[ROM] Android Revolution HD 53.0 • High Quality & Performance • I9300XXUGNK2

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Senior Member
Sep 8, 2014
Rom advice


I have SlimKat rom build 9 since almost one year, and because of a wifi problem, I am searching to try another custom rom. I want a stable rom, with a good battery life, I am not playing any games, it is only for phone and text use, internet, and GPS with waze. Wich rom is the best for me for these uses between :

ArchiDroid V1.7.18
Android Revolution HD 53.0
ArchiDroid V3.1.5

Or other roms?



Senior Member
Dec 11, 2015

I have SlimKat rom build 9 since almost one year, and because of a wifi problem, I am searching to try another custom rom. I want a stable rom, with a good battery life, I am not playing any games, it is only for phone and text use, internet, and GPS with waze. Wich rom is the best for me for these uses between :

ArchiDroid V1.7.18
Android Revolution HD 53.0
ArchiDroid V3.1.5

Or other roms?


ArchiDroid 1.7.18 with boeffla kernel is the best combination.

Jericho Arcelao

I tried doing what you said now it won't let me into recovery mode on the phone to boot from SD card. Is there anyway to undo this? Or make this work!

Originally Posted by spacetribe99 
Hey guys,
sorry this maybe a n00b query but i'm trying to flash ARHD..
I've obtained root via -> http://www.androidauthority.com/gala...ecovery-99301/

When I hit Volume Up key, Home button, and Power button and enter the android system recovery-> apply update from external storage->Select Android Revolution HD Super Wipe Galaxy S3.zip
I get this "Finding update package, opening update package, verifying update package, E:signature verification failed"

I'm stuck there and cannot proceed further.

Could someone please help!


Flash and unzip recovery from here http://download.chainfire.eu/195/CF-...-v5.5-v1.5.zip and flash with Odin, reboot and try again.
USE Search: /this thread /all threads/Google/ before posting your question, you`re most likely not the first one having this issue
Nexus 6 64GB Blue stock MMB29S
Must read: Sticky`s thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...hread-t3061066 by Siberian Tiger
Try flashing the latest TWRP It might help :)

---------- Post added at 12:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:59 AM ----------

My son's I9300 is on CM13. I want to try this rom. How do i downgrade (the bootloader)?

ps: i will factory reset and wipe / format everything. The data on the phone is of no importance.
No need to downgrade bootloader for ROM. Both ROM's have the same new one :)


Apr 29, 2015
My experience with S3 ROMs so far:

ArchiDroid 1.7.18 - great performance & battery life overall, some apps like Google Drive/Docs/Sheets/Slides crash with no reason, weird Messenger chat heads behavior (a blank black window appears in the background when opening a chat head);
ArchiPort - again, great performance & battery life, but some random system apps crash;
CM 10/11 - terrible camera quality (IDK, it almost seems like the shutter speed is lower or something, getting good photos without the flash turned on is almost impossible, especially with my shaky hands);
back-to-n00t - my second favourite rom, changed it because there are some graphics bugs;
Blekota Note 4 - amazing feature set, slow-mo camera, great interface, however, the graphics issues from back-to-n00t are present, the Power Saving feature is broken and that thing behaves like a b*tch when it runs out of RAM, taking it's sweet time to load my apps when I open the drawer);
Archidroid 3.1.5 - probably the best lollipop out there for our S3, it had great battery life, but the camera quality was bad (CM sources of course) and it too became slow when doing light multitasking;
Official CM 13.0 - I almost kept it as my daily driver. However, the battery life is appalling, which wouldn't have been so bad if there was a battery saving feature. As a whole it still needs to mature a lot to be a daily driver, which I hope it will, 'cause that thing is so smooth, it runs much better than CM 12.1 ever did. I'd even go as far as to say it runs smoother than any other S3 ROM, AOSP or Samsung based.

And now on to AR HD 53.0. I began taking 11-hour night shifts, so I decided that I have to put an end to my flashaholic days (well, at least until we get a pretty stable CM 13.0) and settle for something stable and dependable. It has an outstanding battery life, good camera quality and manages RAM very well. If I put aside my urge to have the latest Android version on my phone, there's not a single reason not to stick with AR. It's in a word - flawless. I just wanted to get that out of my system and thank mike1986 for providing AR to us! :D
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Nov 29, 2015
When I have to choose an app to open a video on the Internet, it gives me as choices only Android system and downloads, but not video ... What can I do?


