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    Default Verizon Galaxy S3 - Can't flash VRALEC Bootchain

    I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing wrong.
    I know to unlock my S3's bootloader, I need to flash VRALEC bootchain.
    But every time I try, regardless of what version of Android I'm on, it fails.
    It says "Fail (auth)" every time.
    And now when I flash a stock rom, it says secure check fail: aboot
    PLUS my S3 won't boot up past the Samsung Galaxy S3 logo.
    I CAN go into download and recovery.
    HOwever when I go to recovery I get errors that "cannot mount /system" cannot mount /data and cannot mount /cache
    Any clue why this is happening?
    I used every single version of Odin.
    If it helps, I'm also on Windows 8.
    Thanks guys!
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy S3 - Can't flash VRALEC Bootchain

    Welcome to the forums!
    How about we start with the basics - what firmware was your phone running before this mess? (Assuming that you have an SCH-i535 on Verizon since you're in this thread.)

    Can you provide a link to the steps you were following?

    Why do you need the bootloader to be unlocked?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy S3 - Can't flash VRALEC Bootchain

    It was running 4.3 or something like that.
    And I need the bootloader unlocked so I can actually restore my phone, to it's factory settings. Apparently to return to stock, you have to flash the VRALEC bootchain, and an official firmware, both of which failed.
    How to Root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Running Android 4.1.2 - TheUnlockr TheUnlockr
    I can't find the original xda developers thread I was following for some reason.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The original post I was following said the same concept applied for 4.3
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy S3 - Can't flash VRALEC Bootchain

    If you have the official stock 4.3 update on your phone with locked bootloader, KNOX, etc., forget it, your bootloader is locked until someone figures out how to get around the latest locking that they've done.
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy S3 - Can't flash VRALEC Bootchain

    Quote Originally Posted by ianvancleef View Post
    so I can actually restore my phone, to it's factory settings. Apparently to return to stock, you have to flash the VRALEC bootchain
    Forget that bootchain business - once on 4.3 you can't mess with the bootloader.

    You can, however, reload the stock 4.3 firmware. Follow the link in this post http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=3357249
    (4.3 update link) and you should be good to go.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro

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