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[Q] I don't want to ruin my phone! any experts around?

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Question [Q] I don't want to ruin my phone! any experts around?

Hey guys!
I just got my GS3 rooted and installed the touch version of cwm and now am thinking of flashing a custom rom of my choice.

Now before I flashed anything I used the GS3 Toolkit to backup all my device and when I came to dig deeper on how to flash my GS3 I was left with one unanswered question that I couldn't find an answer to. My android version on my current device is 4.1.2 but the rom I want to flash (Dirty Unicorn) is based on 4.3.1. can I just flash it normally or are there a few steps involved to prevent my device from being bricked?

Thanks in advance I hope this helps someone out there as well

Lots of love,

A rookie passionate about Android!
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No, I have flashed flashed DU a few times and even dirty flashed it over PA. You shouldn't have any trouble just make sure you follow the directions to the letter and make a backup first.

Good Luck.
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Dnt forget to backup your EFS if you want to get back to 4.1.x or 4.2.x

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Just a nandroid backup in the recovery on your external sd card, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, (and then i usually format system) for a clean install. Then go to install zip and choose your zip.
Don't forget to place your rom on your external sd card so you won't format it by mistake( I already did so, just be carefull and take your time)
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