FORUMS
Remove All Ads from XDA
H10 Turbo

[OFFICIAL] Japanese SGS III (SC-03E) Rooting, ROMs, Kernels & Guides

531 posts
Thanks Meter: 992
 
By davidcsv, Senior Member on 1st March 2013, 08:22 PM
Post Reply Email Thread
DISCLAIMER: You will be flashing your phone at your own risk. You are solely responsible for anything you do to your phone, so make sure you are well informed and well prepared before deciding to flash or install anything on your device.

The purpose of this thread is to provide a 'reference site' for anything related to ROMs and kernels, be it original stock, modified stock or custom images for the Samsung Galaxy S III Japanese versions, starting with model SC-03E.

All comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated.

Reminders:
  • After flashing a new ROM image, it is highly recommended to perform a cache wipe and factory reset. Please avoid posting about problems repeatedly which can be easily solved by this procedure.
  • If you find that someone has been helpful in assisting you, then please do not shy away from hitting the THANKS button below their post; this is the preferred action instead of creating a new post just to show your gratitude



BEFORE ASKING HOW TO DO SOMETHING, READ THIS GUIDE
Some questions are being asked over and over again in this thread without bothering to read through it or looking for the answer here in the OP. Especially for the 'lazy' ones among us, we'll attempt to make a new and fresh, additional, reference pointer right here at the top of the very first post. Please consider taking a look at @lparryU's guide BEFORE posting your next question.
"How-to: Root, Unlock, Enable Osaifu Keitai/Felica, CWM, cook & flash custom ROM for SC-03E"



PIT File

Use this PIT file when flashing with Odin, and ONLY if you have scr*wed up your default partitioning scheme due to specifying an incorrect one during a previous flash. Normally there is NO NEED to specify a PIT file when flashing with Odin!

m3.pit (SC-03E)


Factory Firmware (stock)

samsung-updates.com and www.sammobile.com host some of the stock images.

Due to hotfile.com's demise, and my limited storage and bandwidth resources in my mediafire subscription, stock images will be available on demand only. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Pre Rooted stock ROMs

(Flashing the following ROM components will trigger the custom binary counter)

All the rooters contain a sample debloat script as well. it is located in the file /preload/Proxyme/debloat.sample. If your /sdcard already has an older debloat script in /sdcard/Proxyme/debloat.sh, it will not be overwritten by the rooter (in case you made changes to it for an older rom). So to be sure of using the most recent script for the targeted version of the firmware check the version in the /preload/Proxyme location. As a reminder, you can execute the debloat script (or any other one) from within Proxyme WITHOUT enabling SU, because it will always run in an environment with elevated privileges.

Jelly Bean 4.3
SC03EOMUBNH2 (Proxyme) (Build Date 2014-08-19)
  • This zip archive contains an Odin flashable file. It is not the complete stock image, so you MUST have OMUBNH2 already running on your phone or you will need to download it from the above reference sites, which carry complete stock firmware images, and flash it before continuing with this file. Instructions are included.
  • mediafire
  • uploaded.net
  • torrent, mirror2

(Flashing these ROMs will NOT trigger the custom binary counter)

Jelly Bean 4.3
XXUENE4 GT-I9305 Based (Proxyme) (Build Date 2014-05-16)
  • This image will clear data/cache implicitly upon initial boot, so backup your stuff before flashing
    This one includes the Samsung Chinese IME with support for full screen handwriting and the QUERTY layout with extra row of numerical keys at the top
  • torrent, mirror1, mirror2
  • mega.co.nz
  • uploaded.net

SC03EOMUBND2 (Proxyme) (Build Date 2014-04-02)
Jelly Bean 4.1.2
MI4 GT-I9305(TGY) Based (Build Date 2013-09-26)
  • Rooting instructions are displayed in RootInfo app
    Wipe Data/Cache if you are experiencing problems.
    Display Languages: English(UK/US), Chinese(Trad/Simpl) and Korean
    Input: Samsung Chinese IME (English/Chinese-TW/Chinese-HK/Chinese/Korean), Standard Samsung IME (en_GB;en_US;az;ca;cs;da;de;et;es;eu;el;fr;gl;ka;h r;it;is;kk;lv;lt;hu;nb;nl;pl;pt;ru;ro;fi;sr;sk;sl; sv;tr;uk;ko;hy;bg;zh_CN)
  • mediafire (unpack tar.md5 file from this multipart zip archive and flash with Odin)

