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27th September 2016, 12:00 PM |#111  
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Stable firmware & CM13 Samsung s3 i9300
Hi guys,

First of all, I am new to this forums and my English might not be very good but I'll do my best.

So, a few days ago I ordered a new Oneplus 3 but that'll take up to 5 weeks before I'll recieve it. I sold my Nexus 5 and now I am using an s3 i9300. Ofcourse it was slow and I am not used to all the preinstalled Samsung apps, since I was used to the clean Nexus software.

I read about how to root and flash the phone, I decided to go for CM13 NIGHTLY (Android 6.0.1) whiched I flashed with TWRP (newest verison). It worked and the phone is now a lot faster than it used to be. But, I have had some random reboots and my GPS is not working at all. It takes forever to calculate it's position. Though, I need the GPS since I used my phone as navigations. I read about flashing custom roms a bit more. I believe I need a recent version of the firmware, as someone advised me.

I have been looking for some time to find the right firmware and a STABLE version of CM13. Could someone help me out to get me the right stuff? I am from The Netherlands As I said, I have been searching for a while now but I don't seem to be able to find it. Probably because I am new to rooting and flashing

EDIT: I have been looking a little further and found a firmware update for Android 4.3 released on 03.11.2014. Is this the newest firmwire for an s3 i9300? Or should I just look for firmware that is for Android 6.0? (Galaxy s6) And install in on my s3 i9300?

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Originally Posted by Legenbaery

Hi guys,

First of all, I am new to this forums and my English might not be very good but I'll do my best.


So, a few days ago I ordered a new Oneplus 3 but that'll take up to 5 weeks before I'll recieve it. I sold my Nexus 5 and now I am using an s3 i9300. Ofcourse it was slow and I am not used to all the preinstalled Samsung apps, since I was used to the clean Nexus software.

I read about how to root and flash the phone, I decided to go for CM13 NIGHTLY (Android 6.0.1) whiched I flashed with TWRP (newest verison). It worked and the phone is now a lot faster than it used to be. But, I have had some random reboots and my GPS is not working at all. It takes forever to calculate it's position. Though, I need the GPS since I used my phone as navigations. I read about flashing custom roms a bit more. I believe I need a recent version of the firmware, as someone advised me.

I have been looking for some time to find the right firmware and a STABLE version of CM13. Could someone help me out to get me the right stuff? I am from The Netherlands As I said, I have been searching for a while now but I don't seem to be able to find it. Probably because I am new to rooting and flashing

EDIT: I have been looking a little further and found a firmware update for Android 4.3 released on 03.11.2014. Is this the newest firmwire for an s3 i9300? Or should I just look for firmware that is for Android 6.0? (Galaxy s6) And install in on my s3 i9300?


Thanks in advance!

Welcome to XDA! I'm convinced you're going to feel very comfortable in this forum. English skills aren't any problem as most of the xda-users aren't native speakers. As you're a newbie here, I suggest to read this as well as the four "Must Read"'s in my signature.
Android 4.3 is the latest stock firmware for the GT-I9300, that's correct. If your carrier is PHN, 03 NOV 2014 is really the latest. Vodafone's dates from 16 SEP 2014, and T-Mobile 22 JAN 2016. More details here: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/d.../GT-I9300/TNL/.
Our godson holds a GT-I9300, and I flashed Resurrection Remix on his; the same ROM I'm using very happily. Latest version is v5.7.4, available via this RR thread: http://forum.resurrectionremix.com/i...c=2037.new#new; the actual download is here: https://basketbuild.com/devs/resurrectionremix/i9300.
As you see in the hidden part of my signature block, I replaced the stock ROM kernel by a so called AGNi kernel. I did the same with our godson's device. If you also want to go for AGNi, please be aware there are kernel for the GT-I9300 and the 9305, as well as pureSTOCK and pureCM. You should obviously go for GT-I9300 pureCM. Here's the respective thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...2-8-0-t2231393. Download is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devd...2502#downloads. You'll find two versions. I'm using the v4.5.5; my experiences with v5.10.3 aren't as good as with v4.5.5.
If you want to use some Google stuff, find it here: http://opengapps.org/; just choose whatever suits you the best.
I understood, you're already rooted. I'm now assuming you know how to flash everything. Please advise unless I'm wrong or in case of more questions.
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27th September 2016, 01:55 PM |#113  
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Originally Posted by noc.jfcbs

