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:
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.