Download and Install Official CM 14.1 On Samsung Galaxy S3

In this guide, you will be able to learn How to Download and Install Official CM 14.1 On Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 7.1 Nougat): The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the best ever devices produced by Samsung. It was undoubtedly a hit, and is still supported widely by developers over at xda forums and other bigger places. The phone was launched with Android Jellybean out of the box, and it has not been updated a lot recently, since it has been outdated by its 4 successors.

However, not all OEMs are just perfect as we want them to be. The bad thing about Samsung is that in spite of all the gimmicky set of features it always releases that get attention, it never really has had the best software to power everything up. Yes, it does have a solid camera, a solid build, and great internals for a three-year-old device, but the laggy-old TouchWiz is just unbearable for some people.

Very recently, Cyanogen announced the debut of their newest build of ROMs – CyanogenMod 14.1. CM 14.1 is built off of Android Nougat 7.1, which is, even more, newer than most of the official firmware out there. Good for you, many devices have received the CM 14.1 official update, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of them!

Since this is an official nightly build, you will be getting OTAs every single day, however, we cannot promise that this ROM is a 100% stable. Cyanogen has itself mentioned that many new features are yet to come, but for the most part, they have eliminated almost all the bugs, so this ROM should be pretty stable for a daily driver. In this in-depth guide, we will be learning Download and Install Official CM 14.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3.

Supported Devices: This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (International). Flashing it on any other device of other model will brick it.

DISCLAIMER is not responsible for any hardware/software issues that occur to your device(s) by following this guide. We are certain that the following guide is carefully written, avoiding any mistakes on our side. If you are unsure of the causalities that may occur if the procedure goes wrong, then please don’t proceed.


  • This guide is for the Samsung Galaxy S3 only.
  • A complete nandroid backup of your device is recommended, in case something goes wrong.
  • Make sure your device is charged at least upto 60%, to prevent unexpected shutdowns in the process.
  • Before you begin with the tutorial, make sure that ‘USB Debugging‘ is enabled from Settings > Developer Options.


CyanogenMod 14.1  For Samsung Galaxy S3→  Download Link 

└download the latest built according to date

Gapps For CM14 / CM14.1 ROMs → Download Link

How to Flash Official CM 14.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3

 Official CM 14.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3
  1. Download the CM 14.1 ROM file as well as the GApps file, and transfer it on to your Samsung Galaxy S3 using your data cable.
  2. Reboot your Samsung Galaxy S3 into the recovery mode. Guide  How To to Boot Into Recovery Mode On Android (Various Ways)
  3. Now, follow this in depth guide to learn  How to Download and Install Official CM 14.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3  How to Install CM14 (CyanogenMod 14) Via Custom Recovery
  4. Once done, follow this definite guide to flash GApps Download & Install Gapps For CM14 / CM14.1 ROMs.
  5. Return back to the TWRP menu, and reboot your device.

Good going! You’ve now learnt How to Download and Install Official CM 14.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3. If you have any queries, feel free to hit us down in the comments section below. Also, we would love to hear what’s your favorite feature in the newest build on CyanogenMod 14.1 built off of Android 7.1 Nougat!


Lastly, you can refer to this article to find out which devices have gotten the official CM 14.1 update till now  Official CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightly Released (Download)
Adnan Ahmed
Adnan Ahmed
An avid technology reader, author, and admirer, Adnan has been into all-things technology since age twelve. Since then, thanks to the exposure he has been brought into, Adnan now serves as an author on multiple sites including Rootmygalaxy,net.

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