Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3 Without Rising Flash Counter
Number of people don’t like to root their Android device due to flash counter, because with flash counter, the Samsung can get the record of your installation on your device. If you own a Sprint Galaxy S3, don’t be worried about that, a XDA developer member mrRobinson has got solution for you.
The developer made pre-rooted stock L710VPALEN firmware, it’s stock rooted firmware that doesn’t increase the binary counter. Read on how to install L710VPALEN firmware on Sprint Galaxy S3 L710.
Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development. USB drivers must be installed on your PC, you might install via Samsung KIES, but during installation, the Samsung KIES must be disabled.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download L710VPALEN firmware and Odin3-v3.04 to your PC from XDA.
Step #2: Unzip both download zip files into a single folder.
Step #3: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down volume down, home and power button, when you see warning screen, press volume up button to enter in download mode.
Step #6: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #7: Click on PDA Button and locate root6_SRP_L710VPALEN.tar from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #8: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #9: That’s it, unplug the device from PC.
Great job, you’re done. Do comment below for queries.