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Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2015, 04:40:02 AM »
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    We really need to get mastamoon here so him and I can work together.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #51 on: March 21, 2015, 10:50:38 AM »
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    We really need to get mastamoon here so him and I can work together.
    I'll see what I can do bro. He's good about answering me pretty quick, he just ordered a nexus 6 so I don't know how much longer he is going to be sticking with d2vzw.

    What have you got in mind?
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #52 on: March 21, 2015, 03:09:29 PM »
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    Btw, I'm looking for a good kernel for lollipop, I'm running AICP, how about your optimized kernel? Have you or do you plan on making it available?
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #53 on: March 22, 2015, 12:14:05 AM »
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    I can build just the kernel if you want to merge it with the ramdisk.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #54 on: March 22, 2015, 12:06:05 PM »
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    I wasn't asking if you'd build something, I was just asking if that optimized kernel that you told me you put together was finished or going to made available. But if you want to build one that would be fine with me, do you need anything from tfn to do it?

    I still haven't heard from mastamoon but he may not realize that I pm'd him, I usually post in his thread because he watches that more than anything, I'll post in his thread today and see what happens, you haven't tried contacting him? Try him and see what he says, it never hurts to ask at least.


    Or was that optimized kernel for another device?

    Mastamoon hit me back on pm, he said with the N6 he's going to he won't be doing d2 anymore, he suggested you try getting up with invisiblek, heve you contacted him before?
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #55 on: March 23, 2015, 11:07:17 AM »
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    Motorhead, mastamoon thought you or we were working on the Sim still and that's why he suggested getting up with invisiblek, I told him you probably wanted to work with him on other vzw stuff in general, not just d2, he said to hit him up @mastamoon on gtalk or email both at the same address, he said he's open to whatever you got.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #56 on: March 24, 2015, 12:53:28 AM »
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    I'm familiar with Invisiblek...

    As for the kernel, the source is available :P. d2tfn uses the same kernel as all other d2s
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #57 on: March 24, 2015, 11:26:57 AM »
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    I'm familiar with Invisiblek...

    As for the kernel, the source is available :P. d2tfn uses the same kernel as all other d2s
    I figured that was the case on both points. Are you gonna try contacting mastamoon?
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #58 on: August 11, 2015, 03:56:41 PM »
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    there is even CM12 lollipop but these ROMs have come to require a SIM to recieve data, any SIM will work even if its not active, even a regular SIM trimmed down to fit micro slot, but the only SIM that gets everything working properly is a Verizon 4g SIM that is OTA programmed through the phone by dialing *228(this only works safely when done on CM12 not CM11) If a non Verizon SIM is used then you'll need a third party text app for MMS because stock MMS doesn't work and a third party camera app for some of the ROMs, some don't have stock camera issues and work fine, there is also a way to set Hangouts to work for MMS on some of the ROMs instead of using third party.

    I think this is the problem i'm coming into..  I tried flashing CM12.1  Everything seemed to work fine.. but it wouldn't send Group MMS messages from Google Messenger...  so I then download Slimkat...  the camera doesn't work..  now i'm installing the OCT-L OS and seeing how that works..  I do have a Verizon 4g card (cut down to fit) .  Its an old one from work so I don't think its an active one.  I did tried the #228, but the prompts were very distorted so I couldn't hear what they were saying...

    I just want a more recent rom, Lollipop or Kitkat, that works 100% as is.  Thanks!
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #59 on: August 11, 2015, 09:52:21 PM »
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    there is even CM12 lollipop but these ROMs have come to require a SIM to recieve data, any SIM will work even if its not active, even a regular SIM trimmed down to fit micro slot, but the only SIM that gets everything working properly is a Verizon 4g SIM that is OTA programmed through the phone by dialing *228(this only works safely when done on CM12 not CM11) If a non Verizon SIM is used then you'll need a third party text app for MMS because stock MMS doesn't work and a third party camera app for some of the ROMs, some don't have stock camera issues and work fine, there is also a way to set Hangouts to work for MMS on some of the ROMs instead of using third party.

    I think this is the problem i'm coming into..  I tried flashing CM12.1  Everything seemed to work fine.. but it wouldn't send Group MMS messages from Google Messenger...  so I then download Slimkat...  the camera doesn't work..  now i'm installing the OCT-L OS and seeing how that works..  I do have a Verizon 4g card (cut down to fit) .  Its an old one from work so I don't think its an active one.  I did tried the #228, but the prompts were very distorted so I couldn't hear what they were saying...

    I just want a more recent rom, Lollipop or Kitkat, that works 100% as is.  Thanks!
    You don't have to hear anything, its an automated process, just let it do it's thing then when its done just hang up then do the APNs then save them and reboot.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #60 on: August 11, 2015, 09:56:05 PM »
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    there is even CM12 lollipop but these ROMs have come to require a SIM to recieve data, any SIM will work even if its not active, even a regular SIM trimmed down to fit micro slot, but the only SIM that gets everything working properly is a Verizon 4g SIM that is OTA programmed through the phone by dialing *228(this only works safely when done on CM12 not CM11) If a non Verizon SIM is used then you'll need a third party text app for MMS because stock MMS doesn't work and a third party camera app for some of the ROMs, some don't have stock camera issues and work fine, there is also a way to set Hangouts to work for MMS on some of the ROMs instead of using third party.

