
  2. Notification drawer Shortcuts
  3. Full hardware key rebinding
  4. Keyboard rotation
  5. Nova Launcher
  6. Superuser
  7. Darker Camera - color filter options, GPs indicator, picture quality, smart capture, shutter sound
  8. Darker Gallery
  9. Phasebeam Live Wallpaper
  10. Wifi country code
  11. Mediascanner behavior on boot
  12. Volume key cursor control
  13. Show permanent, enter key on the keyboard
  14. IME selector notification
  15. Auto keyboard rotation feature
  16. Systemwide blacklist support for calls and sms/mms
  17. Pattern size customizing
  18. Lock before unlock the new way
  19. Lockscreen shortcuts
  20. Fully revamped lockscreen target options
  21. Start widgets maximized on the lockscreen
  22. Enable carousel animation on the lockscreen
  23. Enable/disable camera widget on the lockscreen
  24. Full customizable low battery warning
  25. Wake up in charge
  26. Volume rocker wake
  27. Volume rocker music control
  28. CRT animation the new way with new animation as well
  29. Fully customizable auto brightness
  30. Display rotation options (0, 90, 180, 270)
  31. Fully customisable volume panel
  32. Power connectivity alert
  33. Less frequent notification sounds
  34. Ascending ringtone
  35. Control safe headset warning
  36. Mute Camera shutter sound
  37. Quiet hours new extended version
  38. Mute, Volume adjusts the sound
  39. SlimCenter
  40. Fully global menu customization
  41. Fully revamped navigation bar and navigation ring customizations
  42. Statusbar brightness control
  43. Full Clock and date customization on status bar
  44. Battery icons
  45. Quick settings style options
  46. Quick pulldown for quick settings
  47. Easy full swipe access between notification drawer and quick settings
  48. Wifi access point is shown in notification drawer
  49. Hide carrier label on notification drawer
  50. Notification drawer shortcuts
  51. Notification transparency
  52. Notification drawer and quick settings, background as well with tablet support
  53. Fully customizable quick settings the new way with new included music tiles and features
  54. Battery tile, new click/longpress behavior
  55. Allow to disable Quick Settings completely
  56. Option in Dev Set to customize the device hostname
  57. SystemUI - double tap to sleep gesture
  58. IPV6 tethering support
  59. Allow applications to override power key
  60. DeskClock - back flip and shake actions
  61. Navigation bar
  62. Global menu - Expanded desktop
  63. Wakeup Options
  64. Enable/Disable Root (Enabled by default)
  65. Fixed StatusBar Back Button
  66. Es File Explorer

And here is how you can install AOSP NeatRom Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S3 GT-I9300


Disclaimer: This guide will be using ‘Odin’ as a tool to flash the official firmware on your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. During the process, you might lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. It is therefore necessary for you to follow the guide carefully. Also, please, do mind that this tutorial is only for Install AOSP NeatRom Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device.


Prerequisites to Install AOSP NeatRom Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S3 GT-I9300:

  1.  Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
  2.  Enable USB debugging mode from developer menu.
  3.  You should have a custom recovery tool like TWRP or CWM installed on your device
  4.  Backup any important data before going forward for the tutorial.
  5.  Ensure that your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300L carries more than 70% of charge.

 Download Files

  1. Download ROM File
  2. Download Google Apps (Gapps)


How to Flash ROM on your device

  1. First step is to reboot your phone into Recovery mode, by pressing and holding down the Volume Up button, alongside Home and the Power button, until the screen flashes, release the three buttons then. After a few seconds of that, the phone will enter recovery mode
  2. Once in the recovery mode, take a NAndroid backup of your existing ROM. This is necessary, to enable you to recover your current ROM install, just in case the new ROM does not perform according to your liking. In order to perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete
  3. Once done, select wipe data/factory reset, select ‘Yes’ on the next screen to confirm your action. Wait for a few minutes until the phone wipes your data. Once complete, go back to CWM recovery menu and Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  4. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose a zip from SD card. That you copied earlier and select it by pressing the Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes. Install the said zip file on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  5. Once, the phone finishes installing the ROM, you need to re-do step 7, but choose Gapps .zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  6. When GApps get installed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone
  7. That’s it
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