[MetroPCS/CDMA] [Toolkit] SkipSoft's S3 Toolkit. ALL in one. (V7.3) UPDATED


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  1. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    *Auto update through the toolkit. Latest Version 7.3. (March-2013)*


    Metro PCS Galaxy S3 has finally been added to the single best phone invention ever made. Skip Soft's Toolkit.

    No more downloading this or that to do this and that. The toolkit does everything for you. Wanna root? Simply enter the corresponding number for that particular choice and press enter. That's it. Flash stock ROMs, recoveries, etc... Do it all under this toolkit.


    Skip Soft's Site

    SkipSoft.net | Control your device the way YOU want to


    Enjoy.





    OP
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703488


    Download

    Goo.im Downloads - Downloading Samsung_Galaxy_S3_ToolKit_v7.0.exe


    After download make sure you update through the tool kit to make sure you have the latest version. Ill try to keep the most recent version in the title of this thread.






    FUNCTIONS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 UNIFIED TOOLKIT V7.0 [10TH JANUARY 2013]
    • Install drivers automatically
    • Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
    • Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
    • Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
    • Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
    • Auto Update ToolKit to latest push version on startup (donator feature)
    • Backup/Restore your /efs partition
    • Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
    • Install BusyBox binary on phone
    • Root any public build INCLUDING JELLY BEAN (different options available)
    • Root with Superuser (ChainsDD) or SuperSU (Chainfire) via CWM (works on ANY build)
      [*]Flash Stock Recovery
      [*]Install any zip file via Sideload feature in Recovery
      [*]Flash CWM Touch Recovery (thanks to TeamEpic) or CF-CWM Recovery (thanks to Chainfire)
      [*]Rename Recovery Restore files if present
      [*]Flash Insecure Boot Image for adb mode
      [*]Flash Stock Boot Image back to your phone
      [*]Create tar file to flash via Odin with 1-click process
      [*]Download, Extract and Flash Stock Rom (full DETAILED steps) ESSENTIAL FOR WARRANTY RETURNS
      [*]Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format for editing and flashing (thanks to Adam Lange)
      [*]Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
      [*]Push Files from your PC to your phone
      [*]Pull Files from your phone to your PC
      [*]Set Files Permissions on your phone
      [*]Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
      [*]Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
      [*]Help, Information Screen for various tasks
      [*]Mods Section to Modify your phone
      [*]Reboot Phone options in adb mode
      [*]Change background, text colour in ToolKit
      [*]Activate Donator features from within the ToolKit





    SUPPORTED MODELS

    INTERNATIONAL [GT-I9300] SUPPORT THREAD HERE

    INTERNATIONAL [GT-I9305/GT-I9305N] SUPPORT THREAD HERE

    AT&T US [SGH-I747] SUPPORT THREAD HERE

    BELL, ROGERS, SASKTEL, TELUS [SGH-I747M] [SGH-I747M] USE AT&T SUPPORT THREAD

    US CELLULAR MODEL LTE [SCH-R530] USE AT&T SUPPORT THREAD

    METRO PCS MODEL LTE [SCH-R530M] USE AT&T SUPPORT THREAD

    SPRINT US [SPH-L710] SUPPORT THREAD HERE

    TMOBILE US [SGH-T999] SUPPORT THREAD HERE

    MOBILICITY, VIDEOTRON, WIND [SGH-T999V] USE TMOBILE SUPPORT THREAD

    VERIZON US [SCH-I535] SUPPORT THREAD HERE


    Credits: ChainsDD for Superuser, Chainfire for SuperSU and modded cwm, koush and the clockworkmod team for cwm touch, twrp team, ausdim for cwm port to I9305