    I think this is the problem i'm coming into..  I tried flashing CM12.1  Everything seemed to work fine.. but it wouldn't send Group MMS messages from Google Messenger...  so I then download Slimkat...  the camera doesn't work..  now i'm installing the OCT-L OS and seeing how that works..  I do have a Verizon 4g card (cut down to fit) .  Its an old one from work so I don't think its an active one.  I did tried the #228, but the prompts were very distorted so I couldn't hear what they were saying...

    I just want a more recent rom, Lollipop or Kitkat, that works 100% as is.  Thanks!
    Myself and Fenix2002 have explained everything in COMPLETE detail step by step for you multiple times, if you aren't getting it then Odin back to stock and leave your phone the way it came out of the box. If you don't then I guarantee you that you're gonna mess your phone up. You are confusing yourself to the point that we are wasting our time trying to explain something that you obviously aren't understanding. We've tried helping you, you're on your own now because you are thinking to much and complicating it more than it is.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #61 on: August 11, 2015, 09:59:30 PM »
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    there is even CM12 lollipop but these ROMs have come to require a SIM to recieve data, any SIM will work even if its not active, even a regular SIM trimmed down to fit micro slot, but the only SIM that gets everything working properly is a Verizon 4g SIM that is OTA programmed through the phone by dialing *228(this only works safely when done on CM12 not CM11) If a non Verizon SIM is used then you'll need a third party text app for MMS because stock MMS doesn't work and a third party camera app for some of the ROMs, some don't have stock camera issues and work fine, there is also a way to set Hangouts to work for MMS on some of the ROMs instead of using third party.

    I think this is the problem i'm coming into..  I tried flashing CM12.1  Everything seemed to work fine.. but it wouldn't send Group MMS messages from Google Messenger...  so I then download Slimkat...  the camera doesn't work..  now i'm installing the OCT-L OS and seeing how that works..  I do have a Verizon 4g card (cut down to fit) .  Its an old one from work so I don't think its an active one.  I did tried the #228, but the prompts were very distorted so I couldn't hear what they were saying...

    I just want a more recent rom, Lollipop or Kitkat, that works 100% as is.  Thanks!
    There is no "works as is" its only flash the ROM, then insert SIM, program SIM, edit APNs, reboot and you're all good with everything working. If you follow the instructions you were given then you shouldn't be having issues. I've been over and over this with dozens and dozens of users since Nov last year when I discovered the SIM issue. This IS what works, I can't help it that you are too lost to understand it. I suggest you stop messing with things that are beyond you.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #62 on: August 11, 2015, 11:52:27 PM »
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #63 on: August 12, 2015, 12:10:48 AM »
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    theres no need to be sorry...time for every one to play nice or dont play at all..........things are getting out of hand in the post on helping new members.......theres been times when i have spent hrs with a new member to get there phone working right.....did it bother me ya it did but thats why we are here to help...if you cant do it in a nice way then dont do it at all.........Thanks
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #64 on: August 12, 2015, 10:20:46 AM »
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    theres no need to be sorry...time for every one to play nice or dont play at all..........things are getting out of hand in the post on helping new members.......theres been times when i have spent hrs with a new member to get there phone working right.....did it bother me ya it did but thats why we are here to help...if you cant do it in a nice way then dont do it at all.........Thanks

    Thank you for your kind words..  Hopefully everyone will see your view and begin helping others at any means.  I hope to also be able to help because i have learned so much from you all.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #65 on: December 11, 2015, 09:02:14 AM »
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    I was wondering  when this phone is upgraded to Kit Kat 4.4 using the directions given here in this wonderful forum, are we still able to write to the SD card? I had an  LG Optimus Fuel 34c with Kit Kat, loved it EXCEPT for that one irritating feature-not being able to write to SD or move apps to it. Read only. Had to get a new phone because the screen started blacking out. Think I dropped it one time too many, lol.
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

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    I was wondering  when this phone is upgraded to Kit Kat 4.4 using the directions given here in this wonderful forum, are we still able to write to the SD card? I had an  LG Optimus Fuel 34c with Kit Kat, loved it EXCEPT for that one irritating feature-not being able to write to SD or move apps to it. Read only. Had to get a new phone because the screen started blacking out. Think I dropped it one time too many, lol.
    Yes, you can write to extsdcard and some of the ROMs have the feature to move apps to SD but that is kinda redundant on this phone, that feature is really only good for devices with limited internal space, that isn't an issue on the S3 because it has plenty of internal space, you'll never install so many apps that you run out of space, as for pics and other media taking space, those can be moved to ext sdcard. I've had my phone over a year and I have 1000's of pics and other media, several apps I installed, nandroid backups (2GB each) and other stuff, I still have 9GB of free space, storage should never be an issue for you.

