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  1. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Quick question I had nandroids of different ROMs on my external SD card when I went back to stock, updated via kies to jellybean and re-rooted. If I wanted to use those nandroids would they work or could they have been corrupted and I should get rid of them

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    They will work fine as long as you are using the same recovery that made them. Backups made with CWM will not be able to be restored with TWRP.
    Expydude likes this.
    12-11-2012 04:43 PM
  2. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Will this work with 4.1.1 or is root software specific like jb on iPhone?
    12-12-2012 10:03 AM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Will this work with 4.1.1 or is root software specific like jb on iPhone?
    This will work on any AT&T gs3, regardless of the software version.
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    12-12-2012 10:18 AM
  4. rborelli's Avatar
    Is it possible to root (steps 1-8) without flashing the recovery rom? Or will that muck things up?

    Bob
    12-12-2012 11:30 AM
  5. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Is it possible to root (steps 1-8) without flashing the recovery rom? Or will that muck things up?

    Bob
    No it's not. You have to have custom recovery to flash the Team Epic Root From Recovery zip file.

    However, I can probably edit the zip file so during the 2nd reboot of your phone, stock recovery will be rewritten to your phone. But that will have to wait until I get off work to do it and test it.

    If I can't get it to work. I will try and find the stock recovery zip that you can flash that will restore your factory recovery.
    12-12-2012 11:47 AM
  6. rborelli's Avatar
    No worries. It was asked to me and I didn't know the answer. Thanks for the info.

    Bob
    12-12-2012 11:55 AM
  7. Skunkape60's Avatar
    No worries. It was asked to me and I didn't know the answer. Thanks for the info.

    Bob
    There are also other root methods that flash a rooted stock images to your phone that won't change your recovery. However you will have to find one that has been updated to jelly bean our you will go back to the version that the image was made from. If it is a stock tar, you should be able to still update it issuing an app called rootkeeper. It enables you to save your root so if you lose root during the update, it can restore it with a simple tap of your finger.
    12-12-2012 12:24 PM
  8. rborelli's Avatar
    I'll let him know. I like CM10 myself. He was worried about the whole AT&T warranty thing. I showed him Triangle away and the unrooting link but I think the whole thing scares him.

    Bob
    12-12-2012 01:29 PM
  9. Tatonks1013's Avatar
    skunkape thanks for the instructions to root. I did it before 4.1 came out for att. Then I went back to stock. Now I see there is a cm10.1 out for the gs3. will the same instructions work for rooting the phone for 4.2? also have you tried 4.2 for gs3? and how is it cause i want to use it for the gs3
    12-21-2012 11:10 PM
  10. Skunkape60's Avatar
    skunkape thanks for the instructions to root. I did it before 4.1 came out for att. Then I went back to stock. Now I see there is a cm10.1 out for the gs3. will the same instructions work for rooting the phone for 4.2? also have you tried 4.2 for gs3? and how is it cause i want to use it for the gs3
    Haven't used 4.2. Not very fond of cm anyway. Very boring if you ask me. This guide should work fine on any current version out at this point in time. I don't see this not working in any future version either.
    12-21-2012 11:34 PM
  11. Tatonks1013's Avatar
    is there something other than cm and stock? THanks
    12-22-2012 07:23 AM
  12. Skunkape60's Avatar
    is there something other than cm and stock? THanks
    Cm and stock based yes. That's all there will probably ever be. Some of the stock based are very customized. Wicked sensations is a very customizable Rom. But all roms are based off either stock or aosp (cm). Aosp (cm) strip all added functions from the gs3. While stock based provide a customizations while preserving the gs3's functionality.
    12-22-2012 07:55 AM
  13. sledge007's Avatar
    Slightly off topic...but I noticed http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...l-library.html Is there a non-carrier specific library somewhere that I'm missing? I have a i747 (Bell Mobility) and was wondering what else was out there besides Paranoid Android.
    12-22-2012 08:20 AM
  14. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Slightly off topic...but I noticed http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...l-library.html Is there a non-carrier specific library somewhere that I'm missing? I have a i747 (Bell Mobility) and was wondering what else was out there besides Paranoid Android.
    No there isn't. You want them separated because flashing a Rom built for a different carrier results in a guaranteed brick. If they were combined, I guarantee that there would be more bricks than they are now. Why do you think every reputable android site divides the gs3 forums by carrier? The answer is simple. They want to minimize risks.
    sledge007 likes this.
    12-22-2012 09:52 AM
  15. sledge007's Avatar
    Ok well too bad...might have to start a new thread and see what I can come up with then. I figured as much with regards to flashing a different carrier's ROM, just wanted to make sure.
    12-22-2012 10:11 AM
  16. sbs8331's Avatar
    I've tried this a few times with my AT&T S3, model SGH-1747 running 4.0.4. I am never able to get Odin to complete. I get a "FAIL!" message with the following in the message box:
    • <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    • <ID:0/005> Setup connection..
    • <ID:0/005> Initialization..
    • <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    • <ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    • <OSM> All threads completed. (success 0 / failed 1)


