How To Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop On Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 via BeanStalk ROM

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Its your time to update Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop but with the help of custom ROM. All thanks to developer gimmeitorilltell (donate) who recently shared Android 5.0.1 Lollipop based BeanStalk custom firmware. However, this is very early build and all BeanStalk features most likely not ported yet but will surely offer you most customization. Right now, this the only way to upgrade your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop since we yet to have an official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. Its easy to install this custom ROM, all you have to do, install a custom recovery such as CWM recovery or TWRP recovery and then follow below guide.

Few cool Android 5.0.1 Lollipop features are – Material Design, a new lock screen, Lock screen notifications, Hide sensitive content in notifications, battery-saver mode, Priority Mode, Guest Mode, Pin Apps, Ambient Display, Double tap to wake, Trusted Device for Bluetooth and NFC, improved Quick Settings and many more.

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Few Other ROM For Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710:

BeanStalk ROM Features:’

  • CM based
  • Lockscreen background options (Color fill, Custom image, Transparent)
  • Customizable Lockscreen text color
  • Lockscreen rotation
  • Option to enable all widgets
  • Minimize lockscreen challange
  • Use widget carousel
  • Slider Shortcuts
  • Static Lockscreen shortcuts
  • Lockscreen button actions
  • LCD Density
  • Scroll elasticity options
  • Default App grip option
  • Custom Carrier label
  • Dual Pane options
  • Customizable boot animation (off, default, set your own bootanimation)
  • Custom original BeanStalk Wallpapers by skyliner33v
  • Custom BeanStalk bootanimation by skyliner33v
  • Status bar color and transparency
  • Clock and date options which includes color, location, style
  • Signal Styles which include color and text instead of icons, alternate GB signal layout, hide signal icons
  • Breathing SMS option
  • Battery styles – Includes specific colors and styles. Also includes battery bar
  • Do not disturb option
  • Show notification count
  • Pie controls (need to have lockscreen background set to something other then default to work correctly (dont ask why) )
  • Fully customizable navigation bar – Includes style, layout, color, nav rings, pretty much everything you can think of.
  • Quick settings color settings, tiles per row, Quick pulldown, text color
  • Notification shortcuts, behaviour, drawer style (customizable colors), toggle colors, longpress quicksettings icon to enable/disable toggles
  • Keyboard and input method options which include disable full screen keyboard and auto rotate
  • Kil app back button with customizable timeout values
  • High end graphic effects option
  • option to disable/enable vibrate on expand for notifications alerts
  • Low battery warning customizable options
  • Recents RAM bar fully customizable with color styles
  • Clock widget for LockClock including extra options to fully customize every feature of the lockclock
  • Build.prop MOD options to enable/disable tweaks as preferred
  • Less frequent Notification sounds options
  • CRT screen off/on options to specify how the animation shows
  • Enable/disable wake up on charge option
  • Superuser fully embedded into the build and accessed from settings menu
  • CM Performance options and features
  • About BeanStalk option with links to github source and facebook for beanstalk. Also links to my twitter and donate.
  • insane amount of edits/tweaks/fixes to make this build absolutely fly
  • option to use a fully themable MMS packages. You can access from mms – settings – theme settings
  • Numerous other options hidding throughout the build

 

Warning!

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This tutorial is only for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (PrimeHowTo) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. It’s advisable to backup your data prior flashing. I recommend app Helium for this purpose, however you can use any other preferred backup app. [General Guide]

2. Make sure your device have enough battery power (at least 50% battery power) to avoid any accidental brick. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You must have USB Driver Installed for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 in your PC. If you manage to access your phone data after connecting to your computer then you already have USB driver installed. [Download Driver Manually]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise it’s won’t be possible to transfer file between PC and Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. By default its enabled, so you don’t have to worry. [General Guide]

5. Your device must have latest available custom recovery installed. [General Guide]

Hope, you already checked all pre-requisites. It’s time to follow the step-by-step guide on how to install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop based BeanStalk ROM on Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. BeanStalk ROM For Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 [Filename: BeanStalk-d2spr.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip]

How to Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop based BeanStalk ROM on Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710

  1. Transfer downloaded file to your Android device by connecting to PC. Make sure you copied all files on SD Card (avoid coping within folder). Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect your device from computer and then turn off your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume down & Power, when the LG logo appears release and press them again, then press the Power button three times! In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power Key to select an option.
    1. You can also try: How To Boot Into Recovery Without Key Combination
  4. First of all create an image of your existing OS by performing Nandroid backup of your existing ROM which you can restore later if this new ROM don’t perform the way you want or if there any glitch. To do so, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To perform this, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping. Perform this step 3 times to avoid any bootloop issue.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Now, locate the BeanStalk Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the Step 6 but choose the gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, perform the Step 4 one more time and then go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 and boot into Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM BeanStalk.
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:

  1. Transfer downloaded file to your Android device by connecting to PC. Make sure you copied all files on SD Card (avoid coping within folder). Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect your device from computer and then turn off your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume down & Power, when the LG logo appears release and press them again, then press the Power button three times!
    1. You can also try: How To Boot Into Recovery Without Key Combination
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  6. Now add zip file for flashing. to do so, tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the BeanStalk Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 and boot into Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM BeanStalk.
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

That’s it! You just learned how to update your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop custom firmware using BeanStalk. Explore the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop based BeanStalk ROM.

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