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Restore Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300T to Android 4.0.4 ICS TDUALF2 Stock Firmware


Saturday 30th of June 2012 / android.gs
If you’ve bricked your Galaxy S3 I9300T or in case you’ve installed a custom ROM or you flashed a kernel that isn’t working for with your device, then you should use the info listed in this article and you will learn how to successfully restore your device to a stock ICS TDUALF2 stock firmware. Read the entire post and only after that you should start to apply the instructions I’ve listed in it.Not that this guide is for advanced Android users only and you shouldn’t attempt to flash stock firmware in case you’re a beginner and you don’t know exactly how to properly use Odin application or a custom recovery image. Before we can begin the installation of this firmware you will need to read the preparation guide and learn what actions you should take and by doing this you won’t be forced to repeat the tutorial more than once.The Galaxy S3 I9300T was launched this month and multiple users already managed to install Custom ROMs and new kernels to improve their device’s overall performances. Also, some of these users said that some cust

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Flash CM 10.1 M1-build ROM for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 L710


Monday 28th of January 2013 / android.gs
Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can now be upgraded to the latest CyanogenMod 10.1 M-Series build, a custom ROM official from CM team and which is more stable than the Nightly version of CM 10.1. Read the entire post and you will learn how to successfully flash this new Android 4.2.1-based OS for your SGS3 Sprint phone.It is a guide for power-users that want to change and test as many ROMs as possible. It is based on stock Android 4.2.1 and it packs all CyanogenMod functions and features. If you’re a fan of CM10.1 Nightly builds, then you will find out that this is a much more stable release and in order to correctly install it, you will need to read the preparation guide below.Here’s what you need to know before installing CM 10.1 M1 custom ROM on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3: Install the new OS only for the Sprint variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 model number L710. It won’t work for any any other version of SGS3.The phone needs to be on an unlocked bootloader, it has to be rooted and running a custom Recovery image such as TWRP or CWM Recovery.Use the custom Recov

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Install ClockworkMod ( CWM ) Recovery On Samsung Galaxy S3 T-Mobile


Monday 25th of June 2012 / android.gs
The Galaxy S3 Tmobile  has been released and now you can learn how to successfully install CWM Recovery on it. At the moment there aren’t too many users of T Mobile variant of Galaxy S3, but this didn’t stop the developers at XDA  to create a working guide for you to use and flash custom recovery images, which is needed if you wish to root the device and flash new custom ROMs.CWM Recovery allows you to install new custom ROMs that should improve the overall performances of your device. Also, for custom ROMs to be installed, you will have to root the device and this means that you’ll lose the warranty, which can  be restored only if you flash stock firmware on your phone. Rooting the device and installing CWM Recovery along with a new custom ROM will eventually remove all the bloat files from your phone.This guide will teach you how to install CWM Recovery with help from ODIN application and your Windows computer. Make sure that before moving to the how-to guide, you will read the preparation guide and learn how to backup important files from your device and not

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Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 (AT&T): Flashing Ultimatum S3 custom ROM - Android Authority


Tuesday 10th of July 2012 / androidauthority.com
Especially after devs have provided a way to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on and root the Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 (AT&T), users will now be able to enjoy custom ROMs.  XDA Developers member howtomen has released what is claimed to be the first-ever custom ROM for the AT&T Galaxy S3.  It’s aptly named, too: Ultimatum S3.The said custom ROM is based on stock AT&T firmware and has been deodexed, zipaligned, and pre-rooted.  But, that’s not the juicy part: Ultimatum S3 is a debloated ROM, which means that stock Samsung apps that many users consider worthless or useless have been removed.  The debloating, as expected, results in smaller ROM size and presumably improves performance on an already top-performing, quad-core dual-core monster.Other ROM features include an advanced reboot menu, scrolling wallpaper, a modified MMS app, modified WaterDrop sound, and no boot sound, among others.Check out the Ultimatum S3 custom ROM on your AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-I747.  Our guide will walk you through its installation.WarningsThe instructions for this guide are intend

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Can't get into custom recovery to reset flash counter


Wednesday 19th of June 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I have a galaxy s3 that I'm sending back for a warranty replacement, so I flashed it back to stock then when I tried to install a custom recovery so I could get triangle away I can't boot into recovery it just goes to a black screen and reboots instead. I've tried flashing back to stock tried flashing TWRP and CWM, but the same thing happens. The weird thing is when I go back to stock the normal recovery will work. Any help please I need to send back this phone within 10 days.

