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[Q] Verizon GS3 4.3 - Questions on unlocking bootloader and installing ROM

8th April 2014, 12:15 AM   |  #1  
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Ok, so, like the title says, I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 with 4.3 (Firmware VRUCML1). I already rooted it. And after trying to install a custom recovery without unlocking the bootloader, I had to use Odin to return to stock. And then, I bricked it after trying something else.

So my question is, what are the proper steps I should take (after rooting, since I already did that), to installing a ROM?
8th April 2014, 12:28 AM   |  #2  
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Get to stock than download safestrap and use safestrap to make a rom slot. Than you can install a TouchWiz 4.3 custom rom. Unfortunately if you are on stock 4.3 than that is your only option as you can not unlock the bootloader.

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8th April 2014, 12:51 AM   |  #3  
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Ok, so, like the title says, I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 with 4.3 (Firmware VRUCML1). I already rooted it. And after trying to install a custom recovery without unlocking the bootloader, I had to use Odin to return to stock. And then, I bricked it after trying something else.

So my question is, what are the proper steps I should take (after rooting, since I already did that), to installing a ROM?

Like ImUnderTheBed said, safestrap and 4.3 TW ROMs are your only option. Everything you need is pretty much covered in the OPs of these two threads:

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

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2639337
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8th April 2014, 12:59 AM   |  #4  
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Ahhh ok, so basically, find the safestrap apk for my phone, then I can just install a tw rom. is there a certain version of safestrap that works? Or just safestrap in general?

Also, so, since you said only TW roms, I'm assuming that roms like AISP and MIUI are out of the question. Or just Kit Kat roms in general?
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Ahhh ok, so basically, find the safestrap apk for my phone, then I can just install a tw rom. is there a certain version of safestrap that works? Or just safestrap in general?

Also, so, since you said only TW roms, I'm assuming that roms like AISP and MIUI are out of the question. Or just Kit Kat roms in general?

There is a safestrap thread in the development section, use that one. Can't flash any AOSP ROMs, only 4.3 TW ROMs

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