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[Recovery] TWRP 2.2.2.1 for the GT-I9300 International SGS3

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By AAccount, Senior Member on 6th October 2012, 04:06 AM
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I managed to compile twrp for the SGS3 GT-I9300. I loved this recovery on my SGS1 (until I couldn't get it to activate on devil kernel) and my Galaxy Tab 10.1. It has saved my rear end several times while testing the A1 kernel. With its on recovery terminal I could dd flash the stock kernel. CWM Touch is nice but I ABSOLUTELY LOATHE the blobs backup format. It makes it darn near impossible to save nandroid backups on your computer. I can understand the logic behind the blobs format but I still hate it. Also, I think it's a shame that the American/Canadian Qualcomm SGS3 has TWRP but the international power house doesn't.

I just downloaded the twrp source a few hours ago so this is TWRP V2.2.2.1. Unfortunately, the external SD does not mount but I did manage to get adb to work. I think that you could always adb push a rom zip in the event you cannot boot, forgot to make a nandroid, and forgot to have a "just in case" zip. Also, when rebooting, YOU MUST CHOOSE REBOOT SYSTEM. If you just poweroff, it will reboot into recovery the next time. If you forget and choose poweroff and it reboots into recovery, just choose reboot system and everything will be fine.

Attached is A1 (the character my A1 kernel is named after) holding my I9300 showing the recovery. The source is also uploaded, which includes files that I've changed in case anybody is interested to know how I did it. There is a rootzwiki page with instructions I followed. Just a few minor deviations from the instructions. I did "make recoveryimage" instead of "make amp amp..." that they recommended. And the obvious deviation, our device is called i9300 not tenderloin. That's the HP Touchpad.

I flashed the latest CM10 nightly from it, the latest siyah kernel and a touchwiz zip and nothing went wrong. Also tested backup and restore. Went fine.

Here is a youtube video demonstrating TWRP on the Galaxy Nexus by some random person on youtube.


Credits: team win, siyah kernel developer (recycled your zip to make the recovery zip). None of the code is original from me. I only tweaked the recovery.rc to enable adb.
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6th October 2012, 04:50 AM |#2  
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sounds Good .
I'll wait for few replies
and I'll test it myself later on
Could you add A video of you showing all the menu's around this recovery ?
one more thing:
did you check that all the functions are working ?
6th October 2012, 04:57 AM |#3  
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sounds Good .
I'll wait for few replies
and I'll test it myself later on
Could you add A video of you showing all the menu's around this recovery ?
one more thing:
did you check that all the functions are working ?

Checked flashing. Flashed a cm10 nightly, siyah kernel, cm camera fix, touchwiz launcher. All of those are working. (Say what you want about touchwiz but Ive always liked the launcher) Just checked backup and recovery.

And... my phone is not yet dead as evident from my signature. Video?? How?? Just tape it running from my tablet??
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6th October 2012, 05:18 AM |#4  
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yea if you could film it from your tablet or even post an video that shows this recovery on S1 ( you said it was used on s1)
btw where did you find camera fix for cm ?

Edit:
found this video on youtube add it to the main post
this recovery looks amazing

I just flashed this Recovery seems Good one thing bugs me there the slide to confirm it's not smooth but besides the smoothness of the it's great
6th October 2012, 07:57 AM |#5  
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Thanks for your effort. I love this recovery, it rocks.

I use it on my Asus TF300.

Please also add externalSD support.

Thanks.

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6th October 2012, 09:41 AM |#6  
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Wont let me download :s

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---------- Post added at 09:41 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 AM ----------

Dees_troy is making twrp and im the tester

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6th October 2012, 10:19 AM |#7  
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Wow! Did a full 1.17Gig backup in like 10 seconds! Awesome, man thanx a lot, I hated backing up because it took ages especially heavy ROMs like ARHD and the like but now it's a breeze!! One question, am I able to restore CWM backups with TWN?
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6th October 2012, 11:16 AM |#8  
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Excellent interface backed up and restored no problem .

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6th October 2012, 11:35 AM |#9  
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Works really well.and love the options it has.much more interactive and useful than CWM imo.sorry please dont mind me no disrespect to the fellow developers.

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6th October 2012, 11:52 AM |#10  
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Wow! Did a full 1.17Gig backup in like 10 seconds! Awesome, man thanx a lot, I hated backing up because it took ages especially heavy ROMs like ARHD and the like but now it's a breeze!! One question, am I able to restore CWM backups with TWN?

Dont give BS m8, it took 7mins to backup ARHD ROM. HOw can you backup almost 2gb of rom in 10secs?

BTW great recovery, much better than CWM been using for ages. Thanks.

Edit: Tried installing few zip mods although it says files installed but there is no mod done.
6th October 2012, 12:05 PM |#11  
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Finally ported to int. S3 ! Thanks AAccount ! This recovery is way much better than CWM.
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