Root [International] Orange /EE jelly bean update

laddie79

Newbie
Hi guys,

Just spoke to Orange customer service and the update for the none LTE phones was due to be released on December 1st but got delayed and there is now no ETA of the software update to Jelly Bean.

So tempted to root but I don't really know how big a risk that really is. Any help would be greatly appreciated... Feel free to post more orange - related frustrations!
This is posted from the UK :)
 

Shotgun84

Extreme Android User
I've moved this to all things root:)

As mentioned give the sticky a read. If you do decide to root just take your time and ask if you're unsure and we'll be happy to help
 

laddie79

Newbie
Thread starter
Thanks guys.

My only concern is that so many of the root guides seem to be America-specific for Sprint etc. and I am on Orange in the UK (what is now EE).

I'm worried I'd use an incompatible ROM or something like that. Does anyone know of any specific ROMs to either use or avoid?

Also, I read about unrooting a phone - is this entirely possible should something go wrong?

I like my phone too much for it to be a paper weight :)
 

SUroot

Extreme Android User
There is only one root guide in this section and its for the international version that you have.

Both Shotgun and I are from the UK too so we know where to direct you

Get all your roms from the gt-i9300 section on xda
 

Yatezy

Android Enthusiast
If you flash a stock firmware then no you don't need to be rooted but I think it's usually best to flash something that isn't an OTA firmware, you can get all the latest releases from xda.

That guide is just showing you how to manually update your phone.
 

Alt230

Lurker
I'm new here. I've rooted my phone and very carefully removed some of the bloatware from the Galaxy SIII. I installed Titanium backup and a lot of funware. I can't remember is clockworkmod recovery part of the installed software?

What is "flashing" and how do I flash Jellybean? There is a new Verizon update but it isn't working. BTW my phone is an SCHi535 (Verizon).
 

SUroot

Extreme Android User
I'm new here. I've rooted my phone and very carefully removed some of the bloatware from the Galaxy SIII. I installed Titanium backup and a lot of funware. I can't remember is clockworkmod recovery part of the installed software?

What is "flashing" and how do I flash Jellybean? There is a new Verizon update but it isn't working. BTW my phone is an SCHi535 (Verizon).


This is the international phone model sub forum so we cannot answer you with any degree of certainty. Different models and all..


Post a thread here if the answer isnt obvious:

(Verizon) Galaxy S3 - All Things Root - Android Forums
 

SUroot

Extreme Android User
Why root then? I don't understand your ultimate goal here. Perhaps elaborate on what you want because you don't need to root to flash official roms so I'm confused
 

laddie79

Newbie
Thread starter
yep, basically orange are way behind and I'm wanting 4.1.2.

Do I not need to root to do this via Sammobile?

If not, do you recommend I unroot and just flash the firmware over?
 

CDPlant

Android Expert
yep, basically orange are way behind and I'm wanting 4.1.2.

Do I not need to root to do this via Sammobile?

If not, do you recommend I unroot and just flash the firmware over?

Since you're rooted you should go for custom ROMs, they are usually much better than the stock firmware. Wanam lite and omega are good ones to try
 

funkylogik

share the love peeps ;)
I've moved this to all things root:)

As mentioned give the sticky a read. If you do decide to root just take your time and ask if you're unsure and we'll be happy to help

Wow had no idea youre a mod Shotgun!!
N u still have time to help.
Nice one. Have a few :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer: on me :)
 

kromagg

Lurker
u do not need to root ur phone ot get jb.. just unbrand it - take al sh.t from orange fromj ur phone.. it will still be locked to network but os will be pure from samsung...
I know I'm with orange and got jb since november ^^

i got video on youtube but I'm not allowed to post it here..
just go check channel kromaggo2pl there is a video how to debrand ur phone nice and easy :p no need to risk rooting....
 
Orange Helpers Hi Silver,

Thanks for your Post.

We have approved the Jelly Bean update and we are waiting for Samsung to confirm when it will be uploaded to the servers. Once this has been done, our customers will see this on KIES and then be able to download the update.

If you haven
 

SL1D3R84

Lurker
Orange Helpers Hi Silver,

Thanks for your Post.

We have approved the Jelly Bean update and we are waiting for Samsung to confirm when it will be uploaded to the servers. Once this has been done, our customers will see this on KIES and then be able to download the update.

If you haven
 
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