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Steps to get back GPS on your T-Mobile Galaxy S3

21st January 2013, 11:19 PM |#1  
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You just need to do the following steps to get back GPS on your T-Mobile GS3
1. Install TriangleAway here. Thanks to Chainfire.
2. Open TriangleAway, reset flashing counter (you must have root access)
3. Download original unrooted firmware for T-Mobile Galaxy S3 (T999UVALEM) here. Thanks to SamMobile
4. Boot your phone into Download Mode (Volume down + power + home) and flash the firmware above via ODIN
5. If you have bootloop after flashing, remove battery, boot your phone into Recovery Mode by holding volume up + power + home (should be stock recovery because custom recovery will be lost), wipe data (factory reset) + wipe cache
6. When your phone finishes rebooting, you will see the GPS has been fixed and worked perfectly.
7. Upgrading to the latest JB 4.1.1 by flashing the rooted firmware by DocHoliday77 here. GPS still works.
Please thanks if this post is helpful.
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21st January 2013, 11:30 PM |#2  
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Re: Steps to get back GPS on your T-Mobile Galaxy S3
Can we just flash these via recovery? I don't have access to a laptop

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22nd January 2013, 12:38 AM |#3  
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Can we just flash these via recovery? I don't have access to a laptop

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22nd January 2013, 12:56 AM |#4  
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Re: Steps to get back GPS on your T-Mobile Galaxy S3
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3. Download original unrooted firmware for T-Mobile Galaxy S3 (T999UVALEM) here. Thanks to SamMobile

Ok so this firmware is unrooted right? But does it also revert you back to stock recovery? Or will it keep whatever recovery I'm on? I'm thinking of trying this with mobile odin but want to make sure that i keep twrp so i can reroot after installing this.

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22nd January 2013, 12:59 AM |#5  
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Ok so this firmware is unrooted right? But does it also revert you back to stock recovery? Or will it keep whatever recovery I'm on? I'm thinking of trying this with mobile odin but want to make sure that i keep twrp so i can reroot after installing this.

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You will lost root access. But you can flash TWRP recovery after step #7.

Enable USB debugging on your phone and connect it to your PC

Download the latest version of TWRP recovery here. Thanks to TeamWin.

adb push openrecovery-twrp-2.3.3.1-d2tmo.img /sdcard/openrecovery-twrp-2.3.3.1-d2tmo.img

adb shell

su

dd if=/sdcard/openrecovery-twrp-2.3.3.1-d2tmo.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

reboot recovery
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22nd January 2013, 01:17 AM |#6  
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Re: Steps to get back GPS on your T-Mobile Galaxy S3
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You will lost root access. But you can flash TWRP recovery after step #7.

Enable USB debugging on your phone and connect it to your PC

Download the latest version of TWRP recovery here. Thanks to TeamWin.

adb push openrecovery-twrp-2.3.3.1-d2tmo.img /sdcard/openrecovery-twrp-2.3.3.1-d2tmo.img

adb shell

su

dd if=/sdcard/openrecovery-twrp-2.3.3.1-d2tmo.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

reboot recovery

Problem is i don't have access to a laptop, I'll just wait until I do and try this.

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23rd January 2013, 06:23 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by tthaz777

You just need to do the following steps to get back GPS on your T-Mobile GS3
1. Install TriangleAway here. Thanks to Chainfire.
2. Open TriangleAway, reset flashing counter (you must have root access)
3. Download original unrooted firmware for T-Mobile Galaxy S3 (T999UVALEM) here. Thanks to SamMobile
4. Boot your phone into Download Mode (Volume down + power + home) and flash the firmware above via ODIN
5. If you have bootloop after flashing, remove battery, boot your phone into Recovery Mode by holding volume up + power + home (should be stock recovery because custom recovery will be lost), wipe data (factory reset) + wipe cache
6. When your phone finishes rebooting, you will see the GPS has been fixed and worked perfectly.
7. Upgrading to the latest JB 4.1.1 by flashing the rooted firmware by DocHoliday77 here. GPS still works.
Please thanks if this post is helpful.

Excellent, worked seamlessly. Thanks
29th January 2013, 09:02 AM |#8  
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About to try, hopefully this fixes my gps
29th January 2013, 12:21 PM |#9  
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About to try, hopefully this fixes my gps

It worked great for me. Just make sure you follow the steps exactly and you'll be fine.
29th January 2013, 05:41 PM |#10  
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Didn't work for me. I think maybe my GPS antenna is busted. I have a warranty replacement coming in today.
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