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Default [Q] hope I didn't ruin my s3...

ok, well.. I should probably just stick to drumming, eh?

I used saferoot method to root my s3 with 4.3 update..

I just figured out that i did successfully root the phone, but did not unlock the bootloader.

I figured this out when I tried to make a backup of my phone and got the yellow triangle at startup

So far in Odin the VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5 fails..

however the kernal.tar passes, but the phone doesn't load anything past the black and white verizon samsung galaxy III page...

I guess I am looking for help on how to get back to stock and where to find the right stock rom??

I do have this file "KIES_HOME_I535VRBMF1_1152558_REV09_user_low_ship. tar.md5" but don't want to try flashing it for fear of bricking..

any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

thanks in advance.
 
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ok, well.. I should probably just stick to drumming, eh?

I used saferoot method to root my s3 with 4.3 update..

I just figured out that i did successfully root the phone, but did not unlock the bootloader.

I figured this out when I tried to make a backup of my phone and got the yellow triangle at startup

So far in Odin the VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5 fails..

however the kernal.tar passes, but the phone doesn't load anything past the black and white verizon samsung galaxy III page...

I guess I am looking for help on how to get back to stock and where to find the right stock rom??

I do have this file "KIES_HOME_I535VRBMF1_1152558_REV09_user_low_ship. tar.md5" but don't want to try flashing it for fear of bricking..

any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

thanks in advance.
You are stuck on TW 4.3 since you took the OTA. You can only root and you can not Odin flash anything except the bloated 4.3 VRUCML1 tar. You can not downgrade your firmware in any capacity. There is absolutely no flashing any custom roms/kernels/mods/recoveries.

If you can turn the phone on, boot into download mode and Odin flash the 4.3 image via Odin. If the phone does not turn on at all, then perform this hard brick method.
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You are stuck on TW 4.3 since you took the OTA. You can only root and you can not Odin flash anything except the bloated 4.3 VRUCML1 tar. You can not downgrade your firmware in any capacity. There is absolutely no flashing any custom roms/kernels/mods/recoveries.

If you can turn the phone on, boot into download mode and Odin flash the 4.3 image via Odin. If the phone does not turn on at all, then perform this hard brick method.
Thank you!!!! Thank you!!! Thank You!!!! Just got done with the instructions and I have just rebooted...

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Thank you!!!! Thank you!!! Thank You!!!! Just got done with the instructions and I have just rebooted...

Glad that has helped you If you need any info on the 4.3 OTA whether it's rooting or any warnings about what not to do then keep this 4.3 general discussion thread bookmarked:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2575661

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