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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

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    I have looked everywhere out there for a way for e to update to kitkat on my SCH-S968C straight talk samsung galaxy s3. But I found nothing. How do I update to kitkat on this phone? Is there a way? Thank you
    Yes, first I need to know if you have the H1 or the H2 baseband. Go to your system settings/about phone and go down to your baseband version, it will end in H1 or H2. If it is H1 then download the towelroot app and use it to gain root, you can find it here at AA51 in the fuel forums or you can request it from daddy366(co-admin) here. Then go to playstore and download superSU app and install it. Then download CWM 6.0.4.5 d2vzw.img for Verizon or the latest TWRP for d2vzw, make sure you get .img not the .zip and store it in the root of your internal sdcard then download the EZ Recovery for VZW app and install it, open EZ Recovery(grant it superuser permission if prompted), select custom, then press the grey three dot button and go to where you stored the recovery img and select it, when it takes you back to the EZ Recovery screen press flash then press reboot recovery, this will take you to the recovery you flashed, when it boots go to backup/restore and make a nandroid backup of your rooted stock OS then you can reboot to system and go find a ROM and Gapps for your device and store them in the root of your extsd card. There are quite a few ROMs for this device, you will find most of them at XDA Developers in the Verizon S3 forums, there are no ROMs for straight talk but the Verizon ROMs run on our device because our stock firmware is d2tfnvzw and the custom ROMs are d2vzw and d2lte(unified), the unified ROMs run on all S3 variants. The older d2vzw ROMs in kit kat work decent but the newer d2lte are better, there is even CM12 lollipop but these ROMs have come to require a SIM to recieve data, any SIM will work even if its not active, even a regular SIM trimmed down to fit micro slot, but the only SIM that gets everything working properly is a Verizon 4g SIM that is OTA programmed through the phone by dialing *228(this only works safely when done on CM12 not CM11) If a non Verizon SIM is used then you'll need a third party text app for MMS because stock MMS doesn't work and a third party camera app for some of the ROMs, some don't have stock camera issues and work fine, there is also a way to set Hangouts to work for MMS on some of the ROMs instead of using third party. Once you pick your ROM and Gapps and have them on extsd then use the EZ Recovery to boot to recovery then if you haven't made a nandroid backup in recovery then do so now before you go to the wipes, then go to wipe data/factory reset and select it then select yes, when its done select wipe cache then select yes, when its done go to advanced and select it then select wipe dalvik cache then select yes, when its done go back to main menu and select install zip from sdcard, then select install from sdcard1 then select your ROM zip then select yes, when its done flashing, select install zip from sdcard1 again and select your Gapps then select yes, when its done go back to main menu and reboot to system, it will be slow the first time give it time to load, when it loads go thru setup wiz like new then you'll be in your system up and running, get it setup the way you want with apps and settings then use EZ recovery to boot to recovery again and make a backup of your custom ROM so you'll have a stock and a custom nandroid backup and you'll be set. You can use a file manager and go to your extsd card and go to your clockworkmod/backup folder and rename your backups to stock and custom, your stock will be the earlier date and time and custom will be the later.

    If you have the H2 then you will have to start at downloading the H1 stock tar  from Motorheads private server here at AA51, when you have it downloaded save it to pc, then download Odin for pc here or from XDA and install to pc, download your USB drivers for samsung phones and install to pc, go to system settings on your phone and turn on debug mode in developer options, if developer options aren't showing then go to the about phone option and go down to build number and press it real fast about ten times and this will enable the developer options, when you've got debug on then make sure battery has full charge, power the device off, starting with device off press the vol down, home and power buttons and hold them when you see the caution screen, press volume up to go to download mode, with your device in download mode Open Odin on your pc(if you happen to have Samsung Kies installed on pc make sure it is fully closed and not running in the background), using your stock usb cable that came with your phone connect to usb port on pc, if Odin recognizes your device it will show a blue or yellow comm box, click the PDA or AP button (different depending on your version of Odin) then browse to where you stored the stock tar on your pc and select it, when it is showing in the slot click start in Odin, this will flash the stock tar, don't touch anything, when its done you will have a green pass, your device will reboot into the stock H1 firmware, its exactly the same as H2, only the kernel is different, its patched so that the root methods don't work that's why we downgrade to H1 to gain root, now that you have an H1 device you are ready to go back to the top and start from rooting with towelroot and continue from there.

    If you have trouble getting Odin to recognize your device and you don't have a comm box then try different usb ports, verify that drivers installed properly, restart pc to verify drivers install, make sure you are using your stock cable, sometimes the usb drivers must be uninstalled then reinstalled before they work properly.

    could use help on this if you would please, i downloaded odin and installed the H1 on my phone in place of the H2 now im stuck on getting rest done. tks bert
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    Re: Kitkat for s3? Help please

    « Reply #68 on: September 30, 2016, 04:32:09 PM »
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    Flashing H1 isn't necessary anymore but it doesn't hurt that you did it. Some things are old information, always look for every piece of information just in case things change. If you had read more threads you would have seen that you didn't need to flash H1.

    Anyway, at this point you install Cydia Impactor on PC, boot the device to download mode, connect to PC and run Cydia, it will root you in about 8 seconds.

    Then you need to follow this thread by me.

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    Everything there is clearly explained.
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