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Having a Problem installing Safestrap recovery

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By MattDusza, Junior Member on 3rd February 2014, 08:15 AM
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Im having a problem getting to the recovery screen of safestrap.

I just installed safestrap from this link here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2605648
and it said it was successful. When I clicked Boot into Recovery, the phone restarts and just hangs at the Samsung Galaxy SIII Screen.
pressing any of the keys, or trying to power it off does not work. I have to pull the battery.

Upon pulling the battery, I do get the safestrap overlay where it says safestrap is disabled. I click the menu button that says recovery and it just hangs on a black screen. And I need to pull the battery again. When i get back to the safestrap screen again, i can get my phone to boot as normal by clicking continue as oppopsed to recovery, but I still can not get safestrap to boot into the recovery screen to install a rom (I want to install a 4.3 Rom).

Does anyone have any advice? Im currently running on a rooted 4.1.2.

PS: Is there a rooted stock 4.3 rom? I dont have alot of experience with custom roms. I just want the latest stock rom, but have root access. If there is one, can someone please point me in the direction of it?
 
 
3rd February 2014, 11:35 AM |#2  
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Safestrap is intended for people that took the 4.3 ota, so I'm not sure if it will work on 4.1.2. You should make sure your bootloader is unlocked and install a custom recovery. There are several threads that explain the process.

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3rd February 2014, 01:19 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by roaddog665

Safestrap is intended for people that took the 4.3 ota, so I'm not sure if it will work on 4.1.2. You should make sure your bootloader is unlocked and install a custom recovery. There are several threads that explain the process.

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Safestrap should work fine for any other versions of jellybean, (im assuming) he intends to install a custom rom while at the same time having a live back up of the stock one. Also safestrap is meant for people with locked bootloaders and even though you can unlock the bootloader (on 4.1.2) you really don't need to in order to install safestrap.
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3rd February 2014, 02:42 PM |#4  
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Safestrap should work fine for any other versions of jellybean, (im assuming) he intends to install a custom rom while at the same time having a live back up of the stock one. Also safestrap is meant for people with locked bootloaders and even though you can unlock the bootloader (on 4.1.2) you really don't need to in order to install safestrap.

OK, I wasn't sure if it would or not. Thanks.

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So wait... Do I even need safestrap then? or is there a way to install 4.3 without having my bootloader become locked. I thought that was the whole point of installing safestrap was to create a partion of the update before you actually update to it.
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So wait... Do I even need safestrap then? or is there a way to install 4.3 without having my bootloader become locked. I thought that was the whole point of installing safestrap was to create a partion of the update before you actually update to it.

Safestrap is only for people who already updated to 4.3 rom with LOCKED bootloader. In your case, NO you don't need safestrap. You could install 4.3 for unlocked bootloader (in your case) here are a few:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904329
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2591895
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2608639
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Thank You. I guess I missed something when I was reading on how to avoid getting your bootloader locked in the process.
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