Welcome to XDA! I'm convinced you're going to feel very comfortable in this forum. English skills aren't any problem as most of the xda-users aren't native speakers. As you're a newbie here, I suggest to read this as well as the four "Must Read"'s in my signature.
Android 4.3 is the latest stock firmware for the GT-I9300, that's correct. If your carrier is PHN, 03 NOV 2014 is really the latest. Vodafone's dates from 16 SEP 2014, and T-Mobile 22 JAN 2016. More details here: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/d.../GT-I9300/TNL/.
Our godson holds a GT-I9300, and I flashed Resurrection Remix on his; the same ROM I'm using very happily. Latest version is v5.7.4, available via this RR thread: http://forum.resurrectionremix.com/i...c=2037.new#new; the actual download is here: https://basketbuild.com/devs/resurrectionremix/i9300.
As you see in the hidden part of my signature block, I replaced the stock ROM kernel by a so called AGNi kernel. I did the same with our godson's device. If you also want to go for AGNi, please be aware there are kernel for the GT-I9300 and the 9305, as well as pureSTOCK and pureCM. You should obviously go for GT-I9300 pureCM. Here's the respective thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...2-8-0-t2231393. Download is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devd...2502#downloads. You'll find two versions. I'm using the v4.5.5; my experiences with v5.10.3 aren't as good as with v4.5.5.
If you want to use some Google stuff, find it here: http://opengapps.org/; just choose whatever suits you the best.
I understood, you're already rooted. I'm now assuming you know how to flash everything. Please advise unless I'm wrong or in case of more questions.

Outstanding help as usual, with members like you noc.jfcbs, we can relax and rest easy
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27th September 2016, 02:14 PM |#114  
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Originally Posted by noc.jfcbs

Welcome to XDA! I'm convinced you're going to feel very comfortable in this forum. English skills aren't any problem as most of the xda-users aren't native speakers. As you're a newbie here, I suggest to read this as well as the four "Must Read"'s in my signature.
Android 4.3 is the latest stock firmware for the GT-I9300, that's correct. If your carrier is PHN, 03 NOV 2014 is really the latest. Vodafone's dates from 16 SEP 2014, and T-Mobile 22 JAN 2016. More details here: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/d.../GT-I9300/TNL/.
Our godson holds a GT-I9300, and I flashed Resurrection Remix on his; the same ROM I'm using very happily. Latest version is v5.7.4, available via this RR thread: http://forum.resurrectionremix.com/i...c=2037.new#new; the actual download is here: https://basketbuild.com/devs/resurrectionremix/i9300.
As you see in the hidden part of my signature block, I replaced the stock ROM kernel by a so called AGNi kernel. I did the same with our godson's device. If you also want to go for AGNi, please be aware there are kernel for the GT-I9300 and the 9305, as well as pureSTOCK and pureCM. You should obviously go for GT-I9300 pureCM. Here's the respective thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...2-8-0-t2231393. Download is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devd...2502#downloads. You'll find two versions. I'm using the v4.5.5; my experiences with v5.10.3 aren't as good as with v4.5.5.
If you want to use some Google stuff, find it here: http://opengapps.org/; just choose whatever suits you the best.
I understood, you're already rooted. I'm now assuming you know how to flash everything. Please advise unless I'm wrong or in case of more questions.

Thank your very much for welcoming me and giving me such a good response. Actually, I was just reading the RR M topic in order to flash RR Rom. Are you on the newest version (20160920?) and what gapps are you using (platform/variant)?

