Flash CM 10.1 M1-build ROM for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 L710
Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can now be upgraded to the latest CyanogenMod 10.1 M-Series build, a custom ROM official from CM team and which is more stable than the Nightly version of CM 10.1. Read the entire post and you will learn how to successfully flash this new Android 4.2.1-based OS for your SGS3 Sprint phone.
It is a guide for power-users that want to change and test as many ROMs as possible. It is based on stock Android 4.2.1 and it packs all CyanogenMod functions and features. If you’re a fan of CM10.1 Nightly builds, then you will find out that this is a much more stable release and in order to correctly install it, you will need to read the preparation guide below.
Here’s what you need to know before installing CM 10.1 M1 custom ROM on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3:
- Install the new OS only for the Sprint variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 model number L710. It won’t work for any any other version of SGS3.
- The phone needs to be on an unlocked bootloader, it has to be rooted and running a custom Recovery image such as TWRP or CWM Recovery.
- Use the custom Recovery mode to create a full NANDROID backup of your currently installed ROM. This sets a restore file for your phone, just in case something goes wrong and the new ROM is unable to boot.
- In the ‘how-to’ guide you’ll find a step that asks you to restore your device to its factory settings. That’s why you should move all important data on to your device’s internal SDcard. Also, if you prefer you can create SMS backups, save Call logs and save other data using these tools for Android: