Best Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 – I9300: Imperium Rom V26

Based on Android 4.3  TouchWiz, Imperium  ROM v26 by Slim80 brings you Note 3 UI/icons/features including Note 3-styled dialer, toggles, calculator, and is the best Samsung Galaxy S3 ROM out there with an amazing battery life of 6-7 hours. Integrated with Aroma installer, Imperium ROM has tons of features, mods, modems and tweaks that you will just love.


Imperium ROM (TouchWiz Android 4.3) v25 for Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300).mp4 from BlogoGist on Vimeo.


An awesome video review for version 25 has been done by Nandakishore

How to Install (For rooted users)

  • Verify that your S3 model is I9300.
  • Download the ROM from here  and copy into you SD card
  • Reboot your phone into Recovery mode using CWM (if you dont have CWM, sell your soul to Satan, that might help).
  • Clear data, cache and wipe Dalvik cache.
  • Install using the zip file from SD card.
  • Enjoy


For crazy enthusiasts, details of  features and mods are given below


  • Based on the last firmware XXEUGNA7 with Android 4.3
  • Deodexed + Rooted + Zipaligned
  • Aroma installer
  • Auto wipe cache and dalvik-cache before flashing the ROM
  • EFS folder backup before flashing the ROM
  • Wipe data, system and sd card (in aroma)
  • OTA Update with Update me Imperium
  • Root with SuperSU
  • Busybox v1.22.1
  • Sqlite3
  • OpenVPN support
  • Updated all app


  • With Wanam Xposed
  • Call Recording
  • 4 Ways Reboot (Reboot, Recovery, Hotboot, Download)
  • Full Color/Transparency customization for Status bar and Notification drawer elements
  • Secure Samsung Keyboard
  • Option to keep “Add Call” button with Call recording menu
  • Disable Camera shutter sound (+Screen Capture)
  • Flashlight trough volume button UP
  • Skip Music with Volume buttons
  • Save Call Logs View
  • Enable Keyboard Symbols
  • Enable Hangouts Calls trough cellular
  • Enable Camera while calling
  • Unlimited and Customizable Multi-View support
  • Bypass Exchange Lock check
  • Notification Panel Customization
  • Long Home key behavior
  • Long Back key to kill App (+ white list)
  • Disable increasing ringtone
  • Messaging Tweaks (raise limits and conversion)
  • Disable Scrolling cache
  • Enable Full rotations
  • White/Colored Circle Battery
  • Transparent Notifications panel
  • Customize Clock format and size
  • Customize Battery text helper size
  • Customize Quick Settings buttons number per row
  • Collapse Quick Settings after toggle
  • 2 line formatted date on the panel header
  • Dark themed Multi-Window
  • Disable Boot sound
  • Customize Two line date header format
  • White/Black Email App background (Supported on some devices)
  • Transparent Quick Settings buttons background
  • Default hidden SMS logs
  • Add Call button to Logs and Contacts list
  • Disable Accounts icons on Contacts list
  • Custimize Wifi AP Clients number
  • Disable Launcher page rotation
  • Add Exit button to browser
  • SMS Automatic input mode
  • Disable Call number formatting
  • Enable unlimited Contacts joining
  • Enable Gallery Rotation trough button
  • Set default Browser view to Desktop
  • Hide Wireless charging popup
  • Hide Full Battery Notification
  • Clock position Status bar (Hide, Left, Right, Center) (Compatible with I9300 and I9500 only)
  • NFC behaviors (UN/Locked on Screen ON/Off)
  • Hide Headset icon and notification bar
  • Disable TW DVFS
  • Enable TW DVFS Boost Benchmark mode
  • Hide Smart Stay, Alarm, NFC icons on status bar
  • Launcher: Enable Scroll wallpaper and Hide Dock labels
  • Disable Wake Home button
  • Use separate Address field on Contacts
  • Add Fast PIN unlock (to be used with caution)
  • Added SMS sent time details
  • Enable Screen ON options on Messaging App
  • Disable low Battery warning
  • Add custom carrier label on notification label
  • Set low Camera battery level
  • Change System Holo Dark/Light background
  • Acces hidden Lockscreen shortcuts menu
  • Disable SEAndroid/Knox notifications
  • 4×5, 4×6, 5×5 and 5×6 home and menu app grid for S3 TouchWiz
  • Note2 Camera
  • Note2 Keyboard
  • Note3 white keyboard 
  • Note3 TW with My Magazine 
  • Note3 MyFiles
  • 4×5 and 5×6 menu app grid for Note3 TouchWiz
  • Note3 Google Search Widget v2
  • Note3 Mobile Print v3
  • Note3 Mms
  • Note3 Calculator with one hand support
  • Note3 sound
  • Note3 Call notification popup ported by me
  • S4 sound
  • S4 S Health
  • S4 Gallery
  • S4 Digital Clock
  • S4 S memo v2
  • S4 Calculator
  • S3 AccuWeatherWidget MOD
  • S4 Accuweather 
  • S4 Album Story
  • AOSP Mms
  • AOSP calculator
  • AGoogle launcher
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Walkman 
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Album and Movies 
  • MX Player and Samsung Video Player in aroma
  • Popup browser
  • New MegaBass for S3 
  • Viper4Android 
  • AIO audio mod
  • Modded Bootanimation 
  • Fix GPS
  • Inverted GAPPS 
  • Multi CSC (89) with HD Voice
  • Long Press Menu Key To Kill App
  • Hide SMS from Call Logs
  • Native support for IPEGA GAMEPADs 
  • Flare and Ink Effect 
  • Lock Button in statusbar (in OTA)
  • Sense recent apps (in OTA)
  • OGBatteryMod
  • and more..
  • OSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat keyboard
  • AOSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat clock
  • AOSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat Roboto Condenced Fonts
  • AOSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat sounds
  • AOSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat system app icon
  • AOSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat wallpaper
  • AOSP Nexus5 4.4 KitKat email

Note: Install at your own risk. After installation your phone might send texts to your ex. We will not be responsible for it.


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  1. Γιάννης χΔ.

    helps…the rom is perfect i got it and is awsome…but i made a misteke when i was on stock jb 4.3 to try put a kernel thaw was for 4.1 I tried it 2 timew and then the phone doesnt recognize my sim card..i put and thiw rom but still nothing fixed…shoyld i go back to stock or iw another way to fix this?..thanks
    a lot

  2. Joe

    I tried and it went o a lot would not go past 69.21%. This while installing: Imperium_KitKat_v3.0_I9300_XXUFNG3
    any clue? please email me if you any ideas

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