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  1. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Shabbypenguin and the OUDHS
    presents to you

    OUDHS Touch CWM-based Recovery
    for your MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy S 3

    Read this whole post before doing anything :)


    CWM Flashable - OUDHS CWM-based Recovery
    ODIN tar - OUDHS CWM-based Recovery
    Odin 3.04


    1) Download the above files
    2) Extract Odin3-3.04.zip and copy the tar that you downloaded into the folder
    3) Run Odin as an administrator
    4) Power your device off
    5) Press and hold volume down and power to enter download mode
    6a) Connect your phone to your computer
    6b) Wait for drivers to finish installing if they need to be
    7) You should see Odin find your device by marking a blue square in the ID COM box
    8) Click on PDA and choose the recovery tar you downloaded
    9) Click start

    Congrats you now have CWM now if you wish to root youll need to follow these instructions :)

    SuperSU+ 1.25


    1) Download the above file
    2) Connect your phone and copy them to your phone
    3) Once they are copied power down your device
    4) Hold volume up and power to enter recovery
    5) Navigate recovery by using the volume keys and power to select
    6) Choose install zip from sdcard, then pick internal or external (where you copied it to)
    7) Scroll down to the SuperSU+.zip and select it to install

    Congrats you are rooted! this procedure will work on any firmware update you guys get :)

    Members of the Official Unloved Devices Hit Squad (OUDHS) for being the best we can for those whom need us
    n4zty for testing so many times :)

    here is a nice how to video Samsung Galaxy s3 for Metropcs how to root - YouTube

    oh and if you wish to donate to me you can do so here :)


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  2. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    WOOOT IM ROOTED AND CWM modded thanks shabby!! next mod testing mike you next lol!!
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  3. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    Will this also root my phone?
  4. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    whoops sorry got wrapped up in stuff added link to superuser zip in OP :)
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  5. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    the process for root is different since us esteem users were used to just installing a aio root-cwm app here we first have to install clock work mod then flash root i again i gotta hand it to shabby he was more than patient i know alot but damn shabby worked his magic like david copperfield :D
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  6. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    the plus side of this, is when you get an update no worrying about root. just flash cwm/twrp and flash teh superuser.zip again and bam the new update is rooted. no worrying about being locked out etc, this is a samsung with an unlocked bootloader ;)
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  7. mrpnut


    Your the man shabby nice job!!!! can wait Till i get my phone. :)
  8. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    MMMMM Key Lime Pie, after jelly...:D
  9. mrpnut


    Man it's only going to get better.:)
  10. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    Yeah you're right this is totally new. I think I got through odin and cwm successfully but i can't seem to boot into revovery to flash the root file. Its home vol up and power right?

    Edit: nvm finally got it. Fyi for other newbies like me theres a internal and external sd card to choose from in recovery. Make sure u choose accordingly.
  11. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    I get 4.2 in a few days. Too bad it's not KLP. KLP, or said version wont be till 5.0
  12. hadesflames

    hadesflames Member

    Normal cwm works when installing with odin. Installed cwmt with odin, does not work. Just reboots the phone for me.
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  13. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    ok thanks for letting me know i used the cwm builder for that so ill pull the file. when i get cwm official touch will be included. also whomever is stalking my downloads folder :( n4zty hasnt even started to download that zip
  14. hadesflames

    hadesflames Member

    No worries. I got kind of scared when it went into a reboot loop. I saw myself paying that $129 insurance fee XD good thing it was just booting back into the OS =p
  15. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    So I'm looking at my backup folder in cmw and my entire backup file is only 20.3mb. Can this be right? I know it works I restored to it.

    All my other previous backups from other phones have been at least 20 times that.
  16. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    depends, cwm uses a new system. make a backup and 3-4 days later decided to make a new one? it scans your files sees what teh changes are and proceeds to only back up the changed stuff :)
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  17. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    Ohh. I see. So that's what all that free spacing was about when i was backing up. Nice.
  18. morgankslade

    morgankslade Android Expert

    How to boot into cwm after ODIN?
  19. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    manual way is rebooting then holding down volume up +pwr+ home key

    heres a video

    Samsung Galaxy SIII (Verizon) - Boot to Recovery Mode - YouTube

    but if u are rooted already like me and prefer to have an app reboot you into recovery download a free app called quickboot it will do it for you
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  20. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    I remember someone saying we had a race with Howardforum to see who would get root first. Did we like win?
  21. tiede

    tiede Android Expert

    Yeah.. No contest.
    I'm the one who mentioned it.
    L0GiC4L 3ViL, the HowardForums moderator who joked about it hasn't even brought it up again...
    But he was thinking of having a contest for metroPCS users to attract people...
    I don't think I can talk about it more though, since I don't think promoting competing forums is within the guidelines for AF, understandably. ;)
  22. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

  23. oz238

    oz238 Lurker

    Ok..I followed steps ..green go in odin...reboot and default odin menu pops up not cwm. What did I do wrong?
  24. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    It wont boot into cwm until you do so. To do that install rom manager from playstore and pick boot into recovery. Lots of programs can do this but you're gonna need rom manager sooner or later anyways.
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  25. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!!

    Added to ATR Guide. :)
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