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By tbattisti, Junior Member on 17th February 2014, 01:44 PM
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Ok, so I have searched, but there's a ton of info and some of it seemed a little conflicting.

I need to return my S3 back to stock and reset the flash counter for a warranty return. I'm running CM10 and have CWM installed. I found this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

Is this the easiest and safest way to go?

I do not have the knox warranty void when I booted into download mode.

Can I just download the MD5 or MB1 file, boot into CWM and flash it? Which one should I download? Does it matter if I flash from internal or SD card?

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
 
17th February 2014, 07:07 PM |#2  
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Yes you can flash this from cwm.. It shouldn't make a difference if you put it on the internal or external sd, I typically prefer external so if I format the internal sd and for what ever reason I end up needing to flash this again I am not having to wait on another download of the stock package

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Yes you can flash this from cwm.. It shouldn't make a difference if you put it on the internal or external sd, I typically prefer external so if I format the internal sd and for what ever reason I end up needing to flash this again I am not having to wait on another download of the stock package

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Great, thanks! And this will get me back to stock, 100%, no way for BB to tell I've had it rooted?

Which file should I flash, MD5 or MB1?
18th February 2014, 05:39 AM |#4  
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Great, thanks! And this will get me back to stock, 100%, no way for BB to tell I've had it rooted?

Which file should I flash, MD5 or MB1?

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24th February 2014, 11:42 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by tbattisti

Great, thanks! And this will get me back to stock, 100%, no way for BB to tell I've had it rooted?

Which file should I flash, MD5 or MB1?



I would flash the NEW MD4 WITH COUNT RESET 16gb ONLY
MD4 MD5- 4a1d2bcd0f3ea0e5b41fb4d91fb7802b

or

NEW MD4 WITH COUNT RESET 32gb ONLY
MD4 MD5- 4e0d0b2c8121aaa059384cd8c520d7ac

which ever is appropriate for your device
25th May 2014, 06:15 PM |#6  
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Are these same results achievable through odin?
I am completely unable to use my screen but it has to be doable since you can get into download mode with the hardkeys on the phone...

Mine was dropped from 4 stories. It will boot recieve calls and all the rest but the screen is fubar. I'm curious if it is a screen issue, will they even check software?
25th May 2014, 09:19 PM |#7  
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You should always assume they'll check whether it's rooted.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.
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