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Root [MetroPCS/CDMA] 4.3 Available

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by deniskayeremuk, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. samthegam

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    I would be more then willing to provide a system dump. In all honestly I don't how - only rooted phones with detailed instructions from what it is posted if it was not for the info I wouldn't have known how.

    However, if providing a system dump requires me to root the phone which in turn will trip the counter due to Knox then I won't be willing to provide system dump since I was actually dumb enough to have purchased my S3 at a discount from Fry's in April 2013 knowing that MetroPCS / T-Mobile deal.
     

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  2. Shabbypenguin

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    there is no other way to get the files without root.
     
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    It's all for the greater good dude
     
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    4.3 update is out for CDMA (White S3).
     
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    for the blue GSM S3. been a out for over a month i think.
     
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    one thing that caught my eye is odd, on all previously tars the codes have been

    R530MVQAMF2

    you can see the model number in green, the software version in red which left a string i never really knew exactly what was. on all the tars they are labeled VQA anyone know if they are actually something different in the settings menu? cuz sam's screenshot shows VQU.
     
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    Yep, confirmed on my white S3 here in LA. Thanks for the heads up.

    Where is the update stored once downloaded?
     
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    should be in /cache
     
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    screenshot please
     
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    NA1 eh? i wonder if my tweet prompted them to be like "oh shit we never pushed it!" :p
     
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    I'll bet it was ask your doing shabster! ;)

    Edit: not saying it isn't out or anything but not getting it here in Georgia
     
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    thanks shab for telling them. i read you message and i was laughing. so has anyone else got the update?
     
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    Got it in Miami. Will we be able to root this?
     
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    I got prompted for an update and got NA1 as well - the update was about 13MB!!!
     

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    You will be able to root but because of the knox security you will trip the counter which can't be reset and you will not have warranty on the S3 anymore.
     
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    has any upload or try to upload the file so shabby looks at it? if not im willing to reset my phone so i can the update and download it but Im not actually updating i just need instructions from shabby. if does require me to update then no im good sorry in advance
     
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    are you getting better signal?
     
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    can someone upload the update so i can flash via twrp?
     
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    brown357 tossed me the update.zip, ill provide it on mega (my filehosting has been throttled to upload speeds of 20kbps so woulda taken 8 hours to upload vs 40 mins) unaltered. keep in mind that using it will include knox and thus flash the bootloaders.

    ill begin working on removing the bootloader files from the update.zip as soon as i can so that we can have someone use a custom recovery to update and then provide image files for odin. for anyone wanting this ota you will need to be on absolute stock mf2 for it to apply, it wont apply even if you have cwm/twrp. once i have my modded update.zip i can put it online or if someone doesnt care if they blow their knox fuse after doing the official ota and rooting we can get some odin images from that person.

    ill need to make a 4.3 compatible unbrick image, and once i have the 4.3 images ill begin work on metropolis updated, someone ping Ldrifta and to tell him to stop sleeping hes got work to do :p.

    also finally got a reply on mk5 kernel source (not that it matters anymore) http://i.imgur.com/PgOpav8.png
     
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    its coming in finally, 583.08 mb.
    after the update i'll see if i can snag the firmware via kies like i did for my s4
     
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    no thats the stock update

    kies seems to have it so someone could snag the odin tar that way, i managed to find a ebay listing with a bad MIED in the picture, converted that to dec esn and tried to use it in kies and it told me r530m doesnt support initializing :( so i couldnt download it myself, perhaps someone who isnt updated yet could though.
     
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    I had to cancel the update this morning because my wife needed to take her phone to work. So if its not up by the time I get off of work ill grab the tar when I update it.
     

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