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How to Backup / Restore EFS from any Android Samsung Device


Wednesday 03rd of October 2012 / android.gs
After I have showed you how to backup and restore the Samsung Galaxy S3 EFS by using the one click method, today I will teach you another way for performing the same operation. This time, the step by step guide will be suitable for any Android based Samsung device, as you will use an app provided by those of xda-developers that can be installed on any Samsung handsets. In this way backing up the EFS folder will an easy task to complete, meaning that you can safely install custom ROMs and recovery images on your smartphones and tablets without being worried whether or not you will have network access afterwards.The EFS folder contains important info about your phone, as the IMEI number of the device is being located on the same. Furthermore, each time you decide to update your Android based Samsung handset with a custom ROM, or beta firmware, the EFS might get wiped out. When this happens, you will not be able to have the network connection enabled, meaning that you can no longer use your smartphone. Therefore, for avoiding these unpleasant situations, it is recommended to first backu
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Update Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 to Official ICS 4.0.4 XXBLFB Firmware


Tuesday 10th of July 2012 / android.gs
Galaxy S3 I9300 has been launched a few months ago and now Samsung decided that it was the time to release a brand new firmware update for it. The new firmware update uses the code XXBLFB and it should repair errors and bugs that were present in the former Ice Cream Sandwich release for Galaxy S3 phone. Read the info listed in this post and you will learn how to correctly install the update on your SGS3 manually without the need of waiting the OTA release.Usually, Samsung takes its time until it releases a firmware update for all world’s regions and that is why you can use the instructions in this article and learn how to properly apply the Official XXBLFB firmware update on your Galaxy S3 I9300 smartphone. Before you can start to apply the file, you will need to read the preparation guide below. It teaches you how to correctly configure your PC and your smartphone so that you’ll manage to update the firmware much more easily. Also, these guidelines will teach you to backup apps and files so that you won’t lose any of them during the XXBLFB ICS 4.0.4 update. Here
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How to enable USB Mass Storage on Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300


Friday 06th of July 2012 / android.gs
Many Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 users have been complaining about the lack of a USB mass storage mode on the device and now we’ve found a way to make it work. UMS is very useful when you want to transfer files between your device and the computer.Instead of UMS ( USB mass storage ), Samsung Galaxy S3 only features MTP ( media transfer protocol ), which is not as easy to use and fast, so many prefer UMS instead.It’s very easy to enable USB mass storage and it’s also a safe procedure, so you will not have to root your device. Your warranty will also not be voided. Before starting the procedure, make sure to backup the data on your device, because there’s an unlikely chance of losing it. In order to backup your data, head over to the following links: AppBAK for Android apps backups | SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore.Now let’s head to the procedure itself, which will enable the USB mass storage mode on your Galaxy S3 i9300.UPDATE: This guide will work only with Samsung Galaxy S3 devices that ar
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Download and Install Complete Samsung Galaxy S3 ToolKit


Monday 11th of June 2012 / android.gs
Samsung Galaxy S3 Toolkit is a package of tools that you can use to install drivers, ClockworkMod Recovery, Busybox and create Root, backups or even use it to install apk files. This toolkit should come in handy and it has been created by mskip, an XDA Recognized Developer.The Toolkit contains several utilities that you can use to control your Galaxy S3 device from a single user interface. You should read this post and learn how to download, install and what every S3 tool is capable of doing and how it can help you improve your Android experience. There are multiple other hacking functions in this S3 all-in-one toolkit and for the moment there aren’t any major bugs reported. However, you might find errors and that’s only because this is its first edition.Samsung GS3 all-in-one toolkit by mskip is great and it comes several weeks after the release of the 3 working root guides for Galaxy S3 smartphone. Here’s what you can find in the SGS3 Toolkit software: is capable of automatically install drivers.it can be used to create a complete Nandroid backup of your phone And
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How to Backup Galaxy S3 EFS Using One-Click Method


Wednesday 26th of September 2012 / android.gs
Each time you decide to update your Samsung Galaxy S3 with a custom ROM firmware, or with an unofficial port of the Android system, you can end up in losing the data which is stored on its internal storage memory. Unfortunately, not only the usual data, like contacts, messages, call logs, or market apps, might get wiped out as the internet setting or the EFS folder might get erased too. So, for avoiding the unpleasant situations, I will teach you how to backup and restore the EFS from your SGS3 by using the one-click method. As usual, you have it all explained in an easy to follow step by step guide, so let’s get started.But, why to backup the EFS? Well, the EFS store the IMEI and allow your handset to establish the internet connection, so in case it gets erased your phone will no longer be able to use the Internet connection. So, if you have recently updated your Galaxy S3 and cannot use the internet connection, then probably the EFS folder was wiped out. That’s why you need to previously backup it so that you can easily restore the same when needed. For those who cannot apply t
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How to backup the Galaxy S3 IMEI and /efs folder


