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Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

« on: July 06, 2015, 06:44:47 AM »
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    I am absolutely technically challenged! I bought a Samsung Gear Fit to replace my fit bit. I have the Galaxy S3 for Straight Talk and as everyone knows, they don't allow updates. (It's stuck on 4.1.2) To make the watch work, I have to have at lease Jelly Bean 4.3 So after spending an entire day perusing through forums and groups trying to find a way to update the firmware. I managed to root my phone without much hassle, but I'm too afraid to go on. I was following this: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login***-all-things-root-***-335/almost-an-idot's-guideinstalling-cyanogenmod-on-a-st-samsunggalaxy-s3--3482/msg30323/#msg30323  But when I looked to find the recovery, the only option for an s3 was for Metro PCS. At this point, I'm not even sure if this is what I need to do to even get the thing updated. My baseband is H1.

    Does anyone have a step-by-step guide? It's become much more than a watch but a personal vendetta against my phone! If I can't get it fixed I'll ultimately take the watch back (bummer) but wanted to try my hardest to get it to work.

    Thanks in advance. = )
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

    « Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 09:53:26 AM »
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    Hi! I can confirm this guide: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login***-all-things-root-***-335/almost-an-idot's-guideinstalling-cyanogenmod-on-a-st-samsunggalaxy-s3--3482/

    WILL work. I recently installed this ROM. I am a lot like you! I didn't understand much but it all ended up working fine. I attachted a recovery.img link that works fine for me. If you need help installing it let me know! I can help you go through the process of installing the ROM and anything else you need! Let me know :)

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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

    « Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 06:03:10 PM »
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    Hi! I can confirm this guide: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login***-all-things-root-***-335/almost-an-idot's-guideinstalling-cyanogenmod-on-a-st-samsunggalaxy-s3--3482/

    WILL work. I recently installed this ROM. I am a lot like you! I didn't understand much but it all ended up working fine. I attachted a recovery.img link that works fine for me. If you need help installing it let me know! I can help you go through the process of installing the ROM and anything else you need! Let me know :)

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    There are clear instructions for rooting this phone in the ST S3 forum here, in the "kit kat for S3 help" thread posted by Bigmodz54, do you have the MH1 device or the MH2 device?
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

    « Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 06:09:30 PM »
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    Hi! I can confirm this guide: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login***-all-things-root-***-335/almost-an-idot's-guideinstalling-cyanogenmod-on-a-st-samsunggalaxy-s3--3482/

    WILL work. I recently installed this ROM. I am a lot like you! I didn't understand much but it all ended up working fine. I attachted a recovery.img link that works fine for me. If you need help installing it let me know! I can help you go through the process of installing the ROM and anything else you need! Let me know :)

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    There are clear instructions for rooting this phone in the ST S3 forum here, in the "kit kat for S3 help" thread posted by Bigmodz54, do you have the MH1 device or the MH2 device?

    I think you misunderstood me. I was offering to help him flash a recovery and CM 10. I see we have the same phone and you are running on CM 12. Could you link me the version for our phone? :)
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

    « Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 06:17:38 PM »
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    Hi! I can confirm this guide: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login***-all-things-root-***-335/almost-an-idot's-guideinstalling-cyanogenmod-on-a-st-samsunggalaxy-s3--3482/

    WILL work. I recently installed this ROM. I am a lot like you! I didn't understand much but it all ended up working fine. I attachted a recovery.img link that works fine for me. If you need help installing it let me know! I can help you go through the process of installing the ROM and anything else you need! Let me know :)

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    There are clear instructions for rooting this phone in the ST S3 forum here, in the "kit kat for S3 help" thread posted by Bigmodz54, do you have the MH1 device or the MH2 device?

    I think you misunderstood me. I was offering to help him flash a recovery and CM 10. I see we have the same phone and you are running on CM 12. Could you link me the version for our phone? :)
    There are several CM12 & CM12.1 & CM12.1.1 for this device, any d2vzw or d2lte ROM/recovery/kernel works on it. But for everything from this year you'll need a SIM card to get cell signal and data. Can you get a SIM? If not then the most you could hope for would be one of the 4.4.4 ROMs that doesn't require a SIM card. But you won't have stock MMS or working camera in those ROMs, but there is ONE with a working camera that I know of, there are more but I don't know which specific ROMs or build dates have working camera. I can help you whichever direction you choose.
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

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    There are several CM12 & CM12.1 & CM12.1.1 for this device, any d2vzw or d2lte ROM/recovery/kernel works on it. But for everything from this year you'll need a SIM card to get cell signal and data. Can you get a SIM? If not then the most you could hope for would be one of the 4.4.4 ROMs that doesn't require a SIM card. But you won't have stock MMS or working camera in those ROMs, but there is ONE with a working camera that I know of, there are more but I don't know which specific ROMs or build dates have working camera. I can help you whichever direction you choose.
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

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    I wish there was a way to put on Stock Android, version 4.4 or 5.0 etc...  I like simple but rooted for some advanced features..
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

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    I wish there was a way to put on Stock Android, version 4.4 or 5.0 etc...  I like simple but rooted for some advanced features..
    The only stock there is available for straight talk is the 4.1.2 (H1 & H2)

    Straight talk doesn't do stock updates, what you get on the phone when you buy it is all you will ever have unless you root and use custom ROMs (this is the only way to update to anything newer on straight talk). If you don't want a custom ROM then go back to stock 4.1.2 and then look in this forum for straight talk S3 and find the "safe to remove" thread, it tells you which stock apps are safe to remove so you can debloat the stock ROM, also there is a thread here for adding the hotspot on stock, then if you want to play around with adding features to your stock ROM that it doesn't have then install the Xposed installer then use whatever xposed modules that you want to experiment with. Make a nandroid backup before you use Xposed so you can recover.
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

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    What type of Verizon sim card should i get to install the newer ROMs? Standard? Nano? 4G LTE?
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    Re: Straight Talk Galaxy S3 SCH-S968C Updating to at least 4.3

    « Reply #9 on: August 31, 2015, 10:00:41 AM »
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    What type of Verizon sim card should i get to install the newer ROMs? Standard? Nano? 4G LTE?
    You need a 4G LTE micro SIM, you can trim a regular size SIM down to fit micro but it has to be trimmed correctly.
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