Wednesday, August 1, 2012

HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 Rooting and Play Store Fix How to Tutorial

Edit: Before you try this, please try this instead: CLICK



Just to make sure, this is for this phone: CLICK

All you need is this: CLICK





If you are using the flash tool the first time, a driver will be missing. PLEASE don't ask me how to install this driver, it's different on every Windows version :-( I already had the driver on my PC, so I can't demonstrate how it's installed, that is something you need to figure out by yourself.

Edit: If you are having driver problems, check out this as well: CLICK

Credit for the rooted bootimage goes to yiminghung
  
Thank you so much for that!!!

Edit: Download this: CLICK

and copy these apps into the system/app folder as well. Also change the permissions, this should fix the contacts / calander sync :-)




and remember,

YOU ARE DOING ALL THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! 


Firmwares:

This is the original firmware that I tested on my phone: CLICK 

This is another firmware somebody posted: CLICK
I did not test this firmware, I'm not even sure which phone exactly it's for! 

Edit: Alternative link: CLICK 

UPDATE: If you are having problems with your g-sensor after rooting, see what flavio molt wrote below:

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1.just download this file.

s3-firmware.zip from colonel blog site ;)

2.then open it with winrar and extract only the boot.img
3.take the boot.img and replace it with the one in the flash tool directory
4.then flash it using flash tool( just like you did with colonel zap instructions)
5.Switch on and off your auto rotation on display settings.( sometimes needed)
6.Cheers...



Here's the trick to get rooted and solved the problem with g-sensor
1. Root your phone using colonel zap instruction using downloaded files from his site

colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/08/hdc-galaxy-s3-i9300-rooting-and-play.html

2.Follow the instruction above to solve g-sensor problem.

Hope this will work on you....
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Thank you so much for that :-) 
 

280 comments:

  1. waiting for zopo to launch mtk 6577 phone hope it install hdmi connector in it like zp 200

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  2. market copy failed whats a way around that

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  3. i tried this one but there's problem. Auto rotation for the phone is not enable and can't enable.

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    1. That's odd! It works for me:

      http://i.imgur.com/UWwHa.jpg

      I just went into the settings - display and checked the auto rotation.

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    2. I did it also but still the same. Can't rotate. I don't know why. Can I ask a favor from you? Can u send me the original rom?

      THanks.

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    3. hi
      i have the same problem here and i dont think its a software problem
      i believe its a hardware problem because i installed the original rom again and it didnt work.....very bad

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    4. hi buddy dont worry i had the same problem and i have fixed it...
      1.just download this file
      http://www.chinacellulars.com/s3-firmware.zip
      2.then open it with winrar and extract only the boot.img
      3.take the boot.img and replace it with the one in the flash tool directory
      4.then flash it using flash tool( just like you did with colonel zap instructions(
      ...and there you go.. tell me if it worked for you because mine worked
      Cheers,

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    5. Hi.
      I just made the flashing procedure
      as described above and I spend my
      screen stopped turning, but do your
      procedure, and everything works ok ....
      thanks ... I'm from mexico

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    6. can someone give me an another link for s3-firmware.zip pls when I download this one I cant extract it cause files are corrupted. thx in advance

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    7. si estan dañados algunos pero cuando los descomprimes funciona el archivo boot, que es el que se necesita.
      yo también note que algunos datos no son legibles para descomprimirlos con winrar pero el que me interesaba osea el boot, ese si se logro descomprimir.

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  4. Can I ask a favor from you? can you post a link of the original rom?

    I tested the hardware but no more G-sensor and M-sensor.

    Please help.

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    1. Sure :-)

      http://www.sendspace.com/file/eo3xxy

      copy the *.zip on your sd-card, boot the phone into the recovery mode (I think vol up + power), "apply update from sd card".

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    2. By the way, you could download z-device test from the play store to test if your g-sensor is working at all.

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    3. Z-device is not working on my phone. It says force to close application.

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    4. Can't apply the zip files on the link you gave. It says:

      failed to verify whole-file signature.
      signature verification failed.
      installation aborted.

      What can I do? do i need to reformat the phone?

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    5. If that firmware doesn't work on your phone then I GUESS you might have a different phone than I have? Could you please post a link where you got the phone from?

