08-27-2014 08:48 PM
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  1. ffss's Avatar
    Hi guys, I'm a bit nervous right now. I successfully rooted my Galaxy S3 i9305 a few hours ago. I tried installing a custom rom after choosing the Wipe Data / Factory Reset option from the CWM screen, and then I did Wipe Cache Partition. I tried installing the rom but it failed so it was aborted. I then rebooted my device and it loaded up the stock rom (as you would buy it new, asking me to enter details etc)..After I set it all up I installed Rom Manager and clicked Reboot To Recovery from the app, once it rebooted it was stuck on the Samsung boot logo, and now it's always doing that. I cannot enter recovery mode at all, I can only access ODIN mode. Once I enter ODIN mode my phone isn't detected by the Odin program.

    Can someone please help me as I'm quite worried. Eagerly awaiting your responses! Thanks man.
    02-16-2013 04:49 PM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Hi guys, I'm a bit nervous right now. I successfully rooted my Galaxy S3 i9305 a few hours ago. I tried installing a custom rom after choosing the Wipe Data / Factory Reset option from the CWM screen, and then I did Wipe Cache Partition. I tried installing the rom but it failed so it was aborted. I then rebooted my device and it loaded up the stock rom (as you would buy it new, asking me to enter details etc)..After I set it all up I installed Rom Manager and clicked Reboot To Recovery from the app, once it rebooted it was stuck on the Samsung boot logo, and now it's always doing that. I cannot enter recovery mode at all, I can only access ODIN mode. Once I enter ODIN mode my phone isn't detected by the Odin program.

    Can someone please help me as I'm quite worried. Eagerly awaiting your responses! Thanks man.
    Stop worrying , i never suggest using Rom manager first off.... to get odin to work try rebooting your pc and using a different USB port. let me know if it works
    02-16-2013 04:58 PM
  3. ffss's Avatar
    Thanks man. Odin is working now. I just installed Foxhound ROM via CWM Recovery, after installing it it still gets stuck on the S3 boot screen. I'll wait for your advice.
    02-16-2013 05:15 PM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Thanks man. Odin is working now. I just installed Foxhound ROM via CWM Recovery, after installing it it still gets stuck on the S3 boot screen. I'll wait for your advice.
    I dont have your device, so help me out by giving me the link to where you got this rom
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    02-16-2013 05:20 PM
  5. ffss's Avatar
    I got it from [ROM][MR2][08FEB] FoxHound 2.1|JB|Ota|Allin1|Stable|Ram Free|Essential/Normal - xda-developers

    I don't mind flashing anything right now as long as I can get my phone working. So if you recommend anything I'll do it!
    02-16-2013 05:21 PM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I got it from [ROM][MR2][08FEB] FoxHound 2.1|JB|Ota|Allin1|Stable|Ram Free|Essential/Normal - xda-developers

    I don't mind flashing anything right now as long as I can get my phone working. So if you recommend anything I'll do it!
    what carrier is your device?.... try going into cwm recovery, factory reset, wipe cache partition and go to advanced and wipe dalvik cache and reboot
    02-16-2013 05:26 PM
  7. ffss's Avatar
    It was T-Mobile but I unlocked it and am on O2.

    I cannot access CWM recovery anymore, even when flashing it again. Once it gets PASS on Odin my phone reboots and gets stuck on the boot screen. This wasn't happening before I flashed using Foxhound rom.

    Is there anything similar to CWM that I can try flashing? Can I try flashing a rom directly via Odin? Like the stock rom or something?
    02-16-2013 05:28 PM
  8. ffss's Avatar
    I just managed to get into CWM recovery! I'll try what you said.
    02-16-2013 05:31 PM
  9. DroidXcon's Avatar
    It was T-Mobile but I unlocked it and am on O2.

    I cannot access CWM recovery anymore, even when flashing it again. Once it gets PASS on Odin my phone reboots and gets stuck on the boot screen. This wasn't happening before I flashed using Foxhound rom.

    Is there anything similar to CWM that I can try flashing? Can I try flashing a rom directly via Odin? Like the stock rom or something?
    close odin, reopen it then uncheck auto reboot, when recovery is done flashing, disconnect remove the battery and use the button combo to boot into recovery..... did you make a nandroid backup before you flashed?
    02-16-2013 05:33 PM
  10. ffss's Avatar
    It still gets stuck on the boot screen. Which ROM shall I try flashing?

    Yes I did make a nandroid backup. Where is that backup and how shall I restore it?
    02-16-2013 05:36 PM
  11. DroidXcon's Avatar
    It still gets stuck on the boot screen. Which ROM shall I try flashing?

