Want a sweet, sweet naked Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience on your Galaxy S III? Look no further than the XDA-Developers forums, which recently posted CyanogenMod 10 builds for the international and U.S. models of Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The international build is far from complete: you’ll lose the FM radio, the camera is unstable, Wi-Fi tethering doesn’t completely work, Bluetooth audio is broken and your first phone call will fail (although subsequent calls should work). Engadget said that XDA-Developers is still hard at work on the U.S. models of the Galaxy S III but that early builds for those phones are also available.
As always, you’ll need to flash your ROM at your own risk, with the possibility of bricking it. XDA Developers poster XpLoDWiLD has this warning for anyone attempting the process:
“I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM before flashing ! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.”
Personally, I’d wait for the final stable build with all features intact, but I’m not as adventurous as some of you.