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Custom recovery for stock s3???


Saturday 07th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hey I've been having problems with my phone and was wondering how to boot into custom recovery on my phone so I can clear the phones cache ? Sorry for the dumb question, just trying to learn here.. Once I am in recovery what steps do I follow to delete the cache? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app

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[GUIDE] Return VM Galaxy S3 to Stock MD7/MG2


Wednesday 11th of September 2013 / androidforums.com
This is a step-by step guide to returning your Virgin Mobile USA Samsung Galaxy S3 to complete stock. This guide will work for both the older MD7 build as well as the newer MG2 build. (This guide may also be helpful in updating your MD7 build to the newer MG2 build.)PRE-REQUISITES:This guide assumes that your device is already rooted with a custom recovery installed. If it is not, you may do so here: [GUIDE] Rooting & Recovery for Galaxy S3(VM)First, make sure you have the Samsung USB drivers installed on your computer.You may find those here: Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.14.0.exeMake sure you already have Odin installed on your PC.You may find it here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2133496STEP 1:You will want to return to the original MD7 build by downloading this ZIP to your SD card and installing through recovery: JZO54K.L710VPAMD7_d2vmu_signed.zip(Note! If you are having data connectivity issues such as 4G loss you will want to install the MD7 stock modem before proceeding to step two! If you are not having data connectivity please disregard: Do

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Rooting the S3 without a custom recover?


Saturday 14th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Is it possible to root the Canadian version of the S3 so that I have the root functions without installing a custom recovery? I heard that if I install custom recovery it will stop all official OTA updates. I need root permissions for few apps, but I like the Samsung stock software. Is there a guide on here or some other site or a movie that explain how to root with Odin3 without the use of custom recovery? Thanks.

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Confused on returning Virgin Mobile to stock 4.3


Monday 25th of August 2014 / androidforums.com
So I got a new S5 (yay!).I'm trying to return my old S3 to stock to give away to a friend. I'm confused by a couple of things:1. The phone is currently stock/rooted with Phil'z Custom Recovery.2. It appears that I need to flash the 4.3 firmware using Odin. However, I'm unable to find VM Firmware for my phone. Will this return the recovery to normal? Where can I find this effin' firmware? I've found links for Verizon, Sprint, but not VM.3. Will flashing that via Odin fix Phil'z Custom Recovery? And then I can take the OTA update?I haven't flashed any ROMs. Is there a faster way I could be doing this? I'm basically trying to get the phone to the point at which he can change the number on it.

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Won't boot into Recovery


Thursday 04th of September 2014 / androidforums.com
Since my warranty is about to expire I rooted my Note 3 all fine went trough flashing process like a champ but to flash custom ROM I need custom recovery which I tried to flash using Rom Toolbox which hasn't failed me before used it with S3 and LG Esteem, I used it to flash TWRP Recovery and it went trough but after Reboot into Recovery only STOCK one would boot so I tried again, same thing. Then I tried for the third time but for this attempt I used CWM Touch Recovery....aaaand boned now the phone won't go into Recovery saying:Recovery Booting (In blue font)Recovery is not seandroid enforcing (Red Font)Then the phone reboots and shows the same thing being stuck in boot loop, Download Mode (Odin) and Normal boot works fine, I tried flashing it again as well as TWRP again but nothing helps, whatever I do any attempts to boot into Recovery ends up in the cryptic error and bootloops. Should I flash back to stock or should I use Odin to flash TWRP? Is it kernel related?

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