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[Q] Rooted Vzw S3 with towelroot, can I flash a rom?

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12th July 2014, 03:07 AM   |  #1  
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So I just rooted my phone the other day and I was wondering if I am able to flash a rom. I disabled Knox and things seem to be okay so far. I want to flash Cyanogenmod or SlimKat to my phone and I want to know if I need to unlock the bootloader to get a custom recovery (twrp) and install the rom. Thanks in advance!
12th July 2014, 03:58 AM   |  #2  
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So I just rooted my phone the other day and I was wondering if I am able to flash a rom. I disabled Knox and things seem to be okay so far. I want to flash Cyanogenmod or SlimKat to my phone and I want to know if I need to unlock the bootloader to get a custom recovery (twrp) and install the rom. Thanks in advance!

There's only a select few for a locked bootloader, look around on the general tab, you'll find a TouchWiz 4.3 download topic.

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12th July 2014, 04:07 AM   |  #3  
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There's only a select few for a locked bootloader, look around on the general tab, you'll find a TouchWiz 4.3 download topic.

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I'm not looking for TouchWiz. It is a resource hog. I want SlimKat or CM.
12th July 2014, 05:37 AM   |  #4  
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I'm not looking for TouchWiz. It is a resource hog. I want SlimKat or CM.

If you have locked boot loader, which I think you are, you need to install safe strap then flash TW rom. Currently there is only one available for safestrap which can be found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...7/post53919312
12th July 2014, 05:59 AM   |  #5  
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I'm not looking for TouchWiz. It is a resource hog. I want SlimKat or CM.

You cannot flash any AOSP ROMs when you are on a locked bootloader. It's safestrap and touchwiz ROMs that match your current build (4.3 or 4.4.2) only.

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12th July 2014, 06:34 AM   |  #6  
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Is there any way I can unlock the bootloader?
12th July 2014, 07:03 AM   |  #7  
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Is there any way I can unlock the bootloader?

Nope, once you took the OTA 4.3 or 4.4 your boot loader is locked forever, unless someone from Samsung leaks it out for us.
EDIT: OK I was wrong, someone just got downgrade from 4.4 back to 4.1.2 with unlocked boot loader by send it out to a phone service company and the cost is $50.
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