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By nappadang, Junior Member on 12th March 2014, 06:40 PM
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Total noob here. I've just rooted my S3 and was wondering if I can install a rom without backing up my original? Basically, my warranty is almost up and not worth a bottle of pop anyway and I'd love to get rid of all the Samsung tripe.
I will no doubt have a thousand other questions further down the line but for the minute I'd appreciate some advice on the above.
If this is a silly post, please don't be too hard on me, we all got to start somewhere.

Thanks in advance.
Edit: forgive the title, damn predictive text, should read rom
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12th March 2014, 07:43 PM |#2  
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Total noob here.

forgive the title, damn predictive text, should read rom

Should read stickies.........

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Should read stickies.........

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very helpful, thanks!
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13th March 2014, 01:58 PM |#4  
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Your first step towards installing a new rom weould be flashing a recovery with odin. you could easily backup your current system after flashing this, it's not a must though.
You really should do a backup of your efs partition after flashing the recovery as this one is quite easily deleted.
13th March 2014, 06:12 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by nappadang

Total noob here. I've just rooted my S3 and was wondering if I can install a rom without backing up my original? Basically, my warranty is almost up and not worth a bottle of pop anyway and I'd love to get rid of all the Samsung tripe.
I will no doubt have a thousand other questions further down the line but for the minute I'd appreciate some advice on the above.
If this is a silly post, please don't be too hard on me, we all got to start somewhere.

Thanks in advance.
Edit: forgive the title, damn predictive text, should read rom

Lol, the title caught my attention!
Do a backup once and place it over a safe place....
Then flash whatever with peace.....

But remember, its better to backup then to say sorry.....
13th March 2014, 07:28 PM |#6  
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Romance needs no backup!
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