[MOD] OTA updates - keep root, custom recovery, unlocked bootloader and Google Wallet
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 modified OTA updates
Released: October 30, 2012
Last update: March 6, 2013
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Original OTA updates (just mirroring them here, don't apply these):
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If you are upgrading to Jelly Bean and have Google Wallet installed, you should upgrade Google Wallet to the latest modified version first before applying the modified OTA. Immediately after applying the modified VRBLK3 OTA, apply the SGS3 Jelly Bean NFC libraries for Google Wallet. The US variant libraries are mirrored here, see the original thread for other variants.
These updates are for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3’s that have been rooted, custom recovery flashed, bootloader unlocked, and have Google Wallet and the associated NFC libraries installed. If you did all those things to your S3 and want to apply the stock OTA updates, this is for you.
Restore your stock build.prop if you have modified it to activate Google Wallet. Make sure you are running the latest version of your custom recovery software and apply the modified update for your software version. The recommended recovery to use is ClockworkMod Recovery 22.214.171.124 (or greater) which can be installed using ROM Manager.
To create the modified updates, I took a stock Verizon SGS3 running IMM76D.I535VRALF2, rooted it, flashed a custom recovery, unlocked the bootloader and installed Google Wallet using known methods. Then, I downloaded each OTA update in turn and unpacked it, edited the updater-script to remove references to aboot, recovery and the stock NFC libraries and added a line to correct the permissions for the superuser binary, then repacked the update and applied it. This successfully updated the device without affecting the aboot or recovery partitions or failing due to NFC library checks and maintained root access.
Only the updater-scripts have been modified. The original OTA updates are provided for comparison.