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  1. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Strange. I had to use Root File Explorer to search for the recovery zip, then installed it through that while inside JB. Anyway, once I was done, the rest of the instructions finally worked properly.
    Actually I think you got two different guides mixed up. The recovery in this method is NOT EVEN a zip file.
    11-03-2012 12:22 PM
  2. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Strange. I had to use Root File Explorer to search for the recovery zip, then installed it through that while inside JB. Anyway, once I was done, the rest of the instructions finally worked properly.
    I think I figure out what is going on I an guessing that you used this method to update to jb. If so this is was not the correct guide for you.

    Was this your way to update?

    Anyone can do this regardless of what you have installed on your phone. It is a complete tar image of the Offiacial JellyBean being pushed by sprint. You will need to flash this tar file in Desktop Odin. This file has been prerooted and since it is official, it will not add to your flash counts. I am at work so I can't upload it to my server. but I will provide several links to get this. The instrucions for flashing is also linked below.This file while pre-rooted, doesn't install custom recovery. So you will have to install that yourself. This method will wipe data and apps.

    Instructions

    jb_prerooted_L710.exe

    Please thank billard412 for his Contribution HERE.

    One of these downloads is a self extracting zip that includes odin if you already have odin you won't need it
    11-03-2012 12:35 PM
  3. Sumpm's Avatar
    I got the official Sprint JB update using this guide on Reddit last week: How to update your unrooted stock Sprint Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean : GalaxyS3

    I installed Root explorer after my JB update, but I wasn't able to use it for access to root folders until today. However, I was able to use it to get to the zip file, extract the recovery, and install the apk.
    11-03-2012 12:45 PM
  4. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I got the official Sprint JB update using this guide on Reddit last week: How to update your unrooted stock Sprint Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean : GalaxyS3

    I installed Root explorer after my JB update, but I wasn't able to use it for access to root folders until today. However, I was able to use it to get to the zip file, extract the recovery, and install the apk.
    Revovery is not an apk. You have completely lost me.

    Shut off your phone press volume up, power and home at the same time. As soon as you see the word samsung on your screen release all 3 buttons. Your ohone will boot into recovery mode in 10-20 seconds. After going into recovery what does it give as choices in the menu?
    11-03-2012 01:25 PM
  5. Sumpm's Avatar
    NOW, it gives the choices you listed in your tutorial, and it's all touch screen. Previously, it was the options list I posted above.
    11-03-2012 01:53 PM
  6. yoel10952's Avatar
    please post the method get me rooted with CWM i want to try it
    11-04-2012 11:53 AM
  7. yoel10952's Avatar
    please post the method get me rooted with CWM i want to try it
    Newbie needs help: Will this method get me rooted with CWM on my sprint GS3 LJ7?
    11-04-2012 11:57 AM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    please post the method get me rooted with CWM i want to try it
    Look at the first post in this thread. That is the way best way to root this phone regardless of what version you are on and it will install cwm. If you are currently on ICS and you want to root and update all at once flash the rooted tar in the Your Way To Update Post #3
    11-04-2012 12:25 PM
  9. JohnTRN's Avatar
    SkunkApe60, this has been the best method I've run across for rooting the Samsung, but I seem to be experiencing a problem. The phone will not reboot. Here is what all I've done . . .

    Had problems with phone not restarting after attempting to root with SuperOneClick. Can't access internal SDCard.

    Copied TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip to microSD Card and inserted.

    Sprint Samsung G3 started in download mode

    Odin3 v3.07 started

    Phone connected by USB

    <ID:0/014> Added!!
    (this message after connected in download mode)

    Auto Reboot unchecked
    F. Reset Time unchecked
    PDA checked and C:\Users\John\Desktop\Root GS3\recovery.tar.md5 chosen

    <ID:0/014> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    (this message after selecting recovery.tar.md5)

    Start Odin

    Messages after Start
    <ID:0/014> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/014> Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
    <ID:0/014> File analysis..
    <ID:0/014> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/014> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/014> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/014> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/014> recovery.img
    <ID:0/014> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/014> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/014> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/014> Remain Port .... 0
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    PASS! in top left corner

    Remove Battery and disconnect phone from computer.

    Recovery Mode
    Samsung
    Samsung G3 logo
    ClcckworkMod Recovery v6.0.1.2

    Install zip from SDCard
    Choose zip from external sdcard
    TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip
    Yes-install
    Install from sdcard complete
    Go Back
    Reboot system now

    Samsung on screen

    Does not reboot.

    Push and hold power button and nothing happens until I let go, then after a few seconds SAMSUNG appears on the screen.

    I can boot back into Download OR Recovery mode . . .

    I even tried a factory reset from Clockwork and it would not reboot.

    Any suggestions on where I might be going wrong?

    Thanks for looking!

    John

    PS - do have KIES_HOME_L710VPALI3_L710SPRALI3_1092716_REV03_user_low_ship.tar and am looking at the "[UPDATED][Sprint Only]UnRoot and Return to stock" instructions . . .
    11-04-2012 07:00 PM
  10. Skunkape60's Avatar
    SkunkApe60, this has been the best method I've run across for rooting the Samsung, but I seem to be experiencing a problem. The phone will not reboot. Here is what all I've done . . .

