1. pns34109's Avatar
    I was new to this when I rooted. After the OTA I read about blocking it but it was too late by then. I already was unrooted and not able yo get back to any of my backups made in CWM prior to the OTA from verizon. No key combination will get me to either Download Mode, or CWM after OTA. I get the unlock symbol with Custom under it and a regular bot into the phone.

    As I said I am new to all of this, be gentle, if I am asking a question that was answered, lead me to it, I have been looking. If there is a tutorial, where is it? For the most part I liked being able to backup my entire phone, and it did save me a few times from boot loops that happened after freezing needed files. I stayed on the stock rom after rooting, but now I need tethering and want the security of a backup again. I still hate the bloat but can live with it until I find a rom I like. I hear root66 is a good one but don't know enough to try yet.

    Any help out there for me?
    Verizon Galaxy S3 Version 4.04
    12-26-2012 10:31 PM
  2. ihateceva's Avatar
    Why don't you just re-root it. Like you did the first time and I think you're back up should be there unless the OTA erased them. Good luck

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    12-27-2012 03:49 AM
  3. blade22222's Avatar

    This might point you in the right direction.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    12-27-2012 06:12 AM
  4. pns34109's Avatar
    So I downloaded all files to PC, Finally got back to recovery mode. Odin picks everything up normally. was able to flash the VRALEC bootchain, rebooted, then flashed the CWM md5 file,rebooted into the recovery mode

    It looked like this,

    Android system recovery <3e>
    Volume up/down to highlight;
    power button to select

    reboot system now
    apply update from internal storage
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    apply update from cache

    --Appling Multi-CSC...
    Applied CSC-code : VZN
    successfully applied multi-CSC.

    most of options missing. When I choose "reboot system now" I don't see a screen asking me to "Disable Recovery Flash" it just reboots into the standard Verizon startup. (Not Rooted)???? Where to go next...

    If I ever get CWM working I do have a fairly recent complete backup on both the internal and external sd cards.
    12-27-2012 01:21 PM
  5. pns34109's Avatar
    Re-flashed the right cwm file, all is well with the world, Many thanks for the help
    12-27-2012 07:39 PM

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