Android 4.2.1 LiquidSmooth ROM For R530M Galaxy S3 Metro PCS–Ultimate Guide

Android development community don’t allow you to have an excuse about not able to update your Metro PCS branded Samsung Galaxy S3 to latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. After CM10.1 custom ROM, we now have custom ROM LiquidSmooth that can update your Galaxy S3 R530M to new Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Galaxy S3 R530M comes with dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM that make it capable enough to run Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean smoothly. Continue reading this article to know how to update your Galaxy S3 R530M to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean based custom ROM LiquidSmooth Beta 2.

Few notable Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean features are multi-user support, gesture typing, new quick settings option, lock-screen widget, new camera app, photo sphere, improved Google Now, new daydream feature, miracast display and more.

Note: This LiquidSmooth Beta 2 based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean is still under development and may contain bugs and issues. All issues will be resolved as development progress. The LiquidSmooth ROM known for offering smooth, stable and fast ROM.


LiquidSmooth Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean Beta 2 Features:

  • Comprehensive speed enhancements
  • Customizable lockscreen buttons and sliders
  • Chronus clock widget
  • Customizable hardware and software keys
  • Transparent navbar and status bar
  • Customizable navbar ring
  • Navigation bar widgets
  • Customizable power menu
  • Notification power widget
  • Customizable quicksettings panel
  • Statusbar mods
  • Theme engine
  • Quiet hours
  • Volume rocker music controls
  • Full Rotation
  • Customizable battery and notification light


This tutorial is only for Metro PCS Galaxy S3, model number R530M. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, 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:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names


  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Phones]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for Samsung Galaxy S3 R530M in your PC. [USB Driver].
  3. Backup your EFS Folder. [Guide]
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide].
  5. Your device is rooted [Guide] and have ClockworkMod Recovery Installed [Guide].

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to move in the next page of this guide where we compile an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean based LiquidSmooth Beta 2 custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3 R530M.

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  • willnfla

    im new to the S3. installed this, works great! but i noticed when i tried to get my contacts off of kies, it doesnt work. the kies air app says its not compatible and the program on my laptop wont recognize it. also i cant seem to figure out how to change the fonts, lol. must be drunk. other than those two things, it seems to be working great

    • shabbypenguin

      thats because this is a custom rom built off aosp source instead of a touchwiz rom. all of samsungs features wont work. if you are looking to get into modding i suggest