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SGH-I747 unlocked trying to root

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11th April 2014, 07:43 PM   |  #1  
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Looking to root my SGH-I747 but I don't know if it's an at*T or t-mobile. Is there a way to tell? I'm buying it from ebay and it just says unlocked.
11th April 2014, 07:57 PM   |  #2  
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Look at the label located under the battery for the exact model.

The i747 is a non-AWS AT&T model.
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11th April 2014, 07:58 PM   |  #3  
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oh okay cool thanks
11th April 2014, 11:47 PM   |  #4  
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I've been doing some research on rooting and romming the s3. If it's running 4.1 I dont have to worry about bootloaders and can install and roms without worry, but if Im running 4.3 then I can't mess with the boot loader right?
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The stock 4.3 AT&T bootloader cannot be downgraded and, once you are on the 4.3 bootloader, you cannot use Odin to flash a stock ROM and recovery. You can install custom ROMs with a 4.3 bootloader, it's just that it can be difficult to get the phone working if you run into problems.

On a non-4.3 bootloader, you can use Odin. If you want to run a custom ROM that is not based on a Samsung ROM, you should be fine with a 4.1.2 bootloader and radio.
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Cool thanks for clearing that up it makes a lot more sense now. Hope I get a 4.1 then the phones still in the mail.
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