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  1. cushphil

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    Hi guys. So heres my problems. I have a Galaxy S3 which I imported from China. Its been awesome so far but 2 weeks ago I tried to change a font and the phone got stuck on a boot logo cycle thing so I used Odin to flash it back to factory but I think maybe I flashed the wrong file as now it has the following issues. I can send out text messages about once a day and have to remove the battery and sim then restart b4 I can send more. I have issues with receiving voice mail. I cannot log in to hotmail "authentication Failed" and I am sure other issues that I haven't yet discovered. The phone also has differences in appearance on screen and a few small other changes pre installed programmes etc. It says on the back it was an at&t phone. Do i need to install a different factory rom to make it work here in New Zealand. I am unsure what rom it originally had but the file I flashed it with was I747MVLUFNH2_I747MOYBFNH2_SPC.zip - ZIP archive, unpacked size 1,499,092,050 bytes off the sammobile site. it has 4.4.2 on it now. Anybody got any ideas as I really want to sort it out. Cheers and sorry if I missed any info you need.
     

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    It's not currently locked and most things work just those few things i mentioned don't. If i back up and reset in the phone will it not just reset to the new firmware i just installed? Sorry for my ignorance.
     
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    An S3 that was imported from China and it states AT&T on it? That's rather unusual to say the least. What exactly have you got there. Maybe it was imported into China from the US before you bought it. Do you know what the precise model number is? If you can go into about phone from settings and post the model number, baseband and kernel version.

    I know with some Samsungs there can be definite hardware deference between the PRC and the international versions, e.g. China Mobile TD-SCDMA versions.
     
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    Cheers. So here is a screenshot of the phones details. Could some kind smart person please direct me to the correct firmware i need to rectify my phones issues?
     

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    That's definitely a North American version, which is a rather unusual thing to find in China. As for the actual correct Samsung firmware I'm not quite sure. Could try loading CyanogenMod on it instead, CM is good and stable for the S3. http://www.cyanogenmod.org/
     
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    Thanks for the reply guys. Just one thing. Everything has started working fine. I had to fritz around with the settings to make the email work but it now does. And as for the texts they now all send and voice mail nOw works. I'm confused. . Happy but confused.
     
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    I think i will leave it alone now. Or is it still worth using cyanogenmod?
     

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