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    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE AND DONATE VERSIONS?
    THE FREE PUBLIC VERSION OF THE TOOLKIT INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED TO MANIPULATE YOUR PHONE. NOTHING IS RESTRICTED. ACTIVATING THE DONATE VERSION WILL ADD THE ABILITY TO CHECK FOR UPDATES VIA THE TOOLKIT AND HAVE THEM PUSHED TO YOUR PC RIGHT AWAY AS SOON AS THEY ARE UPLOADED TO MY SERVER WITHOUT NEEDING TO DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE TOOLKIT EVERY TIME. THIS ALSO MEANS SMALLER UPDATES CAN BE SENT OUT MORE FREQUENTLY SUCH AS ADDING A SINGLE FUNCTION, FIXING A BUG OR ADDING COMPATIBILITY FOR A SINGLE VARIANT OR CARRIER SO DONATOR VERSIONS WILL BE UPDATED SOONER. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO, OR DO NOT WANT THE AUTO UPDATE FEATURE THEN ALL UPDATES WILL BE COMPILED AND RELEASED TO THE XDA COMMUNITY AS A FULL DOWNLOAD VERSION AS SOON AS TIME ALLOWS AND THERE ARE ENOUGH UPDATES TO WARRANT IT. DONATORS WILL ALSO HAVE THE QUICK PICKS AND EXTRAS SECTIONS UNLOCKED AND THE 'NAG' SCREEN ON EXIT WILL BE DISABLED. NEW DONATOR FEATURES WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO THE TOOLKIT IN THE FUTURE.

    AUTO UPDATES ARE THE EASIEST WAY TO KEEP THE TOOLKITS UP TO DATE AS I HAVE OTHER TOOLKITS TO LOOK AFTER. IF ANYONE HAS ANY VIEWS ON THIS PLEASE PM ME OR CONTACT ME THROUGH SKIPSOFT.NET. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VIEWS IN THIS THREAD AS I WANT TO KEEP IT CLEAN FOR USER SUPPORT.





    Using the Toolkit

    2. USING MSKIPS' SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 UNIFIED TOOLKIT

    a. Download the Samsung Galaxy S3 ToolKit package and run to install the ToolKit to your PC. The installation will also create a Shortcut on your desktop for easy access. You have the option to include or exclude the drivers files at installation so if you already have your drivers set up and are just updating the ToolKit then you can untick the drivers if you wish.

    b. Once the ToolKit is installed make sure your phone is booted and plugged in via USB cable and double click on the 'Samsung GS3 ToolKit' shortcut on your desktop to run it.

    c. You will be asked if you want to check for an Update. If you type 'yes' this will download and check the latest version numbers against the versions in the ToolKit. If there is an update available then you will have the option to download and install it (donator feature).

    d. You will now be presented with a Model Selection Screen to choose the Model/Build that you are currently on. Type the number that corresponds to your desired selection. For example type '06' for GT-I9300 ELLA build. If you cannot find the build your device is using then type 'h' to select the HELP option to get more info.

    e. The Toolkit will now locate and download the recovery/boot image pack for your chosen Model. This is a new feature so the Toolkit is not limited to how many Models can be added and it cuts down ALLOT on the download size. After the zip file has finished downloading it will be extracted to the correct folders and the files checked to make sure everything is ok.

    f. When you enter the Main Menu you will see 'Adb Mode' at the top. If you have installed your drivers correctly then you will see your devices serial number under the text with 'device' next to it. If you see this then your device is connected and you can carry on.

    NOTE: If you haven't installed the drivers and don't see a serial number at the top then this is the FIRST thing you want to do so the Toolkit can operate properly.

    g. Each option in the ToolKit has full information on what it is and how to use it.

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    1. INSTALLING GALAXY S3 DRIVERS

    The first thing you need to do is to install the drivers. These are needed so that you can communicate with the phone via the PC and perform the tasks that the ToolKit offers.

    NOTE: If you have Kies installed then it is advisable to uninstall it first to avoid conflicts.

    a. Make sure your device is booted into Android and the USB cable is unplugged.

    b. Select Option 1 in the ToolKit to install the Samsung USB Driver pack. This should install all the neccessary drivers you need.

    C. While the drivers are installing make sure that USB Debugging is enabled on your device via the Settings, Developer options Screen.

    d. After the drivers have been installed connect the USB cable and the PC should detect the device and install the correct drivers. This will also happen when you enter Download Mode and Recovery Mode for the first time.

    e. If you want to check the drivers then go to your Control Panel on your PC and open the Device Manager. With the USB cable connected you should see a device listed as 'Samsung Android Phone' or something similar and a driver attached to it.

