Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,737,452 Members 42,098 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Verizon Galaxy S3 remove 4.3 update?

Tip us?
 
Almostlastplace
Old
#11  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tampa
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalMan2 View Post
You can still root, install a ROM with Safe Root or Safestrap or whatever, and have a better-running phone. You simply can't install a different kernel... it sounds like you can even still have a custom Recovery (modified TWRP is my understanding).
I have used Safes Root and Safestrap, but i can't get the ROM I want (Cyanogenmod) to work with it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shark_dude View Post
I can't post links but if you search for thread number 2565758, that's everything you need for the Saferoot method that works for the Galaxy S3 (usually). I say usually because it doesn't work on my phone but I know plenty of others that have had no issues.
I've already used saferoot but I can't get into custom recovery with it, and I can't use custom ROMs because of the update, that's why I've been looking fr a way to downgrade to 4.1 or something.
 
SlimSnoopOS
Old
#12  
SlimSnoopOS's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1912
Posts: 5,407
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almostlastplace View Post
I have used Safes Root and Safestrap, but i can't get the ROM I want (Cyanogenmod) to work with it.

I've already used saferoot but I can't get into custom recovery with it, and I can't use custom ROMs because of the update, that's why I've been looking fr a way to downgrade to 4.1 or something.
Want some advice? Sell the S3 for a pre-4.3 S3 or sell the S3 for another device. Theres no guarantee that AOSP will ever work with Safestrap.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
[VZW] Samsung Galaxy SIII
[last device]
Droid Incroyable
 
Almostlastplace
Old
#13  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tampa
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlimSnoopOS View Post
Want some advice? Sell the S3 for a pre-4.3 S3 or sell the S3 for another device. Theres no guarantee that AOSP will ever work with Safestrap.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
Well I have been considering dropping a bit of money getting a used international S3 because the Cyanogenmod installer would work with it, but I don't think my Verizon SIM card would work in it.
 
BadUsername
Old
#14  
BadUsername's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 641
Posts: 1,305
Join Date: Mar 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almostlastplace View Post
Well I have been considering dropping a bit of money getting a used international S3 because the Cyanogenmod installer would work with it, but I don't think my Verizon SIM card would work in it.
It wouldn't, you need a CDMA device, the international s3 doesn't have CDMA bands. Verizon leaves you pretty limited in device selection.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
 
Almostlastplace
Old
#15  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tampa
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadUsername View Post
It wouldn't, you need a CDMA device, the international s3 doesn't have CDMA bands. Verizon leaves you pretty limited in device selection.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
That's what I thought, so that pretty much just leaves me with Verizon versions of the phone... I'll make sure not to stick with verizon when my current contract expires.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Modernize Your Emails with Email Popup

SMS andHangouts messages likely won’t ever replace traditional Emails for more formal … more

Change Your Toast Notification Style with XToast

Android uses multipletypes of notifications. One of these isknown as a toast notification. … more

Port Sony Xperia Themes to CyanogenMod 11 with Ease

In addition the obvious proficiency with graphics, creating agood Android theme … more

Cell Phone SIM Unlock Bill Just Steps Away from President’s Desk

For all those who believe that Cinderella stories don’t actually … more