Stable Touchwiz KitKat 4.4.4 Firmware for GT-I9300 Galaxy S3

If you have been waiting for a stable and fast stock Touchwiz Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM for your International Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, you will be happy to hear that a ROM has been released that is fast, smooth and doesn’t have performance problems.

The Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s best selling phone and it is still one of the most used devices at the moment. A few months back ago many people were disappointed when Samsung announced that it wouldn’t release the Android 4.4.4 KitKat version for GT-I9300 International Galaxy S3 variant.

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The reason for this is because of performance issues. Touchwiz KitKat requires more than 1 GB RAM even though stock Android requires only 512 MB. All Samsung devices with 1.5 GB RAM and more have been updated to KitKat 4.4.4. The latest example is Galaxy S3’s sibling, the Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305.

There have been a few KitKat ROMs already ported to the 3G variant but they have mostly been ports from the Galaxy Note 2 and S5. Recently, a new KitKat firmware has been ported. This time, the firmware comes from SHV-E210S which is the Korean variant of the original Galaxy S3.

It has the exact same specifications but with the exception that it has 2 GB RAM instead of 1 GB. So, developers received the ROM and fully ported it to the GT-I9300. According to users, the port is very stable with minor bugs. The ROM is heavily deobloated so there’s no bloatware and useless apps.

Download Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 stable Touchwiz firmware ROM.

1. Download the ROM and move it to your phone.

2. Enter Recovery and flash the ROM.

3. Wipe data and cache.

4. Reboot your phone.

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There you have it. Enjoy stable and fast KitKat Touchwiz on your Galaxy S3 3G. Developers have done a great job optimizing the ROM and you will be more than happy with it.


  1. Hey Bro. Nice work. Could you please share with us the most stable S5 rom for Samsung S3?

    Tried a couple but they not stable and forced to remove teem

  2. Do you have problems on making the shutter sound of the camera off? I’m having problems on turning it off. Also, Google camera and other camera apps downloaded from Play Store does not work but the stock camera works? Please help.

  3. Just want to ask a quetstion about this ROM so apologies for bumping this Article.

    I would like to know if this is now stable and there is no issue once I flash this to my GT-I9300. I was hoping that there are no patches to be flashed after flashing the ROM itself

    • Firstly try if you can change defaults on the Camera app itself, I know there is the Google Camera and the stock camera. Secondly try to reinstall the ROM and install the latest gapps for your model. If it doesn’t work, try LiquidSmooth 4.4.4 ROM with gapps. Should do the trick but if there’s any more problems encountered, may have to revert to stock or downgrade firmware to a more stable solution.

      OR it’s time to dig a grave and give it a farewell since updating firmware on a phone which doesn’t update anymore will mean more issues and processing problems. That’s why it isn’t suited to change firmwares unless you want to spice it up and give it life one more time


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