Originally Posted by dougie
Hey guys, I recently bought the international s3 and I am looking to get the most out out of my phone musically, however, this is my first android device and I am completely lost in the jargon being thrown around in this thread. I was wondering if there was a starter guide to get me up to speed with you guys?
Well the thing you want is to have Siyah kernel and be on the latest samsung firmware for the best SQ that I have heard out of the device and for this you need to be rooted...the starter guide for rooting is here...I couldnt explain it any better myself!
First you need to root and get a custom recovery (all explained with pics in that thread!)
Then you will want to either flash a custom ROM (new software) that you like the look of, or you could keep the stock if you like (dont reccomend as the custom ROM´s are sooo good that you just have to try and you can always come back to the stock if you dont like it for whatever reason)
I would reccomend chossing a Sammy Based ROM (I use FoxHound and have tried pretty much every ROM) so that you will have all the features that the stock ROM has like smart stay etc and of course many more
(all ROM´s in one place, + kernels etc) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=26583654#post26583654
And the ROM may already have Siyah kernel installed but if it doesnt then you will want to flash this as IMO it has the best SQ out of all kernels!
None of this is at all complicated, you only need to follow instructions carefully...its incredibly hard to brick the S3, I dont know anyone who has so dont be too scared haha
There are many tutorials on Youtube on how to root and install a ROM so have a look there before you start, and of course backup all of the things like pics etc from your phone to the computer before you start!
Edited by danny93 - 8/12/12 at 2:06pm