MR8 GT-I9305(TNL) Based (Build Date 2013-09-26)
  • Rooting instructions are displayed in RootInfo app
    Wipe Data/Cache if you are experiencing problems.
    Display Languages: (en_GB;en_US;en_AU;en_IE;en_NZ;en_ZA;ko_KR;de_AT;d e_CH;de_DE;fr_FR;fr_CH;bg_BG;cs_CZ;da_DK;el_GR;es_ ES;et_EE;fi_FI;ga_IE;hr_HR;hu_HU;is_IS;it_IT;lt_LT ;lv_LV;mk_MK;nb_NO;nl_NL;nl_BE;pl_PL;pt_PT;ro_RO;s r_RS;sv_SE;tr_TR;ca_ES;eu_ES;gl_ES;kk_KZ;ru_RU;sk_ SK; sl_SI; uk_UA; uz_UZ; az_AZ; hy_AM; ka_GE; es_US; pt_BR; ar_AE;zh_CN;zh_TW;ja_JP)
    Input: Samsung Chinese IME (English/Chinese-TW/Chinese-HK/Chinese/Korean), Standard Samsung IME (en_GB;en_US;az;ca;cs;da;de;et;es;eu;el;fr;gl;ka;h r;it;is;kk;lv;lt;hu;nb;nl;pl;pt;ru;ro;fi;sr;sk;sl; sv;tr;uk;ko;hy;bg)
  • mediafire (unpack tar.md5 file from this multipart zip archive and flash with Odin)

MG3 GT-I9305(SFR) Based (Build Date 2013-07-31)
  • To toggle root/unroot, boot the phone and then press VolumeUp/VolumeDown/Power simultaneously for a brief moment.
    This toggle only works if you enable Settings->Developer Options->USB Debugging

    Data and cache are wiped, so backup your data prior to flashing with Odin.
    Display Languages: (en_GB;en_US;en_AU;en_IE;en_NZ;en_ZA;ko_KR;de_AT;d e_CH;de_DE;fr_FR;fr_CH;bg_BG;cs_CZ;da_DK;el_GR;es_ ES;et_EE;fi_FI;ga_IE;hr_HR;hu_HU;is_IS;it_IT;lt_LT ;lv_LV;mk_MK;nb_NO;nl_NL;nl_BE;pl_PL;pt_PT;ro_RO;s r_RS;sv_SE;tr_TR;ca_ES;eu_ES;gl_ES;kk_KZ;ru_RU;sk_ SK; sl_SI; uk_UA; uz_UZ;az_AZ; hy_AM; ka_GE;es_US; pt_BR; ar_AE)
    Input: Samsung Chinese IME (English/Chinese-TW/Chinese-HK/Chinese/Korean), Standard Samsung IME (en_GB;en_US;az;ca;cs;da;de;et;es;eu;el;fr;gl;ka;h r;it;is;kk;lv;lt;hu;nb;nl;pl;pt;ru;ro;fi;sr;sk;sl; sv;tr;uk;ko;hy;bg)
  • mediafire (unpack tar.md5 file from this multipart zip archive and flash with Odin)

Jelly Bean 4.1.1
SC03EOMAMJ4 ( 2013-10-18 )
Depending on what's running on your phone currently, you may have to consider performing a manual factory reset and wipe the cache and data partitions.
Rooting Instructions:
Default state is - not rooted - Proxyme has been included in this rom,
Proxyme offers live su binary control, and without the need to 'root' the phone, you have...
- SSH server with virtually unlimited user accounts, configurable with specific UID, GID, home directory and shell,
- execution of scripts with elevated privileges (sample debloating script included),
- tag along scripts for root ON and root OFF actions,
- busybox switch

MF1 (Build Date 2013-06-10)
  • To toggle root/unroot, boot the phone and then press VolumeUp/VolumeDown/Power simultaneously for a brief moment.
    This toggle only works if you enable Settings->Developer Options->USB Debugging

    mediafire (unpack tar.md5 file from this multi-part zip archive and flash with Odin)

MC3 (Build Date 2013-03-18)
MB1 (Build Date 2013-02-08)
  • To toggle root/unroot, boot the phone and then press VolumeUp/VolumeDown/Power simultaneously for a brief moment.
    This toggle only works if you enable Settings->Developer Options->USB Debugging

