[ROM]9/20/12 LI3 Sprint Samsung Galaxy S 3 OTA (Stock/ROOTED/Odex/DeOdex/Firmware!)

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This will update your software to LI3.

The update contains firmware updates as well as a Kernel update too.

The update contains a file that will reflash the stock recovery every single time you reboot your phone if the digital signature doesn't match, but I have removed it from this rooted version I'm uploading. I will upload that file separately so that you can get the stock recovery back without worrying about Odin, then from there you should be able to apply the update manually from Sprint's servers and get updated firmware. Keep in mind that if you choose to accept the OTA from Sprint, it will only apply if you have unmodified system files and an unmodified kernel.

You should only do one or the other. If you flash this rooted update, you will no longer receive an update notification from Sprint. So you will need to either revert to a nandroid backup or reflash the stock software in order to update all of the firmware.

LI3 Release notes:
Samsung Galaxy SIII Software Update - L710VPLI3


Enhancements/Fixes

- Inclusion of SWYPE keyboard

- Improved LTE connectivity

- SMS Messaging improvements

- EAS sync improvements

Download (Flash through recovery. Wipe Dalvik):
LATEST LI3:
Download Odex: Download
Odex MD5: 8A5F6AC8862456A62F1730482214CFB3

Download DeOdex: Download
DeOdex MD5: C5F185A2587949996057A1B999208FDD

Full Firmware All-In-One (Baseband/modem&tz,rpm,sbl2,sbl3,aboot): Flashable with any recovery.
Download

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OLD LG8:
Download Odex
Odexed MD5: 4304AB26A58FCAB2EA070E5AD7B64A63

Download DeOdex
DeOdexed MD5: 65AA567FBA8C50852D709C77062BA34C

LG8 Firmware: The baseband update will automatically create a backup on your internal storage incase anything goes wrong or you would like to revert.
Baseband/Modem L710VPLG8: This needs to be flashed with CWM/TWRP.
Download

Other parts (tz,rpm,sbl2,sbl3,aboot): This needs to be flashed with Odin.
Download

SMemo Fix for LG8 DeOdex:
Download

Revert to LF9 Universal Search:
Odex/DeOdex: Download

2.4/5GHz WiFi Frequency Fix for LG8
DeOdex: Download
Odex: Download
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Stock Recovery to flash in Odin: (Don't rename it.)
Stock Recovery

If you download the Stock Recovery to flash in Odin, open Odin, press PDA and point to this file. It will flash only the stock recovery, allowing you to accept the OTA and update your firmware. This method will only work if you have a Stock kernel and unmodified system files.
 
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I'm still confused as to which of the two I should do. If I read that correctly it seems that anytime we want to do a firmware update we have to use the stock recovery instead of CWM?
 

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My Google wallet works fine, just used a modded apk from nexus forum. Eh well looking foreward to the update anyways. Something to flash haha

Sent from my shiny new s3 ;)
 

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I'm still confused as to which of the two I should do. If I read that correctly it seems that anytime we want to do a firmware update we have to use the stock recovery instead of CWM?
this is always the case with OTA updates, have to have stock recovery

---------- Post added at 07:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:22 PM ----------

My Google wallet works fine, just used a modded apk from nexus forum. Eh well looking foreward to the update anyways. Something to flash haha

Sent from my shiny new s3 ;)
well at least this way you can get google wallet updates and not have to keep using an outdated and potentially insecure hacked wallet apk
 

teh roxxorz

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this is always the case with OTA updates, have to have stock recovery

Ahh I wasn't aware of this. This is my first Samsung phone. I had a HTC before and the firmware updates were always cooked into new ROMs I believe


The firmware is, but with HTC phone, if you do an OTA, they 7/10 times have a new, locked hboot, which makes taking an OTA a SERIOUS problem. With unlocked bootloaders [like our GSIII], you basically just need the stock recovery, then re-root.

And the unrooting option available will reset your flash counter.
 

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this is always the case with OTA updates, have to have stock recovery

Ahh I wasn't aware of this. This is my first Samsung phone. I had a HTC before and the firmware updates were always cooked into new ROMs I believe


They'll be cooked into ROMs here too, I was just talking about attempting to install an OTA update via the official method (Settings > Updates). It will download the update and reboot to recovery and install it. If it's not the stock recovery it won't work.

