Are you looking for the lightest and fastest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Touchwiz ROM for your Samsung Galaxy S3? Then SmartDroid Simple KK is the best ROM. This ROM is based on Touchwiz KitKat and has a lot of tweaks and improvements which allow it to run smoothly and without any stuttering on the Galaxy S3.
Samsung never updated the Galaxy S3 to Android 4.4 KitKat. According to the company, Touchwiz themed KitKat required at least 1.5 GB RAM to run properly and since the S3 only has 1 GB RAM, the support for it dropped. This left many users angry and disappointed with Samsung.
But developers showed that with some tweaks and optimization, the Galaxy S3 can run a KitKat Touchwiz ROM just fine with no lags and other problems. There are many Touchwiz ROMs based on KitKat for the Galaxy S3 but SmartDroid Simple KK takes the lead.
It is the lightest Touchwiz ROM and has a plethora of tweaks which help the phone not to lag. It is based on QS-ROM, it is rooted and all apps are zipaligned for better RAM management. There are a few things added like shutter sound, quad multi window view, 4-way reboot and light effect on lock screen.
The Touchwiz launcher has been modified to reduce lag, all bloat apps are removed and a few WiFi tweaks ensure better browsing experience.
It has enhanced stock kernel. Modified Init.d file offers battery, VM, net spped, sqlite and SD card tweaks. Modified Build.prop file offers faster streaming, better image and audio, battery tweaks, 3G speed optimization and faster boot.
How to install SmartDroid Simple KK 4.4.2 ROM on Galaxy S3
- Install Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers here and custom recovery here.
- Download ROM v1.3 here and put it in your phone’s internal memory.
- Put your phone in recovery mode by pressing volume up, power and home buttons at the same time.
- In recovery, make a system NANDROID backup.
- Wipe cache and data.
- Flash the ROM.