    Chainfire's SuperSU has been included for your convenience.
  • hotfile - link dead (unpack tar.md5 file from this zip archive and flash with Odin)
    .
  • Courtesy aki0306...
  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...61&postcount=8

MA6 (Build Date 2013-01-24)
Custom ROMs
(Flashing these ROMs COULD (and usually will) trigger the custom counter)

Probam Rom
Go to this post... and this post... Courtesy @sasbudi

Slimbean 4.3 NTT Docomo SC-03E
Go to this post... Courtesy @majidkhan

Carbon 4.2.2 for NTT Docomo SC-03E
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=550 Courtesy @majidkhan

PACman (Paranoid AOKP CyanogenMod) 4.2.2
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=489 Courtesy @Edgrr000

CyanogenMod
Instructions for flashing CM10.1 Courtesy @lparryU

Getting CM10 to work on SC-03E with Osaifu-keitai... Courtesy @FlyingFlipFlop and @lparryU
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=42076531&postcount=313
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=302
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=303

rXTREME.v10.0
Link to post Courtesy @Edgrr000

KBC Developers github wiki
Contains everything everyone in here needs, Samsung custom kernel, with visible hidden partition for using triangle away on stock rooted,
and having all Japanese things working too. And the cm10.1 links. Its in Japanese but easily translated. (courtesy of @Robobob1221)
https://github.com/kbc-developers/release/wiki

Paranoid Android (GT-I9305)
Link to post Courtesy @Edgrr000

Misc
How to Convert ROMs for the SC-03E By @DroidZombie

Japanized Rom Tool By @LeathSeraph

http://lt.imobile.com.cn/forum.php?m...d&tid=10282917


Hints & Tips

Follow this trail...
The Following 28 Users Say Thank You to davidcsv For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift davidcsv Ad-Free
 
 
1st March 2013, 08:22 PM |#2  
SC-03E Hints & Tips
Hints & Tips

Guides.. with several links and specifically for unlocking your phone with the proper ROM (has the LK5 modem which is the go to for unlocking and working with other carriers), and instructions to do just about everything you need to get done with this phone
Unlocking

Custom Binary Counter

.Reset Guide .By @majin


Tethering

Tethering Guide By @majin
How to change Tethering preset APN By @majin


Change Roaming Status

Reference post By @majin


Proxyme Rooting

Proxyme Guide


Fixing Lost IMEI

How to repair your SC-03E's IMEI number and restore its network connection


Miscellaneous

SC-03E Dial Pad Codes
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to davidcsv For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift davidcsv Ad-Free
1st March 2013, 08:24 PM |#3  
SC-03E Docomo S3 LTE - Just Another Unlocking Guide
This (sim) unlocking guide has been primarily inspired by the very comprehensive guide initially written and posted by @majin in his post.

WARNING: This unlock procedure will automatically wipe the phone's cache and data partitions, effectively performing a factory reset; you are strongly advised to backup your data prior to executing this guide.

Prerequisites:
  • Windows PC running Odin3 in an administrator account (tested with Odin3 v3.07)
  • USB cable to connect phone to PC (preferably original cable for reliability)
  • Internet access to download firmware image(s)
  • Google account to access Play Store

