Verizon wireless released Samsung Galaxy SIII few weeks ago and both Pebble Blue and White version are available online on Amazon. Galaxy S3 supports HSPA+ speed on Verizon LTE 4G high speed data network and this phone provide a great deal at $149.99 with 2 year contact.
Google has introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean few weeks ago and developers are trying to port the AOSP or the AOKP cyanogenMod 10 version to all the devices that can handle Jelly Bean. Verizon Galaxy S3 users are also eager to try Jelly Bean on their device but it looks like there will be no official Jelly Bean update available before December 2012. XDA dev forum member Puremotive has introduced a CyanogenMod 10 Jelly Bean custom ROM for Verizon Galaxy S3. CyanogenMod 10 is most preferred Jelly Bean AOKP based firmware for now and Paranoid are well known ROM makers who have already made ROM for Galaxy Note, HTC One X and Galaxy Ace. This time they have done very well with the Galaxy S3.
Paranoid ROM for Galaxy S3 SCH I535 had some bugs that are mostly resolved for now. You will experience the whole new Jelly Bean Android with Paranoid ROM advantages like Phone and tablet UI, Lockscreen options, latest Jelly Bean apps and YouTube videos. The camera has also been repaired and this time you will be getting a Working Panorama mode as well. Paranoid ROMs are known for their TabletUI that is very different from other tablet mode ROM.
Warning/Alert: Installing custom ROM requires you to root your phone which voids warranty. Please proceed at your own risk.
1. Verizon Galaxy SIII must be rooted and CWM recovery installed. We also suggest you to create a backup of your current ROM using CWM recovery.
2. Backup all essential data. Ensure that you create copy of settings, emails, pics, videos, personal files, apps and apps data.
3. Enable USB Debugging, go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box.
How to Install Paranoid Jelly Bean ROM on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3:
Step 1: Download the paranoid-SCH-I535-7242012.zip and Gapps zip file on your computer and transfer it to phone’s storage. Connect your phone as USB storage and then you can copy paste the file.
Step 2: Shut down the phone and restart in recovery mode. For this, press and keep holding Volume up + Home button + power button for few seconds.
Step 3: Select “Wipe Cache/Factory reset” and confirm to go ahead.
Step 4: Select “Install zip from SD card” and then “choose zip from SD card” on the next menu. Browse to the storage using Volume key. High light the ROM file paranoid-SCH-I535-7242012.zip and select it by pressing power button.
Step 5: Confirm to install, it will take few minutes. Repeat the same process to install Gapps file. Once done select “Reboot system now”.
This will reboot the system and new boot screen will welcome you. It will take few minutes to the Phone to boot first time. Once you see the welcome screen provide your details and choice and then you can enjoy the ROM.