Can I flash the kernell after flashing the rom and gapps or is there a particular order?
27th September 2016, 02:24 PM |#115  
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Can I flash the kernell after flashing the rom and gapps or is there a particular order?

Better order IMO (to avoid bootloops):
1- ROM + Gapps (without reboot in between).
2- 1st reboot
3- Go back in recovery and flash custom kernel.
4- Reboot and done.

I think you can flash the kernel just after ROM + gapps without reboot but I didn't really try.
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27th September 2016, 02:29 PM |#116  
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Better order IMO (to avoid bootloops):
1- ROM + Gapps (without reboot in between).
2- 1st reboot
3- Go back in recovery and flash custom kernel.
4- Reboot and done.

I think you can flash the kernel just after ROM + gapps without reboot but I didn't really try.

I often read your have to reboot and go back in recovery to flash something else. But how do you reboot? I mean, do you reboot into operating system and then boot to recovery again. Or do you reboot from recovery directly back into recovery? (if so, how do i do that?)

And how do I flash both RR and Gapps without rebooting? I thought my phone would reboot automatically after installing any custom ROM.
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I often read your have to reboot and go back in recovery to flash something else. But how do you reboot? I mean, do you reboot into operating system and then boot to recovery again. Or do you reboot from recovery directly back into recovery? (if so, how do i do that?)

You have to reboot into OS and then back in recovery.
27th September 2016, 03:05 PM |#118  
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Oke looks like I nailed it

I only see I picked the wrong Gapps, too many standard apps imo. I think I'll just wipe everything and reinstall with another Gapps. How do I do a "full wipe & factory reset" in TWRP btw?

Ofcouse I go to 'wipe', but which boxes should i select to factory reset? I doensn't look smart to me to wipe 'internal storage' am I right?
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27th September 2016, 03:07 PM |#119  
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Actually, I always flash ROM, GApps and Kernel one after another in this order. Actually, SuperSU also after kernel. And then I reboot into OS. If I experience a booting time more than about 10 minutes, I long press the power button until the booting process starts again. Normally then boot is about 2 - 3 minutes including the optimisation of the applications.
Important, if coming from a different ROM: Clean flash! This means, wipe dalvik, cache, system (and data if you want) prior to flashing the ROM. Do a factory reset.
More important: Prior to wipe and flashing, do a NANDROID backup!
I'm using GApps pico, as I want as little Google on my device as possible. You need 6.0 and ARM.
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27th September 2016, 03:31 PM |#120  
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Originally Posted by noc.jfcbs

Actually, I always flash ROM, GApps and Kernel one after another in this order. Actually, SuperSU also after kernel. And then I reboot into OS. If I experience a booting time more than about 10 minutes, I long press the power button until the booting process starts again. Normally then boot is about 2 - 3 minutes including the optimisation of the applications.
Important, if coming from a different ROM: Clean flash! This means, wipe dalvik, cache, system (and data if you want) prior to flashing the ROM. Do a factory reset.
More important: Prior to wipe and flashing, do a NANDROID backup!
I'm using GApps pico, as I want as little Google on my device as possible. You need 6.0 and ARM.

Most of the things you mention here I found out!

1. Still now sure how to do a factory reset in TWRP. Wiping dalvik, cache and system is not a factory reset yet?
2. Do I HAVE to reinstall SuperSU? Installation guide on page 1 says it is not nessecary right?
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Originally Posted by Legenbaery

Most of the things you mention here I found out!

1. Still now sure how to do a factory reset in TWRP. Wiping dalvik, cache and system is not a factory reset yet?
2. Do I HAVE to reinstall SuperSU? Installation guide on page 1 says it is not nessecary right?

per Q2: No, not necessary.
per Q1: Let me remeber, otherwise I need to go into recovery to take some screenshots.
If you are on wipe, for the wiping of dalvik, cache etc. you would go to advance wipe. Do that all but return to the first wipe page then you should see a "swipe" button called factory reset.
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