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    6. I just bought this cellphone from a friend here in our local store. I try to buy online but i doubt maybe scam so I just bought from here.

      here's the information:

      BB Chip: MT6575
      MS Board: E930
      Modem ver: MAUI.11AM
      D.W11.50.SP.V7,20
      12/02/14

      UBoot Ver: 2010.06
      Kernel Ver: 2.6.35.7
      (s044@04) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC))

      Android ver: 2.3.6
      SW Ver: ALPS.GB2.MP.Vi.10
      Custom bulid: V3G.12.07.20

      Is this posible to flash with your customs rom?

      THanks.

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    7. I have the feeling you have a completely different phone, that would explain the "signature failure", every manufacturer uses their own signature to ensure only firmwares that are especially designed for their hardware will be able to be flashed on their phones.

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    8. I tested the G sensor and M sensor but the values set to zeros. Do u know how to set the values for these sensors?

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    9. I don't think there is anything you can do? Either the g-sensor is working or it's not. Your phone is still rooted, right? You should have a Zopomobile Tool app on it. start it, click on engineer mode, select engineer mode (MTK), there you can test the g-sensor as well.

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    11. Yes my phone is rooted. I can see it on the engineer mode but there's no values on Gsensor and Msensor.

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    12. And the g-sensor worked before you flashed the rooted bootimage? I still believe you have a different phone than I have and to be honest, if that is the case, I'm surprised your phone isn't completely bricked after the flash!

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    13. Yes it is working so fine before I flashed the bootimage. Now all i need is a data for the G-sensor maybe it was deleted when I flash the bootimage.

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    14. hey
      you dont have the HDC version
      i have same problem
      its http://www.nzbay.com/Bluebo_L100_Galaxy_S3_i9300+_2ghz/p1231311_7454458.aspx
      with 2.3.6
      i also need the original rom !! now also my sensored dont work !!!

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  5. is it possible to flash clockwork recovery on this device to install custom mods such as cyanogen

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    1. As a matter of fact, somebody posted a custom recovery for this phone but I never tested it:

      http://products.mobileuncle.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=148264&page=2#pid4568083

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    2. not worth trying not enough evidence that is works

      Google play still not working i will post video and give you link to exactly what is happening i will follow your exact steps and you can see where i have gone wrong.

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    3. hola... yo he solucionado el problema con Google Play Store anteriormente Market Haciendo lo de este turorial http://playmarketapk.com/market-fixer-apk-2-0-0/, primero buscas la vercion mas reciente del Market y la instalas, despues haces lo de esta pagina y listo Market Found

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  6. if i'm noobie with this, how many possibilities i have to broke my phone?

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    1. nothing should go wrong with root
      just follow it step by step pause video if you get confused
      it works on mtk6577,mtk6575,mtk6573. i have tried on all.
      although i am having trouble with Google play fix i followed it exactly as shown im sure of it.

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    2. google play fix only fails so far for me on the mtk6575 i may a setting out of place.

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    3. GOODBYE "Play store". Here's the new app that competes Google Play Store. 1MOBILE. Just download and install the app found from the site www.1mobile.com and you download a lot of free games and applications.

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    4. thank you for mentioning this app i appreciate it =)

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  7. Hello Sir, can I ask a favor from you? can you teach me how to full format the phone HDC i9300 and install again? I have another one HDC i9300 i would like to copy this full OS from the phone and then flash it to my defective phone (G-Sensor). I hope there's a way. THanks.

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    1. Hi :-) That won't be easy :-(

      The only way it MIGHT work is this:

      http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.it/2012/04/creating-rom-dump-of-your-mt65x3-device.html

      So far I haven't had any luck actually doing a readback but maybe you'll get it to work? Good luck!

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    2. Good luck, as far as I know that's the only way. You probably only need a readback of the bootimage because that's the one you replaced on your phone with the non-working g-sensor.

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  8. Goodevening Colonel, my question is general and relates to all android phones. If a phone doesn't support a language (e.g. greek) can I install it somehow?
    e.g.http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7422-HDC-Galaxy-i9300-S3-Plus-Andorid-40-MTK6577-Dual-Core-2GHz-3G-Dual-Sim-Standby-8MP-Camera.html

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    1. Hi :-)

      Not really :-( You can istall an app called "more locale 2" that can add some system messages in all sorts of languages but the menus will still be in the system languages that are part of the firmware. Of course you can also install an alternative keyboard that supports Greek but that's pretty much all you can do.

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    2. thank you for the quick reply,
      all I'm interested in is ability for sms, texting, use greek in the e-mails/internet etc. I don't need to see the various commands/buttons/menus etc in greek. Does that change the issue?

