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18th August 2014, 01:11 AM   |  #1  
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Disclaimer: don't do any of this unless you are familiar with flashing ROMs and debricking. Your device will boot to a "custom" splash screen, can be removed when flashing stock firmware

Model name: GALAXY S III
Country: USA (Verizon)
Version: Android 4.4.2
Product Code: VZW
AP / PDA: I535VRUDNE1
CSC: I535VZWDNE1
MODEM: I535OYUDNE1

Performance/Bare-bones setup
From stock 4.4.2 install
1) TowelRoot
2) BusyBox
3) Unofficial Safestrap Recovery v3.75 (BUG: connecting device to PC via USB cable causes system crash if stock ROM is not selected)
4) Download SUPERLITEROM! v1.0 to internal memory or ext. sdcard.
Reboot into safestrap recovery, Wipe partitions: Data, Cache, Dalvik Cache
5) install SUPERLITEROM! v1.0 to Stock ROM-slot
Reboot into Safestrap recovery, run script: fix permissions (Optional)

Do not install: BusyBox installers, Safestrap, gapps, towelroot (custom ROM already provides these)

When installing apps, be sure to move from SD card to internal memory for faster load speeds.

Optional
Upgrade to SuperSU 2.02 (get Pro)
Default Access: Grant
Show notifications: disabled
Logging: None
Enable su during boot: enabled
trust system user: enabled

Settings -> About Phone
Click several times on Build number to enable Developer Options

Play Store -> Settings
Auto-update apps: Do not auto-update apps

- Root App Delete (testing)
System Apps ->
Disable "Emergency Alerts"
Disable "MDMApp"
Disable "BandService"
Disable "New registration"
Disable "com.samsung.tutorial"

- Google Keyboard
Can Root App Delete "Samsung Keyboard"
**Also can hide icon from app list from advanced settings

- Xposed installer
- Wanam Xposed

- Lucky Patcher | block advertisements
- SD Maid (get Pro) | optimize databases
- Clean Master Phone Boost
**Disable: scan memory, low space notification, junk reminder, scan big files, real-time protection and everything below

Flashlight - comes as widget in SUPERLITEROM

Thanks to:
- Chainfire For SuperSU
- Stericson For BusyBox
- mohammad.afaneh For Safestrap and SUPERLITEROM!


Mirror links for important files: http://echostorms.net/android/
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18th August 2014, 01:48 AM   |  #2  
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About your device
Downgrading to 4.3 or earlier is not possible without a JTAG

When device is powered off
- Hold Volume Up, Home then hold Power to enter recovery mode (Volume UP + Home + Power)
- Hold Volume Down, Home, then hold Power to enter download mode (Volume DOWN + Home + Power)
Device may be stubborn and can take multiple tries to enter recovery or download mode.
To exit download mode without flashing firmware can be done by removing the battery. In download mode, the device should be recognizable by the computer and be accessed using Odin or Kies.

Odin Flashing
PIT - Partition Information Table
BL / BOOTLOADER - boot loader
AP / PDA - refers to the build version of the firmware
CP / PHONE - refers to the baseband/modem version
CSC - is the consumer software customization and is specific to geographical region and carriers. It contains the software packages specific to that region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS etc for your service provider.

Nand erase all: full eMMC wipe including partitions, use .PIT file when doing this.

Firmware versions
I535VRUDNE1 - KitKat 4.4.2
I535VRUCML1 - Jelly Bean 4.3
I535VRBMF1 - Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (the security policies on the device are improved)
I535VRBMB1 - Jelly Bean 4.1.2
I535VRALF2 - Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4

Firmware flash order
HTML Code:
aboot.mbn
sbl2.mbn             (secure bootloader)
sbl3.mbn             (secure bootloader)
rpm.mbn              (resource/power management)
tz.mbn               (trustzone)
boot.img
recovery.img
system.img.ext4
cache.img.ext4
NON-HLOS.bin         (modem/baseband)

internal eMMC partitions
HTML Code:
Model: MMC MAG4FB (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/block/mmcblk0: 15.8GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name      Flags
 1      4194kB  67.1MB  62.9MB               modem
 2      67.1MB  67.2MB  131kB                sbl1
 3      67.2MB  67.5MB  262kB                sbl2
 4      67.5MB  68.0MB  524kB                sbl3
 5      68.0MB  70.1MB  2097kB               aboot
 6      70.1MB  70.6MB  524kB                rpm
 7      70.6MB  81.1MB  10.5MB               boot
 8      81.1MB  81.7MB  524kB                tz
 9      81.7MB  82.2MB  524kB                pad
10      82.2MB  92.7MB  10.5MB               param
11      92.7MB  107MB   14.3MB  ext4         efs
12      107MB   110MB   3146kB               modemst1
13      110MB   113MB   3146kB               modemst2
14      113MB   1686MB  1573MB  ext4         system
15      1686MB  14.8GB  13.1GB  ext4         userdata
16      14.8GB  14.8GB  8389kB  ext4         persist
17      14.8GB  15.7GB  881MB   ext4         cache
18      15.7GB  15.7GB  10.5MB               recovery
19      15.7GB  15.7GB  10.5MB               fota
20      15.7GB  15.7GB  6291kB               backup
21      15.7GB  15.7GB  3146kB               fsg
22      15.7GB  15.7GB  8192B                ssd
23      15.7GB  15.8GB  5243kB               grow
SysScope and "Nand Erase All"
The "Nand Erase All" option doesn't seem to do a full emmc wipe, as the custom splash screen remained after a repartition.

some links about SysScope
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2324619
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2285894
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Charging device using wall charger
1) Plug the wall charger (use brand name SAMSUNG charger) the correct way.
2) Use short cable and avoid USB extension cables.
3) Close all applications and clear RAM.
4) Keep device in a cool area or under a fan.

- Cheap or low budget extension cables or multi socket outlets can cause device to become hot or charge slowly.
- This info also applies if you are plugging in your device to the PC with a USB cable.
- Power saving mode and turning off WiFi and mobile data may help.
- Reducing brightness to lowest will help conserve battery power.
- Lower volume or external speakers with a power source may also help.

Things to avoid
- Updating to stock 4.3 or higher
- BusyBox Pro features will break MMS
- EZ-unlock will hard brick device
- Adblock can infinitely download and use all bandwidth

Device out of memory bug
- Run all scans provided by sd maid pro
- Reboot into safestrap recovery, then clear Dalvik cache and possibly cache.
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Couple things.

This guide should be in the general section.

Also you shouldn't link lucky patcher, if you're looking for ad blocking then adaway or adblock are better options. The purpose of lucky patcher isn't to block advertisements and shouldn't really be linked here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BadUsername

Couple things.

This guide should be in the general section.

Also you shouldn't link lucky patcher, if you're looking for ad blocking then adaway or adblock are better options. The purpose of lucky patcher isn't to block advertisements and shouldn't really be linked here.

Lol adblock..why not suggest ez unlock too

edit: adblock has bugged out and used up over 3GB in bandwidth in just minutes over 4G, I would suggest to avoid it.
I was just kidding about ez unlock, dont actually try it.
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I've pretty much completed my research and updated the thread with more information.
thanks to mohammad.afaneh (SUPERLITEROM!) again for making this possible.
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