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Old April 10th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I have a rooted Sprint Galaxy S3. I wanted to upgrade to 4.1.2, but I can't connect to Odin (box stays blue, won't turn yellow). I'm using the OEM cable and the phone connects and transfers with the PC fine.

I have tried the following:
  • updated drivers on computer/allowed automatic update
  • tried connecting on two different PC's (one running W7 and one W8)
  • tried different USB ports
  • tried different cables
  • tried different versions of Odin (3.04 and 3.07)


It appears based on the above that the issue is with the phone. What else can I do? Thanks in advance.

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use samsung kies to get the driver
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Cant remember if it has to be but is Usb Debugging checked in Developer Options mate?
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use samsung kies to get the driver
I downloaded it and it says my firmware is up to date. I tried and still no yellow box. Thanks for the advice.
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Cant remember if it has to be but is Usb Debugging checked in Developer Options mate?
Yes it is checked for USB bugging.

I'm pretty sure I rooted it using the Clockwork Recovery mod.
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What version of Odin? I use v3.04 which works fine
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I might be asking a stupid question here, but is the phone in download mode?
And are you trying to unroot and take the update?
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What version of Odin? I use v3.04 which works fine
I've tried both 3.04 and 3.07.

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I might be asking a stupid question here, but is the phone in download mode?
And are you trying to unroot and take the update?
Yes, I reboot it in download mode with the [volume down + power + menu] method, then press volume up to enter the download mode.

I am only trying to manually install the update.

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Kies and Odin don't play well with each other I have heard.

Now, I don't use Kies, so I cannot comment when they are both trying to connect to the phone.

You could try to either disable Kies or uninstall Kies and leave the drivers.

I assume you have the drivers because you stated that your computer does see your phone normally.
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Did you root the phone yourself or buy it like that? I can only think of a full factory reset to mind but am sure one of the more knowledgeable users on here can help
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Moved to the Sprint root forum here too
Personally, if you desire, I am sure there are custom roms with the 4.1.2 goodies baked into them if you don't want to unroot via Odin.
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Kies and Odin don't play well with each other I have heard.

Now, I don't use Kies, so I cannot comment when they are both trying to connect to the phone.

You could try to either disable Kies or uninstall Kies and leave the drivers.

I assume you have the drivers because you stated that your computer does see your phone normally.
I've killed Kies in the Task Manager and it still won't connect.

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Did you root the phone yourself or buy it like that? I can only think of a full factory reset to mind but am sure one of the more knowledgeable users on here can help
I rooted it myself.

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Moved to the Sprint root forum here too
Personally, if you desire, I am sure there are custom roms with the 4.1.2 goodies baked into them if you don't want to unroot via Odin.
Can I unroot the phone without doing a factory reset? I'd rather not wipe the phone if I don't have to.

Are there any other things I can try to get Odin to work? The program worked fine when I rooted it. Any ideas what could have caused my phone to not want to connect to Odin? Any potential settings/apps that could be causing this? The phone is definitely set to debugging.
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Hey all. I have a rooted Sprint Galaxy S3. I wanted to upgrade to 4.1.2, but I can't connect to Odin (box stays blue, won't turn yellow).
Went back to your first post....what box? If it's the box I'm thinking of, it's supposed to be blue.

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Went back to your first post....what box? If it's the box I'm thinking of, it's supposed to be blue.

Very true, older versions of odin, Green Light is yellow.

But the newer version is blue.

Blue is good
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Very true, older versions of odin, Green Light is yellow.

But the newer version is blue.

Blue is good
I tried and still got the error message, see SS below:

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Are you flashing the right file?
Looks like that file is for the I9305.
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Don't attempt to flash whatever your trying to flash!

That's for India's s3 only!

Like Mike has already stated, you can flash a rom based off of the latest OTA, much easier.

Otherwise if your persistent on doing the actual update, I believe there is a Flashable stock recovery.
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Are you flashing the right file?
Looks like that file is for the I9305.
I'm on a Sprint S3- should I be using the I9300 file?
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I'm on a Sprint S3- should I be using the I9300 file?
See my above post.

Definitely not. You should only flash L710dspr tar files.
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I'm on a Sprint S3- should I be using the I9300 file?
No, the I9300 file is for an international version.
Let me ask you this, what do you desire to do.?
Unroot and take the latest OTA?
Or, flash a rom with the OTA's baked into it.?

Edit: I even get ninj'd here too
It's all good tho
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If your trying to do an OTA, see here for stock recovery

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1900492

Tar is in the list on first Page, flashable zip is in the last post on the last Page.
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Don't attempt to flash whatever your trying to flash!

That's for India's s3 only!

Like Mike has already stated, you can flash a rom based off of the latest OTA, much easier.

Otherwise if your persistent on doing the actual update, I believe there is a Flashable stock recovery.
Do you know where I can get a rom? I am unfamiliar with the topic. Thanks for the help! Luckily I didn't brick this big beautiful phone.
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Do you know where I can get a rom? I am unfamiliar with the topic. Thanks for the help! Luckily I didn't brick this big beautiful phone.
Sure no problem, would you prefer a stock rom or a custom rom?

You'll also need to flash the radio/modem as well.

Give me a few and ill fetch some links for you
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I can't exactly find a completely stock mb1 rom, but this is kinda close and my favorite rom moar

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2116531

http://rwilco12.com/downloads.php?dir=Files/Devices/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S3%20%28SPH-L710%29/Modems/ZIP

Scroll to the bottom of that list and choose mb1 modem

Do the normal nandroid, wipes then flash your rom along with the mb1 modem and reboot

Copied from one of my posts from earlier but it'll be okay
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I can't exactly find a completely stock mb1 rom, but this is kinda close and my favorite rom moar

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2116531

http://rwilco12.com/downloads.php?dir=Files/Devices/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S3%20%28SPH-L710%29/Modems/ZIP

Scroll to the bottom of that list and choose mb1 modem

Do the normal nandroid, wipes then flash your rom along with the mb1 modem and reboot

Copied from one of my posts from earlier but it'll be okay
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