[Q] Updating bootloader, US Cellular, re: Status 7 error
I am currently using the LiquidSmooth 2.1 rom on a Galaxy S3, i9300, US Cellular, but wanting to upgrade to the newly released 2.9.
I downloaded the correct, US cellular file from their official download page.
would post links for verification, however, I am a new user with under 10 posts, so I cannot.
The md5sum matches up, so I can't chalk it up to a bad download, but I tried multiple downloads, regardless.
I use clockwork mod v 22.214.171.124, which is most recent, according to their official website.
After "wipe data/factory reset", I wipe the cache partition, then dalvik cache. After which, I attempt flashing the rom.
This gives me the Status 7 error.
After searching, what I've found is that the main problems is an outdated recovery or bootloader.
I also found a "solution" of ridding the verification lines within the rom. I do not wish to do this.
And considering all guides I've found have been for Cyanagen, none match up with LiquidSmooth's coding, so I don't feel comfortable with it.
As mentioned, my recovery is updated. This leaves the bootloader.
I've found numerous results of how to update bootloaders, but none specific to my device and carrier.
The closest I've come is bootloaders for my device, but on Sprint. Each post has said to only use it with Sprint.
I followed the links to downloads, hoping it would lead to a fileshare site where I could visit the parent directory for other downloads.
They all were either direct downloads or had no parent directory, however.
There was brief mention of using ODIN, which I've used in the past, but I could not find any corresponding file.
Is it acceptable to use bootloaders of other carriers, regardless of what the posts say?
Or should I look for a different solution altogether?
I know enough to comprehend guides, but assume I know nothing when it comes to more advanced procedures.