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    Default Should I wait to root?

    Until after the JB update that is? I'm into modifying my phones, did so on my iPhone since day one, but I'm wondering if I should hold off (in your opinion of course)

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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    When are u due to get official JB mate?
    Rooting and flashing are whole diffeient ballgames remember :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    Until after the JB update that is? I'm into modifying my phones, did so on my iPhone since day one, but I'm wondering if I should hold off (in your opinion of course)

    Sent from my Red GS3
    Rooting an android device is totally different than jailbreaking an iPhone. Many things could go wrong. Are u with a carrier or unbranded? I personally think u should wait. I'm with US cellular n haven't gotten it yet but I'm waiting. My hubby said There's no way in hell I'm rooting this 700 dollar phone n risking messing it up. Lol. I think the reason it's taking so long is there were a lot of bugs. Sprint released theirs too early and a lot of people are having issues with it , so the ROMS released may also have those issues. I'm pissed about the wait, but I'd rather have it right than buggered up and I can't risk effing up my pretty, shiny, already badass phone.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
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    Quote Originally Posted by hell_on_heels View Post
    Rooting an android device is totally different than jailbreaking an iPhone. Many things could go wrong. Are u with a carrier or unbranded? I personally think u should wait. I'm with US cellular n haven't gotten it yet but I'm waiting. My hubby said There's no way in hell I'm rooting this 700 dollar phone n risking messing it up. Lol. I think the reason it's taking so long is there were a lot of bugs. Sprint released theirs too early and a lot of people are having issues with it , so the ROMS released may also have those issues. I'm pissed about the wait, but I'd rather have it right than buggered up and I can't risk effing up my pretty, shiny, already badass phone.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
    Just as much can go wrong jailbreaking trust me, they both allow you to mess with the structural files on the phone, so that's not a concern I research well before doing anything.

    Sent from my Red GS3
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    When are u due to get official JB mate?
    Rooting and flashing are whole diffeient ballgames remember :thumbup:

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    I'm on ATT so it's kind of in the air

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    I'm on ATT so it's kind of in the air

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    Id be tempted tbh then bro.
    @heels, youre maybe confusing rooting with flashing pal... rooting is risk free and just "unzipps" the belly of your phone which then allows u to give it an organ transplant if you so wish.
    Wow what a metaphor

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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    I will be staying on ICS, there is not enough incentive for me for such a minimal upgrade. Everything on my phone works perfect and I do not want to risk that for a few improvements (I am not going to fix what is not broken). Also, I believe JB will not support "Flash". Especially given that my carrier (Verizon) tends to muck updates, plug exploits, or remove features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Babalu View Post
    I will be staying on ICS, there is not enough incentive for me for such a minimal upgrade. Everything on my phone works perfect and I do not want to risk that for a few improvements (I am not going to fix what is not broken). Also, I believe JB will not support "Flash". Especially given that my carrier (Verizon) tends to muck updates, plug exploits, or remove features.
    U can find adobe flash on adobe.com then type archives in the search bar. Flash is not supported on anything after 4.0 now. I have it on mine. And I have the download saved on my phone.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
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    Quote Originally Posted by hell_on_heels View Post
    U can find adobe flash on adobe.com then type archives in the search bar. Flash is not supported on anything after 4.0 now. I have it on mine. And I have the download saved on my phone.

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
    I do have Adobe Flash on my S3 now. From what I understand with JB even if you have Adobe Flash it will not support it. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    Adobe Flash Article: A good read
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    Flash works fine for me on JB

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Flash works fine for me on JB
    Try Firefox browser..