    Had problems with phone not restarting after attempting to root with SuperOneClick. Can't access internal SDCard.

    Any suggestions on where I might be going wrong?

    Thanks for looking!

    John

    PS - do have KIES_HOME_L710VPALI3_L710SPRALI3_1092716_REV03_user_low_ship.tar and am looking at the "[UPDATED][Sprint Only]UnRoot and Return to stock" instructions . . .
    I would download this Pre rooted Jellybean tar and flash it just like you did in the first guide EXCEPT check auto restart.

    After it starts go back to downlode mode and flash the CWM recovery again. And again select auto restart.

    This method will wipe your data but it should clean up whatever super one click did to you.
    11-04-2012 09:42 PM
  11. Halifax's Avatar
    If I just wanted to update to JB from a rooted phone with CWM all I need to do is flash that last file you linked to, right? Also, is there a good place to watch to find the newest pre-rooted stock ROMs when they come out? I'm really only seeing lists of custom ROMs when I look.

    EDIT: well, I see now that's an exe. Guess I'll check it out when I get home.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    11-05-2012 12:22 PM
  12. JohnTRN's Avatar
    I would download this Pre rooted Jellybean tar and flash it just like you did in the first guide EXCEPT check auto restart.

    After it starts go back to downlode mode and flash the CWM recovery again. And again select auto restart.

    This method will wipe your data but it should clean up whatever super one click did to you.
    Thanks for the quick reply SkunkApe60! I followed your directions for Unroot and return to stock using KIES_HOME_L710VPALI3_L710SPRALI3_1092716_REV03_user_low_ship.tar (latest from Samsung Mobile) and returned the phone to a functioning state. I'm going to try the Pre rooted Jellybean tar sometime in the near future.

    John
    11-05-2012 12:34 PM
  13. gilbequick's Avatar
    Hey Skunk, I just want to say thanks for the efforts you've put forth with this device. I'm not the proud owner of a rooted GS3 bwahahahaha
    Now off to go flash some ROMs.
    11-05-2012 09:00 PM
  14. dtizzle79's Avatar
    Hey Skunk thanks for sharing this and all of the help you provide. I'm sort of a beginner at this rooting stuff, and I successfully rooted my phone using your guide and the 1st thing I wanted to do before flashing roms was do a nandroid backup, but I keep getting error messages. Any ideas why??

    Thanks
    11-06-2012 06:24 PM
  15. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Hey Skunk thanks for sharing this and all of the help you provide. I'm sort of a beginner at this rooting stuff, and I successfully rooted my phone using your guide and the 1st thing I wanted to do before flashing roms was do a nandroid backup, but I keep getting error messages. Any ideas why??

    Thanks
    How are you trying? open recovery and let me know the version number cwm you have installed.
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    11-06-2012 06:50 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just followed this and rooted my phone running the stock JB from Sprint.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    11-07-2012 05:56 AM
  17. dtizzle79's Avatar
    How are you trying? open recovery and let me know the version number cwm you have installed.
    I try to backup through recovery in backup and restore option. I have v5.8.4.7
    Thanks again for the help.
    11-07-2012 10:17 AM
  18. dtizzle79's Avatar
    How are you trying? open recovery and let me know the version number cwm you have installed.
    Never mind. Didn't realize my SD card was full(fail on my part). Cleared some space, tried again, and everything worked out. Sorry for the trouble.

    Thanks
    11-07-2012 11:04 AM
  19. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Never mind. Didn't realize my SD card was full(fail on my part). Cleared some space, tried again, and everything worked out. Sorry for the trouble.

    Thanks
    Cool glad you got it figured out.

    BTW. You do know that 5.8.4.7 is out dated?
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    11-07-2012 11:11 AM
  20. dtizzle79's Avatar
    Cool glad you got it figured out.

    BTW. You do know that 5.8.4.7 is out dated?
    Yes, after checking to see what version I had when you asked originally.
    11-07-2012 02:01 PM
  21. davidlevy12's Avatar
    If i flash back to stock official rom will i still be able to get and install OTA updates coming later this year and next year?
    11-14-2012 12:09 AM
  22. Skunkape60's Avatar
    If i flash back to stock official rom will i still be able to get and install OTA updates coming later this year and next year?
    Yes, I will have an updated return to stock stickied in this forum before the end of the day. Which will give you two choices.

    1. Return to LEN stock ICS
    2. Return to LJ7 stock Jellybean
    11-14-2012 06:50 AM
  23. radiation0512's Avatar
    Couldn't have been any easier!! Thanks Skunkape!!
    11-16-2012 09:10 AM
  24. bp240's Avatar
    Will this root method work for the S3 if my phone was updated to 4.1? I found a pc to do this on, however I originally had planned on using my Mac but found out that the process (which uses terminal on osx and appears to be way different than this) only worked for S3s running ICS.

    EDIT: sorry I skipped a few pages, I see the answer already. My bad guys
    11-17-2012 06:49 PM
  25. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Will this root method work for the S3 if my phone was updated to 4.1? I found a pc to do this on, however I originally had planned on using my Mac but found out that the process (which uses terminal on osx and appears to be way different than this) only worked for S3s running ICS.

    EDIT: sorry I skipped a few pages, I see the answer already. My bad guys
    This is VERY Easy...
    11-17-2012 07:12 PM
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