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[Q] Where do I find the *.tar file in ROMs?

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20th January 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #1  
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Hello everybody.

After much trouble trying to update my device from 4.1.2 to 4.3, I have hit a wall.
I've downloaded Odin, Samsung drivers and some custom ROMs. But I can't find the .tar file.

I rooted my device, so I cannot recieve the update using the device itself. All my friends, who have S3's, have been updated to 4.3. I'm the only one missing.

Can any of you help me? Refer me to some sort of sticky, or give me a quick step by step on what to do?
I have browsed through all folders in the ROMs I've downloaded, but with no success. After 5 hours of browsing for info, I am close to being furious.

Thanks in advance. Everything is appreciated.
20th January 2014, 06:46 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by imitazion

Hello everybody.

After much trouble trying to update my device from 4.1.2 to 4.3, I have hit a wall.
I've downloaded Odin, Samsung drivers and some custom ROMs. But I can't find the .tar file.

I rooted my device, so I cannot recieve the update using the device itself. All my friends, who have S3's, have been updated to 4.3. I'm the only one missing.

Can any of you help me? Refer me to some sort of sticky, or give me a quick step by step on what to do?
I have browsed through all folders in the ROMs I've downloaded, but with no success. After 5 hours of browsing for info, I am close to being furious.

Thanks in advance. Everything is appreciated.

If you mean official l firmwares then you should head towards Sammobile.com and find the file for your device and your region... If you have rooted and you don't want hassle with your PC and Odin 5 go to general section of s3 and there you will find zip files for those official roms with performance and battery tweaks and flash those using a custom recovery.. For getting a custom recovery the simplest method is download ROM manager and install it... Or otherwise you have. tar files for touch recoveries like cwm touch, Phil's or twrp... but if you don't want that then sammobile.com is best fit you and yes you will lose root after that...

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20th January 2014, 09:55 PM   |  #3  
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If you mean official l firmwares then you should head towards Sammobile.com and find the file for your device and your region... If you have rooted and you don't want hassle with your PC and Odin 5 go to general section of s3 and there you will find zip files for those official roms with performance and battery tweaks and flash those using a custom recovery.. For getting a custom recovery the simplest method is download ROM manager and install it... Or otherwise you have. tar files for touch recoveries like cwm touch, Phil's or twrp... but if you don't want that then sammobile.com is best fit you and yes you will lose root after that...

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Thank you for this. I am finally on the right track with correct rooting and recovery! I will most likely try and get a custom ROM tomorrow, if everything goes as planned. Again, thank you very much!
21st January 2014, 01:31 PM   |  #4  
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Faqs and guides .

STICKYS
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2344125


UNDERSTAND FIRST
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2362743

Network IMEI EFS
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2393289
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