Latest TWRP Recovery for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
The international variant being, of course, the most widely used variant of the Galaxy S3, has a large development base.
Recently, Team Win has pushed out on update for GT-I9300 which promises to be void of the recovery in-compatibility issue with KitKat ROMs, which was due to ¡®set metadata recursive' error.
Now, all the Android 4.4 ROMs available for International Galaxy S3 like CyanogenMod 11, ParanoidAndroid, SlimKat, etc will be fully functional with this latest version of TWRP Recovery.
At the time of posting, the latest version of TWRP recovery for the International Variant of Galaxy S3 is 188.8.131.52.
Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page!
You only are responsible for your device. We won't be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.
CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.
To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ¡®About device' option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be GT-I9300!
Please know that this page is meant only for Samsung Galaxy S3, model no. GT-I9300. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on other variants of the Galaxy S3: GT-I9305/GT-I9305T, or the S4 sets at US Cellular, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and others who have different model no.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN..
You must do this pre-installation stuff before attempting to install TWRP Recovery on your International Galaxy S3 in order to avoid any complications later, and have a smooth and successful process.
BACK UP YOUR DEVICE
Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on sd card, too.
For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.
► ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS
INSTALL GALAXY S3 DRIVER
You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S3. In case you're not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Galaxy S3 on your computer.
► SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 DRIVERS INSTALLATION GUIDE
CHARGE YOUR DEVICES
If your android device, or PC, powers off due to lack of battery while the process is underway, it could damage the device.
So, make sure both of them are adequately charged and that no power interruption takes place when the process is undergoing ¡ª at least 50% battery of the device and laptop is what we would recommend.
OTHER THINGS TO TAKE CARE OF:
©¸ Use original USB cable to connect your phone to PC.
©¸ Do not use the procedures given below on Mac (using VMWare) as it works best on proper Windows PC only.
If you haven't used Odin software to install a recovery on a Samsung galaxy device before, we suggest you first watch a video of that, given right below, to get familiar with the process.
Btw, the video below shows installing the the CWM (Yes, not TWRP) recovery on Samsung Galaxy S3, but as the process is exactly same, it doesn't matter.