The Galaxy S3 was less than 18 months old when Google unveiled Android KitKat, and since the update was specifically tailored to work on devices with as little as 512MB of RAM, Samsung's 1GB 2012 flagship was a safe bet, right? Er, not quite.
But wait! The developer community has proven – as if there was any doubt – that the Galaxy S3 is perfectly capable of running Android KitKat after all.
The unofficial Samsung Galaxy S3 Android KitKat 4.4.4 update is modified from the version that rolled out to the Korean E210S, an S3 variant that had 2GB of RAM and LTE compatibility.
It’s been heavily “debloated”, and the KNOX security suite has been removed entirely, and of course that was really the issue in the first place; it wasn’t necessarily KitKat that the Galaxy S3 would’ve struggled with, but KitKat PLUS Samsung’s precious bloat.
There were bugs with the first version, particularly in relation to signal and SMS messaging, but version 2 has reportedly ironed out those kinks.
If you fancy checking out the Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat update, by all means head over to XDA. Needless to say, you should back up your junk before proceeding, and even then, you do so at your own risk.
Unofficially, however, you should definitely do it right now and let us know how you get on below.