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How to restore stock and unlock

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24th May 2014, 05:20 PM   |  #1  
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So I have an S3 LTE from fido, currently running clockwork and Cm11.

I want to restore it to stock rom so I can unlock via purchasing a code from unlock.canadagsm.ca (does this site work? another site I should use?)

I have the fideo i747MVLUEMK5 image from the forums downloaded, do I flash it, how do I flash? do I flash it via odin?

thanks for any help you can give
24th May 2014, 06:39 PM   |  #2  
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Oh an its the 4.3 bootloader, since I got this phone in January.
24th May 2014, 09:22 PM   |  #3  
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Oh an its the 4.3 bootloader, since I got this phone in January.

Only flash with Odin if it's a *.tar file. If it's a zip file, then save to your internal SD card and flash via (custom) recovery.
25th May 2014, 03:28 AM   |  #4  
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Only flash with Odin if it's a *.tar file. If it's a zip file, then save to your internal SD card and flash via (custom) recovery.

its a tar.md5 file, which option in odin do I use to flash it?

also will it restore default bootloader and remove clockwork?
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its a tar.md5 file, which option in odin do I use to flash it?

also will it restore default bootloader and remove clockwork?

If you are using Odin v3.09, load the file in the AP box. For other versions, use the PDA box. Do not check or uncheck any boxes other than the defaults. Yes, flashing the file will restore your phone to near factory settings and flash all partitions including bootloader, system, modem and recovery. This means you will have stock, rather than custom, recovery at the end. You can, however, always reflash custom recovery if that's your preference.
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25th May 2014, 03:46 AM   |  #6  
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If you are using Odin v3.09, load the file in the AP box. For other versions, use the PDA box. Do not check or uncheck any boxes other than the defaults. Yes, flashing the file will restore your phone to near factory settings and flash all partitions including bootloader, system, modem and recovery. This means you will have stock, rather than custom, recovery at the end. You can, however, always reflash custom recovery if that's your preference.

aight thanks. Also unlock.canadagsm.ca is it a good site to get unlock codes?
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aight thanks. Also unlock.canadagsm.ca is it a good site to get unlock codes?

Never used them before, I'm afraid. I just checked their website, however, and at $19, seems reasonable enough. You can, however, limit your risks by ensuring you only use a relatively safe payment option (e.g. PayPal).
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Never used them before, I'm afraid. I just checked their website, however, and at $19, seems reasonable enough. You can, however, limit your risks by ensuring you only use a relatively safe payment option (e.g. PayPal).

aight, thanks so much!

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