Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 modified OTA updates
Released: October 30, 2012
Last update: March 6, 2013
MD5 (unsigned-d2vzw-IMM76D.I535VRALG7-from-IMM76D.I535VRALF2-ota-goo.gl-4G5Fs-v1.zip) = 476f0b25b4244743dd7b8559db2f91e4
MD5 (unsigned-d2vzw-IMM76D.I535VRALG7-from-IMM76D.I535VRALG1-ota-goo.gl-4G5Fs-v1.zip) = e17739a0614c5fd69ef5d176546851ae
MD5 (unsigned-d2vzw-IMM76D.I535VRALHE-from-IMM76D.I535VRALG7-ota-goo.gl-4G5Fs-v1.zip) = 28b22ba5189ab46e39bb9841b648e128
MD5 (unsigned-d2vzw-JRO03L.I535VRBLK3-from-IMM76D.I535VRALHE-ota-goo.gl-4G5Fs-v1.zip) = a41dfa86a8201f3641ac52ffd5f157e5
MD5 (SGS3-TW-US_variants-lib_nfc-fix-jellybean_4.1-goo.gl-4G5Fs-v1.zip) = 2a65ab4545538b2905cea6b879587683
MD5 (unsigned-d2vzw-JZO54K.I535VRBMB1-from-JRO03L.I535VRBLK3-ota-goo.gl-4G5Fs-v1.zip) = 367c422abdf00db4311d0759267144b8
Original OTA updates (just mirroring them here, don't apply these):
MD5 (signed-d2vzw-IMM76D.I535VRALG7-from-IMM76D.I535VRALF2-ota.zip) = 6755655c06048808e6f91b3589027f32
MD5 (signed-d2vzw-IMM76D.I535VRALG7-from-IMM76D.I535VRALG1-ota.zip) = b4dc0238718c8f4320e19c31ba37e906
MD5 (signed-d2vzw-IMM76D.I535VRALHE-from-IMM76D.I535VRALG7-ota.zip) = 3f1cb228b624ab93af8bf3ae9dd4974d
MD5 (signed-d2vzw-JRO03L.I535VRBLK3-from-IMM76D.I535VRALHE-ota.zip) = 82f73037919666c72fc4d94afa1dc82f
MD5 (signed-d2vzw-JZO54K.I535VRBMB1-from-JRO03L.I535VRBLK3-ota.zip) = 3ee54dedd48f8f2e47717fbf3e9d7ec0
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 126.96.36.199 (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.