Originally Posted by Odia
So as I see many people buy a GT-I9100 in China only to find they cannot flash the international firmware onto the phone, well this guide will help you convert the bootloaders to the International version or the Chinese version, by using some special bootloaders.
1. Start Odin.
2. Put the required file into the BOOTLOADER box. (See below)
3. Tick "Phone Bootloader Update" in Odin.
4. Put your phone into Download mode. (VOL DN + HOME + POWER)
5. Click "Start"
Once finished your phone will reboot into recovery, from here you should put the phone back into Download mode (VOL DN + HOME + POWER), note at this point your phone will accept any firmware, e.g. International or Chinese.
You should now flash the phone using a FULL firmware pack (PDA + CP + CSC), HOME packages will work, but you can end up with boot-loops.
Which file do I need?
If you have the Chinese version of the GT-I9100 then you should use the file with CHN in the filename, if you have the International version of the GT-I9100 then you should use the file with EUR in the filename.
Please DO NOT mirror any of my files, thank you.
Hi how are you?
Thanks for the info.
I have a question.
This is possible to do too with the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300?
I have a i9300_chn_chn and i find impossible to flash new bootloader no matter what.
Itīs exactly the same situation that i had with my SGS2 CHN, and this looks like the case. you cannot flash any modem.bin or bootloader, or anything region related.
So in the i9300 i cannot flash neither bootloaders, modem, etc.
Itīs possible to you help me with this? how can you modify a bootloader to foul the SGS3 to think that itīs a chinese one?