INTRODUCING THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 TOOLKIT
: DO NOT USE THIS TOOLKIT TO ROOT OR FLASH CUSTOM RECOVERY ON A SNAPDRAGON MODEL SGS3 AS THE INCLUDED IMAGES WILL NOT WORK ON IT.
SGS3 ToolKit v1.0.exe
FUNCTIONS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 TOOLKIT V3.0 [GSM]
Install drivers automatically
Backup/Restore a single package or all apps* user data and Internal Storage
Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
Pull /data and /system folders* compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
Backup/Restore your /efs partition
Dump selected Phone Partitions* compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
Install BusyBox binary on phone
Root any public build (different options available)
Flash Stock Recovery
Flash CWM Touch Recovery (thanks to TeamEpic) or CF-CWM Recovery (thanks to Chainfire)
Rename Recovery Restore files if present
Flash Insecure Boot Image for adb mode
Flash Stock Boot Image back
Download* Extract and Flash Stock Rom (full DETAILED steps) ESSENTIAL FOR WARRANTY RETURNS
SIM Unlock phone to any Network (thanks to Adam Lange)
Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format for editing and flashing (thanks to Adam Lange)
Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
Push Files from your PC to your phone
Pull Files from your phone to your PC
Set Files Permissions on your phone
Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
Help* Information S-c-reen for various tasks
Mods Section to Modify your phone
Reboot Phone options in adb mode
Change background* te
As the ToolKit.exe file isn't Digitally Signed with a Microsoft Certificate it 'may' get picked up as potentially harmful by Antivirus Programs and deleted on first run. If this happens restore the file and exclude it from future scans to use it.
INSTALLING GALAXY S3 DRIVERS
The first thing you need to do is to
install the drivers. These are needed so that you can communicate with the phone via the PC and perform the tasks that the ToolKit offers.
NOTE: If you have Kies installed then it is advisable to uninstall it first to avoid conflicts.
a. Make sure your phone is booted into Android and the USB cable is unplugged.
b. Select Option 1 in the ToolKit to install the Samsung USB Driver pack. This should install all the neccessary drivers you need.
c. After the drivers have been installed connect the USB cable and the PC should detect the phone and install the correct drivers. This will also happen when you enter Download Mode and Recovery Mode for the first time.
d. If you want to check the drivers then go to your Control Panel on your PC and open the Device Manager. With the USB cable connected you should see a device listed as 'Samsung Android Phone' or something similar and a driver attached to it.
2. USING MSKIPS' SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 TOOLKIT V 3.0
a. Download the Samsung Galaxy S3 ToolKit package and run to install the ToolKit to your PC. The installation will also create a Shortcut on your desktop for easy access. You have the option to include or exclude the drivers files at installation so if you already have your drivers set up and are just updating the ToolKit then you can untick the drivers if you wish.
b. Once the ToolKit is installed make sure your phone is booted and plugged in via USB cable and double click on the 'Samsung GS3 ToolKit v3.0' shortcut on your desktop to run it.
c. When you enter the Main Menu you will see 'Adb Mode' at the top. If you have installed your drivers correctly then you will see your phones serial number under the text with 'device' next to it. If you see this then your device is connected and you can carry on.
d. Each option has full information on what it is and how to use it
3. FLASHING A ROM* RADIO OR KERNEL VIA CWM TOUCH RECOVERY
a. Download your chosen Rom* Radio or Kernel from the Development Forum* then make sure your phone is booted up as normal and connect your usb cable so it goes into MTP Mode. Copy the .zip file (DO NOT UNZIP IT FIRST) to the 'Internal Storage' part on your phone. Do not copy it to a Sub Directory as it will be harder to find when flashing it.
b. Enter CWM Touch Recovery (shut down the phone then hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds).
c. Select 'Install zip from sdcard' and select 'choose zip from sdcard' if the file is on Internal Memory.
d. S-c-roll to your zip file and select. Then select 'Yes' in the list to start flashing.
e. When flashing is finished press the BACK Button to go back until you get to the Main Menu and then select 'reboot system now' to reboot your phone into Android.
4. FLASHING A ROM* RADIO OR KERNEL VIA DOWNLOAD MODE US
Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.
How to get into Download Mode (For Odin)
1. Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME DOWN' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! S-c-reen appears. Press the 'VOLUME UP' button to enter Download Mode.
+Added CF-CWM Recovery (thanks to Chainfire) as option
+Added cache.img dump to backup options
+Fixed /efs backup/restore tool from previous version not working
+Added Galaxy S3 SIM Unlocker by Adam Lange
+Added Samsung Cache Ripper by Adam Lange
+Updated Odin Flash Tool to v3.07
+Added option to NAND backup to Internal or External Storage + keep/delete files on phone after completion
+Added Rename Recovery Restore files for future proofing
+Fixed CWM Rooting as it wasnt working (incorrect s-c-ript)
+Lots of re-written code for better functionality
+A few minor bug fixes
+A few other things I forgot to write down