step by step for rooting and installing TWRP on the Sprint S3!
First off, let me tell the ad story.
I've been rooting and flashing roms for like 2 years with my Captivate, and att galaxy rocket. There were a few times that the phones got softbricked, but I figured out how to fix it right away.
This time, with the S3 is different. My friend wanted me to root the phone and install a custom rom on it. O I gave it a try. I think I succesfully rooted the phone. (I had super user installed, I had TWRP recovery). After that, I made a back up and ready to flash a new rom which was Rootbox Vanilla (this can be found on this forum). I was kinda carelessly flashing the rom without reading the instruction(since I thought it would be like flashing roms on my S2). I did clear cache, data, davik cache, factory reset. And then I flashed the Rom, and Gapps. After that, I rebooted the phone.But it never booted up. Nothing turned on. It was totally dead. Taking out the battery and putting it back in made no change. Couldn't even put it into download mode.
Then I went to the post to see if I missed anything, turns out I did. The last step I did not do was TO CLEAR DAVIK CACHE one more time. However, I don't think not clearing davik cache after flashing the rom makes the phone totally dead. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
So I ended up giving the dead phone back to my friend and we brought it back to Sprint, and had it replaced. My friend had to pay $40 to get a replacement.
Now, even though he wants me to root it again, I'm afraid.
So, could you please give me in details about how to root the phone, and install TWRP, and a custom that is stable on the phone, and save to flash?
Thanks a lot in advanced.