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    3. FLASHING A ROM, RADIO, KERNEL OR ZIP FILE VIA CWM TOUCH RECOVERY

    a. Download your chosen Rom, Radio or Kernel from the Development Forum, then make sure your phone is booted up as normal and connect your usb cable so it goes into MTP Mode. Copy the .zip file (DO NOT UNZIP IT FIRST) to the 'Internal Storage' part on your phone. Do not copy it to a Sub Directory as it will be harder to find when flashing it.

    b. Enter CWM Touch Recovery (shut down the phone then hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds).

    c. Select 'Install zip from sdcard' and select 'choose zip from sdcard' if the file is on Internal Memory.

    d. Scroll to your zip file and select. Then select 'Yes' in the list to start flashing.

    e. When flashing is finished press the BACK Button to go back until you get to the Main Menu and then select 'reboot system now' to reboot your phone into Android.

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    3. FLASHING A ROM, RADIO, KERNEL OR ZIP FILE VIA TWRP TOUCH RECOVERY

    a. Download your chosen Rom, Radio or Kernel from the Development Forum, then make sure your phone is booted up as normal and connect your usb cable so it goes into MTP Mode. Copy the .zip file (DO NOT UNZIP IT FIRST) to the 'Internal Storage' part on your phone. Do not copy it to a Sub Directory as it will be harder to find when flashing it.

    b. Enter TWRP Touch Recovery (shut down the phone then hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds).

    c. Select 'Install' and select your file from the list if the file is on Internal Memory (for External Memory select it at the top).

    d. Swipe your finger from left to right at the bottom to confirm the flash.

    e. When flashing is finished select Reboot System or go back to Home for more options.
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    4. FLASHING A ROM, RADIO OR KERNEL VIA DOWNLOAD MODE USING ODIN

    Odin can be used to flash image files or parts of your phone. You can flash something as simple as a boot image or a complete system. Everything is packed in a tar or tar.md5 file on your PC and flashed via Odin which is a Windows OS program.

    a. Make sure you have your tar file stored on your PC.

    b. Reboot your phone to Download Mode [shut down your phone, then hold down the Home + Volume DOWN Buttons and press the Power Button for about 2 seconds until a Warning screen appears. Press Volume UP to continue to Download Mode.

    c. Connect your phone via usb and the first box at the top under ID:COM should turn blue and have some text in it. If you are using Download Mode on your phone for the first time then you will notice drivers being installed to use it.

    d. The site or page you downloaded the file from will usually give you instructions to set Odin but if not you want to load boot/recovery/system files to the PDA location and have 'Auto Reboot' and 'F.Reset Time' ticked and nothing else.

    e. Click on 'Start' to start the flash. You can see what is happening in the text box in the lower left.

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    USEFUL INFORMATION

    How to get into Recovery Mode
    1. Unplug the USB cable.
    2. Shut down the phone.
    3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.

    How to get into Download Mode (For Odin)
    1. Unplug the USB cable.
    2. Shut down the phone.
    3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME DOWN' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the 'VOLUME UP' button to enter Download Mode.


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  2. Jeyd02

    Jeyd02 Well-Known Member

    oh yeah, the dev support for this one is endless. man, i cant wait to get mines later on...
  3. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I donated to get the paid version. I freaking love this thing. Best root application ever made hands down.
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  4. josuemldnd23

    josuemldnd23 Active Member

    Is this confirmed to work on Metros GS3?
  5. dulal18

    dulal18 Well-Known Member

    Lol I was like wait wtf Quallcom snapdragon released a official root tool or something.
  6. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    So far we're 1-1 for this working..with mine being bricked :(
  7. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    The root is the same for all the non international S3's. Not sure how you could brick a phone by just rooting it. O_0

    Now if you tried installing recovery, that could be a whole different ball game, IDK. Fact is the roots are the same, so bricking shouldn't have happened.
  8. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    US cellular is what you will use. It's the same phone model #. But regardless all the Root's are the same. You have to choose a version for ROMs and what not cause those will be different.
  9. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    Yeah but I'm booting into recovery...just nothing else. I can get into download mode as well. Apparently if I can get ahold of the stock firmware I can flash it with Odin?
  10. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Honestly Im not up to date on what can be done with Odin, it's been a long time since Ive used it.

    Head over to XDA and snoop around in the root forum. You'll find something.

    I wouldn't mess with it too much until you find a FIX! Dont want to hard brick it.


