03-23-2013 09:47 AM
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  1. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I flashed WS 2.0 last night. After reading your post I flashed the firmware even though the baseband version ended in MA6. There was no change in the baseband version or kernel. Perhaps Dazed already updated this on WS 2.0. Any ideas?

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    The baseband will not change when flashing the ROM. The kernel will. The kernel is not included in the baseband. So it will remain unchanged. You will have to flash the kernel separately as when you flashed wicked the kernel that wicked comes with will be flashed. If you have the new kernel the date will be 2013.
    Keith Patrick likes this.
    02-18-2013 07:22 PM
  2. toddwilfreeman's Avatar
    Well, I went ahead and gave it a whirl....here's what I did:
    FYI: I'm running CWM Recovery v6.0.1.2

    1. Copy Stock LJ7 to MA6 update to external sdcard...Here's the update file I used: Goo.im Downloads - Downloading update_SPH-L710_LJ7_to_MA6.zip. It was the same exact size as Skunk's first file he posted a link for, just a little different file name with all the numbers taken off. It's about 158MB or so.
    2. Shut off phone. Press volume up, power and home button at the same time and go into your CWM Recovery.
    3. Install update via your copied update zip file from external sdcard. This takes about three to four minutes to fully run.
    4. Once complete, go back and wipe cache directory.
    5. Go to Advanced and then wipe the dalvik cache.
    6. Choose to reboot phone. CWM will warn you that stock recovery has been chosen, do you want to make sure to ignore that change, keeping CWM. Say yes.
    7. CWM will then say that root might be removed, do you want to fix?...say yes.
    8. The phone reboots...you'll see the android is upgrading/optimizing apps and then you're back to your lock screen.
    9. It'll take a bit of time...but my SuperSU was still present and accounted for. Wifi tether worked fine (with encryption), root programs worked without issue, all was good to go.
    Oh boy. This did not go over well for me. I got an error at the end of the update process that led to "Installation Aborted" (I believe there was something about "Status 7" in there).

    I WAS running CWM 5.x.x, so there's one difference, but otherwise followed the "dirty flash" method exactly as you'd laid it out. I wasn't asked about keeping CWM or Root, so now I have neither. My phone still says 4.1.1, but has updated the baseband version to L710VPBMA6.

    Anyone have any advice? Is there any possible way of correcting where I'm at without having to wipe everything? I'd really like to avoid reverting back to the LI3, then having to flash to LJ7, then to MA6, but that is the only solution that is coming to mind to right now. Unless someone had a way for me to get CWM and SU back.. then maybe I could try flashing the full Odex and see what happens..
    02-18-2013 10:34 PM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Oh boy. This did not go over well for me. I got an error at the end of the update process that led to "Installation Aborted" (I believe there was something about "Status 7" in there).

    I WAS running CWM 5.x.x, so there's one difference, but otherwise followed the "dirty flash" method exactly as you'd laid it out. I wasn't asked about keeping CWM or Root, so now I have neither. My phone still says 4.1.1, but has updated the baseband version to L710VPBMA6.

    Anyone have any advice? Is there any possible way of correcting where I'm at without having to wipe everything? I'd really like to avoid reverting back to the LI3, then having to flash to LJ7, then to MA6, but that is the only solution that is coming to mind to right now. Unless someone had a way for me to get CWM and SU back.. then maybe I could try flashing the full Odex and see what happens..
    Just do the method in post #2. Just skip the step of wiping data.
    02-18-2013 10:41 PM
  4. toddwilfreeman's Avatar
    Thank you very much for the quick reply

    Just do the method in post #2. Just skip the step of wiping data.
    If you are Rooted and have custom recovery this is for you.
    I no longer seem to be rooted. Superuser is installed, but none of my root applications are working. Plus, it has been reverted to factory recovery, so now when I tried to do that, it failed to verify the signature.

    Any further ideas? Would there be a way for me to get CWM back on there to try and do the full flash?


