CyanogenMod 9 arrives to Samsung Galaxy S III

CyanogenMod 9 arrives to Samsung Galaxy S III
If you’re among those lucky ones who already sport a Samsung Galaxy S III, here’s some good news for you - official nightly builds of CyanogenMod 9 for the SGS III are now out, and they pack a lot of features for an early build.

Basically, everything is working with the exception of the FM radio, plus there are some issues with camera flash. Battery life seems to have gotten a boost on this ROM. Now, on the downside, you don’t get the burst mode camera app by Samsung and the hardware-accelerated browser, and that might seem just too much of a sacrifice already.

Good news is that even if you don’t like it, you can relatively easily go back to the stock TouchWiz ROM, and have your Galaxy S III look as watery and as nature-inspired, as it was on day one.

The details are all at the source link below, so head on bravely to XDA Devs to get the full instructions on flashing.

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

let the fun begin!

2. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Oh dam! That was fast. Open source is FTW!

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


4. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

I thought Cyanogen Mod was to bring performance and older handsets newer versions of Android. Now it's become something else totally!

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes you are right. It's just they need to make sure it works on the most current devices, THEN it will trickle down to older devices that can handle it. Don't worry the OFFICIAL CM9 will be out very soon & you won't believe the amount of devices that it will work on.

6. onilink67

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Cyanogenmod is more about being an optimized form of AOSP. It was originally created back in the days there were only 3 android phone (G1, MT3G, and Hero) which were all very similar so wasn't so much about lesser hardware (G1 was the lesser of the group though). Due to it being optimized it is a great solution for older hardware to get the latest OS though.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

next up, AOKP !!! my fav ROM :P

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

CM9 is better. I have tried AOKP & it's very laggy out of the box. To me the best ROM out is axi0m CMPLX. It's so snappy, FAST & lag free, & that is out of the box. To me AOKP is all about adding features that most people have bought apps for, than concentrating on actual speed & lag free performance. Plus AOKP is just a KANG of CM9. I mean it’s in their name. A-ndroid, O-pen, K-ang, P-roject!

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