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  1. nolittdroid's Avatar
    I've had the S3 for a month and I'm starting to think about rooting. The phone is pretty sick stock...aside from bloatware and bad battery life.


    Why are you rooted?


    Sent from my S3 on ACS
    01-06-2013 04:40 PM
  2. Athenazoe78's Avatar
    Because ehm... I like to play around. Sometimes with baaaaad results but hey, thats learning by doing . I rooted because I wanted the newest Android version on it. Simple as that.
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    01-06-2013 04:46 PM
  3. Keith Patrick's Avatar
    I rooted my S3 last night so I can tether my Nexus 10 to it. I was so timid for so long, for I for I was afraid I would brick my phone. I rooted in no time and now I can't believe I waited so long.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
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    01-06-2013 04:49 PM
  4. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    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
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    01-06-2013 05:06 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mine is mainly because I like having full administrative rights to my phone so I can always do something if I want. Such as I like being able to browse all the system files... Why? Well for things like disabling camera sounds and stuff

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    Rodawg71 likes this.
    01-06-2013 05:19 PM
  6. piizzadude's Avatar
    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
    Love the wallpaper and clock setup. Onscreen keys suck though but to each his own

    Sent from my PMID1000B using Tapatalk HD
    01-06-2013 05:29 PM
  7. gwappa's Avatar
    I rooted because I wanted Beats Audio, Titanium Backup and Cerberus Anti Theft, oh and a custom kernel that makes phone run faster with less battery.
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    01-06-2013 05:36 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    I run a stock JB 4.1.2 but rooted with a custom kernel.
    All i like is to be able to freeze/uninstall system apps (bloat)
    Overclocking was fine but the phone runs fine at stock CPU speed for me.
    Also u can get apps that hide ad's from apps, games.
    And most of all, you can back up app settings.... amazing feature if u gota reset well worthwhile :beer:


    Unbranded international rooted s3 with Official 4.1.2 JB. Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe :beer:
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    01-06-2013 05:37 PM
  9. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Love the wallpaper and clock setup. Onscreen keys suck though but to each his own

    Sent from my PMID1000B using Tapatalk HD
    Lmao, better than having to press your physical home button for ten years to open your recent apps manager, when I can just press my recent button for it, lol

    And I can take a screen shot by holding my notification button on my nav bar

    And did I forget to mention that not only so I have soft keys, but widgets in my navigation bar?

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    Much more function than some useless hardware keys

    Sent from my SPH - L710 running Pac Man Rom 4.1.2, seeder and ktweaker kernel
    01-06-2013 05:38 PM
  10. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    I rooted because I wanted Beats Audio, Titanium Backup and Cerberus Anti Theft, oh and a custom kernel that makes phone run faster with less battery.
    Does the beats audio work with podcasts and stuff too or just music?

    Too scared to flash due to all the bad Samsung galaxy s3 reviews in the play store

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    01-06-2013 07:02 PM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    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.
    01-06-2013 07:08 PM
  12. ibcop's Avatar
    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".
    01-06-2013 07:11 PM
  13. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    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".
    YouTube search how to root sprint samsung galaxy S3

    Sent from my SPH - L710 running Pac Man Rom 4.1.2, seeder and ktweaker kernel
    01-06-2013 07:57 PM
  14. Rodawg71's Avatar
    Mine is mainly because I like having full administrative rights to my phone so I can always do something if I want. Such as I like being able to browse all the system files... Why? Well for things like disabling camera sounds and stuff

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    This ^^^^

    sent from a Galaxy SIII near you
    01-06-2013 07:58 PM
  15. KreepyKen's Avatar
    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 butt 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.
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    01-06-2013 08:44 PM
  16. piizzadude's Avatar
    True on the root things and apps but there is app now called root keeper that let's you essentially freeze root when you need to use an app like that then unfreeze it when you want to go back to rooted.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-06-2013 08:55 PM
  17. funkylogik's Avatar
    @chaos. AYE, onscreen nav' keys are DUMB when u have them on the bezel......


    Unbranded international rooted s3 with Official 4.1.2 JB. Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe :beer:
    01-06-2013 09:06 PM
  18. piizzadude's Avatar
    Lmao, better than having to press your physical home button for ten years to open your recent apps manager, when I can just press my recent button for it, lol

    And I can take a screen shot by holding my notification button on my nav bar

    And did I forget to mention that not only so I have soft keys, but widgets in my navigation bar?

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    Much more function than some useless hardware keys

    Sent from my SPH - L710 running Pac Man Rom 4.1.2, seeder and ktweaker kernel
    At first I had serious hatred for on screen keys, but like other things you get used to them. I have a basically stock tablet with no keys and they themselves are not bad.

    What is stupid is that no matter what they take up space and I would rather have the screen real estate.

    My example is the n4. You have a 4.7 inch screen, but only 4.41 of usable space. If I buy 4.7 I want all 4.7 inches for whatever. If you want to take the bezel and replace it with onscreen keys and say something to the effects of it is a 5'' screen with 4.8'' of usable space I am fine with that.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
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    01-06-2013 09:15 PM
  19. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    @chaos. AYE, onscreen nav' keys are DUMB when u have them on the bezel......


    Unbranded international rooted s3 with Official 4.1.2 JB. Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe :beer:
    Not really, I can have up to 5 soft keys and I can have multiple actions for each

    While with the galaxy s3, I only have 3 keys, lol

    Sent from my Google Nexus 7 running aokp 4.1.2, because there is no PacMan rom for the nexus
    01-06-2013 09:18 PM
  20. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    At first I had serious hatred for on screen keys, but like other things you get used to them. I have a basically stock tablet with no keys and they themselves are not bad.

    What is stupid is that no matter what they take up space and I would rather have the screen real estate.

    My example is the n4. You have a 4.7 inch screen, but only 4.41 of usable space. If I buy 4.7 I want all 4.7 inches for whatever. If you want to take the bezel and replace it with onscreen keys and say something to the effects of it is a 5'' screen with 4.8'' of usable space I am fine with that.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    I see what ur saying, that's just a design flaw, manufacturers will catch up soon

    Sent from my Google Nexus 7 running aokp 4.1.2, because there is no PacMan rom for the nexus
    01-06-2013 09:20 PM
  21. socialcarpet's Avatar
    No, because I have a Nexus device and see no reason to root'
    01-06-2013 09:39 PM
  22. piizzadude's Avatar
    So your never gonna change roms or backup anything? I guess and plain Jane phone will do then...

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-06-2013 09:54 PM
  23. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    So your never gonna change roms or backup anything? I guess and plain Jane phone will do then...

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    I agree

    But at the same time, my only reason for rooting was to get soft keys, and the nexus already has them, so I kinda see where he's coming from lol

    Sent from my SPH - L710 running Pac Man Rom 4.1.2, seeder and ktweaker kernel
    01-06-2013 10:30 PM
  24. nolittdroid's Avatar
    I usually employ the help of a friend...otherwise I dont trust myself!

    Sent from my S3 on ACS
    01-06-2013 11:59 PM
  25. piizzadude's Avatar
    If only there was an app that asked you to give root permissions to another app before it allowed root to be gained before it did anything.

    Oh wait there is, so I guess that exploit is pretty moot.

    There are a ton of bad reasons to do anything. If you do not download pirate apps and do not just blindly hit allow for everything, you are fine. I know this is a lot to ask from a lot of people (not the poster above specifically) don't get that concept because of all the viruses and windows exploits that are around. Those people are the ones that should never root. If you have just a bit of common sense you are fine.
    01-07-2013 12:32 AM
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