The following list outlines the required steps in order to successfully unlock your SC-03E:
  • If you have data on the phone, which is of any importance to you, then I highly recommend that you make appropriate backups first
  • If present, remove the sim card and sdcard (there's no need to have a Docomo sim card for this procedure to work)
  • Download this stock firmware image, which is based on MB1 and includes the appropriate modem component to assist in wiping the NV stored network locking data structures. In addition, this firmware image is root-ready; meaning that you can toggle root mode by pressing VolumeUp/VolumeDown/Power button combination briefly to switch modes.
  • Initiate Odin Download mode on the SC-03E (Turn the phone off, then simultaneously press VolumeDown/Home/Power buttons until the Download Mode splash screen appears and requires you to press VolumeUp to continue or VolumeDown to cancel if you find yourself suddenly struck by an overwhelming feeling of stage-fright)
  • Unpack the SC03EOMAMB1_LK5MDM.tar.md5 firmware image from the above-mentioned/downloaded zip archive and flash the file with Odin3 (specify the image file in Odin's PDA section)
  • As soon as Odin completes the flashing process, it will instruct the phone to reset; be patient while the phone starts up, because it will require more time to setup and configure itself after a factory reset.
  • If you have reached this step, then we're assuming the phone has booted successfully and you are presented with the configuration wizard. You need to at least enter your Google account credentials in order to access the Play Store.
  • Install the (free) ServiceMode Shortcut app (author: KABASOFT) from the Play Store.
    Another (paid) option is the ShowServiceMode For Galaxy LTE app (author: Jaken's Laboratory).
  • Start the service mode app and tap the ServiceMode option, which will in turn fire up the ServiceMode main menu
  • Select [1]UMTS->[1]DEBUG SCREEN->[8]PHONE CONTROL->[6]NETWORK LOCK->[3]PERSO SHA256 OFF
  • Now use the phone's android menu soft button to select Back in the popup menu to return to the NETWORK LOCK menu
  • Tap [4]NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALLIZ and wait for about a minute before returning to the NETWORK LOCK menu; when you tap this option again, it should state PERSO_NV_INIT is SUCCESSFUL
  • You may now power off the phone to insert a sim card from your favorite telco operator and restart the phone
  • From this point onward, it is possible to flash any other firmware image without affecting the unlocked state
  • Enjoy!
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to davidcsv For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift davidcsv Ad-Free
1st March 2013, 08:25 PM |#4  
SC-03E Dial Pad Codes
This list is most probably not complete. Please post or send a PM if you know about codes not listed here, your input will be highly appreciated!

*#0*# ........................... Hardware Testing
*#06# .......................... Show IMEI number
*#0011# ....................... GSM Status Information
*#0228# ....................... Battery Status
*#0782# ....................... RTCTimeRead (Show Time)
*#1111# ....................... ServiceMode - READ FTA SW VERSION
*#1234# ....................... Show Software Version
*#2222# ....................... ServiceMode - READ FTA HW VERSION
*#2663# ....................... Touch Screen/Key Firmware Update
*#7284# ....................... PhoneUtil - UART & USB Configuration
*#7353# ....................... Quick Test
*#7594# ....................... Factory Mode - Shutdown Configuration
*#9090# ....................... ServiceMode - DIAG CONFIG
*#9900# ....................... SysDump
*#34971539# ................ Camera Firmware Check
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to davidcsv For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift davidcsv Ad-Free
1st March 2013, 08:26 PM |#5  
IMEI Repair Procedure
How to repair your SC-03E's IMEI number and restore its network connection.
Keywords: IMEI: null/null Unknown + Baseband: Unknown + no connection with QPST + no IMEI backup + phone signal lost

Disclaimer
This procedure is intended to be applied in a last resort scenario only. You must check thoroughly what the actual cause is for your phone having lost its imei number. It may very well be merely due to an incompatibility issue between the baseband code and the efs version, and thus easily fixed by flashing a proper modem component. Writing to partitions in your phone's internal storage device, re-partitioning it, flashing with the Odin tool or operating the QPST Qualcomm engineering tool carries many risks, which include hard-bricking the phone. You are solely responsible for anything you do to your phone and by carrying out the steps detailed in this procedure, you are agreeing to accept all responsibility for any and all outcome of the procedure, even if you end up with an expensive door-stop.


Try This First
Before panicking and diving into this procedure to perform all of its steps, note that your specific problem/case might not require such an extensive procedure. There could very well be a much simpler solution for your case, so I strongly advise you to put some effort into diagnosing your problem properly (best as you can given the resources you have at your disposal) BEFORE continuing.

I will be adding topics to this section based on the feedback we get, which will hopefully help everyone to improve diagnostics and find out if there are quicker/better way to solve any specific case.

BASEBAND UNKNOWN (Courtesy of @majin)
Quote:

About the devices with "BASEBAND UNKNOWN" not recognized by QSPT, for first users should try with one of these:

1) enter *#9090# and check if "[2] DM/DUN over HSIC (*)" is selected, then to try to use QSPT to fix/restore the IMEI/EFS-folder, (if users have some old working backup too).
3) Try to use EFS Professional Suite to restore the right permissions on the NV files.
4) Use "Qualcomm NV Tools" (included in "EFS Professional Suite") to write directly their IMEI and to do some other test.

If they can't anything of that, then they really need to make all the "Chinese steps".


