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iamr00t!
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Latest is linked here: http://invisiblek.org/d2firmware.html

Find all firmware packages here: http://invisiblek.or...-i535/firmware/

NEW (5/12/13):
I now recommend flashing the latest modem, rpm and tz all the time. I'll be rolling "AIO" packages that flash all three of these at once.
They can be found HERE or HERE
I don't plan to make any for older releases, I don't see any reason for this.

Here's my theory on sticking with an older modem:
99% of people who have an sgs3 are not into rooting/modding/etc
These people are always running the latest OTA modems. Is crappy signal as widespread for them? I'd have to say no.
Whatever is causing your poor signal, is most likely not related to the modem you are running. If flashing a different one seems to help, it's likely a coincidence.
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The zips are made for flashing via CWM or TWRP

FOR ODIN: FLASH IN THE PDA SECTION <-- No longer building these
Always flash EVERYTHING for this device in PDA unless otherwise noted.

I will not promise anything as far as faster speeds or better coverage.

IMPORTANT:
DO NOT FLASH ON ANY OTHER DEVICE THAN THE VERIZON GALAXY S3 (SCH-I535)
Do not unplug while this is happening, unless you are in dire need of a paperweight.
Odin tends to seem like it hangs for a short bit toward the end of the flash. Be patient, it will finish and automatically reboot.


PROBLEMS/QUESTIONS?
SEE FAQ IN SECOND POST!!

LOOKING FOR RPM's? See here: http://rootzwiki.com...-rpm-explained/

VERSIONODIN INSTALLABLERECOVERY INSTALLABLE
I535VRBMB1 LATEST
From the official JB 4.1.2 OTA
No more of these, use recoveryDownload - Mirror
md5: 108cb964ff6a43d0d833e2384d9e9f6e
I535VRBMA2
From a JB 4.1.2 leak
No more of these, use recoveryDownload - Mirror
md5: 5f5d7fde1b7904bb0988ebecc49ab082
I535VRLK3
From yet another JB leak
No more of these, use recoveryDownload - Mirror
md5: 99413c2e53a3c43e992464ca130b678b
I535VRLK1
From yet another JB leak
No more of these, use recoveryDownload - Mirror
md5: 03d8395d5dbcf977b4c53e8206f80793
I535VRLJ1
From another JB leak
No more of these, use recoveryDownload - Mirror
md5: 37f4639ab13bb0619a69c66678aa8d95
I535VRLI5
From a JB leak
No more of these, use recoveryDownload - Mirror
md5: ab032d432208e7fcc983e580cd1afea0
I535VRLHE
From an OTA for ICS
Download - Mirror
md5: 1b6cc1ce6ef63d237dfa0fc511d3d462
Download - Mirror
md5: db54794a0754397a439e8cfe491e350a
I535VRLHD
This is from a leaked ICS rom
Download - Mirror
md5: f6b305d3b73fcb007af1fce90648f3c3
Download - Mirror
md5: 79d826e1c038a2124fd7d48e3b970ea9
I535VRLG7
This is from latest OTA, should fix the "No SIM" error
Download - Mirror
md5: b1a7d64389e8e25d84822d20d405fec7
Download - Mirror
md5: 8d1dda2b89a247c8f4d7cf194ab66d15
I535VRLG1
This is from the first OTA (which was never actually push OTA)
Download - Mirror
md5: 6a03afaf08b20fff4cbeb473aa0d5d35
Download - Mirror
md5: b6b4640e0034a8753c24fd6381495b36
I535VRLF2
This is the original shipped modem
Download - Mirror
md5: dec26b13d36edffaf7888b5360bbf069
Download - Mirror
md5: 62c46faf168db69adefa8f9f024df44c
I535VRLEC
This is from a leaked pre-release version of our phone
Download - Mirror
md5: 4f19e8a9e658d037d2c1fc1e14c4e1a5
Download - Mirror
md5: da66e9dba9dff00ff5e38d504edc90fa

 

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iamr00t&#33;
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FAQ:

Q: Should I flash this in the Phone section in Odin?
A: No, see beginning of the post.

Q: Do I need to wipe anything before/during/after flashing this?
A: No

Q: Can I flash this if I am running an AOSP rom? (CM9,CM10, AOKP, etc)
A: Yes, this is not dependent on what your phone is running.

Q: Do I need to be rooted to install this?
A: Not if you choose the Odin method, you need a custom recovery to flash using the other method.

Q: Will this wipe my data?
A: No, it will ONLY update your baseband, nothing else. Everything in your ROM should act just as it has.

Q: How can I check that it's been updated?
A: Go to Settings > About Device > Baseband version

Q:So flashing via Twrp is ok to do now with these?
A: Yes

Q: Is it just as safe to flash in recovery as it would be to odin them?
A: Pretty much, I threw checks in there to make sure you were flashing to a d2vzw and it checks the file's hash before flashing

Q: It's not working by flashing via recovery! I get something like this:
Code:
assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "d2vzw" || getprop("ro.build.product") == "d2vzw"<br />
E: error in /emmc/VRLHD.modem.zip<br />
(status 7)
A: It's failing the assert. These check what device you have and older versions of clockworkmod didn't have the proper device in there. Update your recovery first. EZ Recovery can do this for you or you can grab something from here: http://goo.im/devs/i...i535/recoveries then try again

Q: I flashed <X> rom, or I restored <Y> nandroid, or I wiped data. Do I need to reflash this modem?
A: No. Roms and nandroids do not include a modem. Your modem will survive these along with a data wipe.

Q: Does flashing a radio affect my wifi or gps?
A: Absolutely not. The only thing it will affect is mobile data.

Q: Do I need to flash an rpm with these? Do these include an rpm?
A: No, no. See here for more info on rpm: http://rootzwiki.com...-rpm-explained/
 

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dumb question that I probably already know the answer to: we just have to flash the most recent one, right?
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
dumb question that I probably already know the answer to: we just have to flash the most recent one, right?
correct
flashing any of them would replace the one you currently have. you CAN go back to an older one if you so choose
 

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correct
flashing any of them would replace the one you currently have. you CAN go back to an older one if you so choose
Thanks so much. I had a feeling, but didn't wanna bork anything and have to odin.

Also I agree with the earlier posters. This should totally be stickied. Hopefully landshark or some other mod will see this thread soon and do so.
 

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iamr00t&#33;
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guys, i accidently put the VRLG1 modem in the odin tar lol
if you downloaded it, please delete it, since its not what you want
use the recovery zip for now
once the links work again, it will be the updated version (give me a few minutes)

EDIT: k, uploading them both now, once again, sorry about this
 

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No change in signal strength with new modem. Still at -110. Not good.
Are we really expecting to see an instant signal boost with this? I was under the impression it would just make it run a little better, but it's not going to be a miracle drug. Invisiblek, correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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No change here either at the house, but I'm more concerned about the areas where I lose signal altogether, so I'll be checking that.

On a side note, this is the first time I've flashed a radio/modem...I'm assuming that it doesn't change the build number? So it's OK that my baseband is VRLG7 and build number is still VRALF2?

Thanks again Invisiblek!
 
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