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#152330 23-Sep-2014 20:49
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Hey guys,

OoOh my, im having the world of troubles rooting my S3...
Ive tried saferoot, says my Kernel is patched so no joy there.
I want to try Odin but cant find the corresponding baseband version for my device. Its I9300TDUUGNAZ.

My main mission is to install a Kitkat 4.4 custom rom on this thing but with all my attepmts failing im a little bit stuck now.

Thanx for any info and directions you guys can point me to.


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  #1135022 23-Sep-2014 21:53
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If your end goal is installing a custom ROM via zip file, you don't need to worry about finding a baseband. Very few zip-based ROMs will modify your baseband, as there's no real need to. Pretty much any ROM will work with any baseband.

The only thing you need for flashing ROMs is a CWM-compatible recovery. The recovery has raw access to the file system, so can install anything it wants (including root/Superuser). You don't gain anything by routing your phone first.



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  #1135041 23-Sep-2014 22:27
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Ooh sweet bro,

wow would you know of any good step by step guild's that would help me install a custom rom for kitkat 4.4? In the past I've only done stuff like this on a crappy Cruz tablet and an extra crappy LG phone but I'm finding this s3 a bit more trickier.

Thanx for the quick as reply to cuz!

 
 
 
 


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  #1136415 24-Sep-2014 12:19
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Just go to cyanogenmod.org it will do the root and custom recovery as part of the process and then you can install any custom zip rom from there. But from experience, cyanogen is the smoothest S3 experience.




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  #1136477 24-Sep-2014 13:05
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I think the last s3 I rooted I used ExynosAbuse, but its a long time ago so I'm not totally sure.  It's possible this has been patched on some roms too (last update was in 2012).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2050297

In terms of roms I rate slimrom for the s2 and s3, s2 I dont use kitkat (its a bit laggy) but s3 should be fine using the latest.
http://slimroms.net/index.php/downloads




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Wannabe Geek


  #1136527 24-Sep-2014 14:01
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Thanx heaps bro I'll give your links a go when I get home from work
Appreciate it bro
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  #1136653 24-Sep-2014 15:45
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If you want to keep it stock, use CF-Auto-Root at http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/
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f you want a custom rom, I recommend ParanoidAndroid at http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3/orig-development/aospaandroid-4-4-2-kvt49l-t1745003
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eep in mind if you want to return/sell your phone usually, you need it stock, as some people want to be able to send their phone to Samsung for repair.



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  #1136807 24-Sep-2014 18:08
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Awsome PS! thanx for the info, i want ta install custom roms so no work for me 2morro so ill spend some time working on it :D

Oh one question can i chuck custom roms on without rooting phone?

Really appreciate it mate!

 
 
 
 


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  #1136815 24-Sep-2014 18:20
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As I mentioned earlier, root doesn't matter when you're dealing with custom ROMs. The recovery has all sorts of low level access to everything. Root is only used when you've booted into the main OS.



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Wannabe Geek


  #1136818 24-Sep-2014 18:24
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Sweet Thanx bro! Ive gotta root to use titanium backup tho huh?
Wanna back up my apps n stuff before i start gettin into it :P

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  #1136857 24-Sep-2014 19:07
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Yes, Titanium Backup, as far as I know, needs root to backup everything.

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  #1136926 24-Sep-2014 21:02
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Another vote for CF Auto Root, linked above. I have WanamLite on my S4, it's stock S4 less some of the rubbish.

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  #1136941 24-Sep-2014 21:13
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People have their favorite Rom's but if you are adventurous try a few out on XDA and see what one you line Cyanogen is a totally different experience from Samsung Touchwiz, I personally don't like Cyanogen interface but it is faster although not so much as to be an issue. A good customised Sammy Rom has the bloat taken out and work very well so just read up on XDA and make sure you follow instructions when using odin and you will be away laughing, its great fun.




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  #1136949 24-Sep-2014 21:29
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Just be aware if you're using titanium backup, sometimes it will cause issues if you restore system data (for your settings) and some app data, unless you're on the same ROM as the one used to create the backup (or at least a variable of it) 

ie: Don't use it when going from 4.2 to 4.4 because lots of system files have changed. You'll (probably) get heaps of force closes and crashes.
Going from 4.2 factory to 4.2 custom would (probably) be alright.

It wont kill your phone, but it will mean you have to reflash.

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  #1137060 25-Sep-2014 07:14
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Slimrom gets my vote too

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  #1137066 25-Sep-2014 07:56
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Don't bother with CF-AutoRoot if you intend to install a custom recovery. If you've got a custom recovery, you can download SuperSU and flash that via recovery. It's exactly what CF-AutoRoot would install anyway.

You actually don't need to root your existing ROM in order to restore your apps/data the new ROM. Just make a Nandroid backup from recovery, and Titanium can restore directly from that. I've used this a couple of times to restore app data after a ROM flash. It's much slower to bring up the list of apps than a normal backup, but it works.

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