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Join Date: Aug 2011
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Originally Posted by Password1
Hello. New to rooting. Root worked well, cool stuff. Then i tried to flash a rom,(probably never again) cyanogen rom said it was unstable on the s3 but i saw posts of slimrom(.net) and it sounded steady.. now i cannot unzip files or flash roms or get any gapps to work. Softbrick i guess its called. Plus my backup isnt on my phone anymore. Do i need to Kies my way out? Any help would be dope. I never thought id want touchwiz so bad. . . Also if kies works will my google apps be back?
Like JellyYogurt said we need more detail your post is confusing this is probably a easy fix and you need to read up more on how to flash roms.First of all there is nothing wrong with slimrom I have flashed it many times without any problems..."unzip files" why would you want to unzip files to flash a rom?
Rom's come in a couple of formats zip files which you flash with a custom recovery ( you do not unzip them) or .tar files which you flash with odin (these are normally stock roms).
Can you get into recovery? (If yes perform a factory reset and reboot ) see if that works,if not you mention you have a backup can't you put your backup on ext SD card with a card reader and restore from recovery or do you mean you delated it ?
If you just want to go back to stock touchwiz and not bother with custom roms again just download your phone version from sammobile and flash with odin.Also another misconception is that you said you rooted then tried to flash a rom why? You only need to root your phone if you are going to stay on stock rom and use root apps and not flash custom roms. The reason is 99% of custom roms come already rooted so you can skip rooting your phone yourself.
More detail is needed so people can answer you correctly
(1) First rule of flashing roms BACK UP YOU EFS!!
(2) 2nd Rule of flashing roms SEE 1ST RULE!!
(3) EFS Issue look here >> http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...uding-t2393289
(4) Rescue Firmware look here >> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...35&postcount=6