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[Q] Is it possible to install a stock ROM if 4.3 and a locked bootloader is in place

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14th May 2014, 12:11 AM   |  #1  
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Is it possible to install a stock ROM once 4.3 and a locked bootloader is in place. I've looked all over and I seem to read conflicting stories. So...

I have a Samsung S3 Telus (AT&T) version running the latest 4.3 as of May1st, my bootloader is locked and I have a tripped flash counter.

If someone actually posts a I747MVLUEND2 rooted image can I flash it?
Can I flash an older version I747MVLUEM series?

Oh yeah my phone is NOT rooted.
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Check post #5, 11, 27 here Guide: How I unlocked my ATT S3 [ 1 2 3 ... Last ]

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14th May 2014, 12:39 AM   |  #3  
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I think you didn't understand the question. You pointed me to a thread about unlocking.
14th May 2014, 12:53 AM   |  #4  
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With a 4.3 bootloader, you will need to install a custom recovery to flash ROMs. If you want to restore a stock 4.3 ROM, try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486

With a 4.3 bootloader, you cannot use Odin to flash a stock ROM unless that ROM was specifically compiled for flashing via Odin.
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No this is not possible. I have a LOCKED boot loader. I can't flash a custom recovery as far as I know.

Also how would one know a ROM is made to be flashed by Odin even if it was possible? Maybe I missed something here.
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I re-read your original post and I'm a bit confused. You have a Telus s3 (i747m) or AT&T s3 (i747)?

I have never heard of an s3 having a locked bootloader. All of the phones with a stock 4.3 ROM have a bootloader that cannot be downgraded.
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Regardless of the subject of that thread, the posts I indicated directly speak to your 747m downgrade question.

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