1. zeravla531's Avatar
    So my phone is rooted. There's no custom ROM, i just rooted it to delete bloatware and use the tether app.

    Will i be able to receive and/or install this update OTA?

    Thanks
    09-22-2012 08:50 PM
  2. Skunkape60's Avatar
    So my phone is rooted. There's no custom ROM, i just rooted it to delete bloatware and use the tether app.

    Will i be able to receive and/or install this update OTA?

    Thanks
    Not if you removed bloatware. But if you have cwm recovery and know how to flash in recovery, read below.

    Remember always make a Nandroid of your current configuration. Download and flash in CWM "LG8-update-FULL-Odex.zip"

    This is a ROOTED STOCK LG8 ROM. So you should be able to get updated with this. Like it was said earlier... Install ots RootKeeper and save your root before applying the update. If I were you I would try flashing the rom wiping only cache and dalvik.
    zeravla531 and ihbsbA like this.
    09-22-2012 10:14 PM
  3. Ivanamanation#IM's Avatar
    How can I tell if I have a customer rom? I got my phone rooted/unlocked I think. I traded my BB for this Nexus.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    09-22-2012 10:19 PM
  4. Ivanamanation#IM's Avatar
    This a SS of my kernel and build, don't know if that's what folks need?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Attached Thumbnails Update with rooted phone?-uploadfromtaptalk1348370572635.jpg  
    09-22-2012 10:22 PM
  5. Skunkape60's Avatar
    How can I tell if I have a customer rom? I got my phone rooted/unlocked I think. I traded my BB for this Nexus.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Open recovery and see what you have. If you have device specific questions, you sound try asking in the galaxy nexus forums.
    09-22-2012 10:54 PM
  6. Skunkape60's Avatar
    For people with rooted phones and a custom recovery, here is a fail safe method to update from ANY previous GS3 software revision to LI3. You don't need to have the bloatware, you won't need to remove or backup your root. Just download and flash 2 files in recovery and you're fully up to date. Please thank freeza for providing this updated stock rom.

    Download these 2 files and put them on your phone's external sd card.
    Wipe cache partition and dalvik (You don't need to wipe data or factory reset)
    Then flash each of the 2 files.

    [ROM]9/20/12 LI3 Sprint Samsung Galaxy S 3

    LI3 Modem / Radio

    If you've never flashed a zip in custom recovery and need more detailed instructions let me know. But I figure if you got your phone rooted with custom recovery, then you've flashed at least once.

    EDIT: Detailed instructions for flashing in recovery is here.
    09-23-2012 03:27 AM
  7. palmpreboss's Avatar
    so does this work?
    09-23-2012 04:18 PM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    so does this work?
    This method is guaranteed to work if you're on a custom recovery and have a sprint gs3. But If you are on a custom Rom you will revert to the stock rooted Rom.

    This is the full stock LI3 rom image pre rooted in a flashable zip. It is just like flashing any other rom as it replaces what you had.
    ihbsbA and jhill110 like this.
    09-23-2012 05:02 PM
  9. jhill110's Avatar
    This method is guaranteed to work if you're on a custom recovery and have a sprint gs3. But If you are on a custom Rom you will revert to the stock rooted Rom.

    This is the full stock LI3 rom image pre rooted in a flashable zip. It is just like flashing any other rom as it replaces what you had.
    Ok,so is this going to wipe out the way I have my screens set up and my installed apps?
    10-10-2012 08:58 AM
  10. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Ok,so is this going to wipe out the way I have my screens set up and my installed apps?
    Depends on how you do it. If you just wipe cache partition and dalvik you shouldn't lose anything. If you wipe data / factory reset you will lose apps and settings.
    jhill110 and ihbsbA like this.
    10-10-2012 09:10 AM
  11. jhill110's Avatar
    Depends on how you do it. If you just wipe cache partition and dalvik you shouldn't lose anything. If you wipe data / factory reset you will lose apps and settings.
    Ok GREAT! Thanks!
    Whether you like it or not you ARE MY $%@&! HERO!
    10-10-2012 09:33 AM
  12. jhill110's Avatar
    Without a hitch... Just like I knew what I was doing...
    Thanks again Skunkape!
    10-10-2012 10:02 AM

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