    Still dont see how you bricked it. Makes no sense. :confused:
  11. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    Yeah..don't get it either :(
  12. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    What exactly did you do?
  13. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    followed the steps in the guide...towards the end it said that it couldn't find some directories..then it completed fine.
  14. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Yeah it said the same about directories on my Gnex. Usually Sd-ext or some other strange stuff like that.

    So did you flash recovery? I would guess that it has something to do with recovery.
  15. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    yep..did the allinone root and have recovery..just nothing else. i can boot into it np.
  16. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    can anyone make a backup for their s3 and upload it? apparently if i flash that ill be sitting great. :/
  17. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    There you go thats a good idea.


    I havent gone anywhere. Trying to scour the web and gather some info for you ;)
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  18. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    A backup of someone else's phone will NOT work (privacy issues) - their phone number will be on there, along with their google account information, because that is all saved in the "ERI" which will overwrite yours...
    What you need is for someone to get you a copy of the system (factoryfs) and recovery partitions, and you could flash those in ODIN or heimdall.
    I know how to do it in theory, but unfortunately, I was at work ALL DAY today and don't have my S3 yet...
    If I'm lucky and can find a metroPCS dealer in Orlando that has one tomorrow (or should i say today, it's already past 3 in the morning, lol), then I will root that baby up and provide you with something you can flash
    In that same breath, I will also create a STOCK image for anyone else that bricks, or for those other times when you need to return back to stock (warranty exchanges, FUD, (failed) OTAs...)
    As of now, I'm a day too early and $549 too rich... lol!
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  19. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    thanks a ton for the info...im dying here!
  20. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I wish I could help you more than that right now, bro...
    Anybody rooted and daring, I can help you figure out how to pull those files out of the S3 for our friend if you are still awake, but it will have to be through PM.
    The risk of brick if you do not follow EXACTLY the steps i'd tell you is high, and unlike a soft-brick, it will be an almost guaranteed HARD-brick if you mess up badly. (if you don't know the difference, a HARD-brick is unrecoverable through ordinary methods. You would have to open the phone and switch jumpers/use JTAG to reflash the chip... yeah... not for the faint of heart)
    Sounds scary to say it that way, but I'd rather warn and be safe than sorry.

    But if you are up to it, PM me in the next 30 minutes or so and I'll walk you through it.
  21. apeiiron

    apeiiron Well-Known Member

    Gonna pass out, just turned everything off. Hoping when I wake up the day will go better lol. I'll be on day and night. And you guys are lifesavers, if there's anything I can do to pay it back let me know
  22. tiede

    tiede Well-Known Member

    I don't know about others, but with me, I've always been an advocate of "pay it forward™".
    I've had so much good done to me, I'm compelled to ask that some of that befalls on others now. :D
    So if my method helps you tomorrow, just do something nice for someone unexpectedly, and consider your debt repaid. ;)
  23. jaynpt

    jaynpt Well-Known Member

    help.. i did a update with the ota update last night now my phone is boots up as us. cellular... wtf... i i was not rooted.. i only did the ota update... i can make calls but i have no data or text... i need a stock rom and to root this damn phone... will that help me get my 4g. or is there a hack i can use to get the data back untill i can get a new phone from metro i seen it on youtube once to flash sgs3 to metro pcs would that help untill there is a stock rom made?
  24. jaynpt

    jaynpt Well-Known Member

    grrr samsung just told me that my phone S# was reg to us cellular and not to metro pcs.. so when i did the update it took the us cellular info not metro pcs.. so if i want it fix i have to send it to them or wait to someone here to post a stock rom.... i am going out of my mind not being able to text
  25. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    You can manually enter the APN info which should get you back up.

    You did an OTA update through the phone and it boots up as US cellular?


    Create a new APN and enter this info. This should get you working.

    APN: MetroPCS
    Proxy: wap.metropcs.net:3128
    Port: 3128
    UserName: Phone#@mymetropcs.com
    Password: MSL code*
    Server: wap.metropcs.net
    MMSC: http://mms.metropcs.net:3128/mmsc
    MMS Proxy: wap.metropcs.net
    MMS Port: 3128
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 004
    APN Type: MMS


    Go to http://www.whiterabbit.org/android/ to generate the MSL code PW.

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