---------- Post added at 07:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:32 PM ----------

are you uploading at 9600 baud? :p
 

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The firmware is, but with HTC phone, if you do an OTA, they 7/10 times have a new, locked hboot, which makes taking an OTA a SERIOUS problem. With unlocked bootloaders [like our GSIII], you basically just need the stock recovery, then re-root.

And the unrooting option available will reset your flash counter.
Awesome, so if I flash the firmware that will unroot my phone and reset the flash counter?

They'll be cooked into ROMs here too, I was just talking about attempting to install an OTA update via the official method (Settings > Updates). It will download the update and reboot to recovery and install it. If it's not the stock recovery it won't work.

Thank you for clearing that up :) I appreciate it!
 

teh roxxorz

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Awesome, so if I flash the firmware that will unroot my phone and reset the flash counter?
Basically it will happen in 2 ways [overall, not listing full details]:

1- flash the rooted rom with the update > then flash all additional rooted update zips / odin packages

2- unroot > flash stock recovery [resets flash counter] > apply ota > re-root
 

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I'm still confused as to which of the two I should do. If I read that correctly it seems that anytime we want to do a firmware update we have to use the stock recovery instead of CWM?
There's only two ways to update:

1) While using a stock rom, with stock and odexed everything, simply wait for Sprint to push the update to your phone.

2) If deodexed, modified, or on a custom rom, wait for the developers to make flash-able updates.

You can not have root customizations and Sprint pure updates together. Besides, returning to stock from a custom rom to receive Sprint's update? You're usually giving up more than you're gaining. :laugh:
 
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Okay, it's up in the OP!

As for which one you should do? Basically it's like this:

-If you don't care about updated firmware or you want to wait for me (or someone) to make the firmware flashable in Odin, then download and install this one.

-If you want to fully updated, firmware and all, then you should probably download the other file I'm about to add to the OP, which will install the stock recovery, so that you can download the OTA yourself on your phone and it will install.
 

teh roxxorz

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Okay, it's up in the OP!

As for which one you should do? Basically it's like this:

-If you don't care about updated firmware or you want to wait for me (or someone) to make the firmware flashable in Odin, then download and install this one.

-If you want to fully updated, firmware and all, then you should probably download the other file I'm about to add to the OP, which will install the stock recovery, so that you can download the OTA yourself on your phone and it will install.
Bout to be on that like freeza blowing up krillin.

De-oxed on its way?
 
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Okay, it's up in the OP!

As for which one you should do? Basically it's like this:

-If you don't care about updated firmware or you want to wait for me (or someone) to make the firmware flashable in Odin, then download and install this one.

-If you want to fully updated, firmware and all, then you should probably download the other file I'm about to add to the OP, which will install the stock recovery, so that you can download the OTA yourself on your phone and it will install.
Now I don't have a problem waiting for you or someone to make the updates flashable, then also I wouldn't mind doing the OTA myself in which case I see that I'll add teh stock recovery which means I can't ever flash anything right? i mean it's not a custom recovery so i'm screwed? I hope i'm making sense here haha
 

teh roxxorz

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Now I don't have a problem waiting for you or someone to make the updates flashable, then also I wouldn't mind doing the OTA myself in which case I see that I'll add teh stock recovery which means I can't ever flash anything right? i mean it's not a custom recovery so i'm screwed? I hope i'm making sense here haha
What you would do it flash the stock recovery [needed to take the OTA] > then just flash the cwm recovery and the the root zip.
 
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I'm dumb. Getting the phone tomorrow. If I take the update from Sprint, can I root and install recovery after? Sorry if some of you are laughing right now.

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teh roxxorz

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ahh perfect. and i'm assuming these would be uploaded by the OP sometime soon, and just keep them saved for when they need to get used
Right, the OP or someone else would posted update zips of the firmware as time went by.

I'm dumb. Getting the phone tomorrow. If I take the update from Sprint, can I root and install recovery after? Sorry if some of you are laughing right now.

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There's no need to go to degrade yourself when asking a question. And yes, if you take the ota, you'll still be able to flash cwm recovery using odin, then flash the root zip in recovery and be all set.