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Hi, i just got my Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) from Virgin Mobile today. I wanted to know where to start reading in this forum in order to not screw anything up on my phone. I am talking about things i need to be aware of when rooting or flashing roms so i don't brick my phone. Thanks guys!
 
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You should definitely start here: Backup IMEI and also back up your EFS ! Theres plenty of guides around here, so help yourself
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You should definitely start here: Backup IMEI and also back up your EFS ! Theres plenty of guides around here, so help yourself
you should ALWAYS start from there with any android phone(not that, but something like that). i started from there...now i see posts on forum about guys that have problems with IMEI or phone won't boot cause EFS partition is damage(or something)...

after that just READ CAREFULLY when doing something...read the tutorial until you fully understand it... and have patience...don't hurry things.
 
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you should ALWAYS start from there with any android phone(not that, but something like that). i started from there...now i see posts on forum about guys that have problems with IMEI or phone won't boot cause EFS partition is damage(or something)...

after that just READ CAREFULLY when doing something...read the tutorial until you fully understand it... and have patience...don't hurry things.
EFS / IMEI losts are uncommon on brands other than Samsung. But i agree, BACKUP EVS AND NV.

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