I rooted my phone with the Samsung Galaxy S III: Full Update Guide

I stumbled when I tried to flash the CyanogenMod. I do not get the install from zip file command while in the ClockworkMod recovery mode. So I can't seem to be able to find the zip file to install the CyanogenMod.

What I am trying to do now is to unroot my S3, but seeing that I rooted it using Heimdall rather than ODIN, is it still safe to unroot using ODIN?

  • Place the .zip on the internal sdcard, the try again with no ext. Sd card inserted
    – ce4
    Aug 10, 2012 at 16:09
  • Thanks for the reply. I did not have any SD card inserted while attempting the flashing
    – Esmond
    Aug 10, 2012 at 16:17
  • Oh, mixed that up... Do you really have the cwm running. Just wondering bec. there's a stock recovery that misses this feature.
    – ce4
    Aug 10, 2012 at 17:53
  • you're right, when i do the vol up + home + power button combo, it takes me to android recovery which i had thought was the CWM recovery all long. Does this mean i do not have CWM recovery on my phone at all? Though my phone status says it has been modified
    – Esmond
    Aug 11, 2012 at 2:28
  • What if you don't do the combo and boot regularly? The normal boot img has been replaced I think.
    – ce4
    Aug 11, 2012 at 5:33

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You don't "unroot" per se with Odin; you just flash a stock, unrooted ROM that wipes out everything currently on the phone. It shouldn't matter whether you use Odin or Heimdall.

Note also that unrooting won't matter if you've flashed anything with Odin, since that also voids your warranty and is recorded on the device.

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