This is the original stock ROM for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 that has been pulled from Samsung Kies. This might useful for you if want to return back your Galaxy S3 to the original factory stock firmware. This is also proven useful to completely unroot and to fix if you have bricked your Galaxy S3 from messing up installing a modified ROM.
Note: This stock ROM should only be used on Samsung SGH-T999 Galaxy S III T-Mobile. It May and May Not compatible with other variants but just avoid any undesired outcomes. So don’t try to use it on the following Galaxy S3 variants:
International Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300 (unbranded and carrier branded)
USA (AT&T) Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747
USA (Sprint) Samsung Galaxy S III SPH-L710
USA (Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I535
Canada (Telus) Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747M
Canada (SaskTel) Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747M
Canada (Rogers) Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747M
Canada (Bell) Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747M
Canada Videotron Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-T999V
Canada Mobilicity Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-T999V
Australia (Telstra) Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300T
Australia (Vodafone) Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300T
New Zealand (XT Mobile) Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300T
Japan (NTT Docomo) Samsung Galaxy S III SC-O6D
T999UVALEM_T999TMBALEM Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Stock Firmware
Device: Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-T999
Stock ROM Download: here
Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by using these files. You may proceed or use of the stock firmware below at your own risk.
FAQ about flashing Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile SGH-T999) stock ROM:
Q: Did it increase the flash counter of the phone?
A: No, flashing original stock firmware will not add your phone flash counter, it only increases when you install any custom ROM.
Q: My phone is already rooted, does it remove root?
A: Yes, once you flash original firmware it will return to its original factory default settings, you will lose root and you need to root again.
Odin flashing Quick Guide for advance users
(If this is your first time heard about this method, read the whole flashing procedure guide)
Ensure that the battery is fully charge.
Make a Back up copy of all important data/files stored from the phone’s internal memory.
1. Download the stock ROM. Then extract it so that you’ll get the Odin flashable tar file. You’ll then see the file extracted like the image below:
SS.Dl.dll (This file is not needed but do not delete it for it some kind of a stock ROM extension file)
2. Download Odin3_v3.07 link.
3. Download USB driver (only needed if you have not previously installed Kies on your PC/laptop).
4. Run Odin3_v3.07 on PC desktop
5. Click on the PDA button then browse to the folder where you extracted the stock ROM
6. Do Not check the Re-Partition checkbox. Mark check these check-boxes Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time.
7. Reboot the phone in download mode: To reboot the Galaxy S3 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously. You’ll then need to press the Volume Up to continue.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
8. Connect the phone to PC when it’s in the Download Mode screen.
9. Hit the “START’ button.
10. Wait until a word “PASS’ appears.
11. Remove the phone from PC.
Do factory reset if bootloops or just stuck on welcome screen logo occurred after flashing. This symptoms may only happens if you previously installed unofficial firmware but can be easily fix by simply doing a factory reset to clear the data cache of the phone.
To do this just simply boot the device in recover mode:
1) Turn it off then simply hold the Volume Up, Home and the Power button. You may the use Volume keys to toggle a selection and Home key to select.
2) In the option menu choose: Wipe Data/Factory Reset
3) The select reboot system.