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Re: Latest VRBLK3 leaked factory ROM??
There are two types of files out there when it comes to leaks...
Originally Posted by joe_5962
First, you have the ".tar" files that can be installed with ODIN. These completely wipe the current config, but because they are "officially released" OS versions, they can be installed by anyone, regardless of root status.
Second, you have ROMs, which comes as ".zip" files. These files must be flashed in ClockwordMod Recovery (CWM). You must already have root and CWM installed in order to flash ROMs, but the advantage to ROMs are that they come pre-rooted, so there's no extra work there. Also, while many will suggest that you do a factory reset wipe regardless, installing a ROM will not wipe the data and settings on the device. These files are NOT installed using ODIN.
This is an example of the latest link in ROM: [ROM] Stock, Root, Deodexed JellyBean Official OTA [I535VRBLK3] - xda-developers
Most rooting procedures include a step which installed CWM, but if you're not sure, install the ROM Manager app and you can check from there and install it if needed.
If you wanted to get your phone to same version as the current official OS, from that link above you would download the ROM, Radio, and RPM file(s). Then, boot your phone into CWM...
1. Wipe Cache
2. Advanced --> Wipe Dalvik
3. Wipe Data/Factory reset (optional, but recommended)
4. Install .zip from SD card: Choose RPM file you downloaded
5. Install .zip from SD card: Choose Radio file you downloaded
6. Install .zip from SD card: Choose ROM file you downloaded
7. Reboot and enjoy.
(If you choose to do the factory reset, see this for tips on backing up and restoring you apps and settings. I wrote this guide a while ago, but it's still pretty relevant: [Guide] How to Backup and Restore Apps and Data when installing new ROMs )
*you should ALWAYS wipe cache in CWM even if you choose not to do a factory reset.
**there are other custom recoveries out there, such as TWRP that can be used as well, but I personally have not.
Whew...hopefully that covers it....