Updating My S3 to CyanogenMod Jellybean Nightly Build

In July, I found out that AT&T released the red Galaxy S3, asked a couple of sources (official mobile operators and ah beng shops), and there were no confirmation we would get them in Singapore. On impulse, I bought it off the Internet (eBay has everything, you know?). Anyway, we now have the red S3 available in Singapore. It’s the i9300 model, which is quad core. The AT&T model is i747 and it’s only dual core.

Received from SingPost (bloody charged me additional 7% GST) on 23 Aug, but haven’t been able to update to Jellybean as the software wasn’t available.

Randomly did a Google search for “i747 jelly bean” today and found out that CyanogenMod has a Jellybean nightly for my device.

Follow the steps below to get Jellybean nightly from CyanogenMod into your i747 from AT&T.

  1. How to flash ClockworkMod Recovery
  2. How to root and install BusyBox (Note: Installation of BusyBox is not mandatory)
  3. Download and install ROM Manager from Google Play Store
  4. Start ROM Manager
  5. Tap on “Backup Current ROM” and select your device “Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T)”
    Note: If it prompts you to install ClockworkMod recovery, wait for the app to finish processing, allow Superuser access to ROM Manager, and tap on “Backup Current ROM” again.
  6. Name your backup and tap “OK”, your device will perform the backup and reboot.

    Backing Up
    Backing Up
  7. Download the latest nightly build from CyanogenMod Nightly Builds for Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) i747 and Google Apps Package into your computer
  8. Connect your device to your computer and copy paste the nightly build and Google Apps package into your device’s internal memory
  9. Start ROM Manager
  10. Tap on “Install ROM from SD Card” and select the nightly build file
  11. Check “Wipe Data and Cache” and “Wipe Dalvik Cache”
  12. Tap “OK” twice, and wait for your device to finish processing and reboot.
    Installing CM JellyBean
    Installing CM JellyBean

    Ta-dah! You are now running the latest nightly from CyanogenMod.

    CyanogenMod Loading Screen
    CyanogenMod Loading Screen
  13. Start ROM Manager
  14. Tap on “Reboot into Recovery”
  15. Tap “OK” to confirm
  16. Tap “Allow” Superuser access to ROM Manager
  17. Use the down volume button to navigate to “install zip from sdcard”, use the home button to select this option
  18. Use the home button to select “choose zip from sdcard”
  19. Select the Google Apps package
  20. Use the down volume button to navigate to “Yes – install…”, use the home button to select this option, and let your device process
  21. Tap the back button
  22. Press the home button to select “reboot system now”. That’s it, you’re done! 🙂

What is BusyBox and when do you need it?

Microsoft Has Some Good Project Management Articles


While randomly surfing the Internet for work related articles to read, I will chance upon articles from the Microsoft library. This is weird because they are articles parked under the Technical Articles or Support sections. Nonetheless, here are two articles I have found this week which are a good read for Project Managers starting out, or already into it.

Manage project risks and issues
Explains the importance of managing risks and issues, and how mismanagement of these two aspects can lead to project failure.

The Art of Project Management: How to Make Things Happen
In this chapter excerpt from his book, The Art of Project Management, Scott Berkun recounts what it took for him to be successful at Microsoft as a project manager.

Wordle: Lala.SG

Wordle: Lala SG

From Wordle.

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

The Social Network

The Social Network

Ok. I’m slow. I watched The Social Network few weeks back courtesy of lucky Han who won tickets from Sony Pictures, but I haven’t blogged about what I thought about it. I don’t think much nowadays, but that’s not the point of this post. Aaaaaanyway, I saw this YouTube video on a friend’s Facebook wall and was reminded of the movie. Before I continue, enjoy the video first.

I liked the pace of the movie. I enjoyed how fast the dialogue was, and how that made me pay attention the entire length of the movie. I admit I have very bad focus recently, so I really liked it that this movie was able to get me to focus. The scene used for the typography video above, was one of the scenes that left an impression on me. I liked how his reply systematically answered each aspect of the question, which I think a lot of people agree with me, judging from the number of comments left on my friend’s Facebook wall now. I know I must have said “Whao” right after movie Mark finished saying his piece while I was watching the show. Haha. I remember being quite impressed with his reply.

So. What are my take aways from the movie?

  1. Having money doesn’t mean you can run/lead/expand a business
  2. Being a geek doesn’t mean you can’t be a visionary (some kind of hope for geeks!)
  3. Really, only share awesome ideas with those you trust
  4. And get those NDAs signed, dammit
  5. The movie pace is pretty much like working in Qais. Nickpan agrees.

It’s been showing since 28 Oct, catch it if you haven’t. Pretty epic movie that all (self-proclaimed or not) geeks have to watch.

Color Career Counselor

From here.

Best Occupational Category

Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

Suggested careers are Administrator, Secretary, Printer, Paralegal, Building Inspector, Bank Cashier, Private Secretary, Statistician, Operations Manager, Financial Analyst, Bookkeeper, Medical Records Technician, Developer of Business or Computer Systems, Clerical Worker, Proofreader, Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Banker, Certified Public Accountant, Credit Manager, Store Salesperson, Actuary, Dental Assistant, Business Education Teacher, Food Service Manager, IRS Agent, Budget Analyst, and Underwriter.

Your very careful, conscientious, conservative nature gives others the confidence to trust you with handling money and material possessions. Structured organizations that have well-ordered chains of command work best for you.

Suggested Organizer workplaces are large corporations, business offices, financial lending institutions, banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, and quality control and inspection departments.

2nd Best Occupational Category

Independent, Self-Motivated, Reserved, Introspective, Analytical, and Curious

These investigative types gather information, analyze and interpret data, and inquire to uncover new facts. They have a strong scientific orientation, enjoy academic or research environments and prefer self-reliant jobs. Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities.

Shruti says I am a very boring person. :/

Flickr Contacts


I follow a couple of really good photographers, so I thought I’d like to share.

Ahmed Zahid does really nice shots of the sea, and Yvette Inufio is just plain whimsical. I want to learn how to shoot like Ahmed, and Yvette reminds me that I’m still a girl who is a sucker for beautiful things.


I hate Facebook. Like, seriously. The things they suggest to me on my Facebook homepage is always so appropriate. LOL. Saw that a friend became a fan of this page, so I went to check it out. And then I went on to look at the official website, which happened to have an online catalogue, and now I want to buy this, this, this, this and this.


Personas – How Does the Internet See You?

This is how the Internet sees estrellachua. The mini words in the image say (from left to right) online, fame, sports, management, media, news, music and social.


I tried chufang and estrella chua, but there is simply too much information on the Internet with these keywords and does not identify me specifically, which is the philosophy of this exhibit.

You can try it out here or find out more about it here. Do note that numerical characters are not allowed. I think this control is in place so that people will not search for their nicknames.