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[Help] Rooting Galaxy S3 - Chinese replica - I9300DDKL1

25th July 2014, 01:42 PM   |  #1  
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Hello.

I was trying to root this china replicate GS3 by following this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2145631

After completing all the steps - the device is in 'reboot loop', meaning its being restarted every few seconds without actually booting.

I am able to set it into recovery mode and/or fastboot mode - but I'm not sure what my next step should be.
- Able to get MTKdroidTools to identify the device
- Able to get adb shell

I'm just not sure how to continue - would appreciate some assistance.
I've search google and the forum for the below details without any success - maybe I'm searching the wrong keywords - what should I be searching for?

My purpose: rooting in order to install a proper English rom, so that the market is not in chinese.


Thanks in advance!!

Here are the phone details:
GT_I9300
I93000DDKL1
2.6.35.7-I9300XXKL3-CL793489root@DELL136#2
GINGERBREAD.XXKL3
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25th July 2014, 03:03 PM   |  #2  
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Update #1:

I figured out the phone is a Speadtrum SP6820A, which I read somewhere is aka SC6820.

Found the following resources which I'm currently going over:
Rooting Every Spreadtrum SC6820/SC8810 phones ! (1.5)
[ROOT GUIDE] How to Root SpreadTrum SP6820 on Android 2.3.6/4.0.1?
[CUSTOM ROM][SPREADTRUM SC6820] NovaDroid v1.0.0 BETA1 for GT-I9300
25th July 2014, 04:38 PM   |  #3  
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I think no one good help you from here.
This is the S3 i9300 INTERNATIONAL forum.
Everything you try to flash from here will brick you're phone.

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25th July 2014, 05:19 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
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I think no one good help you from here.
This is the S3 i9300 INTERNATIONAL forum.
Everything you try to flash from here will brick you're phone.

Send From A Devil3 - f2fs - Dualboot Jb4.3/cm11 Powered Machine

Thanks for your input. Not looking for anything fo flash. I'm looking for some guidance from someone who might have experienced somethig something similar in the past.

Where would you recommend me to post this Q to get more visibility?
25th July 2014, 10:19 PM   |  #5  
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Update #2:

When in recovery mode, through adb shell, found this is /tmp/recovery.log:

Code:
Starting recovery on Sat Jan  1 00:13:38 2011
can't open /dev/tty0: No such file or directory
framebuffer: fd 3 (320 x 480)
CWM-based Recovery v5.0.2.7
recovery filesystem table
=========================
  0 /tmp ramdisk (null) (null)
  1 /sdcard vfat /dev/block/platform/sprd-sdhci.0/mmc_host/mmc0 (null)
  2 /system yaffs2 system (null)
  3 /cache yaffs2 cache (null)
  4 /data yaffs2 userdata (null)
  5 /misc mtd misc (null)
  6 /boot mtd boot (null)
  7 /recovery mtd recovery (null)
  8 /fixnv yaffs2 fixnv no-checkpoint,tags-ecc-off,no-rest-block
  9 /runtimenv yaffs2 runtimenv no-checkpoint,tags-ecc-off,no-rest-block
  10 /backupfixnv yaffs2 backupfixnv no-checkpoint,tags-ecc-off,no-rest-block
  11 /productinfo yaffs2 productinfo no-checkpoint,tags-ecc-off,no-rest-block

W:Unable to get recovery.fstab info for /datadata during fstab generation!
W:Unable to get recovery.fstab info for /emmc during fstab generation!
W:Unable to get recovery.fstab info for /sd-ext during fstab generation!
I:Completed outputting fstab.
I:Processing arguments.
mtd: ECC errors (0 soft, 491 hard) at 0x00000000
E:Can't read misc
(No space left on device)
mtd: ECC errors (0 soft, 491 hard) at 0x00000000
E:Can't read misc
(No space left on device)
I:Checking arguments.
I:device_recovery_start()
Command: "/sbin/recovery"

persist.msms.phone_count=2
persist.sys.sprd.modemreset=1
ro.secure=0
ro.allow.mock.location=0
ro.debuggable=1
persist.service.adb.enable=1
ro.kernel.qemu=1
ro.calibration=0
ro.factorytest=0
ro.serialno=
ro.bootmode=unknown
ro.baseband=unknown
ro.carrier=unknown
ro.bootloader=unknown
ro.hardware=sp6820a
ro.revision=257
dalvik.vm.heapsize=24m
ro.recvkeys=115,114,116,212
ro.recvkey.up=115
ro.recvkey.down=114
ro.recvkey.enter=116
ro.recvkey.home=212
ro.recvkey.power=116
ro.gpu=mali
init.svc.adbd=running
init.svc.console=running
init.svc.recovery=running

I:Checking for extendedcommand...
I:Skipping execution of extendedcommand, file not found...
mtd: ECC errors (0 soft, 491 hard) at 0x00000000
E:Can't read misc
(No space left on device)
15th August 2014, 02:34 PM   |  #6  
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Update #3:

I am now trying to find a suitable ROM for the following device:

Info from MTK Droid:
Hardware : SMDK4X12
Model : GT_I9300
Build number : GINGERBREAD.XXKL3
Build date UTC : 20130312-030946
Android v : 4.1.9
Baseband v: DM_BASE_12A_W12.43|sc6820_modem|11-02-2012 17:53:08
Kernel v : 2.6.35.7 (story@story-ubuntu) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) #5 Tue Mar 12 11:14:08 CST 2013
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