1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Can't Install ROM since 4.3 update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by McCartney62, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. McCartney62

    McCartney62 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    May 25, 2013

    May 25, 2013
    5
    0
    5
    Human Being
    NYC
    Hi,

    I updated my phone to 4.3 and then rooted it. Now I can't install any of the ROM I wanna use like Carbon Pac-Man or Cyanogenmod. Any thing I'm doing wrong?
     

    Advertisement

  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,245
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    What happens when you try?
     
  3. McCartney62

    McCartney62 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    May 25, 2013

    May 25, 2013
    5
    0
    5
    Human Being
    NYC
    I get an error line in my recovery screen.
     
  4. sourplum

    sourplum Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013

    Jun 3, 2013
    3
    0
    5
    Do you have the official Samsung 4.3 ROM? Since 4.3, Samsung installs KNOX, some security software embedded into the rom which you can't seem to remove and it prevents superuser access which means it stops you from rooting your phone. I had the same problem when I upgraded from 4.1.2 to 4.3. I don't remember how I got around it but I think I used ODIN and tried to flash the official 4.1.2 ROM back onto the phone using ODIN. In ODIN, check BOOTLOADER UPDATE and start flashing the rom. It may take several attempts.
     
  5. McCartney62

    McCartney62 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    5
    Joined:
    May 25, 2013

    May 25, 2013
    5
    0
    5
    Human Being
    NYC
    I download the Official 4.1.2 ROM back into my phone using ODIN then root it again and flash the ROM again?
     
  6. sourplum

    sourplum Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013

    Jun 3, 2013
    3
    0
    5
    Exactly. Flash 4.1.2 using ODIN. Root it again. Then flash the ROM you desire.
     
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,245
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Wow wow wait. No offence man but a lot of people are bricking their phone trying to downgrade from samsung 4.3!
     
    struckn likes this.
  8. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,621
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012

    Oct 9, 2012
    1,621
    975
    213
    Male
    Colorado
    DO NOT do this. The problem is with the asserts, you are getting a status 7 error because 4.3 ROM's don't recognize the new bootloader. Following advice that involves "I don't remember..." and "I think..." can be a good way to gain a fancy new paperweight, especially when Knox is involved. And no, Knox does not stop rooting, the latest SuperSU .zip file is all that is needed, once custom recovery is installed, in order to gain root. From the OP, it sounds like gaining root is not the issue anyway, the issue is that the new MK3 bootloader is not listed in the old updater-script assert checks which are included on any custom AOSP ROM based on 4.3 prior to the official update.

    To the thread author: this is a good example of why being much more specific in the OP would save a lot of trouble, instead of a vague "Please help" message. Specifics allow other users the chance to offer valid advice instead of playing Twenty Questions and risking harmful answers.
     
    breadnatty08 and funkylogik like this.
  9. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    171
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010

    Aug 1, 2010
    171
    24
    38
    Male
    NY USA
    very well said, and to the OP, go to Android, Windows Phone, and Windows Mobile Development News, Information, and Howtos - XDA Developers , go to forums and go check out the Verizon Samsung S3 threads, there you will find everything you need.
     

Share This Page

Loading...