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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Originally Posted by rbellis
Hey guys. I just got my S3 the other day adn I am loving it. I love the look of this ROM and really want to try it. I am not new to flashing. This is my 3rd droid. With that said, I do not understand the extra things that have to be done like unlocking the bootloader and this kenec. I have tried to download the recovery program and all the licks i have come across are dead.
Can someone please give me a hand? I feel like I have started all over and have no clue what is going on here
The link in somerandomguy1's post is exactly where i started. Start with root using Odin, which is basically a flashing utility. Then unlock the bl, search the play store for ez-unlock (one click bl unlock tool, its pretty self explanatory once you open it). Then search play for ez-recovery which you can use to flash cwm or team win's recovery (i use cwm) then flash the rom/gapps as usual. These are all the as-basic-as-it-gets way of doing these things, if you want to do all manually search the regular development thread for each process.
Kexec was/is used to bypass bootloader lockdown on a number of devices to allow flashing custom roms and kernels. If i remember correctly it would hijack the boot sequence after the first stage bootloader before the stock kernel was loaded into memory in order to allow the custom one to take its place and then proceed booting the rom. Since the bootloader is now unlocked, this process is obsolete as we can load our custom software without the need of exploiting the security checks locked bl's impose, and the right parts of the device can be programmed directly.
All of this information is throughout the vsgs3 development forums. The xda search function up to the right and google are your friends, and friends like attention
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