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Id be tempted tbh then bro.
    @heels, youre maybe confusing rooting with flashing pal... rooting is risk free and just "unzipps" the belly of your phone which then allows u to give it an organ transplant if you so wish.
    Wow what a metaphor
    Yeah, 'what a metaphor'! Is that type of operation performed out in the snow, is it? Is that how the snow gets all bloody then? Eh m8? lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Babalu View Post
    I will be staying on ICS, there is not enough incentive for me for such a minimal upgrade. Everything on my phone works perfect and I do not want to risk that for a few improvements (I am not going to fix what is not broken). Also, I believe JB will not support "Flash". Especially given that my carrier (Verizon) tends to muck updates, plug exploits, or remove features.
    I'm with you, Ricky. Been thinking of skipping JB as well. I hadn't heard about the Adobe Flash issue though, so thanks for posting that! I definitely wouldn't want to loose 'Flash', which I use quite a bit with ICS 4.
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    And did you just quote your own post, funky? lol
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Assuming there will be a root method for your JB update soon after it's pushed, there's no reason you couldn't enjoy all the perks of root now and hold off on the OTA until it's rootable.

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
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    I have a sneaky suspicion that Verizon is going to do whatever it can to try and plug any exploits for rooting. Which is probably the reason they are taking so long to release JB.
    ***I rooted and unlocked already for this reason.
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Depends what u want to customize....if you want to customize ur homescreens, there is no need for rooting, but if u want to customize ur notification bar and other things like that, you have to root, so even if Jelly Bean came out, u still will need to root to customize those other things
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    Just as much can go wrong jailbreaking trust me, they both allow you to mess with the structural files on the phone, so that's not a concern I research well before doing anything.

    Sent from my Red GS3
    True but iPhones can be easily restored in iTunes for majority of the "oops I broke it" versus Android could be "oops I broke it now it won't even turn on". Then you got yourself a nice brick

    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    I'm on ATT so it's kind of in the air

    Sent from my Red GS3
    I would do it as long as your read a guide. Since you don't know when att will release the JB update. Just be sure to read a guide. Also ensure the guide is for your phone.

    Rooting is usually pretty straight forward. If your going to ROM please read carefully.. Very carefully. Flashing a galaxy s3 rom meant for another carrier wouldn't be good for you .

    So just as long as you can read and aren't click happy I'd say go for it :thumbup::beer:



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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    Until after the JB update that is? I'm into modifying my phones, did so on my iPhone since day one, but I'm wondering if I should hold off (in your opinion of course)

    Sent from my Red GS3
    Depending on whether you intend on flashing a new rom or just staying stock rooted

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    Lol "3gs to gs3" i like u man. Ur a funny dude :beer:
    (Not a pick up line.... or is it) :P

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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Babalu View Post
    I do have Adobe Flash on my S3 now. From what I understand with JB even if you have Adobe Flash it will not support it. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    Adobe Flash Article: A good read
    Idk, mine seems to be working. How do I tell?

    O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Depends what u want to customize....if you want to customize ur homescreens, there is no need for rooting, but if u want to customize ur notification bar and other things like that, you have to root, so even if Jelly Bean came out, u still will need to root to customize those other things
    This is exactly what I'm looking to do, and I know I would still have to root I'm just wondering would it be less future headache for me to wait or if it'll be relatively straightforward to upgrade once I do root and mod, don't plan on flashing any ROMS yet as far as I can tell

    Sent from my Red GS3
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Just root and flash cm10. You
    Will have your jelly bean, and can block ads and everything


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    This is exactly what I'm looking to do, and I know I would still have to root I'm just wondering would it be less future headache for me to wait or if it'll be relatively straightforward to upgrade once I do root and mod, don't plan on flashing any ROMS yet as far as I can tell

    Sent from my Red GS3
    Well as far as I can tell ya, you might as well root if you want to do those things
    The only thing I would say u would be missing is the features of 4.1.2 (Multi window feature, new gallery, more.), because AT&T is supposedly getting that update instead of 4.1.1 that everyone else gets.
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    Just root and flash cm10. You
    Will have your jelly bean, and can block ads and everything


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    Hmm.. Probably what I'll end up doing, even tho I'm part of the minority that actually likes touchwiz lol

    Sent from my Red GS3
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    Default Re: Should I wait to root?

    Why?

    All the cool kids are doing it, Come join us;-)

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