Senior Member
Jan 22, 2015
Now I am on cm13. I need a good stable Rom for 7 Days on holidays. Do you recommend this Rom or another sammy(no stock). Thank you

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Senior Member
May 3, 2014
Link is working perfect for me

Download link is working perfectly for me. try it again it should work for you too.


New member
Aug 18, 2016
Annoyig beeping sound

Anyone experiencing an annoying noise when the notifications sounds are on. When I put on vibrate or silence mode the sound is gone. It doesn't happen all the time, just randomly. Anyone else with this any possible solution?

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    "My phone is now perfectly smooth, fast, stable. I do not expect much more from my phone!"

    "This release is amazing! ROM feels super fast! Great job Mike & the team! (...) Never noticed any lag. 1 word: brilliant."

    "Feels a lot smoother in use - scrolling, swiping between sense screens. Much nicer feel. This is a real good one, Mike. Many thanks :)"



    System details:
    • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) - latest official Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300XXUGNK2 firmware
    • This is improved version of stock ROM - no visual changes!
    • Very fast, clean & stable!
    • Full Samsung TouchWiz Interface
    • Multi-language (WWE)
    • For Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300)
    • Thanks to Samsung for the base firmware
    • Video Review by MohammedAzi

    Included kernel details:
    • Stock kernel (the most stable)

    ROM details:
    • Removed software (CPU) rendering - full Exynos 4 Quad (GPU) rendering
    • Fully optimized and tweaked
    • Root access
    • Unsecured boot.img
    • Newest BusyBox
    • RAM optimizations
    • System signatures check enabled for system security and safety
    • Improved virtual memory management
    • Speed optimizations
    • Enabled GPU UI rendering
    • Data, cache and system partitions mounting tweaks
    • Bloatware applications removed
    • All /system applications updated to latest available
    • All /data applications updated to latest available
    • Improved CPU governors performance
    • Most optimal system scheduler
    • Disabled kernel debugging for better performance
    • Zipaligned (Improved RAM management)
    • Zipalign on boot (for user applications on data partition)
    • Fully de-odexed
    • init.d scripts (BusyBox run-parts) support
    • Auto init.d permissions set on boot
    • sysro/sysrw commands support
    • Excellent battery life!
    • Improved EXT4 performance
    • OpenVPN support
    • Most up-to-date system files permissions
    • Adobe Flash Player support
    • Support almost 24h a day
    • ...and many more!

    You need:
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300)
    • Custom recovery

    How to flash:
    • Download ROM and place it on your virtual SD card
    • Boot your phone in recovery mode (vol down + power)
    • In main menu, select "install zip from sdcard"
    • Select "choose zip from sdcard" and browse to the location of Android Revolution ROM
    • You can use data wiping option in AROMA (optionally if coming from earlier version of my ROM, obligatory if coming from stock or other custom ROM)
    • After flashing process is complete, reboot the device


    Android Revolution HD 53.0
    --- release date: 20 January 2015 ---
    • Based on latest official Samsung I9300XXUGNK2 firmware
    • Other minor changes and fixes
    • Included and updated applications:

      --- Data partition ---
      Adobe Flash Player (Android 4.0+)
      Adobe Flash Player (Android 2.0+)
      Adobe Reader 11.7.1
      ES File Explorer
      Facebook (SDK14)
      Facebook (SDK21)
      Twitter 5.41.0
      --- System partition ---
      GmsCore 6.5.99 (Android 2.3+ / SDK 9)
      Gmail 5.0.1 (Android 4.0+ / SDK 14)
      Gmail 2.3.6 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 10)
      Google Play 5.1.11
      Push Service (Samsung devices)
      SuperSU 2.01
      --- Aroma installer ---
      Google Hangouts 2.5.83281670 (Android 2.3+ / SDK 9)
      Google Maps 6.14.4 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
      Google Maps 9.0.0 (Android 4.1+ / SDK 16)
      Google Maps 9.0.0 (Android 4.2+ / SDK 17)
      Google Maps 9.3.0 (Android 4.3+ / SDK 18)
      Google Plus (Android 3.0+ / SDK 11)
      Google Street (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
      Google YouTube 6.0.13 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
      Google TalkBack 3.5.2 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
      Google Chrome 39.0.2171.93 (Android 4.0+ / SDK 14)
      Google Music 5.7.1788Q.1634597(Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
      Google Keep 3.0.03 (Android 4.0+ / SDK 14)
      Google Drive 2.1.495.05.35 (Android 2.3+ / SDK 9)
      Google Search (Android 4.1+ / SDK 16)
      Google Search (Android 4.0.3)
      Google Search (Android 2.3.5)
    - If your current firmware version doesn't match ROM firmware version, wiping data inside AROMA is highly recommended!


    Android Revolution HD 53.0




    Important notes:
    1. If you want to say "Thanks!"

    There are many ways to show your support to the developer. You can:
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    • Advertise my work to your friends.
    • Rate my thread with 5 stars.
    Every way of support is highly appreciated, but it's not expected!

    2. Sharing policy

    This forum is about sharing. If you want to use any part of my work, please feel free to do it but remember about some simple rules:
    • Inform me about using my work by sending me a message. You don’t need my permission, just inform me.
    • Include link to my thread from where you took particular files.
    • Give proper credits for what you used.
    • When it comes to using my ROM as a base you are free to do it only if I don't have "Stock ROMs" thread available for particular device. If such thread exists, you are
      obligated to take ROMs from there instead. These threads with "Stock ROMs" are usually updated within 24 hours from the moment when I release my custom ROM.

    Sharing is one thing, but please respect some areas of my work like:
    • ROM name - "Android Revolution HD", "Android Revolution", "Revo HD", "AR HD" etc.
    • Graphics used in my threads, especially head-banners designed exclusivity for me.
    • Other parts of my work that are not supposed to be used by others without proper permission.
    Please let me keep my threads design unique. I’m sure you can do something even better yourself!

    3. Support

    If you have any issues or questions, please feel free to post them in the respective thread. Due to my commitments in real life I can't answer every PM, tweet or facebook post.
    If you want to get the fastest and the best answer - ask the question in the thread. Every month I need to remove about 1.000 new messages from my XDA inbox. I’m sure it’s better if I spend this time cooking new ROMs.​

    4. Signature banners for users

    Due to the increasing number of users flashing my ROMs we introduced some time ago 3 special groups of members.
    • Android Revolution HD Recognized User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by being active in my thread (or threads).
      Helping users to solve problems, answering questions or preparing threads with add-ons for Android Revolution HD are the most common ways to gain this rank. Just be active and we’ll contact you!

    • Android Revolution HD Advanced User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by doing some amazing modification, application, theme etc. for Android Revolution HD.
      Creating simple bootanimation might not be enough, but you never know! Having Recognized User status before is not needed!

    • Android Revolution HD Supporter – every user who shared some server space with us (with proper bandwidth) will get this banner. Please keep in mind we can't use DropBox shared folders.
      What we can use is minimum 20 GB of space and 10 Mbit upload speed. If you want to donate some server space to us, please contact me via private message.
    Apart of those special banners, every user might use one of our amazing user banners collected in this thread.

    Finally, thanks for using my work! I hope you will enjoy Android Revolution HD!

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM] Android Revolution HD 53.0 • High Quality & Performance • I9300XXUGNK2, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

    ROM OS Version: 4.3.x Jellybean
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2013-10-11
    Last Updated 2015-01-20


    --- User banners prepared by KID_1194, adsamcik, sigeltek & saywhatt ---







    Q 1: After flashing Android Revolution HD my battery drains much faster. What can I do?
    A: Please charge your battery to 100%, boot your device in ClockworkMod Recovery and go to Advanced ---> Wipe Battery Stats. Also see Question 7.
    Also please read this ---> [GUIDE] Enlarge your battery life : an attempt to fix the battery drain
    And this ---> [How to] Brilliant Battery Life 100% working!
    For more details about wiping battery stats please read this

    Q 2: When recording HD video, the playback of the clip keeps freezing. How to fix it?
    A: This is probably SD card problem. Format your SD card (FAT32 recommended) to gain silky smooth playback.