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    3. That should no be a problem, there are plenty of (even free) keyboards out there that support Greek, for example:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jb.gokeyboard.langpack.el

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  9. has anyone figured out a fix for the gps temporarily unavailable problem

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  10. I got a HDC g23i One X s720e, but this does not detect accepts the SIM card wireless signals and shows "No Service". The same sim card is working on other phones.

    I tried to upgrade the rom to check if this is a software glitch and now the phone is not even booting. Please help.

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  11. i have a hdc I9300 but the technical descript is : MTK MT6575, 1GHz, ARM Cortex A9
    i can root as same as your I9300 dual core ?
    if you have the file custom rom for mine

    thank you

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    1. Hi :-)

      This only works with the phone I have linked above, if you have a different model, I wouldn't recommend trying it, it might brick you phone!

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    2. need help finding out why internal memory is full even when no apps or media are present

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  12. Hi, this model GPS work fine? accuracy is good? I bought a HDC A9100 but GPS is not good... :(, how I want buy other but a need a good Good GPS in phone...
    Thanks

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  13. gps does not work looked forever for fix asked almost everywhere looked at youtube videos for anything that would help but nothing.

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  14. can you please post the original boot.img
    i really need it
    thanks

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    1. http://www.sendspace.com/file/eo3xxy

      If you unzip it, you'll find the original boot.img inside :-)

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  15. I found this New Firmware, released on August 08, improvement and Repaired some bugs. http://www.chinacellulars.com/s3-firmware.zip
    But when the download is complete I have some errors in the zip file, somebody can try or find similar Rom?

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    1. I was able to download it and open it without problems.

      By the way, have you seen in fastcardtech, the new model called S3 I9300 LTE? android 4

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    2. Yes, thanks now I download and open without any issue, but I can't install I think this isn't for our model.

      However I hope we can find an upgrade firmware signed on august, I will ask to our seller.

      I let you know guys if I get it.

      Thanks.

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  16. When i click for verify model y have 2 model !
    HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 2Ghz Android 2.3.6 Dual sim card Dual standby 4.7 inch Capacitive Screen 3G GPS 8MP Camera
    link :http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?id=7416
    and :
    HDC Galaxy i9300 S3 Plus Andorid 4.0 MTK6577 Dual Core 2GHz 3G Dual Sim Standby 8MP Camera link :http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?id=7422
    this procedure is for two ?
    Thank's

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    1. This is only for the MT6575 version, check the link to the phone in my first post :-)

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    2. ok you say it is only for the MT6575 version but y have also 2 version with the MT6575 :(
      HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 2Ghz Android 2.3.6 Dual sim card Dual standby 4.7 inch Capacitive Screen 3G GPS 8MP Camera
      link :http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?id=7416
      and an other :
      Model: HDC Galaxy S3 (i9300) screen, 4.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen Operating System: Android 4.0 Processor: MTK MT6575, 1GHz, ARM Cortex A9
      link : http://android-sale.com/hdc-galaxy-s3-i9300-phone.html
      first is 2Ghz and second is 1Ghz !
      first and second are I9300 !
      This procédure is for two ?
      Thnak's

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    3. Hi :-)

      Once again, this will PROBABLY only work for this phone:

      http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7416-HDC-Galaxy-S3-i9300-2Ghz-Android-236-Dual-sim-card-Dual-standby-47-inch-Capacitive-Screen-3G-GPS-8MP-Camera.html

      That's the phone I have and tested it with.

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  18. Hi I have gt i9300 MTK6575 , and i´ve tried everything to root , but with no result , Is it the driver that is the problem ? if so what is the right driver for this devise , I´ve installed every driver , but i just cant root :( Pls can someone help

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  19. any one know about tianji i9300 mtk6577

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  20. Hello Colonel and thank you. Your root really worked on my HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 :)
    The only problem I have after the root that G-sensor stopped working, I will try to apply original boot.img to try to fix it.

    Also I would like to ask: is you phone also low on memory? - I mean internal memory for apps installation. Titanium says it has only 133 MB available which seems quite low. Of course I installed most apps to sd card, but sometimes it is not possible. Compared to other MTK6575 phones it doesn't seem right. Also other MTK6575 phones I tested usually have around 2,5 GB internal memory available visible as sd card even there is not sd card inserted but this phone has nothing ..

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    1. It's the most important problem of this phone but nobody is talking about.. why??

