[ROM][ODIN] SPH-L710 ND8 (ND8 Modem/Kernel/Bootloader/ROM - Full Restore - Unrooted)

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rwilco12

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Hey everyone - sorry this has taken so long to get posted. I've been out of town and am just getting back in and caught up.

First, a HUGE thanks goes @garwynn for working with me on all these one-clicks. Second, thanks goes to @DR_CDMA for posting the original TAR here.

This Odin One-Click.exe contains the Stock ND8 Bootloader, Kernel, Modem and ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710). Yes, that means this comes with the full Knox Bootloader.

There has been no change to the ROM from the initial build released by Samsung.

This will NOT trigger the Yellow Triangle NOR will it increment the Odin flash count.

This one-click resets your whole phone to the stock ND8 experience, similar to a factory restore and it may wipe all data. It also contains the full bootloader and Knox.


Instructions:
1: Backup anything important and Disable any PINs.
During this process your phone's software will be returned to the Stock setup. All system data will be lost. To be safe, it is best to archive your backup off your phone, ie on your PC or Dropbox.

2: Install Samsung USB/Android drivers (if necessary).
Samsung Drivers Download Link

3: Download the ND8 Stock ROM One-Click.
SPH-L710_ND8_Full Restore_UNROOTED (Compressed Archive).exe (Resets user data)

4: Unzip One-Click ROM using 7zip (this package is a self-extracting exe you should just be able to double-click on it after download and it will do the rest).

5: Start the Odin One-Click.
Navigate to the location where the SPH-L710_ND8_Full Restore_UNROOTED.exe was saved upon extract from the 7Zip archive.
Double-click on SPH-L710_ND8_Full Restore_UNROOTED.exe. *On Vista or newer, you may need to right-click on the file and Run as Administrator.

6: Place phone in Download Mode.
- Power phone completely off.
- Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons, all at the same time.
- Release the buttons only when the ‘Warning!!’ message appears.
- Press [Volume Up] to enter Download mode.

7: Connect USB cable to PC and phone.
Odin should show a yellow COM port in the second column. If you do not see a yellow COM port, you may need to run the Odin One-Click as Administrator and/or unplug/plugin the USB cable after starting Odin One-Click.

8: Start Odin flash process.
Press [Start].

9: Complete - PASS!
Status should change to green PASS! At this point your phone should automatically reboot.

Android Instructions:
It is not recommended to flash this build using Mobile Odin. There have been reports of devices being hard bricked from doing so.

The boot process will take slightly longer than usual during which time you'll see the Sprint 4G logo screen.

Congratulations! You've flashed the Factory Restore ND8 build!

XDA:DevDB Information
[ROM][ODIN] SPH-L710 ND8 (ND8 Modem/Kernel/Bootloader/ROM - Full Restore - Unrooted), ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

Contributors
rwilco12
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-02-09
Last Updated 2015-02-09
 
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JLine05

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Thanks for this but the download is going to take 5+ hours at this rate. Can you please upload a mirror? Thanks again.
 

rwilco12

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Thanks for this but the download is going to take 5+ hours at this rate. Can you please upload a mirror? Thanks again.

I just downloaded on three machines in three different states and each one came in at less than 15 minutes. You may have just hit a moment of high congestion or there may be something going on between my servers and where you're at. If it continues to give you issues please send me a PM and we can run some diagnostics to see if we can track down the issue.

Thanks!
 

rwilco12

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@rwilco Are you gonna make a no data version.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using XDA Free mobile app

Actually I need to update the OP. I copied and pasted an old one and missed a line. This should not wipe data as Samsung has quit including the wipe commands in their releases. This is still a full restore in the sense that everything but user data is wiped and restored to factory defaults. You should be good with this as your no data but please still make a nandroid or other backup just in case.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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Hi @rwilco12, thanks for your work as always!

I wanted to mention, since you may not have seen in your catching up, that at least one user tried using Mobile Odin with the original stock ND8 tar and it hard bricked their phone.

I wasn't sure if you wanted to delete your directions on how to use your one click with Mobile Odin in case it causes a hard brick too, and just leave your warning that it's not a suggested method and that doing so hard bricked at least one user's phone.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.
 

rwilco12

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Hi @rwilco12, thanks for your work as always!

I wanted to mention, since you may not have seen in your catching up, that at least one user tried using Mobile Odin with the original stock ND8 tar and it hard bricked their phone.

I wasn't sure if you wanted to delete your directions on how to use your one click with Mobile Odin in case it causes a hard brick too, and just leave your warning that it's not a suggested method and that doing so hard bricked at least one user's phone.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.

OP updated! Thanks for pointing that out.
 

RTWright

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Be sure people know if it's for the 16GB or 32GB, because if it's 16GB it will format the internal down from 32GB to 16GB.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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OP updated! Thanks for pointing that out.

You're welcome!



Be sure people know if it's for the 16GB or 32GB, because if it's 16GB it will format the internal down from 32GB to 16GB.

True dat. Good reminder, at least two or three people have mentioned that their 32GB internal SPH-L710s now think that they are 16GB ones. I'm amazed that no 32GB stock user has been found yet who took the OTA instead.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.
 
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RTWright

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You're welcome!





True dat. Good reminder, at least two or three people have mentioned that their 32GB internal SPH-L710s now think that they are 16GB ones. I'm amazed that no 32GB stock user has been found yet who took the OTA instead.

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.