    Can guidance be provided in resolving this issue? Do I need to download drivers? If so, Samsung had 3 selections for my model:
    1. SGH-1747 | SGH-1747MBNATT
    2. SGH-1747 | SGH-1747RWBATT
    3. SGH-1747 | SGH-1747ZRBATT


    How do I know which one model to select? The serial number on the back of the phone has "MB" several spaces after the initial number, so would that indicate the first one above?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be rendered.
    12-26-2012 09:21 AM
  17. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I've tried this a few times with my AT&T S3, model SGH-1747 running 4.0.4. I am never able to get Odin to complete. I get a "FAIL!" message with the following in the message box:
    • <ID:0/005> File analysis..
    • <ID:0/005> Setup connection..
    • <ID:0/005> Initialization..
    • <ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
    • <ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    • <OSM> All threads completed. (success 0 / failed 1)


    Can guidance be provided in resolving this issue? Do I need to download drivers? If so, Samsung had 3 selections for my model:
    1. SGH-1747 | SGH-1747MBNATT
    2. SGH-1747 | SGH-1747RWBATT
    3. SGH-1747 | SGH-1747ZRBATT


    How do I know which one model to select? The serial number on the back of the phone has "MB" several spaces after the initial number, so would that indicate the first one above?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be rendered.
    The one in the kit should work. But if it isn't working then you should give it a try with different set of drivers.
    12-26-2012 10:18 AM
  18. sbs8331's Avatar
    The one in the kit should work. But if it isn't working then you should give it a try with different set of drivers.
    I tried the drivers on this site and from Samsung. Same result.
    12-26-2012 11:11 AM
  19. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I tried the drivers on this site and from Samsung. Same result.
    Try a different cable. Try a different computer.
    12-26-2012 11:24 AM
  20. sbs8331's Avatar
    Try a different cable. Try a different computer.
    Just dId. Same result. Must be something with the phone. Oh, well...
    12-26-2012 04:44 PM
  21. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Just dId. Same result. Must be something with the phone. Oh, well...
    Have you tried to re download the zip files?
    12-26-2012 06:57 PM
  22. sbs8331's Avatar
    Have you tried to re download the zip files?
    Yes, a couple of times on my original pc and again when I changed pcs.

    UPDATE: I discovered my error. I had connected the cable via a wired mini-hub. I connected directly to the PC hub and was able to root.
    12-26-2012 07:06 PM
  23. D16RR's Avatar
    Thanks for the great write up. I saw there can be an issue with the formatting of the external SD card. I have some old thing that came out of a Blackberry. Would it make sense to put the zip file on both internal and external memory just in case there is an issue? I'm not hurting for space.
    12-29-2012 09:04 PM
  24. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Thanks for the great write up. I saw there can be an issue with the formatting of the external SD card. I have some old thing that came out of a Blackberry. Would it make sense to put the zip file on both internal and external memory just in case there is an issue? I'm not hurting for space.
    Most likely the sdcard is fine unless it's larger than 32gb. But yes, you can put the the team epic zip file on either.
    D16RR likes this.
    12-29-2012 09:36 PM
  25. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Quick question I had nandroids of different ROMs on my external SD card when I went back to stock, updated via kies to jellybean and re-rooted. If I wanted to use those nandroids would they work or could they have been corrupted and I should get rid of them

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    As long as you are using the same recovery you are fine with your nandroids. However twrp won't restore backups made with cwm. And cwm won't restore twrp backups.
    12-30-2012 02:26 PM
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