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  21. Hi Colonel! I have a question for you, I have too that Galaxy S3 from fastcardtech and comes with Android 2.3.6. I want to know if there is a possibility to upgrade this phone to Android 4.0.3? thank you!

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  22. I bought the first two phones:HDC Galaxy S3 (i9300) screen, 4.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen Operating System: Android 4.0 Processor: MTK MT6575, 1GHz, ARM Cortex A9
    link : http://android-sale.com/hdc-galaxy-s3-i9300-phone.html

    and the second (yours):HDC Galaxy S3 i9300 2Ghz Android 2.3.6 Dual sim card Dual standby 4.7 inch Capacitive Screen 3G GPS 8MP Camera
    link :http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?id=7416

    After verification and test driven compléte it turns out they are completely identical!
    and CPU Benchmark test is the same but also gives 1 Ghz!
    Why does it say for your 2 Ghz?
    I tested the root on the first with "your solution" and that's OK!

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    1. Hi and thanks for the info :-)

      I never said it has 2GHz, I said it has 1GHz :-)

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  23. hey Jean can you extract and upload the firmware of the first Handset so maybe I can upgrade my phone to ICS because being the 2 phones identical it must be compatible, thank you!

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  24. Help with swap partition on my HTC i9300 S to increase Ram Memory
    I partitioned my 16GB SD in 3 partitions as follows: 14 GB primary partition to Fat 32, Fat 1GB primary partition 32 and 256 MB primary SWAP, and using the app Link2SD program me correctly detected the second calving. but I can not get it to recognize the swap partition could help to achieve this. Thanks in advance.

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  25. my g sensor and gps not working. please help

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  26. http://www.chinacellulars.com/s3-firmware.zip.. i need this file. please some one help me. my g sensor, gps not working

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    1. Me Too!! chinacellulars bandwidth exceeded can some one please upload it & post a link :(

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    2. I'll upload it somewhere else and then I'll edit the link above :-)

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    3. Many Thank's Your the best :)

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    4. Just to report all sensors are now working except the M sensor which has no functionality. Root permissions still remained intact. Thanks Guys.

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  27. Hey guys. I recently just purchased the "HDC Galaxy S3 Pro 5.3" MTK6577" http://android-sale.com/hdc-galaxy-s3-pro-5-3-inch-screen-1ghz-dual-core-8mp-camera-android-phone.html

    Do you know if there is a Jelly Bean rom for it? Also, will this root thing work for this phone as well? It was recently released a week ago I believe. Thanks in advance,

    AJ

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    1. Hi AJ :-)

      I can't imagine that there is a JB Rom available for your phone and THIS rooting method will definitely NOT work on your phone, don't try it!

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    2. Thanks for you quick reply! One more question for you:

      Do you think android-sale is a legit site?
      What you think about the phone I purchased?
      How much support do these phone have regarding mods (CM10,AOKP, etc.) ?

      It's my first time getting into these MTK phones from China. It would be nice if I could get your insight, you seem very knowledgable.

      Thanks!

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    3. I've never done any business with that shop, so I don't know. The phone is probably a very nice one, I might be getting that as well :-) Firmware support and stuff like that you can PROBABLY forget about, at least not "official" support, if a phone is popular enough maybe some smart users will come up with things :-)

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    4. Hi colonel I've reach to root my phone with your amazing tutorial (many thanks) but I think I've done something of wrong because now my g & m sensor doesn't work anymore...I would like to install the original rom or something for fix the problem...(I've read on blog named xdadev** there is a way to fix it)
      I can't reach to download the s3firmware.zip posted..
      can you provide another way to do for...thanks a lot...
      Flavio.

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    5. Hi and thank you :-)

      Please check out my first post, I have two firmwares to download there. If I were you, I'd try to flash the original bootimage ONLY, with a little luck everything will be working again and root might still be there. Good luck :-)

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    6. THAAAAAAANKS colonel you have posted the s3firmware again....
      now for all they have problem with g& m sensonr..this is the tricks...

      For those who are having some problem with g-sensor or auto rotation is not working. Just do this

      1.just download this file.

      s3-firmware.zip from colonel blog site ;)

      2.then open it with winrar and extract only the boot.img
      3.take the boot.img and replace it with the one in the flash tool directory
      4.then flash it using flash tool( just like you did with colonel zap instructions)
      5.Switch on and off your auto rotation on display settings.( sometimes needed)
      6.Cheers...



      Here's the trick to get rooted and solved the problem with g-sensor
      1. Root your phone using colonel zap instruction using downloaded files from his site

      colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/08/hdc-galaxy-s3-i9300-rooting-and-play.html

      2.Follow the instruction above to solve g-sensor problem.

