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[Q] s3 I747 update ?

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By ghostv7142, Senior Member on 4th June 2014, 11:48 PM
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hi guys new to the galaxy phone and i have been looking into flashing a rom. i have done all the ground work root and custom recovery but now im trying to flash a rom and i get errors. i looked it up to a point where everything i do want to flash requires a 4.4 or 4.3 update and i am stuck in 4.1 is there any solution to this like start from an older rom and work my way up to a current rom. would that work or odin the phone to a current update if possible to find the update. what options do i have ?

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5th June 2014, 05:53 AM |#2  
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Well I would just flash via Odin up to 4.3 because most Roms require the 4.3 boot loader so yea

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6th June 2014, 12:28 AM |#3  
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I recommend you not update to the 4.3 bootloader as the 4.3 bootloader can cause problems when trying to flash back to stock. Once you're on a 4.3 bootloader, you cannot downgrade to a lower version. Most ROMs seem to work fine with a 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 bootloader.

If you have the att s3 (i747) and not the Bell/Telus/Rogers s3 (i747m), you cannot use Odin to flash a stock 4.3 ROM as it does not exist. You would need to flash a version of 4.3 that has been custom compiled for flashing via Odin.

I would download the latest version of Philz Touch and flash the tar version via Odin. Copy a custom ROM to your SD card, boot to recovery, wipe cache, Dalvik, data, and flash the ROM.
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