There are so many custom ROMs released every week that it’s hard to label a single one as the best. A new ROM has been released for the Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-i535, which goes by the name of CleanROM 5.0. As its name suggests, it brings clean features and is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build VRBLJ1. There’s an AROMA installer included, battery optimizations, boot animations and zip align on boot is also included.
Before proceeding to the instructions you should note that this guide is only applicable on the Verizon Galaxy S3 model number SCH-i535 This ROM may damage other models like Sprint and AT&T if applied on them. Charge the battery of the device properly, as the process is a long one. Your device should have an unlocked bootloader with custom recovery (ClockworkMod or TWRP) installed. Make sure you’re using a Windows PC and remember to create a backup (cloud or on the computer) of any important files on your device. Disable anti-virus software on your computer, as it could block important files from being installed. Please note that you are following this tutorial at your own risk.
How To Flash CleanROM 5.0 On Verizon Galaxy S3
Step 1: Download CleanROM 5.0 (link).
Step 2: Copy the downloaded ROM file to the internal SD card of the device.
Step 3: Switch off the phone and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing and holding the Volume and Power keys together until the screen turns on. Here you can scroll with the Volume keys and select an option with the Power key.
Step 4: Make a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM by selecting Backup and Restore > Backup.
Step 5: To wipe the data, select wipe data/factory reset.
Step 6: Go for the option ‘install ZIP from SD card > choose ZIP from SD card. Search the ROM and select it to confirm the action. Select the features you want to install when the AROMA installer pops up.
Step 7: Now select ‘Go Back’ > ‘Reboot system Now’ and the device is going to reboot into the new ROM.
CleanROM is now installed on your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-i535. Be patient as the device is going to take a few minutes to reboot properly. Feel free to leave comments if you run into any troubles in the comments section below.
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