[ROOT] Wont Trip Flash Counter (Bell Canada I747M)
This is my first time doing an official ROM repact by injecting Root into the ROM itself so as to not trip the flash counter!
This is for Bell's Canadian S3 SGH-I747M firmware: I747MVLALE8
I know this has recently already been done by MrRobinson for the Canadian carriers but I have done mine slightly differently.
Most of you im sure know of Chainfire and his amazing work, well I love the work he does and it is my opinon that his Root app SuperSU is better then the Superuser one, this may be very minor or non exisist to some people and it all really boils down to Personal perference but as such I perfer SuperSU and love it and want to support his work!
I have tested this myself on my own S3 works great, counter does not increase, and flash time only took me 6 minutes! (some people were complaining about the other root injected roms taking 10 minutes and upwords to 20 to complete)
This rom has been injected with Chainfires CF root but it is only
his SuperSU root app and does not contain any custom CWM recovery or Manager app. Chainfire custom builds his CWM manager app specific to certain devices and is not compatible with the North American varients.
To get the North American LTE version of CWM Recovery please see team epics website at:
To install this recovery without tripping the counter you will need to manually copy it over to the memory card block which contains the recovery section of your phone. Once downloaded extract the recovery.img file out of the tar and place it into your sdcard.
Either through ADB shell or using a terminal emulator app on the phone run the following commands:
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18
Remember to do "su" first to grand root access to the ADB shell or terminal emulator otherwise you will not be given the permissions to do the recovery copy on the 2nd command as mentioned above.
1 final note, like all the other root injected roms for the S3, these root methods currently do have not busybox built into them so it is highly recommended for you to download and install the busybox app off the play store [the one by Stephen (Stericson)] to get even more functionality for your rooted device.
My apologies in advance for uploading to filefactory as they are known to be slow sometimes on downloads. If anyone is able to host it for faster speeds that would be awesome.
For some reason the cache file doesn't properly install and so you are left with a blank CSC. Currently trying to figure out why this is happening as I havn't done anything to the CSC file to begin with. In the mean time I have taken down the link. I recommend getting the one made by MrRobinson for flashing Bells Rom
View the sticky post for his here: