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    Default Cannot update rooted S3

    Hello guys!

    Sorry for the silly question, but I've received yesterday a used Galaxy S3, model GT-I9300, already rooted, bought in Amazon, Version 4.1.2. it works fine exept that everytime I try the OTA, the settings chrash with the usual message "unfortunately, settings has stopped". Do you think this is due to the rooting or it's maybe something else? Is there any ways I can solve this? Cheers
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    Default Re: Cannot update rooted S3

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski View Post
    Hello guys!

    Sorry for the silly question, but I've received yesterday a used Galaxy S3, model GT-I9300, already rooted, bought in Amazon, Version 4.1.2. it works fine exept that everytime I try the OTA, the settings chrash with the usual message "unfortunately, settings has stopped". Do you think this is due to the rooting or it's maybe something else? Is there any ways I can solve this? Cheers
    Welcome to the forums.
    Yes, this is due to rooting. Root access typically stops OTAs from finalizing.

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    Default Re: Cannot update rooted S3

    Thanks for the quick answer so would you suggest a unroot? otherwise I suppose I'm stuck with the 4.1.2 for ever
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    I would honestly stay where you are at.

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    Default Re: Cannot update rooted S3

    Henry,
    How much do you know about Android phones?
    Did you specifically want a rooted phone?
    Is there anything about the 4.3 update that you really need?
    Do you know how to boot into Recovery mode or Download mode?

    Lots of questions, but we can't really help you unless we have a common frame of reference.

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    Default Re: Cannot update rooted S3

    I didn't specifically want a rooted phone, I just found a good used-one which was already rooted I didn't know that would prevent the updates Anyway I don't know if Android 4.3 is so much better than 4.1.2, but I guess, it has more features, better protection, etc. I found a tutorial about how to update a rooted S3 maybe I'll follow it, hoping it would not destroy the S3
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    Henry,
    That's good information to follow. There's no guarantee that the update will be successful - it depends on what else was done to the phone (custom recovery; frozen bloatware; modified framework, etc). You also may need to use a feature of the SuperUser binaries to 'hide' them.

    In the long run, if you don't really need a rooted phone, your best bet may be to load the stock firmware and start from scratch.

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    Default Re: Cannot update rooted S3

    I doubt that will work, but it won't hurt to try.
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    Default Re: Cannot update rooted S3

    if you don't want to unroot you can always flash 4.3

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