Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Paranoid Android 4.0 on US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 - Unofficial - How To Guide

You can update your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 to latest and customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the help of custom firmware Paranoid Android 4.0. It’s really good idea to have a customized AOSP based ROM instead of having pure AOSP ROM. We already write about various Best Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM that available for US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 [code name d2usc]. Its time to try out Paranoid Android, a ROM mostly known for its hybrid engine (Per app color, per app dpi & per app layout), Pie Controls and halo interface. You can download and install custom firmware Paranoid Android 4.0 on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530. Since, US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, Paranoid Android 4.0 going to be an awesome experience for you. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Paranoid Android 4.0 custom ROM on US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530.

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Some of the cool Android 4.4.2 KitKat features that you will enjoy is Screen Recording, Tap to Pay (Google Wallet for everyone), NFC emulation for non nfc devices, 14% less memory usage, cloud printing from Gallery, Google Home is the new Launcher, Core System Processes Trimmed, apps are efficient and responsive on all devices, the all new 'procstats tool details' memory use, Full-screen Immersive mode, seamless change in resolution during media playback, Phone dialer got local business detection, redesigned Quickoffice and many more.

**This Paranoid Android 4.0 Beta 4 build is developed by ayysir (donate).

This ROM is still under development, hence expect some lags. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.

ParanoidAndroid-4.0

Warning!

This tutorial is only for US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest CWM version 6.0.4.4 and up or TWRP 2.6.3.0 and up installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Paranoid Android 4.0 ROM on US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530. In below tutorial we discussed the process assuming your device a non-touch recovery; you can complete the process using touch if applicable.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  • Paranoid Android 4.0 For US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530  [Filename: pa_d2lte-4.0-BETA6-20140221.zip]
  • Google Apps [Filename: pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip] or any other 4.4 KitKat GApps
  • SuperSU [Filename: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.91.zip]

    How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Paranoid Android 4.0 ROM on US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530

    1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
    2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530.
    3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button together until Samsung logo flash twice and then leave the button. You should see recovery menu soon. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power button to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
    4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
    5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
    6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard (or /sdcard1 for external storage). Now, locate the Paranoid Android 4.0 Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
    7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
    8. Once the installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.91.zip file instead of ROM zip to Root this ROM.
    9. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 and boot up into Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM Paranoid Android 4.0
    10. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

    Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:

    1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
    2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530.
    3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button together until Samsung logo flash twice and then leave the button. You should see recovery menu soon. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
    4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
    5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
    6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the Paranoid Android 4.0 Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131126-signed.zip. Then add UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.91.Zip same way. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
    7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530 and boot up into Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM Paranoid Android 4.0.
    8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

    Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM Paranoid Android 4.0 is now installed and running on your US Cellular Galaxy S3 SCH-R530. If you stuck on Paranoid Android boot logo more than 5 minutes then go back to recovery and perform Step 5 (wiping task) few more times before rebooting your device.

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