      Hope this will work on you....


      (credit to colonel and darkman from xdadeve****)
      my hdc s3 is perfect rooted and with all sensors working...

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    7. Thank you so much for the info, I'll edit it into the original Post, if you don't mind :-)

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  28. Help with swap partition on my HTC i9300 S to increase Ram Memory
    I partitioned my 16GB SD in 3 partitions as follows: 14 GB primary partition to Fat 32, Fat 1GB primary partition 32 and 256 MB primary SWAP, and using the app Link2SD program me correctly detected the second calving. but I can not get it to recognize the swap partition could help to achieve this. Thanks in advance.
    please..please.....

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    1. Sorry, I've never done that, I have no idea :-(

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  29. hi,
    I can not to find your phone to program flash.
    But the phone from the computer is detected.
    when I press the'' download'' The phone must be switched on and connected? I put it in debug mode usb?

    thank you very much

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  30. hi,
    there is a mode for istalling app directly on the sd?? can i put play store on sd?

    thanks

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    1. I need an app2sd that actually installs the app on the sd card NOT the phone stotage. Anyone know of an app that does this?

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  31. Ok guys i rooted the phone and i had to do the g-sensor fix and everything was fine until i wanted to use the camera. It always fails now and does a force close. i have no idea what to do now and nobody else seems to have this problem.

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    1. install another app for camera!!

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  32. hi, i have samsung GT9300 6575 with 2ghz single sim
    but i cant find original ROM, my gps not working , and facebook cant find position.
    I tried the link, install android, but also that of the Chinese, still no GPS, and now G sensor does not work
    Link with rooting of 6575 does not work for me. Wish platform MT6575_S01.
    I'm desperate :)
    I'll take him out ... this Chinese junk
    please help

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  33. Hi! How to delete the old fake chinese play store from the phone?

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    1. Hi :-) Not sure but if your phone is rooted, you can try it with Titanium Backup.

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  34. HI,
    Do you have a problem with GPS? and facebook position

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    1. i have this problem with gps... somebody know how resolve?

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  35. In this post :
    flavio moltAugust 25, 2012 9:32 PM
    THAAAAAAANKS colonel you have posted the s3firmware again....
    now for all they have problem with g& m sensonr..this is the tricks...

    For those who are having some problem with g-sensor or auto rotation is not working. Just do this

    1.just download this file.

    s3-firmware.zip from colonel blog site ;)

    But i don't find how download this firmware !
    Could you giving me the link ;)
    thank's

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    1. Hi :-) It's all in my original post :-)

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  36. someone have the android 4.1 for this smartphone?

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  37. hello again .... I want to ask if any of you have had porblemas with this phone 3g Internet by the provider told me that this model does not come with 3G even though the specs say that if ... problem is a software or hardware environment? ... thanks

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  38. hi,i have this phone,its already rooted and has playstore,superuser app and zopomobile tools,everything works except G-SENSOR, what can i do,i tried with flash tool and boot image but i dont know how to do that,i think i dont have drivers on my pc but im not sure,what excatly i have to do to get the G-SENSOR working because i dont understand explainations above in comments.

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  39. Hi, any solution for fixing GPS? (by the way, does this phone has an M-sensor? for compass...) All sensors are woriking now, exept that one.

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  40. i search so a solution for gps... faster gps crash.. how can i set gps? i am in europe..

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  41. Can anybody find Android file 4.хх?
    I do not believe is not compatible with any other Chinese junk

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  42. Hi colonel my gps works, but does not see the satellites, you have an idea to fix it? Thanks for everything

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  43. Are you can use facebook locations?

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  44. Your root advice bricked my HDC i9300 MKT 6575 phone, any advice. Will not even power up, thanks...!? Am not a newbie.

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    1. Sorry to hear that :-( Have you tried to flash one of the two original firmwares back on the phone? That's all I can think of to hopefully fix it.

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  45. ColonelZap please help gps not work ? Gps open but not connected

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    1. Hi, I don't know what the problem is, it's working for me. Are you using and help tools from the market like faster fix? Also, do you use A-GPS? A FIRST satellites fix can easily take up to 1,5 hours.

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    2. My GPS is not working although I did get a few satellites using GPS test. I don't use A-GPS are you saying that after 1.5hours to get a satellite fix it will work OK after that please?

