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Updated to 4.3 without realizing on rooted S3 now bricked

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21st January 2014, 11:01 PM   |  #21  
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You're on 4.3 with a locked bootloader, meaning you can't install custom recovery, rom, kernel. The only thing available for 4.3 is root. Don't try to install custom recovery or you will brick your phone. At this time you may have a soft brick, go here to fix it http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2586319

i must admit i'm new to all this and most of what people are writing just confuses me more...
now you sent a reply saying my phone may be softbricked with some links, could you please tell me what should happen to the phone once i follow the instructions...
will my phone still be rooted?
will i still be on 4.3?
the bottom line for me is i want a rooted phone with the ability to add custom roms...
will i be able to do all this?

thank you for any and all time you've devoted to helping me with my problem...
21st January 2014, 11:08 PM   |  #22  
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Originally Posted by wesyde

i must admit i'm new to all this and most of what people are writing just confuses me more...
now you sent a reply saying my phone may be softbricked with some links, could you please tell me what should happen to the phone once i follow the instructions...
will my phone still be rooted?
will i still be on 4.3?
the bottom line for me is i want a rooted phone with the ability to add custom roms...
will i be able to do all this?

thank you for any and all time you've devoted to helping me with my problem...

If you already on 4.3 you will recover your phone with 4.3, there's no way to go back to 4.1.2 with unlocked bootloader.
If you boot into download mode (hold down 3 buttons method), read on the top of the screen, you will see bunch of text and provide the details here. You should see something like this:
ODIN MODE
PRODUCT NAME: SCH-1535
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: No
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: Official
QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE
Warranty Bit: 0
BOOTLOADER RP SWREV: 1

If you see "Warranty Bit: 0" meaning you're on 4.3.
21st January 2014, 11:22 PM   |  #23  
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possibly softbricked phone
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Originally Posted by buhohitr

You're on 4.3 with a locked bootloader, meaning you can't install custom recovery, rom, kernel. The only thing available for 4.3 is root. Don't try to install custom recovery or you will brick your phone. At this time you may have a soft brick, go here to fix it http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2586319

the page you sent me to is a little confusing to me...
i've already updated to 4.3, i've already found and deleted a lot of the KNOX files, though i'm sure i haven't found all of them, either way i'm not sure which directions to follow on that page...
there are two buttons and i'm not sure if i even need to go that route or which on to choose...
then if i do have a bad partition is that all i have to do or do i flash odin 4.3 again and then the re-partition???

what i can say is there is at least one vid on youtube where someone rooted and flashed a custom rom, only when i tried their method it didn't work for me and i can no longer find the vid...

once again thank you for your time and patience...
21st January 2014, 11:22 PM   |  #24  
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Warranty bit can also say 1. Still not sure how people are flaging the warranty bit.
21st January 2014, 11:29 PM   |  #25  
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Warranty bit can also say 1. Still not sure how people are flaging the warranty bit.

product name: sch-I535
custom binary download: yes (1count)
current binary: custom
system status: custom
quaalcom secureboot: enable
warranty bit: 1
booloader rp swrev: 1
21st January 2014, 11:38 PM   |  #26  
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Originally Posted by wesyde

product name: sch-I535
custom binary download: yes (1count)
current binary: custom
system status: custom
quaalcom secureboot: enable
warranty bit: 1
booloader rp swrev: 1

Sent you a pm.

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21st January 2014, 11:43 PM   |  #27  
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