    Yes I did make a nandroid backup. Where is that backup and how shall I restore it?
    You need to use CWM to restore it,,,is this the CWM you are using?
    [CWM][GT-I9305][Clockworkmod Touch 6.0.2.8] Ported - xda-developers
    02-16-2013 05:43 PM
  12. ffss's Avatar
    I'm using the one here: [CWM][GT-I9305] CF-ROOT CWM Recovery Ported + SuperSu + BusyBox - xda-developers

    I just restored my backup. It gets passed the boot screen but now gets stuck randomly on the moving logo (that blue beam that wizzes around the Samsung text). It's as if something in my backup is corrupt and so it makes my phone get stuck.

    Do you think I should try flashing the stock rom? Where can I download it from? Thanks for the help by the way.
    02-16-2013 05:50 PM
  13. ffss's Avatar
    Hey dude it's working now! I'm in. What shall I do now to keep everything safe? I want to install the Omega rom. Shall I do anything before I flash that rom?
    02-16-2013 05:57 PM
  14. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I'm using the one here: [CWM][GT-I9305] CF-ROOT CWM Recovery Ported + SuperSu + BusyBox - xda-developers

    I just restored my backup. It gets passed the boot screen but now gets stuck randomly on the moving logo (that blue beam that wizzes around the Samsung text). It's as if something in my backup is corrupt and so it makes my phone get stuck.

    Do you think I should try flashing the stock rom? Where can I download it from? Thanks for the help by the way.
    The problem is that if you flash an odin stock rom you will need to unlock the phone again..
    try using the cwm i posted and let me know if it works any better
    02-16-2013 05:57 PM
  15. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Hey dude it's working now! I'm in. What shall I do now to keep everything safe? I want to install the Omega rom. Shall I do anything before I flash that rom?
    download goo manager from the market, open it , hit menu button, then choose install openrecoveryscript. boot into recover and do a new Nandroid backup
    02-16-2013 05:59 PM
  16. ffss's Avatar
    Done, next?
    02-16-2013 06:04 PM
  17. ffss's Avatar
    By the way when I rooted my phone using this method: [CWM][GT-I9305] CF-ROOT CWM Recovery Ported + SuperSu + BusyBox - xda-developers

    I forgot to run the Remove-boot-recovery.p.zip, was that necessary? What does it do?
    02-16-2013 06:06 PM
  18. DroidXcon's Avatar
    By the way when I rooted my phone using this method: [CWM][GT-I9305] CF-ROOT CWM Recovery Ported + SuperSu + BusyBox - xda-developers

    I forgot to run the Remove-boot-recovery.p.zip, was that necessary? What does it do?
    boot-recovery.p.zip reinstalls the stock recovery as soon as the phone boots up, if you dont remove it directly after flashing cwm recovery the next time you boot the phone you willl have stock recovery again
    02-16-2013 06:11 PM
  19. ffss's Avatar
    Oh, so shall I do it then? Is it done by installing it from within CWM Recovery?
    02-16-2013 06:33 PM
  20. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Oh, so shall I do it then? Is it done by installing it from within CWM Recovery?
    You need to use root explorer or some other root file manger find that file and either delete it or rename it

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    02-16-2013 06:36 PM
  21. ffss's Avatar
    DroidXcon, having some trouble. I need to transfer some files to my device but usb connection is no longer doing anything after I recorded this nandroid backup. It makes the sound of connection, but no icon appears in the top left of my device like "Connected as a media device". How would I transfer files to my device?
    02-16-2013 06:54 PM
  22. DroidXcon's Avatar
    DroidXcon, having some trouble. I need to transfer some files to my device but usb connection is no longer doing anything after I recorded this nandroid backup. It makes the sound of connection, but no icon appears in the top left of my device like "Connected as a media device". How would I transfer files to my device?
    hmm, did you try rebooting your pc and using a different usb port or different cable?
    02-16-2013 07:01 PM
  23. ffss's Avatar
    Yup, it's definitely something wrong with the phone, because it says insert network sim too. I guess my only way would be to transfer a rom via wifi? Shall I wait until samfirmware.com is back up and download the stock rom so I can reset everything? I'll forget about the root for now.
    02-16-2013 07:04 PM
  24. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Yup, it's definitely something wrong with the phone, because it says insert network sim too. I guess my only way would be to transfer a rom via wifi? Shall I wait until samfirmware.com is back up and download the stock rom so I can reset everything? I'll forget about the root for now.
    since i dont have your device and you have it flashed to a different network i think you should ask for help from developers with your your device, i feel like somewhere along the way you flashed something that was incompatible. i would start by asking for help here [WARNING! + GUIDE] Backup and Restore IMEI / NV Data Procedure for GT-I9305 - xda-developers. if you flash samfirmware file you may loose your unlock if you have not done so already.
    02-16-2013 07:12 PM
  25. ffss's Avatar
    I have not flashed any stock rom yet. I unlocked my phone via an official unlock code from Samsung. so if i install the stock rom will my phone lose its unlocked status?
    02-16-2013 07:17 PM
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