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    3. Hi :-) All I am saying is that a FIRST fix might take up to 1,5 hours.

      As for the storage card, this might work:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buak.Link2SD

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    4. Thanks for that. My phone isn't rooted so Link2SD won't work. It is supposed to be Jellybean it is listed as Android 4.1.1 . Will the GPS work better after it has found the satellites for the first time please?

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    5. I have discovered that my NTP server is set to asia.pool.ntp.org. I think it woiuld be better if I could change it to europe.pool.ntp.org. Is it possible to do this on an unrooted phone please?

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    6. Gallois. Are you use Android 4.1.1 ?

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    7. umot, that's what my phone says, I got it on Monday.

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  46. Are you upload your rom ? Firmware Please

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    1. I have TWO firmwares linked in my original post, the first one is the one that works on my phone.

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    2. The Reason is im from turkey ? True it ?

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  47. Faster fix dont work im open app but freeze and black screen

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  48. GPS not working for me neither i have searched all over the web it is driving me crazyyyy
    it seems that someone has found out the solution on i9100 but i cannot find this option in i9300!
    http://tuttopcs.blogspot.com/2011/12/problema-gps-hdc-a9100-gps-fix-come.html

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  49. someone have the firmiware jellybean 4.1 for this smartphone??? the firmware that is on the phone.. isn't really android 4...

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  50. Hi colonel.

    Do you have some ICS or JB ROM for the HDC Galaxy S3 (MTK6575)?

    Thank you!

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  51. Hi, it's me again, I want recovery.img, it is original stock recovery of hdc i9300. All is in this tutorial http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ni04d56l41qhpn4 . Please send me file "recovery.img" from stock rom hdc i9300. Are you understand ? Thanks

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  52. Hi :-)

    Here's the problem: If I dump the recovery.img from my phone NOW, it is already the rooted one, not the original. I didn't dump the recovery.img before I rooted it, so I can't give you the original recovery.

    What if you flash one of the two original firmwares from above?

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  53. Hi, I all understand, I want recovery from rooted phone.

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    1. I can't flash, my recovery is broken ;-) (too much fun with phone)

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    2. O.k., I see.

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/s3mt6575recovery.zip

      No guarantee and good luck!

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    3. From the beginning, my recovery is broken, so I ask you, you to a way that is specified in the tutorial recovery.img sent me the original Stock and thereby helped me fix my recovery. Now do you know why I ask you, sorry for the confusion and thank you.

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    4. Ok, sorry, I not see your post. Much thanks

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    5. No problem. I hope my recovery.img will work on your phone, please let me know if it did :-)

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  54. Works excellent ;)

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    1. Without you, I didn't do it ;) Thanks, I continue my work als clockworkmod on this phone ;D

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    2. Yeeeeeeah ;D Clockworkmod 6.0.1.1 work ^^

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    3. Enter is camera button .... This phone hasn't camera button ... I try version 6.0.0.3

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    4. ;D Work clockworkmod 6.0.0.3

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  55. my crashed completely, goes even more in recovery mode. How can I make using sp recovery flash tool? Colonel Can you explain me? Thank you.

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  56. Hi Colonel i have any firmware and recovery . rom Please test this roms. İts real İcs rom http://www.4shared.com/folder/6GxYFH2r/TinJi-i9300.html http://www.4shared.com/rar/xfwkGY9n/Taiwan101-tinji-recovery.html Thanks.

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    1. Hi :-) I don't have the phone anymore, so I can't test it. But I read "Tinji" in the folder names, as far as I know, that's a different phone and I don't think the phones are compatible :-(

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  57. Hey, do you manage to put CWM on this phone? Can you upload CWM? recovery.img for flashing?

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    1. Hi :-) Sorry, I never looked for a CWM recovery for this phone :-(

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    2. oh... well I was wondering, because I read something about it working above the last post hehe.. thanks anyways, I think this phone is for just rootiing and managing chinese system apps (get rid of them) changing launcher,lockscreen and putting playstore... hehe, thanks anyways

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  58. hello again .... I want to share this has worked for me ... to install android 4.4 on this phone I found a tutorial on this page

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1812616&page=2

    where it downloads:

    sendspace.com/file/eo3xxy

    install it according to the tutorial mentioned and you will see that the phone is updated to version 4.0.4 with a samsung boot animation .... I did this on 18/08/2012 and cel works 100% ..... for rooting the phone with this rom, also works the method of this website to work ..... hope you luck .......

    pd .... although occasionally I can connect to gps ... I would like to find a solution to improve satellite reception as this phone does not have the file gps.config explained in countless forums to detect satellites in seconds ....

    another pd ... I also works with the rom 3g or original or new version of this rom .. any suggestions? ......

