First I wanted to say thank you for being here, I have tried other sites and after reading some of your posts I think you all are the most helfull bunch of folks out here and have really bent over backwards to help some of the posters out here...
I generally consider myself to be pretty computer literate as I manage a workplace network with 30 systems, VPN, vlans etc. But I have been trying for a week now to get my phone to take a root and custom ROM.
I started off by following this thread http://galaxys3root....xy-s3-sch-i535/ and when I follow steps 1-9 I am golden everything works good, I have a rooted device!
The trouble begins when I try to follow the rest of the instructions. I either end up soft bricked or I get prompted by a screen that says "verizon detected non approved software bla bla...) then I am back to square one. Of course I can always Odin back to life again and then if I have tripped my counter I use the paid version of Triangle Away to get me back to 0.
I have tried to use ROM Manager, goo.im, manual install of CWM and everytime I do I end up back at the "veryizon detected non approved software" or it boots into the recovery app of CWM everytime and wont recognize the /sdcard/ to mount so I can transfer the files over to the device. I have even tried to side load the CM image I wanted to install.
I have checked the download to make sure I had a d2vzw image for CM
I have followed many tutorials and I keep having problems. I almost think I need to just TAway and go back to stock and live in VZW prison I am hoping someone out here can help me out with this little issue. Thank you so much!
Intel Core i3-2328M 4GB Ram
Win7 Ultimate SP1 64bit OS
adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030 for adb (It works and recognizes the device)
100% Charged battery most of the time never below 70%
Good OEM cables from phone to computer and once something starts I leave it alone till it finishes. (no accidently bumping the cables here)
Thank you to everyone!!