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Lost in the see of relevant topics. I cannot update my wife's S3 due to a Status 7.

1st June 2014, 02:46 PM   |  #1  
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I have been a long time lurker of XDA. Usually with some diligent searching and several hours of reading threads to understand, I can figure out what I need to do. I spent five hours yesterday and feel I'm no closer to a solution than I was when I started. So I think I need some help dissecting my problem so I can focus my searches better.

My wife and I both have a Samsung S3. It is my standard practice to throw on my own Recovery, snag the earliest possible nandroid backup, and then root. I like to run CM but my wife prefers the stock ROM. With my wife's S3 when a new OTA update is available and nagging her I would roll back to the backup that would take the OTA update. I haven't figure out why some do and some don't. Once fully updated I snap another backup and on she rolls.

Now my problem and you've probably already figured it out. I am getting a Status 7 on just about anything I do. I tried tons of stuff and all of it resulted in a Status 7. This is the first time that I have to ask for Android help because I don't understand the moving parts of the problem I'm having. Any pointers would really help.



I would like to list everything I tried, but I'm not sure I would paint an accurate picture since I was furiously searching and trying things in any fleeting direction yesterday for over 5 hours. I can list some bullet points, but don't assume any of them are fully explored, or done in proper order.
  • I read about knox'd firmware and ROMs. I'm not certain if that's related to my problem space.
  • I read something about RUU, but I seemed to have lost the bead on that one.
  • I could comment out the assert that is failing, but that is a huge risk that I'm not sure I want to take unless I can get out of it.
  • I upgraded to latest CWM and the status 7 still happens.
  • I have done factory resets and the status 7 happens.
  • I'm not exactly clear on what I did, but I recall wondering what had changed to cause the status 7 because I couldn't do updates from old backups that I used to be able to do updates from. It's like something changed on the phone.
If someone has any ideas, could you point me in the right direction?
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Hi there!!

There seems to be many threads about status 7 errors, for the s3 as well as other devices. Its a common error.

If you search on status 7 and s3 you will find a lot.

But I found a couple very detailed guides.

This one is non device specific....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302599

This is about the S3's boot loader....causing status 7 errors. Perhaps you are not on the right boot loader for what you're trying to do?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302599

And this is how to return to stock, which is an option if nothing else works. Then you can start fresh....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1725839


I'm not sure which S3 version you have, so be sure you use files made for your version if its not one of the models mentioned in the above guide.

Good luck! 👍
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Hi there!!

There seems to be many threads about status 7 errors, for the s3 as well as other devices. Its a common error.

If you search on status 7 and s3 you will find a lot.

But I found a couple very detailed guides.

This one is non device specific....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302599

This is about the S3's boot loader....causing status 7 errors. Perhaps you are not on the right boot loader for what you're trying to do?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2302599

And this is how to return to stock, which is an option if nothing else works. Then you can start fresh....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1725839


I'm not sure which S3 version you have, so be sure you use files made for your version if its not one of the models mentioned in the above guide.

Good luck! 👍


I have the Samsung Galaxy S III L710.

I did try the recovery version issue. That didn't help. I think my best option is to return to stock. I will see if there is a return to stock thread for my phone.

Thanks!
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You could try twrp.... Just be sure whatever recovery you use, that it is definitely for your model. Or that can give you status 7 errors too.

---------- Post added at 12:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:57 AM ----------

Here's a return to stock for your model... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2591818

Though I'm not a big one click fan, or toolkits. Lol

And here's another.... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2605812
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You could try twrp.... Just be sure whatever recovery you use, that it is definitely for your model. Or that can give you status 7 errors too.

I will give TWRP a shot since that's easy to do. I will post back what works, and what doesn't.
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If twrp doesn't work...return to stock might be simplest answer. 👍
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