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this! :-)

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    2. is the least I can do since your forum here has helped us a lot with this phone is not yet known ... not as edit the article to put title to other friends can identify ... jaaa


      by the way, I see that others have problems with gps .... ami me with this update but only became operational satellites detected me when I'm out in the open ..... you have a configuration similar to that mentioned other forums about gps.conf file that this phone does not have this file confiruguracion or at least I can find as they say in these forums http://www.grupoandroid.com/topic / 46762-set-gps-latin-america /

      thank you very much

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  59. Hi, lalo it's not android 4.0 it's ROM of the top. I make Clockworkmod for HDC i9300, requirement boot.img from s3-firmware.zip of the top. This is link http://www.sendspace.pl/file/1afa5e631018943cfe7fa41 I hope that is useful.

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    2. you're right, android 4.4 is error, the real is android 4.0.4

      Thanks for your comment

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    3. Thank you very much! I confirm CWMrecovery and g sensor working :)

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    4. Is this for the ICS (android 4.0.4 firmware)

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  60. i have bricked my hdc i9300 ...!! any ideas??

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    1. Hi, sorry to hear that :-(

      Have you tried to flash one of the two firmwares that I have linked in my first post?

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    2. Hello my Colonel. The situation is this: I had installed the root and play store .. everything was wonderful. Then I deleted the file of the keyboard Chinese and from that moment came the problems. Currently I have the phone in brick, screen off, do not even go into recovery mode. I tried to do a debrick with a usb jig but it did not work (I work only mobile salsung) If I try to connect with sp flash tool responds to programming but at the end of error messages such as: the load and target are inconsistent. . or bm error: s_not_enough_storage_space (1011). I can throw it in the trash?

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    3. Mmmm.. Mmmmm .. if I do the heads of the memory tells me ERROR: EEMC WAS NOT DETECTED!! Is not that a little strange?

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    4. I really don't know what to do?!? :-( Maybe you can format your phone with the flashtool and then try to flash the firmware again?

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  61. Hello, anyone can fix the COMPASS? magnetic sensor is not working, anyone help please?

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  62. Hi Zap, just wondering if you were planning on making a tutorial to root the hdc i9300 pro 1:1 clone. I think a lot of us are hanging for it :)

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    1. Nevermind, finally rooted the i9300 pro 1:1 with ICS 4.1 :). Thanks anyways.

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  63. Hi, i found a way to root the HDC I9300 (this phone)
    When i orded it it was android 4.0.4 preinstalled. So i took some background research and ended up using this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1165973&d=1341025484

    Now. How do i use this tool?
    1. Install android SDK
    2. Copy everything that is inside into: android-sdk/platform-tools
    3. Dont replace adb etc
    4. Enable Debugging mode
    5. Run the ".bat" file
    6. Follow the instruction given!
    7. Done, reboot one last time and you are rooted!

    Hope this helps!
    NB! I tested this tool on my Windows 7 computer, think it will work with XP and Vista aswell.

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    1. Thank you so much for that :-) That is the "TPSparky" root script, it only works on MT6575 that have ICS running. If the phone runs un Gingerbread, unfortunately my method needs to be done.

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    2. I know, i typed it in the reply, since i got mine with android 4.0.4, so it will work for them too ;)

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    3. Also, could you see if there is any Clockwork Recovery for this phone aswell, how do i flash the CWR ?

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  64. Links are dead for s3-firmware.zip. ( http://www.chinacellulars.com/index.php?main_page=page_not_found )

    Can someone refresh it please ?

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    1. I just uploaded, please try:
      http://freakshare.com/files/ep26vs1p/s3-firmware.zip.html

      by the way I have too the last firmware from august, works great the only issue is the magnetic sensor.

      I let you know.

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    2. Hi :-) I have an alternative link up there.

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  65. Colonel i just downloaded from your alternative link. But when i try to extract it, it says files are corrupted. Thats why i asked for another link. Thanks in advance.

    Thank you too Waiky, i'm going to download and try it. I hope it will work.

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    1. Update, same for your upload too Waiky.