    UPDATE: I ended up getting CFROOT to re-root it, and then I was finally able to use ODIN to install TWRP (GooManager kept failing to install it). Took a few whacks to get it to stick, but it finally did. None of the packages (including the LJ7 one I tried) had signatures it liked, so they all failed to pass. So I said screw it, I'm in this far already, might as well give it a shot.. Skipped checking signatures and had TWRP install the FW, then the ROM, and it worked. I have my root back, can close the thirty tabs I have open on my desktop, and sigh deeply! Now, if only I could get the USB drivers to work.. but oh well, at least it works again. Hoping this update improves the phone (particularly the modem/radio), but we'll have to wait and see. Might give 4.2.1 a try, looks kinda nifty. Really just want the phone to pull some more bars out of my spotty reception.. Sprint won't upgrade this city (Tucson, AZ) to 4G for ages, so I have to try something, right?

    Thank you Skunkape60 for providing all the info and keeping up with the users on here, much appreciated!
    02-18-2013 11:34 PM
  5. Keith Patrick's Avatar
    The baseband will not change when flashing the ROM. The kernel will. The kernel is not included in the baseband. So it will remain unchanged. You will have to flash the kernel separately as when you flashed wicked the kernel that wicked comes with will be flashed. If you have the new kernel the date will be 2013.
    OK I understand what you are getting at. I need to try to find the 2013 kernel. Thanks Skunk.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    02-19-2013 04:01 PM
  6. bdmridgback's Avatar
    Updated mine the other day, works great and no issues.


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    02-20-2013 07:22 AM
  7. DaveInFL's Avatar
    I went the route in the very first post. I was rooted but don't believe I had CWM. Anyway the update went just fine but I no longer have root I need root for Titanium backup? Can't for the life of me remember how I got root in the first place. Is this still easy to do in under 4.1.2?
    02-20-2013 01:53 PM
  8. phippsy84's Avatar
    I went the route in the very first post. I was rooted but don't believe I had CWM. Anyway the update went just fine but I no longer have root I need root for Titanium backup? Can't for the life of me remember how I got root in the first place. Is this still easy to do in under 4.1.2?
    Follow the instructions in this link [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3
    02-20-2013 02:12 PM
  9. DaveInFL's Avatar
    Thanks, that did it
    02-20-2013 02:16 PM
  10. SeaMonster's Avatar
    If you are Rooted and have custom recovery this is for you.

    This is the Full Stock LJ7 Pre-Rooted in a zip file...
    Skunkape, did you mean to say LJ7 in post #2? I think it should say MA6.

    Nonetheless, thanks for the help. I successfully upgraded from MA4 to MA6 today.
    02-20-2013 03:01 PM
  11. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Skunkape, did you mean to say LJ7 in post #2? I think it should say MA6.

    Nonetheless, thanks for the help. I successfully upgraded from MA4 to MA6 today.
    Yup. You are correct. Fixed....
    02-20-2013 03:07 PM
  12. GalaxyPlanetGirl's Avatar
    Hello!

    Will this upgrade my Ice Cream Sandwich (L13) to Jellybean or do I have to do the upgrade over the network first?

    Thanks for the help!
    02-20-2013 08:06 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Did a dirty flash of the modem and ROM and everything seems to be working fine. There was one quirk, which some people on XDA reported, too.

    The first several times I tried to boot into download mode (to check the custom binary count before resetting with Triangle Away), it wouldn't go into download. Eventually, it did boot into download, and everything seems fine now.

    Thanks again, skunk.
    02-20-2013 09:04 PM
  14. Skunkape60's Avatar
    No problem....
    02-20-2013 10:30 PM
  15. jhill110's Avatar
    Used method from post 2. All is good. Only thing I lost was the panorama
    camera. Allshare dongle update is back. I can't remember how I got rid of it last time.
    Thanks for another good job Skunkape!

