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 5 years ago '11        #1061
PTC 138 heat pts138
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Yeah, I know what you mean in modems.... what are you doing flashing that sh*t?
 5 years ago '05        #1062
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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 PTC said:
Yeah, I know what you mean in modems.... what are you doing flashing that sh*t?
sometimes flashing a particular one can yield faster speeds w/ worse battery life or better battery life w/slower speeds in comparison to others.

Or at least that was the case with my G Nexus.
 5 years ago '07        #1063
KeithHernandez 7 heat pts
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 PTC said:
Yeah, I know what you mean in modems.... what are you doing flashing that sh*t?


I'm an addict. Maybe because it's not my main phone, so I'm being extra reckless. I'm a grown man that actually said, "fu*k it. Yolo!" the other night before flashing a kernel for the first time.

I will say that flashing a new modem helped improve my signal after Sandy came through like Snoop and knocked down the (cell) towers.
 5 years ago '07        #1064
st21 1233 heat pts1233
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i wish i knew how to do that sh*t keith

is it hard? how did you learn to do it? (custom roms)
 5 years ago '07        #1065
KeithHernandez 7 heat pts
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 st21 said:
i wish i knew how to do that sh*t keith

is it hard? how did you learn to do it? (custom roms)
The instructions on RootzWiki held me down. It really just came down to picking a method and running with it. They confuse you out the gate with CWM and TWRP and all these abbreviations that make you feel stupid for not knowing. I decided I liked CWM and followed down the rabbit hole. I'll copy/paste the things I did for you:

Method 2: How to Root/Unlock Bootloader/Flash Custom Recovery (Windows)

[/COLOR]* This works with all Current stock builds...VRALF2, VRALG1, VRALG7, VRALHD

Step 1: Download these files to pc:


Samsung Driver-

RootDebugFS-
[COLOR=Red]OR
SuperSU RootDebugFS-

Step 2: Install samsung driver and unzip the root tool(use a program such as 7zip) to a folder of choice.

Step 3: Connect device with oem usb cable to pc.

Step 4: On your device, Make sure USB Debugging(settings/developer options/usb debugging) and Install of Unknown Sources(settings/security/unknown source) is checked.(Also, make sure there are no other android devices, emulators, or any tethering programs running!!).

Step 5: Open the Root Tool folder you downloaded in step 1 and Double click "RootDebugFS", press 1, then hit enter.

Step 6: Agree to the 4 disclaimers by pressing any key after each one pops up.

Step 7: Once the root process starts DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR DEVICE until it completes.

*Congrats you should now be rooted! Continue following instructions for unlocking bootloader and flashing a custom recovery*

Step 8: Download the EZ-Unlock app to your device from . (Only use version 1.2 for now as the latest version has issues!)

Step 9: Open app and select unlock, Now your unlocked...yup its that easy!

Step 10: Download the EZ-recovery app to your device from .

Step 11: Open app and select recovery. Next tap pulldown menu, select CWM 6.0.1, then select flash.

Step 12: If you want to flash a Custom ROM:
As for ROMS, I went with AOSP-based ROMS. Those are the Cyanogen, AOKP, LiquidSmooth ROMS of the universe. I could have stuck with TouchWiz (that's the stock launcher that you're familiar with on a stock GS3), but if I'm rooting, I'm going in.

Anyhow, these are the steps I followed for flashing the ROM I chose:

If you have CMW 6.0.X.X

1. Select wipe data/factory reset, click yes, I do this step 2-3 times but 1 usually is good enough, click yes, let it run and go back to home
2. Select wipe cache partition, click yes, click yes, let it run and go back to home
3. Select advanced, wipe dalvik cache, click yes, let it run and go back to home
4. Select mounts and storage, click format /system, click yes, let it run and go back to home
5. Select install zip from sdcard
6. Select choose zip from sdcard
7. Navigate to the directory where you placed files
8. Select the ROM file (ex: cm-10-20120822-NIGHTLY-d2vzw), select yes to flash, let it run and when it finishes go back
9. Select the GAPPS file if necessary, select yes to flash, let it run and when it finishes go back
10. Go back to home, and select reboot system now and profit!

The hard part is done, now wait for your phone to boot. IT WILL TAKE LONGER FOR THE FIRST INITIAL BOOT AFTER DOING A FULL WIPE LIKE THIS. DON'T PANIC OR FREAK OUT, JUST LET IT RUN. Once it boots up, follow the on screen prompts to activate and you can begin to set your phone back up!
I use a Mac, so this involved loading files through Dropbox and downloading them to my external SD.

It is important to note that I'm doing this with a Verizon GS3. All the forums I've visited separate the GS3s by carrier, so I a.ssume the process is different for all (otherwise, why separate?).

Either way, I'd start with RootzWiki and AndroidCentral. Once you feel comfortable enough with what you've read and experimented with, head over to xda-developers since that seems to be the root of the ...eerrrr.. rooters.

It all sounds more complicated than it really is. I was terrified of bricking the thing, but it all went smoothly.
 5 years ago '07        #1066
st21 1233 heat pts1233
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appreciate the info. should get me going in the right direction. def gonna mess around a bit
 5 years ago '05        #1067
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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 st21 said:
appreciate the info. should get me going in the right direction. def gonna mess around a bit
Don't brick your sh*t b
 5 years ago '05        #1068
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 P-Hill said:
Don't brick your sh*t b
 5 years ago '07        #1069
st21 1233 heat pts1233
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 P-Hill said:
Don't brick your sh*t b
 5 years ago '04        #1070
JayR04 112 heat pts112
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leather back cover

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 5 years ago '04        #1071
fat_boyy21 323 heat pts323
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the jelly bean update for the verizon sIII is going out now
 5 years ago '11        #1072
keen77 3 heat pts
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 JayR04 said:
leather back cover

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legit. i'ma cop that.

i'll see that leather back tho, and raise you a carbon fiber back cover

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 5 years ago '08        #1073
JetsLost 18 heat pts18
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You ain't lived until you've bricked your phone right before you gotta go to work


Don't take advice from P-Hill
 5 years ago '05        #1074
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 Dy-nasty said:
You ain't lived until you've bricked your phone right before you gotta go to work


Don't take advice from P-Hill


Fock that conniving a.ss P-Hill.
 5 years ago '04        #1075
JayR04 112 heat pts112
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 keen77 said:
legit. i'ma cop that.

i'll see that leather back tho, and raise you a carbon fiber back cover

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 5 years ago '07        #1076
st21 1233 heat pts1233
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 fat_boyy21 said:
the jelly bean update for the verizon sIII is going out now
where did you read this?

 5 years ago '04        #1077
fat_boyy21 323 heat pts323
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 st21 said:
where did you read this?

On xda. Its going out to developers as we speak, so it will be out for everyone else soon
 5 years ago '07        #1078
st21 1233 heat pts1233
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 fat_boyy21 said:
On xda. Its going out to developers as we speak, so it will be out for everyone else soon
 5 years ago '06        #1079
JCSIII 72 heat pts72
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 fat_boyy21 said:
the jelly bean update for the verizon sIII is going out now
Downloaded it yesterday I'll probly flash tomorrow
 5 years ago '06        #1080
lato9905 25 heat pts25
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 Dy-nasty said:
You ain't lived until you've bricked your phone right before you gotta go to work


Don't take advice from P-Hill


Agreed. What do you know about bricking that sh*t WHILE your on call.
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