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Root Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M ICS I747MVLALH1 with Unroot Guide

Here’s a guide how to Root Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M that already runs with firmware build: I747MVLALH1/I747MOYCALH1/I747MVLLH1
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). This is a rooting procedures that will ease you from pain of voiding its warranty. Occasional rooting method before, will automatically triggers the binary flash counter of your device. Samsung has input a system security unto your Galaxy S3 and once tripped by means of rooting or installing any unofficial customization will result to void its warranty period.

Although,  it can be reverse by now using a special tool, but its a little bit tricky if you are not an advance user or not too familiar about rooting. So, to have an ease of more tricky tweaks, this rooting technique is much simpler than other rooting methods,  for it will not trip the flash binary counter of your Galaxy S3. One good thing about this, is that it can be easily restore back – if you want to unroot anytime or return it back to its original factory stock firmware without more hassles resetting the binary flash counter in-case in need of warranty.

I also added a guide on how to easily unroot it for future use, so that you will not get lost and confuse if you want to restore it back again to its original factory default settings. Because when your Galaxy s3 is already rooted you can’t get any official firmware update from Kies or OTA anymore.,  “fail updating on kies or OTA”.

Guide: How to Root Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M runs in ICS 4.0.4 I747MVLALH1.

This rooting method is more likely just installing the original firmware to your phone, but in manual method by using of Odin downloader tool. The firmware used on this process is the original firmware previously released by Samsung from Kies or OTA, but has been already injected with a rooted system image, so once installed it will add root to your Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M automatically.
Grab the needed files:

  • Download and Extract the stock rooted I747MVALLH1.
  •  Bell Image (This also works with Canadian Virgin Mobile SGH-I747M)
    Perm Mirror 1: Bell I747MVLALH1 Download
    Perm Mirror 2: : Bell I747MVLALH1 Download
  • The rooted stock ROM was created by mrRobinson (XDA-developer recognized contributor) original thread:
  • Make a back up copy of all important files stored from the phone, before you proceed  (for safety).
  • Use PC with Windows OS (Odin will not work on Mac and Linux OSX)
  • Make sure to fully recharge your battery
  • Use the original supplied USB cable for your Galaxy S3

Disclaimer: Using this guide is solely at your own risk. Always proceed with precautions.

1. Run Odin on your PC desktop
2. Boot the Galaxy S3 into download mode screen for Odin.
Turn it off, once completely shut down hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button to continue or enter Download Mode. It will then display an – Android Robot and says ” Downloading.. DO not turn off target”

3. Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or a highlighted (blue color) COM:ID, once the device is detected or recognize with Odin.
4. In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.
5. Now load the rooted stock ROM.

Click odin’s PDA button then select the root69.stock_Bell_I747MVLLH1.tar
6. Click on “Start” to begin flashing.
7. Wait until the flashing finishes, DO NOT remove nor touch anything unless it completely finishes.
8. Remove the phone from PC once rebooted.

How to UnRoot: Remove Root on Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M

The process is still the same above, but this time you need to flash the original, unmodified and unrooted I747MVLALH1/I747MOYCALH1/I747MVLLH1 stock ROM.

Here’s the original I747MVLALH1_I747MOYCALH1 firmware unzip or extract it after downloaded, so that you’ll get the odin flashable tar file.

Again, load it on Odin’s PDA button.

That’s it! Any questions and or related issues about how to root and unroot  Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M just let us know.

5 thoughts on “Root Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M ICS I747MVLALH1 with Unroot Guide”

  1. Hi,

    I’ve already rooted my Bell 747MVLALH1 S3 but I didn’t use your pre-rooted flash file.
    My counter HAS BEEN tripped.
    I now wish to find a Jelly bean upgrade for my rooted S3. Will i need to use TRIANGLE to bring counter to 0 then un-root ? Or is there a rooted Jelly Bean upgrade out there for my rooted phone? I cannot find any that serve that specific purpose and I do not want to lose root for a jelly bean OTA upgrade.
    Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you kindly

    1. Actually, there are few options to update if you have a rooted phone:
      1. Use a root-keeper apps from Play store that will temporarily removed root. Update your phone via OTA and then again simply apply root.
      2. Use a rooted/deodexed/odexed Jelly Bean stock ROM at XDA-Developer and manually install via CWM/TWRP custom recovery.
      3. Use a pre-rooted stock image from official software update and flash it with Odin.

    2. Hi Neil,

      I tried your solution #1and I temporarily unrooted with Voodoo. Then i forced OTA upgrade. It went into download mode then android fell on it’s back with an exclamation point in it. Luckily, CWM menu allowed me to reboot. It loaded my current ice cream sandwich. 4.0.1 again.
      I then reapplied root and moved on to solution #2

      #2 I searched high and low for a rooted/deodexed/odexed Jelly Bean stock ROM at XDA-Developer BUT i found none that are specific to my i747MVLALH1 S3. I currently run an odexed ROM.

      #3 I cannot find a pre-rooted stock image for my model. Bricking is what i wish to avoid.

      Now i am unsure what to do. One last thing, Voodoo menu specifically says its useless at keeping root using Odin or Kies on a Samsung phone.

      I must be missing a simple solution.



  2. i forgot to ask, since my counter is tripped and I am trying to do an OTA upgrade using Voodoo, should I run Triangle first to reset counter? I am guessing my android fell over because Samsung OTA refused install if counter isn’t 0.


    1. Chainfire’s “Triangle Away” Binary Flash counter reset can be used either after or before installation as long as you have SuperUser root access.
      If you need to revert back to factory stock, you should do it first before flashing an unrooted stock ROM or applying OTA update because Samsung’s official update wipes root of the device.

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