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    02-23-2013 09:18 AM
  16. Super Dave426's Avatar
    I still have Panorama with the stock camera, Settings>Shooting Mode>Panorama on 4.1.2.
    jhill110 likes this.
    02-23-2013 10:22 AM
  17. jhill110's Avatar
    I still have Panorama with the stock camera, Settings>Shooting Mode>Panorama on 4.1.2.
    Great tip super Dave! I hadn't noticed that option. Thanks

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    02-24-2013 10:00 AM
  18. Michael Rubin's Avatar
    I assume that this works for CWM? I have CWM with my rooted 4.1.1 Sprint GS3.
    02-25-2013 04:16 PM
  19. jhill110's Avatar
    Absolutely.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    02-25-2013 04:31 PM
  20. Thrillhouse617's Avatar
    Maybe dumb question... I was rooted before and downloaded/installed what was in post one. Now I am not rooted. Should I follow post 2 but not perform the firmware upgrade since that is already installed?
    02-26-2013 12:38 PM
  21. jhill110's Avatar
    If in settings / about phone baseband says (it should) it's MA6 you'll be fine without flashing the modem.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    02-26-2013 03:52 PM
  22. Thrillhouse617's Avatar
    Thanks- looks like I need to reroot it! CWM got wiped out
    02-26-2013 08:50 PM
  23. TigerDave99's Avatar
    OK, I woke-up this morning find my very first "System Update" message on my 3 month-old S3 (on version LJ7). It's rooted with stock ROM, so I came here right away.

    After a lot of reading and research, I changed first my recovery from CWM over to TWRP (which I have to say is pretty nice). Then I installed GooManager so I could update TWRP to the latest version of 2.4.3.0. No problem. (Hint: To update using GooManager, Install the app and open it. Tap menu then hit Install OpenRecoveryScript. Tap Yes. Verify that the filename displays your device's code name and hit Yes. The file will download and your device will install the recovery automatically.)

    After all that was said and done, I booted to TWRP. That's when I ran into problems which took me a few hours to resolve.

    Once I cleared the cache and dalvik (I did not perform a factory reset because I didn't want to go through the pains of setting everything back-up), I installed the 21MB baseband firmware file "Galaxy-S-fre3-MA6FirmwareModemAIO.zip" using TWRP with no issues.

    However, when it came to installing the ROM, using the method originally posted by Ytsejamer and the 158MB "update_SPH-L710_LJ7_to_MA6.zip" file, I kept getting the same error at the end of the update process that led to "Installation Aborted" -- "Status 7".

    Solution: Use the "MA6 Full Odexed Version" link Skunk provided with the 770MB "MA6_update_FULL_Odex.zip" file. That worked for me.

    Now onto the MB1 update...
    Skunkape60 likes this.
    03-04-2013 06:46 PM
  24. gschuck's Avatar
    I'm rooted with the stock ROM and CWM and I followed the instructions laid out in the second post. Well, I almost followed them. I used the odex version of the zip file and I DID NOT do the full data wipe -- just cache and dalvik because I am hate rebuilding my phone. Under "about", I show Android version 4.1.2 and baseband version L710VPBMA6. Everything seems normal. The only problem is that I am still getting the "system update" notification, both in the top bar and the popup that I have to manually dismiss. Is there a way to make this go away without the full data wipe or is that going to be my only option?

    Thanks in advance.
    03-05-2013 10:01 AM
  25. rando991's Avatar
    I'm rooted with the stock ROM and CWM and I followed the instructions laid out in the second post. Well, I almost followed them. I used the odex version of the zip file and I DID NOT do the full data wipe -- just cache and dalvik because I am hate rebuilding my phone. Under "about", I show Android version 4.1.2 and baseband version L710VPBMA6. Everything seems normal. The only problem is that I am still getting the "system update" notification, both in the top bar and the popup that I have to manually dismiss. Is there a way to make this go away without the full data wipe or is that going to be my only option?

    Thanks in advance.
    That's because it wants to update to MB1 now.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    Skunkape60 likes this.
    03-05-2013 10:20 AM
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