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Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update with CyanogenMod 10

Most of our readers that have purchased the Samsung Galaxy S3 are longing for Jelly Bean, and are checking daily to see if the Android 4.1 update has a release date, or at least a launch window. The latest news surrounding Jelly Bean for Galaxy S3 and S2 came a couple of days ago, and showed that testing had started with a launch looking likely for next month.

If you own the Galaxy S3 and are a fan of CyanogenMod — version 10 is not released and could be a while yet, but this hasn’t stopped the developers from offering a preview for CyanogenMod 10. The new firmware has a preview build for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, which can all be accessed via the official XDA developer forums. You can see the CM10 build for AT&T here, and of course the normal warnings that this firmware would void your warranty.

These previews follow a few teases for other smartphones, so it hadn’t been a surprise to see the Galaxy S3 receive a CyanogenMod 10 preview. We have tracked down a video that shows CM10 running on the Samsung Galaxy S3, and this 13-minite hands-on can be seen below this article. Verizon Galaxy S3 owners might be disappointed not to see a preview for CM10, although this is due to that software including a locked bootloader.

If you do install CM 10 on your Galaxy S3 let us know how you get on, although remember we’d never recommended the install considering it’s a 3rd party firmware update and makes you fully responsible for any outcome. It’s also worth noting these are early preview builds, so there are a number of problems with the software, which include the LED lights not working and no flash support. Let us know if you find any issues with CyanogenMod 10.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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