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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by amagras, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Hi there,

    Before start let me say congrats, it's a great forum you guys have going on here.

    I have decided to install cyanogenmod on my Galaxy S3 canadian Bell. It already has
    recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.7-d2att installed. For that I used Odin3v185 and the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.00

    I have wiped all the data and cleaned the cache with CWM so there's no need to backup.

    I wanted to install CM since always but only now that my phone started giving this problem "unfortunately setup wizard has stopped" I decided to go ahead. I haven't been able to find a step by step guide for my particular case, I know its's as simple as "skip step 1 to 5 in this guide" but I am not very involved with technology and will need a hand for sure.

    Appreciated!
     



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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    How did you try installing CM? Did you use Odin? Were you using a particular guide?
     
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  3. amagras

    amagras Member
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    I haven't tried installing Cyanogenmod yet, the only thing that i have done on this phone is install Clockworkmod in order to (successfully) root it.
     
  4. amagras

    amagras Member
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    I'm pretty sure i used High on Android tutorial:
     
  5. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    It sounds like you got a working recovery going which is the hard part. From there, I've only downloaded CyanogenMod to the SD card, booted into recovery, and flashed the ROM.
     
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  6. amagras

    amagras Member
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  7. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    I forgot to add that you probably want to do a backup first.

    Then all you do is select the CyanogenMod ROM and flash it.

    Should not give you any problems.
     
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  8. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Theres nothing to backup, I wiped all the data trying to fix the original error.

    I'm concerned about something like this if i choose the wrong version or something, It's just something i don't see clearly:

    WARNING: Firmware update notice
    CM10.1 and newer are not compatible with ICS bootloaders on this device. Update your device's firmware or you will get assert failures in recovery.
     
  9. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Or....

    For CM 11, this carrier specific device has been deprecated in favor of a new unified device: d2lte. Please visit the d2lte page for information on building and installing CyanogenMod 11. This page is for < CM 10.1 or >= CM 12.1

    It is just something I don't comprehend, no idea if this will be a problem or not
     
  10. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    So you don't what to use CyanogenMod that is greater than 10.1.

    I don't know what to make of the message in post #8.

    As far as backing things up, you do have a lot to back up. You want to back up the /system partition. That way if something goes wrong, you can restore your device back to the way it is now.
     
  11. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    About post #8, it looks like you have to go to a version less than 10.1 or else update your firmware.
     
  12. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Wouldn't know how to do that. I should go with -10.1
     
  13. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    Given the warning in post #8 you really can't go with 10.1. You have to update your firmware and I can't help you with that because that depends on the phone manufacturer and your carrier.

    Maybe someone else can show you how to update your firmware.
     
  14. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Thank you very much.
    BTW, should I backup with Kies? Or that's something I can do with CWM?
     
  15. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    You should do it with CWM.

    I'm going to reiterate that if you got the warning in Post #8 then you should not install this ROM.
     
  16. amagras

    amagras Member
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    If there's no other problem i'm ok with CM 10. Can that be done? I already downloaded this one: cm-10-20121011-EXPERIMENTAL-d2att-M2
     
  17. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You could try looking at Sammobile for the latest firmware for your phone.
     
  18. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    I would update the firmware because you could perhaps get into a lot of trouble.
     
  19. amagras

    amagras Member
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    I am not able to use the phone, is there a way to update the firmware without using the phone? For example, i'm pretty sure that debugging mode is enabled but i couldn't tell for sure and i cant aces the setting tab on the phone.
     
    #19 amagras, Jan 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  20. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

  21. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Ok, just a couple more of silly questions.
    Sammobile doesnt have firmware for the i747. Can I use the i9300?
    Any idea what kind of trouble i can face if i decide to install CM 10?
     
  22. Heights713

    Heights713 Well-Known Member

    Don't install the firmware for the I9300 on the I747 because they have different processors.
     
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  23. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Thank you, I guess I'll go with CM10, wish me luck
     
  24. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    If it were me, I'd want to see what XDA developers said about the firmware because I'd want the latest version of CyanogenMod that I could have.
     
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  25. amagras

    amagras Member
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    Update: IT WORKED!
    I still don't know what issues i will find (so far can use the camera) but now i'm able to use the phone again with CM10. Thanks everybody for the help, I will follow the suggestions and go to XDA. It'll be a pleasure to hang around here in the future.
    Appreciated!
     
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