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Need help unrooting and going back to stock on my samsung galaxy s III

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22nd April 2014, 03:32 AM   |  #1  
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hey guys. I am kind of a noob, but i have been rooting my phone for awhile. I installed cyanogen installer and let it do all the work and i am having a difficult time getting it off because it is simply not performing well on my phone and I would like to just go back to the way it was. I have heard some complications about upgrading to 4.3 and then rooting and not being able to unroot and go back to stock samsung. Any help would be great. Odin has been failing and I just feel stuck. How can i unroot and go back to 4.3 on my galaxy s 3? Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been answered. I am just having a hard time getting everything in order.
22nd April 2014, 04:08 AM   |  #2  
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hey guys. I am kind of a noob, but i have been rooting my phone for awhile. I installed cyanogen installer and let it do all the work and i am having a difficult time getting it off because it is simply not performing well on my phone and I would like to just go back to the way it was. I have heard some complications about upgrading to 4.3 and then rooting and not being able to unroot and go back to stock samsung. Any help would be great. Odin has been failing and I just feel stuck. How can i unroot and go back to 4.3 on my galaxy s 3? Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been answered. I am just having a hard time getting everything in order.

If you are already on 4.3 bootloaders, then this should do the trick: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486
22nd April 2014, 04:13 AM   |  #3  
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hey guys. I am kind of a noob, but i have been rooting my phone for awhile. I installed cyanogen installer and let it do all the work and i am having a difficult time getting it off because it is simply not performing well on my phone and I would like to just go back to the way it was. I have heard some complications about upgrading to 4.3 and then rooting and not being able to unroot and go back to stock samsung. Any help would be great. Odin has been failing and I just feel stuck. How can i unroot and go back to 4.3 on my galaxy s 3? Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been answered. I am just having a hard time getting everything in order.

Welcome to the forum! This should really be in the Q&A section. Also, if you'd searched the forum, you would have seen, at least, a couple of threads that can help you ...

1) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486
Guide to returning to stock 4.3 via custom recovery

2) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2722660
Guide to returning to stock 4.3 via Odin. Please go to the last pages for the single Odin flash-able file

Either option would return your phone to factory stock ROM, unroot and install stock recovery
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Welcome to the forum! This should really be in the Q&A section. Also, if you'd searched the forum, you would have seen, at least, a couple of threads that can help you ...

1) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486
Guide to returning to stock 4.3 via custom recovery

2) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2722660
Guide to returning to stock 4.3 via Odin. Please go to the last pages for the single Odin flash-able file

Either option would return your phone to factory stock ROM, unroot and install stock recovery

Thank you so much guys. I honestly bricked my phone earlier this week trying a different way and thankfully got it out of its endless loop. This worked. One more thing though. MY gps has gone to Sh*t. Any fixes for that? thanks!!
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Thank you so much guys. I honestly bricked my phone earlier this week trying a different way and thankfully got it out of its endless loop. This worked. One more thing though. MY gps has gone to Sh*t. Any fixes for that? thanks!!

Glad to know it worked for you. Not sure about the GPS. You may try doing a factory reset to see if this will help.
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