Originally Posted by droodski
I used KINGO to root my 4.3, it said it rooted, but it didnt. It installed a custom recovery, but doesnt look like root is sticking . I am getting all sorts of app closes now ( you tube, super u, google maps )
Is there a ODIN flashable 4.3 full download? I see only a thread to restore to stock if you have a working flashable recovery...
Any tips???? on getting back to stock
You are posting in the wrong forum, only developers are allowed to post topics here for their releases. You should be asking in the Q&A forum.
Anyways, I am assuming you are here because you have a i747 or i747m and not one of the many other versions of the s3, but make sure before following my instructions, or you might brick your phone. There are several options for getting a stock rooted 4.3 rom, such as downloading a stock image from sammobile installing cf autoroot over your rom, downloading a prerooted rom, using mobileodin to root inject a stock image, etc. forget kingo.
I would recommend using the i747 tools in the android unified toolkit to flash and root your phone since it provides step by step instructions during the semi-automated process, which is helpful for beginners. you can download the toolkit here: http://www.skipsoft.net/?p=1347
Alternatively, you can download a pre-rooted ("root66") odin flashable 4.3 image, and then flash it in odin. i would still recommend using the toolkit alongside that process though. Here are some root66 stock roms: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1739426