GALAXY S III : Omega V3.0 Custom rom installation

Posted on June 5, 2012

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Omega v3.0 dated 2/Jun :  This is one of the first available custom rom available for the Galaxy S III.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance wise – it is only very slight slicker and smoother than the stock rom.  No major critical bugs found so far

These are the rom features , with added explanatory comments by me :

1. The rom is deodexed. Meaning it can be  can be themed and modified fairly easily, whereas theming/modifying an odexed ROM is basically impossible
APK files have respective odexes that devs use to supposedly save space. Deodexing means you convert it back to a .dex file and put it back inside the apk. This allows you to easily replace files (not having to worry about odexes), but the main point was to deodex services.jar so that you can , for example change all text to different colors (such as the clock color to white) . Deodexed rom is well explained HERE

2. Zip Aligned : Zipalign is an archive alignment tool. It optimizes the way an app is packaged. Doing so enables the operating system to interact with the application more efficiently, and has the potential to make the application and overall the whole system much faster. Execution time is minimized for zipaligned applications, resulting in a lower amount of RAM consumption when running the app. A detailed explanation of zip align can be found HERE

3.  Based on firmware ZSALED Android 4.0.4 (Date: 23/05/2012)
4. Kernel Insecure ZSALED by Intratech
5. ClockWorkMod Recovery 5.5.0.4 v1.2 by Chainfire
6. CWMManager SGS3 v3.50
7. Flipboard (updated to latest version)
8. ColorNote a substitute app for S memo
9. Google Maps v6.8.0
10. Battery % mod by pglmro 
11. Silent Camera
 
12 . Removed Apps:
S memo (Replaced by ColorNote)
Boot sound
Plug in charger sound
Shutdown Animation
Bloatware: see bottom of post for listing

REFERENCE link : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1663656

To install this rom, your Galaxy S II needs to be rooted and have ClockworkMod Recovery installed. Refer my earlier blog post on how to do this

These are the steps to install :

1. Download the rom from HERE . The file name is i9300_Omega_v3.0_Zaled.zip ( 739.5 MB ) . Test extract to see that the rom is a good download in PC. Copy the rom zip to root of external SD card

2. Boot phone top Recovery Mode by pressing simultaneously Vol UP + Home +Power buttons. You will see Recovery Menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Select Wipe Cache partition , than Yes to Wipe Cache. At Advanced, select Wipe Dalvik Cache. GO Back and select Install Zip from SDcard. Than ” Choose zip from Sdcard” and browse to your rom zip file i9300_Omega_v3.0_Zaled.zip and select it

NOTE : You can select Wipe data/Factory reset if you wish to start with a clean rom and avoid possibly any force closure of apps issue. My install of not selecting wipe data went well without any problems

4. The flash will start and you will see the following guided splash screens :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I selected ” Remove Bloatware” from the available options listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wizard to install will start ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing progress shown at bottom of phone ……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing is now completed. The whole process will take just under a minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone will reboot and you will see “Android is upgrading …. ” message showing your present apps is being processed. The phone will finally bootup with all your apps, data, homescreens etc INTACT except with removal of some of the default apps ( listed in later part of this post  )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are screenshots of the rom in its default state ( taken from another install with wiping data done ) : Home Screens and Apps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the Widgets :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST or REMOVED default apps from this rom :

The removed Bloatware are 50 apks – 142 mb system space:
AccuweatherDaemon.apk
AccuweatherWidget.apk
AccuweatherWidget_Main.apk
AnalogClockSimple.apk
AnalogClockUnique.apk
ChatON.apk
ChocoEUKor.apk
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
DeepSea.apk
DigitalClock.apk
Divx.apk
DualClockAnalog.apk
DualClockDigital.apk
FactoryTest.apk
GameHub_2.0_ICS.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
HelvNeueLT.apk
Kies.apk
kieswifi.apk
Lcdtest.apk
MobilePrint.apk
MobileTrackerEngineTwo.apk
MusicPlayer.apk
MyFiles.apk
PhaseBeam.apk
PlusOne.apk
PolarisViewer.apk
RoseEUKor.apk
SamsungApps.apk
SelfTestMode.apk
SMemo.apk
talkback.apk
TrimApp_phone.apk
VideoPlayer.apk
VoiceRecorder.apk
WebManual.apk
WlanTest.apk
wssyncmlnps.apk
YahoonewsDaemon.apk
YahoonewsWidget.apk
YahoostockDaemon.apk
YahoostockWidget.apk
AllshareDMC.apk
AllshareMediaServer.apk
AllSharePlay.apk
AllshareService.apk
SSuggest.apk
SamsungAppsUNA3.apk
Samsungservice.apk
ShaoNv.apk