First, sorry if this is the wrong place, etc.
Here's what I got. I have 2 identical s3's. They are the Ntelos version, sch-r530x. One is rooted, custom recovery, and is flashed to hyperdrive verizon rom. Most of it works fine, but there are certain bugs and I need full function back.
The other device is completely stock and received an OTA update to 4.3 the other day.
I need to extract the stock 4.3 and flash it to the rooted phone to get back to a stock version and get back the functions that wont work. My phone being ntelos and the current rom being for verizon has caused quite a few issues that didnt immediately make themselves known. So I just want to be rid of the custom rom.
Now here is where I am finding a problem. My phone is sch-r530x. The verizon rom has it thinking it is an sch-i535. So when I try standard methods, like using KIES, the phone wont be recognized.
I am thinking the best option is to extract the stock rom from the completely stock device and flash it, via odin or cwm recovery, onto the rooted device. I realize I may have to root the stock device to do this, which is fine, I found a method that works for this model, the trouble only began when I flashed the hyperdrive rom (because someone else had reported good compatability....LIES).
ANY HELP HERE IS APPRECIATED!!!
Also, the reason I need to extract the stock rom from the stock device is because being a regional carrier, the ntelos rom is NOWHERE to be found online. Nobody has heard of them from what I have found, and my last 3 phones through them I have basically had to create my own root methods by piecing together bits from tutorials for other models. I have a good track record, and was able to pull it off again with this model, but I screwed up when I flashed this custom rom for the wrong model number, now nothing works quite like it should.