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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shaunPGA, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. shaunPGA

    shaunPGA Lurker
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    i bought ny galaxy s3 off ebay and found out it was rooted and would'nt let me watch sky go etc. so i took it to carphone warehouse to be de-rooted. afterwards he informed me that the imei number on screen is different to the one on the back of the phone and the phone will not read my sim card. the man in the shop said there was nothing he could do!!!! so i'm
     



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  2. nigsy

    nigsy Android Enthusiast

     
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  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Could it read your sim before the dude in the shop got his hands on it?
    Welcome to the community btw mate :beer:
     
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  4. nigsy

    nigsy Android Enthusiast

    You also don't say it definitely doesn't work now; so can you confirm both of these?

    We will also need to root the phone again before returning it to the original carrier ROM...takes seconds..14 to be precise!!

    And a heads up....my experience with Sky go on a mobile is that it is shockingly poor!
     
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  6. patcal

    patcal Newbie

    ??:thinking:
     
  7. shaunPGA

    shaunPGA Lurker
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    thanks for the responses, the phone is unlocked but i think it was t-mobile originally. yes the phone was fine apart from being rooted. at the moment the phone works but says no network so cant make or recieve calls etc. its on 4.3 so think best bet is just to root it back to the way the phone was and live without sky go, but if i root it back will that resolve my network problem?? the fella in the shop said it would.
     
  8. nigsy

    nigsy Android Enthusiast

    Ok lets try a simple root first....

    follow this guide using Chainfires tool and Odin:

    Root Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean [GUIDE]

    This will give you a rooted galaxy with an unbranded ROM.

    Note / Disclaimer......

    This is for the i9300 (international) version only. Odin can brick your phone so be warned!! Ensure you have at least 80% battery before carrying out the procedure. TBH I've done it with less than 20% but you'll be in a heap of trouble if it fails!!
     
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  9. shaunPGA

    shaunPGA Lurker
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    i'll try when i get in from work and let you know, cheers fingers crossed
     

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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