      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\DeskClock.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\GoogleServicesFramework.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\MtkVideoLiveWallpaper.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\Music.odex. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\Phone.odex. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\Settings.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\app\SoundRecorder.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\bin\mtkbt. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\etc\firmware\DSP_ROM. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\fonts\DroidSansFallback.ttf. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\framework\framework-res.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\framework\framework.odex. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\framework\mtkBase-res.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\framework\theme-res-slicer.apk. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\lib\libcamalgo.so. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\lib\libicui18n.so. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\lib\libmcamif.so. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\lib\libskia.so. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\lib\libsrec_jni.so. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\lib\libstagefright.so. The file is corrupt
      ! C:\Users\cermen\Downloads\s3-firmware (1).zip: CRC failed in system\usr\icu\icudt44l.dat. The file is corrupt

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    2. Hi :-)

      You are not supposed to unzip it, this zip file is flashed from the recovery mode by "update from zip".

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  66. hi. yo have ICS rom for this phone. Can i upgrade it 2.3.6 to 4.0.
    thank you

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  67. Please any fix for magnetic sensor?

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  68. This is the last firmware that the supplier send me, is very cool, was removed several useless apps on Chinese language, the android market is update and fixed, the dial-pad looks nice, the only issue is the magnetic sensor, the supplier test and say works with the others phones, but may be is because I rooted mine, I don't really know.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/sm2mub

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    1. This is for HDC A9300 MTK6575
      107MB lite only the apps that your need, works fast.

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  69. Latest HDC i9300 Pro 4.0.4 ICS ROM below:

    http://mail.qq.com/cgi-bin/ftnExs_download?k=34376264716f11c0a66399701637001d5a56005304040a004e065707021a06505b564f050601031f5756010055040356570604573015327c06403d0d090402023c7a0b07425812612a7a3d367f7a6d47135303105519485b13375f&t=exs_ftn_download&code=c7bd0722

    Only issues are the magnetic sensor (same as above), a few chinese bloatware, but just root it using bin4ry and its easy to remove. Enjoy

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    1. This ROM say i9300 with Micro SIM, this work on the standar i9300 mtk6575?

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    2. Yes I tested and don't work on the i9300 mtk6575.

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    3. How can i download New_i9300_Micro SIM_ROM_update.zip from this site.
      İ cant download it.
      My phone bricked. i cant use my phone :(

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    4. semih kardeşim yardımcı olayım ne oldu ?

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    5. Telefonun sistemi silmistim ancak düzeltebildim en sonunda. Bu telefona acana ICS güncellemesi gelecek midir?
      Semih

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    6. Cinli bir adamla görüştüm ekimde dedi artık bekliyoruz ics değil Jelly bean gelcek

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    7. umarım gelir de yukleriz. 4.1 olursa daha da guzel olur tabi :)
      Bu teli üreten firmanın bir sitesi yok sanırım. Olsaydı da o sekilde takip etseydik cok daha guzel olacaktı

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  70. I got a HDC galaxy s3 plus, but this does not detect accepts the SIM card wireless signals and shows "No Service". The same sim card is working on other phones.

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    1. Hi :-) Have you checked if the IMEIs are there? Dial

      *#06#

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    2. @monish : same phone and same problem with me...
      @colonel : yes Imei are there.... !!!!
      checked online , IMEI are valid.

      tried to change the IMEI.. but no luck.

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  71. Hello Colonel, I try to put any rom gives me the same final error: BROM ERROR:S_NOT_ENOUGH_STORAGE_SPACE (1011). The mobile e is always in brick.

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  72. Another one with no magnetic sensor, anyone with magnetic working? BTW I cant get my LOCATION with google maps/any location app... any fix?

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    1. Exact same problem any thoughts? BTW mine is single sim version with Clockwork recovery touch. I also have the GT i9100-01 Sii clone single sim this also has location problem but I cannot root this phone yet hoping the Colonel can help with this too.

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    2. Does it have ICS? If so try bin4ry, roots pretty much any ICS rom.

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  73. Any person able to contact HDC... maybe having the original files... (not zip rom) for flashing...

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  74. Will we upgrade this phone android 4 or 4.1?
    Any person able to contact HDC? i didnt found any mail adress or contact number.
    İf i found, i will ask them for this.

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  75. Hi !

    Do you have this firmware, hdc i9300 android 4.0.

    Sorry my bad English

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    1. I am searcing too this rom but i cant found. I think it has no 4.0 rom.

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  76. Hi colonelzap. when we will upgrade our phones 2.3 to 4.1?
    Have you a rom 4.1? :)

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    1. Hi, I'm sorry, I don't have a rom :-(

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