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Sign [Q] New User! Please tell me if I got this right about 4.3!!!

Hi, I just got my Galaxy s3 today from virgin mobile (SPH-L710) already updated to 4.3. I really want to flash custom ROMs, and I was reading the forums about the rooting and custom recoveries, and please correct me if I am wrong in any of the steps so i don't mess up my lovely new S3!

--K1mu found a method for safe rooting, meaning the Knox will not be flagged, and once we get root we can disable knox services (no warranty voided)

--Bootloader is already unlocked for the sprint model (SPH-L710), and is locked for other carriers such as AT&T and Verizon (for which they use safestrap)

--Since bootloader is unlocked for this model, I can install custom recoveries and custom roms as long as i dont install versions below 4.3.
for example i can install roms such as:
[ROM][4.3][TW] BareBones v2.3(3-28-14)
[ROM][MK3] PROJECT X v4.3 [Team Rejectz][3/24/14]
[ROM][UNOFFICIAL][AOSP][KK][27/03] **C-RoM** -4.4.2- -v5.6!

But NOT ROMs such as:
[ROM][4.2.2] MIUI V5 4.2.14 d2spr
[ROM][4.2.2] [UNOFFICIAL] Dirty Unicorns v3.6 [7/30] (HALO!)
since they are below 4.3

--My warranty is still not voided due to the disabling of knox right after rooting.

Thank you very much
(Last edited by joeyhdownsouth; 1st April 2014 at 01:36 PM.)
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You can flash any ROM zip, unless otherwise noted. You can't downgrade the bootloader below 4.3, which is done via ODIN, flashing a tar file that is under 4.3. Tar files flash every partition including bootloader. You will have to remove assert lines from ROM itself to keep from getting errors in recovery. Also use Philz advanced cwm recovery for best results.

sent from my Gs3
G3(Sprint)-stock rooted
Galaxy S3(Sprint)-ROM:C-rom/KERNEL:dkp-RECOVERY:Philz CWM Advanced
Galaxy S5(Boost)-ROM/KERNEL:M.O.A.R.-RECOVERY:Philz CWM Advanced
Moto G(unlocked to CellularOne)-ROM/KERNEL:LiquidSmooth-RECOVERY:Philz CWM Advanced
Note 10.1-ROM/KERNEL:Hyperdrive-RECOVERY:Philz CWM Advanced
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Thanks a lot joeyhdownsouth! it makes more sense now
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