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18th August 2012, 08:29 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys. Now that we have the unlocked bootloader, I am about ready to go ahead and annihilate this warranty.

Problem is, there are so many threads on how to root, unlock BL, flash recovery, etc. that I can't find my bearings. I'm no dev, just a casual flasher.

I was wondering if anyone had a quick (I know it's not really quick) step-by-step instruction written for a complete dolt like myself to take my stock GS3, root it, unlock the BL, make the backup of the OS and/or IMEI, then any other steps I would need to be able to flash Kernel X or ROM Y.

This has gotten slightly more confusing to me since the old way here for this phone was with kexec. Now we don't have to do that, but there is so much information on the boards that my mind gets too disjointed trying to follow a specific order of things. Thanks everyone.

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this is what I did:

1. guide to backup imei: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/32397-tut...t-us-variants/
2. guide to root: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1792342
3. app to install a recovery: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.mmmeff.ez
4. app to unlock bootloader: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...meff.ez.unlock

very easy! any questions, let me know.
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Originally Posted by dagnisaun

this is what I did:

1. guide to backup imei: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/32397-tut...t-us-variants/
2. guide to root: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1792342
3. app to install a recovery: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.mmmeff.ez
4. app to unlock bootloader: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...meff.ez.unlock

very easy! any questions, let me know.

Excellent reply thanks so much!
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Dagnisaun's post is great and right on the money! Take a look at this post I made if you want an intro to basic concepts for new rooters that many guides here (despite being EXCELLENT) gloss over.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=30457283
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Just wanted to say thanks dag, worked great!

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I didn't want to create a new thread, maybe someone can help me out in here. I'm running stock rooted by way of Adam Outler's casual which as far as I can tell is the only option to root from a MacBook. Outside of buying Parallels or VMware, is there a way to install the samsung drivers and create a backup of your IMEI from a Mac?
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I didn't want to create a new thread, maybe someone can help me out in here. I'm running stock rooted by way of Adam Outler's casual which as far as I can tell is the only option to root from a MacBook. Outside of buying Parallels or VMware, is there a way to install the samsung drivers and create a backup of your IMEI from a Mac?

I'm not sure about doing it on a Mac, but you can try with the Android Terminal Emulator app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roidterm&hl=en
using the following commands:
su
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 of=/sdcard/efs.sbn

source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=29205729
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I'm not too sure about a Mac either so sorry I can't help you there.

For everyone, I'd add that there is a way to back up NV/IMEI using QPST instead of just writing it after the loss. I don't think anyone fully understands the problem, but this is supposedly better. I'd at least read the link...
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/32397-tut...t-us-variants/
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Originally Posted by dagnisaun

I'm not sure about doing it on a Mac, but you can try with the Android Terminal Emulator app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roidterm&hl=en
using the following commands:
su
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 of=/sdcard/efs.sbn

source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=29205729

Thank you, but if I understand correctly backing up the IMEI via terminal with those commands will leave you on permanent roaming when you restore your IMEI, where as backing it up with QPST does not. Am I correct or did I misunderstand that? Are those my only options, running that command and being on permament roaming if I have to restore the IMEI or buying the software? I'd rather not buy Parralels just to back up the IMEI.
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Thank you, but if I understand correctly backing up the IMEI via terminal with those commands will leave you on permanent roaming when you restore your IMEI, where as backing it up with QPST does not. Am I correct or did I misunderstand that? Are those my only options, running that command and being on permament roaming if I have to restore the IMEI or buying the software? I'd rather not buy Parralels just to back up the IMEI.

You are right. You need the proper backup from QPST to get a proper restore. I don't know if there is any way to do it on a mac. You could get a friend/family member to let you use their computer to do the backup. It only takes a few minutes and it won't affect their computer at all. Only bad part about that is if you need to restore you have to borrow another PC. Even so it would be better to have a backup and have to find a PC than to be stuck permanently with no data or in roaming.

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