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    Sweet thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    No problem let me know how it goes

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Worked perfectly. Thanks man for helping me out even posting on xda for me. One of the reasons I love this site. Loving having blue instead of green.

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    Good I am glad it all worked ok. I figured that it wouldn't be an issue for several reasons, but as the other poster said, be sure to not flash something that isn't for you. The sgs3 is a bit of a different story in some aspects, not all but some.

    Helping is what this place is about and I am glad that I could.

    And yeah, I hated the green too. The only other one that I hated more was the **** brown on the DROID Charge.

    Have a great night and if you need anything else just ask!

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
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    Sweet will do man u were a lot of help. Love my gs3 even more now. Thanks again man. :beer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're not sure why you would want to root, then you probably shouldn't. The reasons to do it should be obvious to you if it something worth doing.

    While there are a number of things that rooting allows you do, there's also an inherent assumption of responsibility that goes with it.
    Successfully rooted and rommed without issue. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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  6. #81  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    Why am I rooted? Simple, no device should have hardware keys, they are unnecessary

    Wanted soft keys like the nexus

    Sent from my SPH - L710 running Pac Man Rom 4.1.2, seeder and ktweaker kernel
    how did u get the soft keys
  7. #82  

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    Quote Originally Posted by KreepyKen View Post
    I'm not rooted. Don't see the need. I'm happy with the way the phone works. We got JB relatively quickly.

    I did root my old Captivate for three reasons: (1) because it refused to update to Gingerbread (Kies on old Mac didn't work for sh*t); (2) so I could have Swype Beta (it came with some ungodly old version of Swype and wouldn't let me have both); and (3) because the GPS sucked monkey **** and I wanted to tinker with it to see if I could improve it (I couldn't, btw). With the S3, I can have both official Swype and Swype Beta installed at the same time, I have official JB, and the GPS is perfect.

    One bit of caution with rooted phones: some apps are written not to work if your phone is rooted. I believe you can't watch videos you rent/buy through Google Play on a rooted phone And if you ever want to use ISIS, Google Wallet, or some other NFC payment technology, I'm 99.9% sure those apps will not run on rooted phones (for obvious security reasons). Plus, with root access, you literally have access to everything on that phone...so if you delete something by accident, you can render your phone inoperable.
    Actually wallet works perfectly fing on rooted phones. and you can watch movies with play movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Yeah I do not recommend it at all. Get dsp manager. I have seen too many issues with beats for it to actually be worth it.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Will this work with a non rooted phone
    Current phone- AT&T galaxy S4 16gb. 32gb storage. otter box defender. running MF3 ota, rooted and safe strapped
    rom slots 1, used for flashing test roms. my daily driver is alpha v10 on rom slot 2
    old phones- Blackberry curve-> iphone 3gs->iphone 4s->galaxy S3->galaxy S4
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    not rooted, why? I have no idea what i'd be doing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolittdroid View Post
    Successfully rooted and rommed without issue. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Comment wasn't necessary directed at you, OP. I'm glad you were able to get rooted and ROM'd with no issue. My apologies if you took any offense to my comment, or took it as a personal slight against your ability to accomplish it -- I assure you that was not my intent.

    It was more directed that those that who jump into rooting without understanding what they're doing, don't follow instructions and end up either bricking their device or don't how to manage it post root. I highly recommend rooting, but I also recommend researching the process and pros and cons fully before doing it...which obviously you have.
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    I decided to root 2 weeks ago. I have Ad-away, CWM, Root Light Dim, RomTool Box Lite and Superuser. Currently running CM10.1 Euro Skunk. Love it.

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    Sent from my S3
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    I was scared of rooting for awhile, but finally went through it a few weeks ago. Don't know what took me so long now, heh. Now I feel like a pro flashing roms and all that.

    One of my favorite things is being to customize the look of my phone, for example...

    Are you rooted? Why or why not?-uploadfromtaptalk1360202923299.jpg

    Sent from my rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 i747 running Intergalactic v2.5
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    Man that is nice!
    Current phone- AT&T galaxy S4 16gb. 32gb storage. otter box defender. running MF3 ota, rooted and safe strapped
    rom slots 1, used for flashing test roms. my daily driver is alpha v10 on rom slot 2
    old phones- Blackberry curve-> iphone 3gs->iphone 4s->galaxy S3->galaxy S4
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    Just rooted. Planning on trying some ROMs. Why?Because after getting the vzw ota update of jellybean I have been having some irritating bugs that weren't there prior. If I wait for the next update that may or may not get rid of those problems, I'll probably have a new phone by then.
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    can't root.
    It's a company phone and if I destroy the warranty by rooting, I will get trouble :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by ab30494 View Post
    how did u get the soft keys
    From a universal nav keys zip file

    But it is also available via aokp, cm10 and Paranoid Android roms

    Sent from yo moms house son!😎😎Using my SPH - L710 running AOKP Rom 4.1.2, now initiating Swagger
    Android is a tune up sports car with custom interior, sound system, and IOS is a stock model benz

    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolittdroid View Post
    I decided to root 2 weeks ago. I have Ad-away, CWM, Root Light Dim, RomTool Box Lite and Superuser. Currently running CM10.1 Euro Skunk. Love it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Don't forget to switch roms every once in a while, never know which rom suits you best till you try

    When I left cm10, my eyes opened

    Sent from yo moms house son!😎😎Using my SPH - L710 running AOKP Rom 4.1.2, now initiating Swagger
    Android is a tune up sports car with custom interior, sound system, and IOS is a stock model benz

    I use Android, because unlike IOS, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not infinitely cluttered homescreens
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    I rooted my phone about a month ago, mainly because I couldn't get a real full backup without root, including app state and system data. The other reason was to freeze some apps that I never use but were running a lot. If there were a decent app like iTunes to backup my phone, most likely wouldn't have rooted at all, but Titanium Backup provides a really good backup. I've also enjoyed freezing various apps that I couldn't get rid of any other way. A lot of apps that I don't use can't be disabled or uninstalled. The advertising removal was just a bonus that I found out about after the fact.

    On the other hand, if I'm running as root all the time and I get malware, then that malware is also running as root and can do more damage (or steal more information) than if I was running as an ordinary user. And any mistakes that I make running as root are much more serious, I can delete just about anything.

    So I balanced being able to restore my phone after an update, after a factory reset, or other odd happening, against running as root and the risks there, and decided I'd take the risk of running as root. I don't download apps from any other place than the Market, and I'm pretty careful about what I do on my phone, behavior wise *smile*. And now that I have multiple full backups (I keep them on my PC as well, and that's backed up via Carbonite also *smile*), I feel pretty safe in general. Probably a false sense of security there, but none the less...
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    ROM tool box lite has an 'ad blaxk' feature that I love. Blocks risky sites, porn, malware, and those god forsaken annoying ads you see on games!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Sent from my S3
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDoh View Post

    On the other hand, if I'm running as root all the time and I get malware, then that malware is also running as root and can do more damage (or steal more information) than if I was running as an ordinary user. And any mistakes that I make running as root are much more serious, I can delete just about anything.
    That is what Superuser/SuperSU is for. It blocks all non-system apps from accessing root privileges unless you actively acknowledge them and give them access. Pretty much every root procedure involves installation of one or the other.

    As for you going in and deleting something you shouldn't you'll have to pay attention to that. If nothing else, making a full nandroid backup is a good idea.

    -Suntan
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    After all i've read, i'd like to try it, but i'm nervous about screwing up my phone. I have a MacBook Pro, so that creates a problem. Now, i've gotten advice about splitting my hard drive, to download Windows 7. It all seems so complicated to me. I would like to eliminate the AT&T bloatware, but at what cost? The Nexus 4, would seem to be the answer, but once again, there is a cost. Here in Sarasota, Fl., we have 4G LTE, and my SGSIII is super fast. No 4G LTE on the Nexus 4, so i have to wait and see about the Nexus 5. My problem is that i'm "old school". If i had someone sitting next to me, showing me, step by step, how to root and flash a simple rom, i could learn it in a heartbeat. I'm a "hands on" kind of guy. Maybe a simplified manual would help, as i would like to learn how to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grunt0300 View Post
    After all i've read, i'd like to try it, but i'm nervous about screwing up my phone. I have a MacBook Pro, so that creates a problem. Now, i've gotten advice about splitting my hard drive, to download Windows 7. It all seems so complicated to me. I would like to eliminate the AT&T bloatware, but at what cost? The Nexus 4, would seem to be the answer, but once again, there is a cost. Here in Sarasota, Fl., we have 4G LTE, and my SGSIII is super fast. No 4G LTE on the Nexus 4, so i have to wait and see about the Nexus 5. My problem is that i'm "old school". If i had someone sitting next to me, showing me, step by step, how to root and flash a simple rom, i could learn it in a heartbeat. I'm a "hands on" kind of guy. Maybe a simplified manual would help, as i would like to learn how to do it.
    1) Ask a friend with a windows laptop if you could use it for 10 minutes to root your phone. If you have the files and drivers needed for the phone, it take only a few minutes.

    2) Look on youtube, there are literally a bajillion vids of people showing each step of their root process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    I'm not rooted as I don't have a effing clue of how to do it. I do see a lot of nice set ups though that folks have posted. I need a "Rooting and Installing ROMs Guide for Dummies".
    Use this toolkit its basically 1 click and does it for you.
    Galaxy S3 w/ Hyperion 4200mah and Seidio battery cover & ZeroLemon 7000mah
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    Not rooted yet but I'd really like to. Just not sure on somethings. Do nandroid and Superuser come with the root and could I uninstall them for apps like Titanium and the SuperSU from the market? Also is it better to do the long root or the one click one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vietalogy View Post
    Use this toolkit its basically 1 click and does it for you.
    Hey, thanks for the info and link.
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