Cyanogen Mysteries

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My S3 is rooted and I've been trying to install CyanogenMod's 10.2 ROM to replace the Android 4.4.2 OS. I've spent about a day and a half trying to figure out how to install it without success. The two biggest problems seem to be that: 1. the phone is a Canadian variation and, 2. it is difficult to find information that pertains to the 4.4.2 OS.
Also, I'm new to this and most of the people writing about it seem to do it so often that they just assume you know everything about it. I couldn't begin to tell you all the things I've attempted but they have included trying Cyanogen's installer app (largely automated) and manual installs (with countless tweaks and mods)
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Hi Cedric,

I'm a little confused as to what your question is... Your "question" seems to be more of a statement. If you need assistance, please state the question and we can try to assist you.
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Sorry. You're right. I started the post before the app updated and the question seems to have gotten lost in the process. My question is: Does anybody know how to install Cyanogen 10.2 on an S3 running 4.4.2?
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The process of installing Cyanogen on any mobile phone is rather simple.

You must have a rooted phone (from which I believe you already have)
You must have a bootloader installed on the phone
Download the Cyanogen mod that you will be using onto the SD card you are using on the phone.
Boot to your phone through the bootloader, where you will be able to flash the new ROM to your phone.

You are going to have to do some research into the matters, your going to need to find your phone's model number and download a ROM and gapps needed to run the phone. This will require some technological knowledge and understanding. No one is going to do all of this for you. If you don't feel up to the task, then you should just keep your current phone's default ROM and keep using it as is.
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You should be able to find better assistance on the XDA forum too
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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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Watch some YouTube videos on the subject as well as YouTube is the easiest way to learn anything new as you can visually take in exactly what you should be seeing as you proceed through said process.

Watch enough YouTube videos and you could probably learn how to perform brain surgery or built and launch a 2 stage rocket into outer space lol.
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Thanks for you input folks. Unfortunately I have spent the weekend researching and found that this is a rather difficult nut to crack. I am faced with a situation of a flood of information but only tiny bits and pieces which are relevant. I have been hoping that someone here might have succeeded where I have failed and could give me the benefit of their experience. Thanks again.
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Previously, CyanogenMod (CM) would list builds for each and every carrier, (e.g., d2att for the the i747 and d2can for i747m). Awhile back, all builds became unified, (d2lte). CM claims this was done to reduce usage of carrier specific releases in favour of a master release for specific devices. Try the CM nightly for d2lte and let us know if this works.

Baseband version I747MVLUFNK2 indicates a firmware build date of 2015-03-10, Android version 4.4.2 and on a Canadian variant of the S3, so this should work.

http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?devi...
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Just wanted to say thanks. Sorry I took so long to get back to you. IT WORKED! I've been very busy with the learning curve for a new OS. Once a person finds the right version of their software, it's amazingly simple. So far I'm very happy with the changes. Thanks again.
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You're welcome and anytime.