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[HOWTO] [ROOT] No Tripping Flash Counter - [ATT / Bell / Telus / Rogers / Sasktel]

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20th November 2012, 10:19 PM   |  #1  
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This is a root injected FACTORY Stock I317 Odin Flashable Image. You flash this in Odin just as you would the completely stock ROM from samsung. I've simply injected the su binary and SuperSu app so you now have rooted stock image.

4.3 Image Notes: With 4.3 images, KNOX is removed in order for root to stick. This will flag the Knox counter. Once you flash one of these 4.3 images you now have the latest factory stock bootloader, radio, etc. Flashing a prior bootloader can hard/soft brick your device. Please read and understand what you are doing.

You can get ODIN here
and the drivers for the SGH-I317 so ODIN can detect your phone can be found at Samsung's site. Click on the Manuals & Downloads tab at the bottom and then on Software for the latest driver.

Instructions:
First, Download Image:

ATT Rom
January 2013 JB 4.1.2
Mirror 1: root66_ATT_I317UCAMA4.7z

October 2012 JB 4.1.1
Mirror 1: root66_ATT_I317UCALJ2.7z
Mirror 2: root66_ATT_I317UCALJ2.7z
Image supplied by Kirbo20. Please thank him for his time in getting the stock image to me.

Bell Rom
December 2013 JB 4.3 - New!
Download: root66_BMC_I317MVLUCMK5.7z

January 2013 JB 4.1.2
Download: root66_BMC_I317MVLBMA3.7z

October 2012 JB 4.1.1
Mirror 1: root66_BMC_I317MVLALJ2.7z
Mirror 2: root66_BMC_I317MVLALJ2.7z

Telus Rom
December 2013 JB 4.3 - New!
Download: root66_TLS_I317MVLUCMK5.7z

January 2013 JB 4.1.2
Download: root66_TLS_I317MVLBMA3.7z

October 2012 JB 4.1.1
Mirror 1: root66_TLS_I317MVLALJ2.7z
Mirror 2: root66_TLS_I317MVLALJ2.7z

Rogers Rom
December 2013 JB 4.3 - New!
Download: root66_RWC_I317MVLUCMK5.7z

January 2013 JB 4.1.2
Download: root66_RWC_I317MVLBMA3.7z

October 2012 JB 4.1.1
Mirror 1: root66_RWC_I317MVLALJ2.7z
Mirror 2: root66_RWC_I317MVLALJ2.7z

Sasktel Rom
December 2013 JB 4.3 - New!
Download: root66_BWA_I317MVLUCMK5.7z

January 2013 JB 4.1.2
Download: root66_BWA_I317MVLBMA3.7z

October 2012 JB 4.1.1
Mirror 1: root66_BWA_I317MVLALJ2.7z
Mirror 2: root66_BWA_I317MVLALJ2.7z

Virgin Rom
December 2013 JB 4.3 - New!
Download: root66_VMC_I317MVLUCMK5.7z

January 2013 JB 4.1.2
Download: root66_VMC_I317MVLBMA3.7z

October 2012 JB 4.1.1
Mirror 1: root66_VMC_I317MVLALJ2.7z
Mirror 2: root66_VMC_I317MVLALJ2.7z

Second, Extract and Flash:
Extract the root66_xxx_I317MVLALJ2.tar.md5 from the .7z file you downloaded.
Use Odin, put phone into download mode [with phone off, hold vol. down + home + power ], connect to computer and open Odin.
once in odin click the PDA field and select the root66_xxx_I317MVLALJ2.tar.md5 you downloaded.
Leave Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checked.
click start and
when done let phone reboot.
If you have issues flashing with Odin please ensure you are using the microusb cable that came with the phone, users have had issues using other cables.
If you just want a stock, rooted phone with no custom recovery, no plans to flash custom roms, etc. then you can stop HERE.

Optional, Recovery (will trip counter):
It seems loading any custom recovery will trip the download mode flash counter. Loading a non stock recovery will also prevent you from successfully applying any OTA updates however here is a procedure for any who want a non-stock recovery:
Currently I see TWRP has support for this device so the instructions here will install that recovery.
Option 1: Download GooManager from the Play store. Once installed click the menu and select "Install OpenRecovery Script".
Option 2: Download the TWRP recovery image here. Copy it to the /sdcard of your phone.
Connect your phone to your computer and use adb
type adb shell
once in the shell run su
then
dd if=/sdcard/http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/t0lteatt/openrecovery-twrp-2.4.4.0-t0lteatt.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p9

Alternate if unfamiliar with adb commands
Grab android terminal emulator from the play store and run the same commands starting with su and then the dd command.

De-Bloater
If you've made it this far with a stock, rooted phone with CWM or TWRP and you don't want to flash a custom rom (which will do its own de-bloating) you can check out my mrRobinson Note II De-Bloater to easily get rid of bloat system apps you no longer want to see. Simply flash in CWM or TWRP like anything else and you will be presented with a menu system to choose what to remove. If you are unsure it is safe to pick Minimal and still get a decent de-bloat.
Miscellaneous Files
CWM/TWRP Flashable OTA Update: I took the stock I317UCALK7 update.zip that was posted by reinbeau (thanks!) and simply made it flashable with a non-stock recovery preserving root through the process. I see nothing in here that would wipe data but did not test it myself.
Download: root66_OTA_I317_UCALJ2_to_UCALK7.zip


History:
I've injected root into other stock images and those threads have a lot of valuable information which could answer some questions that may arise here. If you have time to do some reading here are a few of the informative ones:
Samsung Galaxy S3 [ATT / Bell / Telus / Rogers / Sasktel ]
Samsung Galaxy S3 [TMO / Wind / Mobilicity]
Also did sprint and vzw but there isn't much there that won't be covered above.

FAQ
  1. Does this remove bloatware?
    A: No. It is same as stock, nothing is removed.
  2. Does this use an unsecured boot.img
    A: No. This flashes the stock boot.img in the ODIN image.
  3. If my flash counter has been tripped, and I flash this and reset the counter, will it stay at 0.
    A: Yes, as long as you don't then flash a non-stock recovery.
  4. More to come...
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20th November 2012, 10:20 PM   |  #2  
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I noticed the Rogers and Sasktel hit Kies. Others should follow.
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Can I still using this method after rooted with Cf auto root? Just curious. Because just want to return to stock and have root. Mine is messed up somtime is show device is normal sometime is modified.

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Originally Posted by vincedoggy

Can I still using this method after rooted with Cf auto root? Just curious. Because just want to return to stock and have root. Mine is messed up somtime is show device is normal sometime is modified.

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Absolutely.
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Will try and giving the feed back later

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Thanks so much for doing this for us Canadians! I see that the Telus version is now available via Kies and was wondering if you could also do your magic for this firmware as well?

Edit: Just realized it's already in progress by you... thanks!!
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I am on ATT, would I use the Bell file? Or is ATT different?
Thank you for yiur work here.
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Originally Posted by alperin1

I am on ATT, would I use the Bell file? Or is ATT different?
Thank you for yiur work here.

Gotta wait for the ATT to hit Kies.... hasn't happened yet. I'd expect soon.
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Can I request the Rogers stock Rom. AFTER flashing this device is still showing modified and learning hub is not working. I want to go back stock first to reset everything then root it. Thanks in advance.

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