Install Verizon Galaxy S3 Leak VRBMA2 Firmware | Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Thanks for beanstown106, Senior Member of Xda for leaking Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean VRBMA2 firmware. This firmware is not officially released by Samsung but firmware package have been leaked by open1your1eyes0 and an unknown source. This firmware is rooted, deodexed, cwm flashable which is pretty simple to install if your device are rooted or not. Let’s check out the simple guide to install the leaked 4.1.2 VRBMA2 Jelly Bean firmware on your Verizon Galaxy S3.

Benefit of Rooting

1. Full Control of Android With root access, you can alter any system files (developer level), delete annoying pre-installed stock apps (come with carrier perhaps), change Samsung boot animation (or others brand) and much more. As you can tells, you can actually alter with full access to your phone via root.

2. Backup and Restore Your Android Devices It is not a unique condition whereby your phone will getting slower and buggy after long period of usage. No matter how well you keep your phone (not installing any stuff which is not possible), it seem like the phone will still getting degraded in performance or error keep popping up. Backup the entire system to an SD card is a must so that you can restore back to the state where no errors are found. Rooting allows you to do so as with Backup App like Titanium Backup or Nandroid Backup.

3. Most Important – Install Custom Rom. The ultimate goal of rooting your Android devices is to flash custom rom. Many has complaint of the bad of stock rom and one of the best solution is to flash highly-customized rom. With the installation of custom rom, you are expecting: better battery, butter-smooth performance, customization in term of UI and applications, apply most advance and latest software and apps on older devices, faster network speed, stable network connectivity, USB OTG (On-To-Go) and many more.

Disclaimer

It’s always risky to modify your phone and be warned that a failure may brick your phone. In order to keep your phone safe, please read carefully every single line of the tutorial and follows the steps exactly. We are not responsible for any damage to your device. By doing so, your phone warranty may void.

Compatibility

The tutorial and guide below is only compatible to Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 model. It will not compatible to other devices.

Check phone model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number.

Requirements

  1. Windows-based PC
  2. Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. Download and install USB drivers on PC. Download Samsung USB Driver for Windows and Samsung Kies.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device.
  5. Backup your personal data on phone to PC to ensure you keep a copy of your personal data (SMS, MMS, Contacts, Internet Settings, Photos and etc). How to Backup Personal Data On Android Device.
  6. Make sure your phone is charged to 50% to avoid interruption during flashing. How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.

Download

  1. Stock VRBMA2 Factory Image (COMBINATION_I535VRBMA2_I535VZWBMA2_861013_REV09_user_low_ship_NOWIPE.tar.md5, 1.2GB)Development Page
  2. Odin v3.07 (Odin307.zip, 1MB)
  3. SuperSU (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.04.zip, 879KB)
  4. Verizon Galaxy S3 Unlocked Bootloader (VRLE6.bootloader.zip, 1.26MB)
  5. SuperSU + Unlocked Bootloader (SuperSU_Bootloader_FIXED.zip, 1.80MB)
  6. VRBMA2 Bootchain with CWM Touch Recovery (VRBMA2_Bootchain_CWM.tar.md5, 6.4MB)
  7. VRBMA2 Bootchain with TWRP Recovery (VRBMA2_Bootchain_TWRP.tar.md5, 8.5MB)

Instruction: (Flash Factory Image)

  1. Extract Odin307.zip a folder.
  2. You should see Odin307.exe from Odin307.zip.
  3. Now, turn off your phone.
  4. Entering Samsung Galaxy S3 Download Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button, followed by Volume Up button right after the screen turns on.
  5. Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
  6. Launch Odin by double-clicking on Odin307.exe. Wait until an “Added” message shown at the lower-left message box of Odin user interface.
  7. Once your phone is recognized, click on the PDA button and select the***.tar.md5 (Download 1)
  8. Make sure the Repartition option is not checked under Options & check on Auto Reboot.
  9. Click Start button to flash ***.tar.md5 on your Samsung Galaxy S3. The progress can be observed via Odin User Interface.
  10. Once the flashing is completed, a green “PASS” message will be shown to indicate the flashing is successful.
  11. Disconnect your phone now and your phone shall reboot automatically.
  12. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 has been successfully updated with Android 4.1.2 VRBMA2 firmware.

Install Custom Recovery

  1. Now, turn off your phone.
  2. Entering Samsung Galaxy S3 Download Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button, followed by Volume Up button right after the screen turns on.
  3. Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
  4. Launch Odin by double-clicking on Odin307.exe. Wait until an “Added” message shown at the lower-left message box of Odin user interface.
  5. Once your phone is recognized, click on the PDA button and select the***.tar.md5 (Download 6 for CWM, Download 7 for TWRP)
  6. Make sure the Repartition option is not checked under Options & check on Auto Reboot.
  7. Click Start button to flash ***.tar.md5 on your Samsung Galaxy S3. The progress can be observed via Odin User Interface.
  8. Once the flashing is completed, a green “PASS” message will be shown to indicate the flashing is successful.
  9. Disconnect your phone now and your phone shall reboot automatically.
  10. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 has been successfully installed with CWM / TWRP recovery.

Root Device and Unlock Bootloader

  1. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  2. Copy and paste the downloaded ******.zip files to your phone internal SD card. (Download 3 for Root, Download 4 for Unlock Bootloader, Download 5 for Root and Unlock Bootloader)
  3. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  4. Press and hold the Power + Volume Up + Home Button to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  5. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ******.zip and click Yes to install.
  6. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  7. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  8. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

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