Samsung Galaxy S3 mini receives an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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After going through an intense period of doubt, the Korean company Samsung officially confirmed that the international version (3G) of the Samsung Galaxy S3 could not be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat . Yes, those who have acquired the 4G / LTE version of this smartphone , whose RAM memory reaches 2 GB , would have the opportunity to do so , doubling the capacity of the original device. The latest official news we had about the original device condemned this team, the third flagship of the Korean catalog, to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the version that would come after the most recent one. The same has happened with another device as important as the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini . Users who have this version of the phone will not be able to enjoy Android 4.4.2 KitKat either . This is the reality. However, the less conformists have from today the possibility of trying the honeys of Android 4.4.2 KitKat in the mini version of their S3 . And it is that the IBI Times UK medium has just announced that there is already an update to this unofficial version that requires, yes, the installation of CyanogenMod 11 and logically, the root of the device.

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But what exactly does it mean to root your computer? Most terminals can be rooted, which is equivalent to acquiring maximum control of all its functions and features. In this way, users can access applications that were not officially available, create backup copies, modify the frequency of the processor to achieve more speed, and so on. Unfortunately, this practice is not entirely safe and is only recommended in those cases in which the user has high knowledge and total control over their equipment. And is that any modification on the official operating system can lead to fatal errors and an automatic (safe) loss of the guarantee that all manufacturers maintain for some time on their terminals.

But what about the unofficial update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini ? Well, the developers have gone to work to find a custom Android ROM that allows users of the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini to enjoy this latest update. It should be noted that this installation must be done through CyanogenMod 11 ROM (CM11). It includes the full features of this ROM and different functions such as CPU Sleep Mode, MTP support, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support, camera and video, Backlight notifications, Offline charging, WIP OTG support, HW / SW acceleration, accelerometer, gyroscope, Linux support. Kernel 3.0.101, functional audio, WiFi, GPS with aGPS and GLONASS navigation.

If you want to launch this update on your Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, you can do so by accessing the IB Times page , where the steps to follow to carry it out are detailed. Keep in mind that you must execute it at your own risk, since neither this medium nor the brand are responsible for any extraordinary modifications that you may make to the equipment.