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Flash stock rom - Keep Root & CWM

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19th February 2014, 10:59 PM   |  #1  
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Hello, I am currently rooted and have CWM 6.0.4.3. installed. I'm on CM11 but want to go back to stock.. Is there an easy way to keep root and go back to stock. Want stock for a few functions that ROMS dont seem to be offering but can keep root and CWM ??

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19th February 2014, 11:12 PM   |  #2  
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Which phone do you have? You could try flashing a pre-rooted stock ROM via Odin. Then use Odin to flash CWM.
20th February 2014, 01:28 AM   |  #3  
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Bt its better to firstly install ur stock rom and then again root it as it takes no longer than 5 mins
20th February 2014, 02:19 PM   |  #4  
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Bt its better to firstly install ur stock rom and then again root it as it takes no longer than 5 mins

Ok perfect, thats what I was looking for. Phone btw is S3 - d2att - SGH i747) Sounds good to install the stock rom and re-root.. I'm sure its here but I have searched everywhere to find a tutorial on this and I cannot find a straight answer.

Would you mind giving me the steps or pointing me to a thread that explains how to and has the files in need to download ?
20th February 2014, 02:42 PM   |  #5  
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Which phone do you have? You could try flashing a pre-rooted stock ROM via Odin. Then use Odin to flash CWM.

Do you know if there is a step by step on this somewhere ? I dont mind going back to complete stock.. I can just re-root and flash CWM after.

OR

Maybe you could just answer the bigger question : the reason I want to go back to stock is I need to use MHL/HDMI which CM11 doesnt support. I dont want to go back to stock, I would rather even go to another ROM that supports mhl/hdmi.. but if I have to go to stock, than so be it.?
20th February 2014, 04:08 PM   |  #6  
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Were you running the stock AT&T 4.3 ROM before you switched to CM11?
20th February 2014, 10:02 PM   |  #7  
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Were you running the stock AT&T 4.3 ROM before you switched to CM11?

Yes, I bought the phone new and was running stock, Canadian Rogers version and had changed to CM10, then to 11.
20th February 2014, 10:49 PM   |  #8  
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Yes, I bought the phone new and was running stock, Canadian Rogers version and had changed to CM10, then to 11.

Since you installed a custom recovery, that would have tripped the Knox counter which voids the warranty. It's not a problem if the phone is working properly.

Did you update to 4.3 or did it come with 4.3?

You may be better off installing a pre-rooted ROM.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426
20th February 2014, 10:57 PM   |  #9  
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Since you installed a custom recovery, that would have tripped the Knox counter which voids the warranty. It's not a problem if the phone is working properly.

Did you update to 4.3 or did it come with 4.3?

You may be better off installing a pre-rooted ROM.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426


It was quite some time ago but I believe I was on ICS 4.0.. and switch to CM from there. Im not worried about the counter for warranty, that's expired on my unit anyways. I just want to be able to use MHL/HDMI function.. so if fine with flashing pre-rooted.. or stock.. or a different ROM that support MHL/HDMI. Can you recommend the easiest route ?
20th February 2014, 11:00 PM   |  #10  
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It was quite some time ago but I believe I was on ICS 4.0.. and switch to CM from there. Im not worried about the counter for warranty, that's expired on my unit anyways. I just want to be able to use MHL/HDMI function.. so if fine with flashing pre-rooted.. or stock.. or a different ROM that support MHL/HDMI. Can you recommend the easiest route ?

I asked about 4.3 because the 4.3 bootloader cannot be downloaded. Flashing via mobile Odin will not touch the bootloader or modem.

You could try a pre-rooted rom and then flash a custom recovery via Odin.

I use Philz Touch from here: http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_A..._Edition/d2att

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