Introduction
This procedure is based on the following two posts, which are identical content-wise, and may be from the same individual. Credit goes to user xt890612 of forum site bbs.shendu.com and user softbank_1001 of forum site bbs.91dongji.com. Special thanks to xda member @majin for the find/input/feedback and having tested the procedure on his SC-03E.

- bbs.91dongji.com
- bbs.shendu.com

The issues we will attempt to resolve are:
  • IMEI corrupt or 0
  • Baseband Unknown status
  • QPST does not recognize the phone

What to Expect
If the procedure has been followed correctly and applied successfully, then take note of the following points.
  • IMEI restored
  • Network connection restored
  • Device serial number not the same as your original one (we will try to resolve this in the future)
  • No SIM network lock (Do not apply this procedure if you only want to SIM unlock a device with no issues)
  • You should be feeling happy, so please lookup the sources mentioned above and thank them

Preparations & Prerequisites
You will need the following tools and files, so please check each item in the list below and make sure you have them ready before commencing with the first step of the procedure.
  • An SC-03E which can at the very least boot into Odin Download Mode (soft-bricked). If the bootloader is corrupt, you will need some kind of JTAG service to revive the phone, because this procedure will not help your case.
  • Windows PC
  • Odin v3 (preferably Odin3 v3.09 or v3.07) - Google is your best friend
  • Google QPST.2.7.378.zip and download this Qualcomm engineering tool. Install it on the PC.
  • ADB tool/program. ADB, Android Debug Bridge, is included with Google’s Android SDK.
  • Hex editor. Google 'Hex editor' and download your preferred or favourite variant. Try HexEdit.exe.
  • Download SC-03E_IMEI-REPAIR.ZIP (mirror, torrent) and unpack the files in this archive to a work directory
  • Download one of the pre-rooted or root ready rom images, which are still functional/bootable on your phone, from the OP/reference post (this item is only required if your phone does not boot into Android at all, even after resetting it, and is not rooted)

Step 1 - Flash a Bootable Rooted ROM Image
If your phone currently has firmware, which boots properly and can give you root access, then skip this step. If not, then use Odin to flash the rooted image you have downloaded earlier. Consider resetting the phone afterwards by entering recovery mode to clear data and cache.


Step 2 - Enable USB Debugging
Enable USB debugging by setting the checkmark in the following option in settings:

Settings->Developer options->USB Debugging


Step 3 - Connect the Phone
If necessary, wait for all PC drivers to install and initialize.


Step 4 - Prepare Phone Internal Storage
Copy all 15 mmcblk* files, which were unpacked from the SC-03E_IMEI-REPAIR.ZIP zip archive earlier, to the phone's internal sd card after connecting it to the PC. The files must be located in the root of folder /sdcard.

It is important that you consider verifying data integrity of the mmcblk* files you have copied to the phone. Root Browser is recommended and can assist in this process. The following list consists of the MD5 checksums generated for the files in the SC-03E_IMEI-REPAIR.ZIP zip archive.

b5cfa9d6c8febd618f91ac2843d50a1c *mmcblk0p1
30fd6dfc09a70c8bcf345dc8c9e2781a *mmcblk0p10
c71fb4dfba643299159b97c6065fdb54 *mmcblk0p11
95557d70252c9b0af3f95a2244cd93ab *mmcblk0p12
e35b35efb73dd8320bdae08ec463372c *mmcblk0p13
31bc9037b092df1abbcf7550938d553d *mmcblk0p14
96995b58d4cbf6aaa9041b4f00c7f6ae *mmcblk0p15
b5cfa9d6c8febd618f91ac2843d50a1c *mmcblk0p2
dbad1316e91f5dcf0b89ad3e456f3bf8 *mmcblk0p3
713a67b9605c02f6cdd0346dfa1cab1e *mmcblk0p4
130715b90924c2394e1acd758059dd90 *mmcblk0p5
4029a1de061c375547aa3096a14562dc *mmcblk0p6
67bb0d7fbec2e250c5e2bd75dd9816f3 *mmcblk0p7
9e4a4230f51545ffd352cb7988f4bc9f *mmcblk0p8
edc27dbf0cc8b29df3ba31e21b552a98 *mmcblk0p9
4459508535b3c064f6afc6d1c6119b9e *sc03e.qcn


Step 5 - ADB
Now open a cmd window and start the ADB tool by typing the following command at the cmd prompt, followed by the enter key. In many cases, you will first have to cd (change directory) to the directory where the adb.exe program is located (hint, if you've installed the Android SDK, look for the location where it was installed and search its subdirectories for adb.exe):

