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    Hi guys, I just bought a used s3 its currently Locked to three Ireland, what's the best/cheapest way to unclock as I've been told I can't root until its unlocked is this true ??? Also I plan on updating it to 4.3 is rooting still possible at 4.3 ??? Many thanks

    PS sorry for the noob post I have rooted my nexus 7 easily but Samsung's seem complicated compared to nexus o used wugfresh on nexus and I don't believe there is a app like that for galaxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfreddo View Post
    Hi guys, I just bought a used s3 its currently Locked to three Ireland, what's the best/cheapest way to unclock as I've been told I can't root until its unlocked is this true ??? Also I plan on updating it to 4.3 is rooting still possible at 4.3 ??? Many thanks

    PS sorry for the noob post I have rooted my nexus 7 easily but Samsung's seem complicated compared to nexus o used wugfresh on nexus and I don't believe there is a app like that for galaxy

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    As far as I know, you have to root to unlock the phone, not the other way around. It is possible to root on 4.3 but I would recommend staying on 4.1.2 and flashing a 4.3 TouchWiz-based ROM because you can't downgrade once you update to the official 4.3 firmware
    CF Auto-root is an extremely easy method for the Galaxy S3/4

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    I am inclined to agree. The Knox bootloader adds so much stress to hacking it isn't funny.

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    Default Re: New galaxy s3 user

    OK guys thanks for the response, can anyone point me in the direction of a guide of what to do, ie how to go about rooting and unlocking my phone, and what steps I need to take many thanks aaron

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfreddo View Post
    OK guys thanks for the response, can anyone point me in the direction of a guide of what to do, ie how to go about rooting and unlocking my phone, and what steps I need to take many thanks aaron

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    Still on 4.1.2 right?
    Model number?

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    Yes GT i9300, still on 4.1.2, many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfreddo View Post
    Yes GT i9300, still on 4.1.2, many thanks

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    Found a method that used CF Auto root


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    Best of luck with rooting,

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    Default Re: New galaxy s3 user

    Thanks guys I've come across this,

    Is the cf method best ?? Also how do I go about flashing the 4.3 ??? And any idea how to unlock my s3 to accept any sim card

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfreddo View Post
    Thanks guys I've come across this,

    Is the cf method best ?? Also how do I go about flashing the 4.3 ??? And any idea how to unlock my s3 to accept any sim card

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    The CF method is the easiest in my experience
    1) Download Odin
    2) Download CF root file
    3) Open Odin and find root file
    4) Hit start

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