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Root [International] Orange /EE jelly bean update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by laddie79, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. laddie79

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    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 :)
     

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  2. SUroot

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  3. Shotgun84

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    Whatever he said.
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    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
     
  4. laddie79

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    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 :)
     
  5. SUroot

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    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
     
  6. laddie79

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    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.
     
  8. Alt230

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    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).
     
  9. SUroot

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    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
     
  10. laddie79

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    I've rooted and run triangle away:

    what now?!?
     
  11. SUroot

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    Flash a custom rom such as wanam in my signature
     
  12. laddie79

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    Am I good to use an official firmware from

    SamMobile Firmware Page

    second one down?

    sorry - it's all baby steps!!
     
  13. SUroot

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    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
     
  14. sprogs3

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    well orange are way behind again all the others have it but not orange yet again last come on orange pull your finger out
     
  15. laddie79

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    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?
     
  16. CDPlant

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    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
     
  17. funkylogik

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    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 :)
     
  18. funkylogik

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    Ps OP read my thread "rooting for PC idiots" lol ;)
     
  19. kromagg

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    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....
     
  20. silvertrain

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    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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  22. funkylogik

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    Sorry i just posted a rediculous reply lol!
    I blame the :beer:
     

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