I bought the charger/stand as I wanted an extra battery & somewhere I could put my S3 on whilst it was charging at home.
For the price of £31 from Amazon, I think it was a nice combo for both, considering the official battery on its own was around £16, I thought to myself, why not.
The model of the item is the Samsung EB-H1G6LLUGSTD.
Here are the pictures:
Here is a video on it:
Overall, I really like the idea of charging my battery separately, however would have also liked charging my phone, and not only the battery, whilst it was on the stand. Making it more like a dock, rather than just a battery charger and a stand.
For the price it’s good value, especially knowing that you get an official Samsung battery alongside with it. I now use it daily, when I get home, to put my phone somewhere, although have yet to really use the second battery, as the power management of the SGS3 is very good.
Here is a written guide:
How to get into:
Download mode: Down + Home + Power keys
CWM Recovery: Up + Home + Power keys
-Download samsung drivers for the S3, via Kies for example
-Download firmware, relevant to you
-Un-Zip firmware and ODIN files -> you will get 2 folders
-Backup anything important, like SMS, contacts, apps etc, and save them to your PC
-Get Triangle Away app
-Use Triangle Away app to get into warning/download mode
-Let Triangle Away reset counter & reboot phone
-After reboot, switch off phone
-Get into download mode, and check if it has successfully reset the counter
-From download mode, go straight into recovery (don’t worry, the phone isn’t downloading anything, and you won’t damage it)
-Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik
-Go into download mode
-Launch Odin, and setup stock rom MD5 file in PDA (do not touch anything else)
-Plug phone in
-Hit start & patiently wait for it to finish
-After phone has booted and you have fully booted up, unplug wire
-Check phone version is correct to what you flashed – in dialler type: *#1234#
-Get you IMEI number (keep this number confidential) by typing in dialler: *#06# – write this number on a piece of paper
-Get into CSC chooser & installer by typing in dialler: *#272*IMEINumber#
->If the CSC is wrong, or not right to your relevant region – Go here and get the right one for you
–>Install relevant CSC if it is wrong
-Wipe INTERNAL SD card, by factory resetting in settings, on your phone.
-Let phone reset, and reboot
-(optional) plug into Kies and let Kies upgrade your phone to the latest firmware
-Turn off phone and get into download mode
-Make sure you have no flash counter registered
-Reboot phone using power key
-Send into Samsung, sell and do as you wish on your “never flashed”, still valid for warranty Samsung Galaxy S III 🙂
On another note, you might be interested to know that, when on a custom ROM, and flashing another custom ROM via CWM, after using triangle away to reset the counter, your counter will not be increased.
For more information, watch this video:
Hope you enjoyed this extensive guide!