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So I'm getting a warranty exchange and need to get back to stock. Since I don't have access to a laptop or anything I'd figured I'd flash one of the stock unrooted roms. The only thing is will be to get back the stock recovery. My question is if I flash an ics stock rom, then to the update from the phone to jb, will that install the stock recovery? I think i read that it does but I just want to double check. Thanks

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So I'm getting a warranty exchange and need to get back to stock. Since I don't have access to a laptop or anything I'd figured I'd flash one of the stock unrooted roms. The only thing is will be to get back the stock recovery. My question is if I flash an ics stock rom, then to the update from the phone to jb, will that install the stock recovery? I think i read that it does but I just want to double check. Thanks

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I think you'll just lose root and still have the custom recovery but in not 100% sure.

Also don't forget to use the triangle away app to reset the flash count.

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So I'm getting a warranty exchange and need to get back to stock. Since I don't have access to a laptop or anything I'd figured I'd flash one of the stock unrooted roms. The only thing is will be to get back the stock recovery. My question is if I flash an ics stock rom, then to the update from the phone to jb, will that install the stock recovery? I think i read that it does but I just want to double check. Thanks

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You need access to computer and odin to flash stock.tar. reflash stock backup you still have custom recovery. Also double check how many counter you have.

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If you try flashing stock without Odin not only will you still have a custom recovery, you will still have a flash count. The only way to accomplish what you need is via PC and Odin.

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Damn I don't have a laptop. I remember having a zip file for my s2 that was an unrooted stock rom and installed the stock recovery but I haven't seen anything like that for the s3

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I'm afraid not. The thing is, even if there was it would be pointless because booting to a custom recovery to flash the stock zip would trigger the flash counter.

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