>adb shell

If the shell in the adb session starts successfully, the following prompt is presented:

shell@android:/ $

Type su followed by the enter key to get root access. If the $ sign in the prompt does not change in a # sign, then you have no access to root and you should revert back to step 1 to make sure you have a rooted firmware image on the phone.

shell@android:/ $su <enter>
shell@android:/ #


Step 6 - Restore Partitions
This step must be taken with great caution. You will be directly writing to partitions in the internal storage device and a mistake can end in disaster. Copy the following lines, each terminated by the enter key to initiate the command. Note that the lines with mmcblk0p10 to p14 can take a long (5 minutes or more) time to complete, so be patient.

dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p1 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p2 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p2 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p3 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p4 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p4 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p5 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p6 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p7 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p8 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p9 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p9 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p10 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p11 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p12 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p13 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p14 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p14 <enter>
dd if=/sdcard/mmcblk0p15 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p15 <enter>

Close the cmd window and restart the phone. If the phone does not boot into Android (could be bootlooping due to incompatible data elements), then perform a reset in recovery mode by wiping data and cache.

At this point you should confirm that the baseband has been restored in settings.


Step 7 - Restoring IMEI
Get ready to make changes to the sc03e.qcn file, which was unpacked from the
SC-03E_IMEI-REPAIR.ZIP zip archive earlier, using the hex editor.

Load the sc03e.qcn file in a hex editor and search for the following hexadecimal byte value sequence:

08 0A 21 43 65 87 09 21 43

The file contains two instances of the sequence as is shown above. Both sequences must be changed to your IMEI number and the way it is done is outlined below.

Note that when searching for the above sequence, in most hex editors you are supposed to also specify the search type, whether it be a text search or byte (binary search. You want the latter type.

Start with looking up your device's IMEI number. It is printed on the label in the battery compartment and on a label or sticker on the original box, if you still have it. The IMEI number consists of 15 digits, so please write it on a sheet of paper in order to help you visually 'construct' a hexadecimal sequence, which in turn can be used to update both instances of the abovementioned sequence in the file. This sequence has three fixed nibble values, which must remain unchanged in the final sequence. The following sample shows x's in the sequence which represent the part to be initialised to your IMEI number. The fixed (constant) parts are the 08 and the A in xA.

08 xA xx xx xx xx xx xx xx

In order to correctly fit your 15 digit IMEI number into the sequence, use the following guide to construct it. Here, we use the dummy IMEI number 012345678901234 for reference only.

...0..12.34.56.78.90.12.34 (IMEI number to convert)
08.0A.21.43.65.87.09.21.43 (byte sequence to be constructed)

As you can see, the first digit of the IMEI number is paired with the A of the second byte in the sequence; it is placed left of the A, thus becoming the most significant nibble of the byte. The remaining digits are paired to form 7 groups in order, where each pair's digits are swapped as is shown above.

When you have finished changing the two instances of the search sequence to reflect your IMEI number, save the sc03e.qcn file, exit from the hex editor and move on to the next step.


Step 8 - Restore Configuration From QCN File
Enter the following string in the stock phone dialpad:

*#7284#



Immediately after entering the trailing # sign, as is shown in the above image, the service mode screen shown in the next image will appear.



Tap on the Qualcomm USB Settings button to display the list of USB options you can choose from. This is shown in the next image.



Select the RNDIS + DM + MODEM option followed by tapping the OK button to return to the previous screen. Now use the back button to return to the dialpad.

Next, enter the following string in the stock phone dialpad to enter the DIAG CONFIG service mode screen:

*#9090#



Immediately after entering the trailing # sign, as is shown in the above image, the service mode screen shown in the next image will appear.



Select the [2]DM/DUN over HSIC (*) option. Note that the phone will immediately reboot as soon as you tap on this option in order for it to take effect.

Let's start the QPST Configuration program in Windows and select the Ports tab to add the new port, which has been assigned to the phone's USB communication protocol. Make sure to select the port with label USB/QC Diagnostic before clicking on the OK button.



If the port has been correctly initialised and selected, SURF9615 (0) should be displayed in the Phone column of the Ports tab, as is shown in the image below.



Finally, select the Start Clients menu and navigate to the QPST Software Download item to start its corresponding program.



