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[GUIDE] Root for Jelly Bean 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 OTA ***UPDATED 5/29***

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14th December 2012, 03:17 AM   |  #1  
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Root, Custom Recovery, and Unlocked Bootloader for Jelly Bean OTA (4.1.1 or 4.1.2)


Description: Since the previous root method that worked in ICS has been blocked in Jelly Bean. I've decided to create this simple guide (loosely based on this thread) that will allow you to root, flash a custom recovery of your choosing, and unlock the bootloader on your Verizon Galaxy S III device if you just received the official Jelly Bean OTA (without having to flash a factory image).


Video Demo of Process - (Courtesy of DroidModd3rX) - Link Here


Step 1 - Preparation

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  1. Download and Install Samsung Official USB Drivers - Link
  2. Download and extract ODIN v3.07 - Link
  3. Download one of the below
    • For Root Only - Download SuperSU to your SD Card - Link
    • For Unlocked Bootloader Only - Download Verizon Galaxy S III Unlocked Bootloader to your SD Card - Link
    • For Both Root and Unlocked Bootloader ***RECOMMENDED*** - Download SuperSU + Unlocked Bootloader to your SD Card - Link
  4. Download the VRALEC Bootchain - Link
    MD5: 8C45B7FBACEFB65B173E2B4679BCF8E4
  5. Download one of the below
    • For ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 6.0.2.3 (Download this to your computer) - Link
      MD5: 78D8EEC8ADC5B04AE6221A21CF25A018
    • For TWRP Recovery 2.4.3.0 (Download this to your computer) - Link
      MD5: 4B993052BB4905647FBD8B44E6096214
  6. Download the correct Bootchain
    • For VRBLK3 (Jelly Bean 4.1.1) Link
      MD5: E3A1CB07DE214ED8081ED9D42C9BAF4A
    • For VRBMB1 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) Link
      MD5: 8C3DA18BD5DEF7E38E03DD147A0E10A1
    • For VRBMD3 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) Link
      MD5: 9CB65EAE8784807349EC3D4FF3A0AAEF


Step 2 - Flashing VRALEC Bootchain to allow Custom Recovery

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Step 3 - Installing a Custom Recovery

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  • Boot phone into ODIN mode (See here for how-to)
  • Uncheck the "Auto Reboot" box in ODIN ***VERY IMPORTANT***
  • Flash the recovery of your choice using ODIN v3.07 (See here for guide on flashing)
  • Once the flashing is complete, disconnect your USB cable, take out your battery, then put it back in
  • Boot phone into Recovery mode (See here for how-to)
  • At the end of this step you should now be looking at your custom recovery screen (if you don't see it you will have to do the step over again)


Step 4 - Rooting Your Device and Unlocking Your Bootloader

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  • Using your custom recovery flash the download you chose above from Step 1 (#3)
  • Upon exiting your custom recovery to reboot first time, you will be asked if you want to "Disable recovery flash", you MUST select Yes
  • After reboot, your ROM will now be fully rooted, have a custom recovery, and/or your bootloader unlocked as well


Step 5 - Restoring your Jelly Bean Bootchain

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  • This step is optional but recommended to return your original partitions after you see everything is working properly
  • Boot phone into ODIN mode (See here for how-to)
  • Flash the Jelly Bean Bootchain from Download #6 using ODIN v3.07 (See here for guide on flashing)
  • After a final reboot, you are all set to use your device as needed


Credits

Credit goes to "source requested to remain anonymous" for providing the original VRBLK3 leak (via PM)
Credit goes to cnlson for providing ftp filehosting (via PM)
Credit goes to AdamOutler and African-Canadian Sock Monkey for providing the Verizon Galaxy S III Unlocked Bootloader (Original Post)
Credit goes to invisiblek for providing the VRALEC Bootchain allowing custom recovery flashing (Original Link)
Credit goes to Chainfire for creating SuperSU (Original Post)
Credit goes to Koush for creating ClockworkMod Recovery (Original Link)
Credit goes to Dees_Troy for creating TWRP Recovery (Original Post)
Last edited by open1your1eyes0; 30th May 2013 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Added VRBMD3 bootchain
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14th December 2012, 03:50 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks for putting this up so fast, will sure come in handy to many people over the next few days.
14th December 2012, 03:54 AM   |  #3  
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Can't you just root and use the market apps ez recovery and ez unlock to do all that from the phone?

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14th December 2012, 03:58 AM   |  #4  
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Can't you just root and use the market apps ez recovery and ez unlock to do all that from the phone?

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Unfortunately not. In order to just root Jelly Bean, a custom recovery is required first. And you can't use EZ recovery or EZ unlock without being rooted in the first place. Hence, this is the reason I have created this guide for people who are coming from stock Jelly Bean.
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14th December 2012, 04:06 AM   |  #5  
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Any idea if ota rootkeeper will work?

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14th December 2012, 04:12 AM   |  #6  
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Any idea if ota rootkeeper will work?

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It worked for people throughout all ICS OTA's. With Jelly Bean it's hard to say, we will just have to wait and see. Worst case? That's what this guide is for to get it all back for you.
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14th December 2012, 05:05 AM   |  #7  
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I am still on the K3 Wipe leak from your other thread. So now I should just follow the directions in this thread instead?

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I am still on the K3 Wipe leak from your other thread. So now I should just follow the directions in this thread instead?

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If you used the Wipe image instead of No-wipe then you are 100% stock so you will have to use this method instead.
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Originally Posted by open1your1eyes0

If you used the Wipe image instead of No-wipe then you are 100% stock so you will have to use this method instead.

Thought I was going crazy because I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong when trying to flash recovery. Kept getting a fail message in Odin. Then I found this thread and once again you have saved the day. Thank you, sir.
14th December 2012, 05:35 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by open1your1eyes0

It worked for people throughout all ICS OTA's. With Jelly Bean it's hard to say, we will just have to wait and see. Worst case? That's what this guide is for to get it all back for you.

You might have the recovery numbers swapped in Step 2? #7 #8

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