Friday 12th of October 2012 / androidauthority.com
The /efs directory contains the phone’s IMEI, which is part of the system that identifies your phone and what network to connect to. From time to time, this gets deleted during the various wipes and/or custom ROM installations. You won’t want the /efs directory deleted at all.  To be safe, you need to back it up.On the Samsung Galaxy S3, backing up the EFS folder has become easy these days, thanks to a tool provided by XDA Developers member i9000.The EFS backup/restore tool is a simple tool that you can use on your PC. It’s an executable script that fetches your phone’s EFS data and then stores it on your computer as an image file. Then, should you need it later, you can restore it using a similar executable script. When restoring, just make sure that the image file is in the same folder as the other files.It works like a charm! Try it out and feel a lot safer flashing different ROMs. If you encounter an error, you may have an newer version of ADB installed. In that case, you should use the other version of the tool provided.This guide shows you how to backup
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Galaxy S3 DVD Ripper for Mac - Convert DVD to Galaxy S3 on Mac


Friday 29th of June 2012 / androidtablets.net
How to backup and rip DVDs to Samsung Galaxy S3 under Mac OS X. Of course, you need use DVD Ripper for Mac . Below, I would throw a quick tutorial up on how to convert the DVD movies to Galaxy S3 supported videos on Mac. Besides, I also share something about best format setting for DVD ripping for Samsung Galaxy S3. Note: For Mac users, just follow the guide to finish your work to convert and download DVD movies to Samsung Galaxy S3 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Mountain Lion(10.8) etc. For windows users, you can use the Windows Version to complete your conversion. Step 1. Free Download the excellent DVD Converter for Samsung Galaxy S3 to your Mac and load your DVD videos (from DVD Discs/DVD ISO/DVD IFO). Step 2. Choose output profile for Galaxy S3. Here I recommend you
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How to flash custom recovery on the Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535


Thursday 19th of July 2012 / androidauthority.com
In an earlier post, we discussed how to root your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. With a rooted phone, you can customize and do whatever you want on your Android phone. But, before you take the first step in customizing your phone, you should first flash a custom recovery.Custom recovery is an essential tool for Android developers. This tool can be used to backup your ROM, safely flash custom ROMs, clearing your mobile data, and many more. This tool might even save your phone from getting bricked or when you're faced with a roadblock while playing with your phone.Senior XDA Developers member invisiblek shares the procedure for flashing custom recovery on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. Using his guide, you will be able to flash ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery on your mobile phone.Read on to learn how to flash custom recovery to your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535.WarningThe instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SCH-I535. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired
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Flash Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUFME2 Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300


Saturday 22nd of June 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
XXUFME2 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 leaked firmware can now be installed on your Galaxy S3 I9300. Use this tutorial and learn how to successfully install it on your device. Note that this is a guide that should be applied by advanced users who know how to use ODIN and how to flash a tar.md5 file to change the firmware of a smartphone.Here you can find more info about the update.In order to correctly update your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 with the leaked Android 4.2.2 XXUFME2 Jelly Bean ROM. Here’s what you need to know: use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy S3 International variant model number I9300.don’t try to update any other smartphone using this guide, as you will end up bricking it.this is a stock firmware but not an official release by Samsung. It is a pre-release build of the final Android 4.2.2 JB OTA Update, but it will work just fine.if your phone is rooted, then all the data stored on it will be wiped.if the Galaxy S3 is rooted, then its warranty will be restored.create a backup of all the files before installing the new XXUFME2 firmware update.this update will i
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Flash Avatar Nightly Jelly Bean 4.3 custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300


Wednesday 23rd of October 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
Avatar Nightly ROM based on Android 4.3 AOSP and CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies is now available for installation on your Galaxy S3 I9300 smartphone. Use this tutorial and you’ll learn how to properly flash such custom ROM on your device without bricking it. Make sure to read all the info listed here.If you want to learn more about Avatar ROM then follow the developer’s web page (here) or this XDA thread here. Before starting the installation, read the guidelines below:Use this post only for the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 model.Don’t flash this version of Avatar ROM on other Galaxy S3 variants, as you will most probably brick it.The Galaxy S3 I9300 you’re about to update has to be rooted, factory unlocked.Also, it needs to have a custom Recovery installed.- both CWM and TWRP Recoveries are fully supported by this guide.You will be forced to apply a factory reset for a clean installation of the new ROM.If you want to backup data from installed apps then use one of the following tools: Helium (here) / Titanium Backup (here).Backup data such as SMS, Call Logs info and A
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