In the QPST Software Download program, select the Restore tab and then specify the path to the qcn file which you have edited earlier. Hit the Start button to start uploading the new configuration file to the phone. After the upload is done, reboot the phone and check the IMEI number to verify everything went ok.


Finalizing
Enter the following string in the stock phone dialpad:

*#7284#

The service mode screen appears, so again, tap on the Qualcomm USB Settings button to display the list of USB options you can choose from. To restore the default USB settings, select the RNDIS + DM + MODEM option followed by tapping the OK button to return to the previous screen. Now use the back button to return to the dialpad, or hit the home button to continue using the phone normally.

That's it...enjoy your phone!


Notes & Feedback

Serial Number (Courtesy of @majin)
Quote:

About the wrong Serial Number, [between step 6 and 7] if users have still on board the Chinese Rooted ROM (or if they flashed any other correct Rooted ROM), they can easily edit the file "\efs\FactoryApp\serial_no" by the phone itself (status is 1000:0000 rwxr--r-- 744)
Then they can flash any other favorite ROM [anyway, to make all easier, I suggest some 4.1 ROM, same as the Chinese one.]

The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to davidcsv For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift davidcsv Ad-Free
4th March 2013, 09:25 AM |#6  
aki0306's Avatar
Member
Flag Kawasaki
Thanks Meter: 56
 
More
hey i cant posting outside url

error message

"To prevent spam on the XDA forums, ALL new users prevented from posting outside links in their messages. After approximately 10 posts, you will be able to post outside links. Thank you for understanding!"
4th March 2013, 09:30 AM |#7  
Senior Member
Flag Hong Kong
Thanks Meter: 110
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by aki0306

hey i cant posting outside url

error message

"To prevent spam on the XDA forums, ALL new users prevented from posting outside links in their messages. After approximately 10 posts, you will be able to post outside links. Thank you for understanding!"

8 more posts to go and you're in. Why don't you head over to this thread and see if you can contribute or give feedback to any of the queries from other members. Once you get into a dialog or discussion, you'll hit that magic 10 easy.

Your message to davidcsv was also relayed to that thread, and it would help to introduce yourself to the group and gain some 'trust' wrt your firmware images.
4th March 2013, 02:51 PM |#8  
aki0306's Avatar
Member
Flag Kawasaki
Thanks Meter: 56
 
More
---------- Post added 5th March 2013 at 12:46 AM ---------- Previous post was 4th March 2013 at 11:58 PM ----------

MB1 Root Rom JB4.1.1
MA6 Root Rom JB4.1.1
MC3 Root Rom Android File Host JB4.1.1
★MC3 Rom no need rename but need flash stock MC3 Rom before flash root Rom

how to flash
flash from odin

1.flash stock rom
ex if u wanna flash MB1 root, u have to flash MB1 stock Rom before flash Root Rom
2.into recovery, wipe/factory reset
3.unzip Root Rom and rename file

★you guys have to rename file when unzip root Rom★
ex SC03E-ROOTED-system_MB1.tar.md5
             ↓
  SC03E-ROOTED-system.tar.md5


4.Flash Root Rom from odin
5.boot
6.installe Supersu or Superuser on play store

cation MB1 & MA6 Root Rom is "same name of file"

thx for kbc-developers

hv fun guys!!!!

---------- Post added at 12:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:46 AM ----------

Custom Rom Link
jump to china forum
this Rom on MA6 Rom
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to aki0306 For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift aki0306 Ad-Free
11th March 2013, 06:01 AM |#9  
IparryU's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Tokyo
Thanks Meter: 253
 
Donate to Me
More
damn.. didn't know this thread existed.

I will link this to the first post in my thread and have it closed.

if you could close my thread so all the talk can go here, it would be much more beneficial/easy to keep track of things.

---------- Post added at 02:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:46 PM ----------

I can confirm that the root method worked for MB1...

LETS GET THE PARTY STARTED! Seriously, I am having a drink afterwork!
11th March 2013, 07:11 AM |#10  
Member
Thanks Meter: 7
 
More
lol,trying with my phone.
update result soon.

my phone is rooted now.

but still waiting for custom one that removed needless app.


"Get PIT for mapping" <-------is this dangerous?
11th March 2013, 07:14 AM |#11  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Thank you aki0306..
Already rooted my phone..
Is there any ways to install cwm on sc03e?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
docomo, galaxy s3, sc-03e, siii

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes