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Developer Successfully Ports Official T-Mobile Jelly Bean Build to Verizon Galaxy S3

Is there anything those developers can’t do? Well, besides truly unlock the DROID X’s bootloader? Let us all take a second and be thankful that device is water under the bridge.

Recently, a developer successfully ported a leaked TouchWiz Jelly Bean build from the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 to the Galaxy S3 on Verizon. With working 4G data, camera, and almost everything else, if you’re the hacking and modding type, then this could definitely be your daily driver until Verizon and Samsung are ready to make their version available to the masses.

Your device will need to be unlocked and rooted, but the methods for installation aren’t very difficult past that point. If you would like to download and see instructions for installation, simply follow the via link down below.

Via: XDA

Cheers Marcus!

  • azbobs

    Let me tell you inc is awesome he cares
    about what he puts out and communicates
    with us on issues, need to take more time
    inc for the family. Love ur work and running

  • numarc

    I have a GS3 from TMobile, but everytime I do a search for something phone related this site appears amongst the top in the seach. Nice site, visited 3x just today for different readings. I wish Samsung mobile lovers/owners could have a sweet site like this. I rooted my phone 4 days after receiving it, but havent flashed anything yet as I am not sure what is best/stable.

  • Been running this for a few days now. Solid, solid rom.

  • droidify

    I noticed the article said “unlocked and rooted” so I assume this means they were able to get through the bootloader encryption on the VZW SIII? (I’m on the gnex and haven’t been keeping up with the community on the SIII)

    • bigee1212

      Yes has been unlocked for some time now.

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    Is Google Now in the TouchWiz Jelly Bean? Or are they sticking exclusively to S-Voice?

    • Samsung JB will have both Google Now and S-voice. Not sure why some one will use svoice over GNow

      • TimothyLMJR

        For quick informaiton, I will use Google Now. For reminders, weather, and timer (and others of the sort), S Voice is much better and has a better UI for that.

  • fartbubbler

    any idea if this is this kexec or non?

    • fartbubbler

      nevermind. I’m a dumbass.

  • Waintrain

    what app is that picture on the right? with all the devices listed on the chart…

  • My beloved Nexus keeps falling further and further on these benchmarks! Time for some of the “Next Nexii” rumors! 🙂

    • fixxmyhead

      dont worry it still wont be at the top lol

  • I guess I won’t have to wait much longer for the offical JB update on my T-mo S3. 🙂

  • James

    I’ve tried the ROM. It has too many reboots n hotspot doesn’t work 🙁

    • I just used the hotspot with an elixir hotspot widget!

    • jothen2002

      Yeah …I bricked my phone with this Rom…I have been flashing since day 1 of OG DROID 1 and have never had any problems…I understand that this can and does happen to people at any time , hence the disclaimer, just be careful. Again I do not want to say that it was the ROMS fault …just be willing to take the risks…

      For what it is worth …I was LOVING this ROM …which even disappointed me more…and I have heard others having very positive experiences….

      • fartbubbler

        if you were loving the rom, how and when did you brick your phone with it?

        • jothen2002

          SO …after p[laying around with for a couple of hours..I did notice app. force closes …no bid deal right…ran a fix permissions which often helps…rebooted…and then it never came back.. continuous bootloop…. couldn’t get passed the Verizon boot screen and couldn’t even power off/on into hotboot recovery …etc……As I said I am sure it was something I could have done..but have flashed thousands of times….maybe just a freak occurrence????

          • Yeah fix permissions doesnt work properly in the recoveries…lol. Youre not bricked, you can still ODIN, so quit your bitching!

          • jothen2002

            I was not doing the fix permissions in recovery…( I was in the Rom manager is this what you mean?? or is not the same.) I am not familiar with ODIN so I will go back and research..My understanding was that I have to be bale at least get into the fastboot mode…which I cant??? I haven’t got any help in the thread ..so I appreciate your help….Yes I am still open for learning …but thanks for putting in my place…lol…

          • fixxmyhead

            yea it doesnt work through rom manager at least on my s2. it never gave me a confirmation saying it was done it just always hanged. but it works through the recovery. anyways if u really cant figure it out then u can dish out some $$$ and send it to mobiletechvideos. they reivive hard bricked phones. they can do this phone

          • Droosh

            If it is bootlooping it isn’t bricked. Boot into download mode and odin back. It’s really a pet peeve of mine when people say they bricked their Android phone. This rarely happens.

          • fixxmyhead

            no its through rom manager that doesnt work. it always hanged on my s2 it might of worked but idk cuz it never gave me a confirmation. idk it might of worked but it just never “stopped” just kept saying “fixing”. at least in CWM it gave me a confirmation that said done fixing. but anyways im done using that garbage recovery

  • ragnarok180

    As I was reading “Is there anything those developers can’t do?” My first thought that came to mind was “unlock the Droid X bootloader”


    • +1 And then the “be thankful that device is water under the bridge.” remark hurt… Some of us are still on, and love the DX…. Until we can afford the GS3, or the Razr HD Maxx 😀

      • X Love

        +more than 1. Tim-O, your words are hurtful. Cut me deep.

        • Stevedub40

          “Fear cuts deeper than swords”

      • Droosh

        At least you didn’t “upgrade” to the DX2.

    • JoshGroff

      Ouch, that’s harsh.