Well if any 32GB users have had this issue, I know how to fix it at least. You need the 32GB PIT file for your exact model and just have Odin flash the ND8 with the PIT file and have Repartition checked and load the PIT file with the button labeled PIT. I just did it and I'm all fixed up.
 

adamryanx

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Not if you want it to boot


It's really not all that bad, it doesn't prevent you from doing anything you would normally do, flash eons etc. Just make sure you don't flash an MK3 stock tar or MD4 stock tar and you're good.

I won't be able to reset the flash counter if I use Knox though, right?
 

adamryanx

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There are two counters with knox now.


There's the warranty bit, which is tripped from 0 to 1 when you flash a custom recovery/kernel, and the flash counter we've always had that you can still reset.

Warranty bit cannot be reset to 0 though.

My phone's probably no longer under warranty but I just wanna know if there's gonna be some annoying count I have to expect to see every time I do something in Download Mode. That'd drive me crazy seeing it. I'd rather just throw the phone away and start over if that's the case.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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The text is so small in the upper left corner of Download mode it's hard to even read, much less get annoyed by it, in my opinion.

It just says

warranty = 1

instead of

warranty = 0

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII on TouchWiz 4.4.2 with Wicked X v6.5, Ktoonsez' latest kernel and the latest Philz Touch Recovery.
 

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    Hey everyone - sorry this has taken so long to get posted. I've been out of town and am just getting back in and caught up.

    First, a HUGE thanks goes @garwynn for working with me on all these one-clicks. Second, thanks goes to @DR_CDMA for posting the original TAR here.

    This Odin One-Click.exe contains the Stock ND8 Bootloader, Kernel, Modem and ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710). Yes, that means this comes with the full Knox Bootloader.

    There has been no change to the ROM from the initial build released by Samsung.

    This will NOT trigger the Yellow Triangle NOR will it increment the Odin flash count.

    This one-click resets your whole phone to the stock ND8 experience, similar to a factory restore and it may wipe all data. It also contains the full bootloader and Knox.


    Instructions:
    1: Backup anything important and Disable any PINs.
    During this process your phone's software will be returned to the Stock setup. All system data will be lost. To be safe, it is best to archive your backup off your phone, ie on your PC or Dropbox.

    2: Install Samsung USB/Android drivers (if necessary).
    Samsung Drivers Download Link

    3: Download the ND8 Stock ROM One-Click.
    SPH-L710_ND8_Full Restore_UNROOTED (Compressed Archive).exe (Resets user data)

    4: Unzip One-Click ROM using 7zip (this package is a self-extracting exe you should just be able to double-click on it after download and it will do the rest).

    5: Start the Odin One-Click.
    Navigate to the location where the SPH-L710_ND8_Full Restore_UNROOTED.exe was saved upon extract from the 7Zip archive.
    Double-click on SPH-L710_ND8_Full Restore_UNROOTED.exe. *On Vista or newer, you may need to right-click on the file and Run as Administrator.

    6: Place phone in Download Mode.
    - Power phone completely off.
    - Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons, all at the same time.
    - Release the buttons only when the ‘Warning!!’ message appears.
    - Press [Volume Up] to enter Download mode.

    7: Connect USB cable to PC and phone.
    Odin should show a yellow COM port in the second column. If you do not see a yellow COM port, you may need to run the Odin One-Click as Administrator and/or unplug/plugin the USB cable after starting Odin One-Click.

    8: Start Odin flash process.
    Press [Start].

    9: Complete - PASS!
    Status should change to green PASS! At this point your phone should automatically reboot.

    Android Instructions:
    It is not recommended to flash this build using Mobile Odin. There have been reports of devices being hard bricked from doing so.

    The boot process will take slightly longer than usual during which time you'll see the Sprint 4G logo screen.

    Congratulations! You've flashed the Factory Restore ND8 build!

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM][ODIN] SPH-L710 ND8 (ND8 Modem/Kernel/Bootloader/ROM - Full Restore - Unrooted), ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

    Contributors
    rwilco12
    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2015-02-09
    Last Updated 2015-02-09
    5
    @rwilco Are you gonna make a no data version.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using XDA Free mobile app

    Actually I need to update the OP. I copied and pasted an old one and missed a line. This should not wipe data as Samsung has quit including the wipe commands in their releases. This is still a full restore in the sense that everything but user data is wiped and restored to factory defaults. You should be good with this as your no data but please still make a nandroid or other backup just in case.
    5
    You're welcome!





    True dat. Good reminder, at least two or three people have mentioned that their 32GB internal SPH-L710s now think that they are 16GB ones. I'm amazed that no 32GB stock user has been found yet who took the OTA instead.

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.

    Well if any 32GB users have had this issue, I know how to fix it at least. You need the 32GB PIT file for your exact model and just have Odin flash the ND8 with the PIT file and have Repartition checked and load the PIT file with the button labeled PIT. I just did it and I'm all fixed up.
    4
    Hi @rwilco12, thanks for your work as always!

    I wanted to mention, since you may not have seen in your catching up, that at least one user tried using Mobile Odin with the original stock ND8 tar and it hard bricked their phone.

    I wasn't sure if you wanted to delete your directions on how to use your one click with Mobile Odin in case it causes a hard brick too, and just leave your warning that it's not a suggested method and that doing so hard bricked at least one user's phone.

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy SIII with M.O.A.R. v9.0, dkp kernel dated 3/20/2014 and TWRP v2.7.0.0.

    OP updated! Thanks for pointing that out.