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[SGS3-R530M] Return to stock & reset your flash counter


  1. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    how are you even downloaidng it? the link was supposed to be broken just a second ago. cancel teh download and then redownload from post three it works fine for me and nuttmeg
  2. Gam3r 4 Life

    Gam3r 4 Life Well-Known Member

    I am downloading the one from post #3, so Im not sure I understand what you mean. Downloading "www.shabbypenguin.com/OUDstuff/Samsung/Metro/R530M/Stock/LJ1/R530MVQALJ1.tar"

    Nevermind I see that it just froze at 42%. Ill stop and redo. It now only says .tar. I guess I started downloading it at the same time you updated. Thanks
  3. ruthlessnature

    ruthlessnature Well-Known Member

    Mine only says 3 but I've flashed all available ROMs a few times each why is that?

    Sent from my SCH-R530M
  4. Gam3r 4 Life

    Gam3r 4 Life Well-Known Member

    Hey is it suppose to be 1.1GB now? The original one was like 697mb or so.
  5. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    I have two questions.
    1. If i flash the flash counter reset zip, do i have to wipe data or anything?
    2. Will the flash counter zip work even after the jellybean update in february?
  6. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    yup

    it only counts how many times youve flashed something via odin, not via cwm/twrp
    1) no
    2) hope so... if not ill update :)
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  7. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    alright thanks and final question that tar you posted in post 3 can i flash that via mobile ODIN
  8. Gam3r 4 Life

    Gam3r 4 Life Well-Known Member

    Double post sorry.
  9. Gam3r 4 Life

    Gam3r 4 Life Well-Known Member


    OK. Thanks at about 88% now. Will update this post with results. :D

    Update: Ok using the new 1.1gb tar I was able to Odin to full stock. Everything worked great. Now to install all my apps again. LOL. Thanks again Shabby!!

    PS: One last question for Shabby. What made up the extra 300mbs of space from the old tar to the new 1.1gb tar? Less compression?
  10. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    mobile odin doesnt support our devices and prolly never will. i have messaged chainfire, tweeted at him and posted on his google+. apparently this isnt the first sgs3 variant he has blown off so i wouldnt hold your breath, and if i were you id try to get your 5 bucks back
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  11. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    oh ok thanks for all you're doing for the s III owners :thumbup:
  12. Boomkid

    Boomkid Well-Known Member

    I flashed the counter on TWRP and it was successful but when I went to the download screen it still says 5 counts. I tried ODIN but I can't find it with ODIN, I know where it is just can't see it with ODIN. Am I doing something wrong?
  13. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    I just tested and works for me, did you do the samsung upgrade?
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  14. Boomkid

    Boomkid Well-Known Member

    Which update is that?

    Side question, How do I create a back up of my stock GS3 without rooting?
  15. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    You can do a stock pull using adb command, but to make a backup of your rom, you will need to install cwm or twrp recovery.
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  16. galaxys3some

    galaxys3some Member

  17. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    no that file will return your phone to brand new like status. as in your sdcard will be wiped and your phone will be stock.
  18. firenemesis7

    firenemesis7 Well-Known Member

  19. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    updated downloads post with new LJ3 tar. if anyone is wanting to absolutely be certain they get the jellybean update you can flash this tar and be ready for it :).

    again thanks to the unknown source and all of his contacts :)
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  20. galaxys3some

    galaxys3some Member

    I downloaded the stock rom with root so can I just flash the LJ3 now without setting counter to 0?
  21. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    Your counter will go up if you flash a img file like twrp/cwm.
  22. galaxys3some

    galaxys3some Member

    Does that matter when a update comes out? Sorry am new to this and trying to learn as much as possible in a short amount of time. Let me start over does lj3 just help allow the update to take affect on my phone? As for the counter is that if you need to send the phone in to metro and has nothing to do with an update. I also do not like odin twrp will work to flash right?
  23. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    could this work on mac...i dont want to go to my friends house just to use the application
  24. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

  25. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Well-Known Member

    ...time to get a pc :p thanks for the response though its no big deal imma get a laptop soon and before that i can just go to my friends house

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