    Q 3: Is there any alternative for SetCPU? I think it slows downy my devivce.
    A: You can application called No-frills. Remember to check "Allow on boot" option.

    Q 4: My Gallery app force close when I tap on any folder How to fix it?
    A: Probably you removed Google+ application. Just restore it. (Thanks to Hunteres for the solution)

    Q 5: Do I need to wipe data partition when upgrading from old version of Android Revolution HD?
    A: I always recommend wiping data partition but it's absolutely necessary only if I mention that in the changelog. But normally you can live without it.
    Wipe data partition if you experience any issues.

    Q 6: I have some strange issues with my ROM that nobody reported before. What should I do in first place?
    A: In first place you should check, if the MD5 Checksum is correct. Then flash ROM again and see if the issue is gone. A lot of strange issues can be solved this way.

    Q 7: I had SetCPU installed on Android Revolution HD, then I flashed new version of AR HD and SetCPU doesn't work any more. How to fix it?
    A: Please reinstall SetCPU.

    Q 8: I can't send/receive MMS or I can't connect with mobile data connection. How can I fix it?
    A: Please check your MMS settings or mobile data connection APN settings.

    Q 9: My phone got random freezes or reboots. How can I fix it?
    A: Every CPU is different. It seems that your CPU doesn't like OC or UV (undervolt). Set your CPU to default 1GHz.
    If it doesn't help, then you need to flash default kernel from the second post.

    Q 10: My GPS signal is very weak or GPS is not working at all. How can I fix it?
    A: There are some solutions:
    1. You can download and install FasterFix to improve your signal strength.
    2. You can download and install GPS Status & Toolbox to manage your GPS settings.
    3. Turn off "Fast boot" under "Settings" ---> "Power" and reboot your phone.
    4. Wipe the EFS data in your device. Read this for further instuctions. This is very effective solution.
    5. Read this, this, this & this
    6. [Trick] Speed Up Satelite Fix for GPS on Android

    Q 11: My clock/weather widget doesn't show my location. How can I fix it?
    A: Please clear data from Google Maps, Clock Widget, Weather, HTC weather sync provider and Weather Provider.

    Q 12: My Quadrant score is not as high as on different ROM. What does it mean?
    A: It means absolutely nothing. Benchmarks on Android System are more or less lottery and they are not showing the real system performance.
    There are many settings that can force Quadrant to show more then 3000 points but it's faked performance, that actually can slow down your phone in some circumstances.
    What I always emphasize is a real performance, the one you can feel under your fingers. Remember that I/O has some limit and surpassing it shows just a numbers without true ratio.
    Also keep in mind that Quadrant has support for Android Gingerbread only in version 1.1.7 and higher.

    Q 13: My Wi-Fi doesn't reconnect automatically after boot. How to fix it?
    A: Disable fastboot in settings or check this solution.

    Q 14: My Gallery app force close when I tap on any folder How to fix it?
    A: Probably you removed Google+ application. Just restore it. (Thanks to Hunteres for the solution)​


    You think you're addicted from flashing ROMs, checking forum the whole day and you feel like "Android" should be your second name? Well, here's something for fun :D

    preacher65 said:
    Okay, now I'm getting my world news from XDA. I had no idea this had happened until I read this. Something tells me I'm spending too much time on here!
    Whiskey103 said:
    Well i have some similar experience. I just found out my wife is pregnant for 6 months already... Lol.
    And the first thing I asked was : When will you release it?

    So I guess i spend to much time here also.
    Still a had some spare time it seems. Otherwise the baby is not mine!
    DarkAdrien said:
    My wife is pregnant for 4 months, ETA October 22nd (her upload speed is not so good). If only I could do a nandroid backup of my current life to be able to restore it after :D
    If anyone is willing to do few test with 1.0.0 before official release please join my IRC channel. Link in my signature.
    Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. I don't believe it.
    The best ROM so far. I'm going to flash it immediately!

    Thanks! :) I hope I will be able to support this ROM/thread at good quality level. I don't have this device so tracking news might be hard.