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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrntlzrdking View Post
    Hello, I am going to attempt to root my phone. Very new to this.

    Instructions say:

    Preparing your Phone

    Download the following file and place it on the root of either the internal or external SdCard. I prefer the external as that is where cwm defaults to.

    Team Epic Root From Recovery

    Question. Should this file be sent to SD card as a zip file? Or unzipped?

    Thanks.
    It should remain zipped.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    All I can say is, "WOW!" Thanks for the absolutely superb write-up and easy links to make rooting a simple task. I have been wanting to do this for a while but was entirely too scared to try it. Thanks so much.


    Ooooh! Lookie there! "Superuser" in my app drawer!
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    After reading this thread multiple times, and debating it for several weeks, I finally decided to try it. Followed the instructions and everything worked like a champ! Thanks for the well-laid-out instructions...VERY well done!!
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    i got signature verification fail when i tried to download the zip file from sd card....anyone knows what to do next or have had this problem when rooting a tmobile s3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyshao View Post
    i got signature verification fail when i tried to download the zip file from sd card....anyone knows what to do next or have had this problem when rooting a tmobile s3?
    Tried to download the zip file from the sdcard? Huh?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    I tried rooting with the directions/files from xda and I still dont have root. I did odin and have cwm recovery on it, I have superuser in my apps list but root checker still says no root. what can I do? maybe install the tem epic zip from the files in this forum? Its a brand new sprint s3 with jellybean L710.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by mrconfer View Post
    I tried rooting with the directions/files from xda and I still dont have root. I did odin and have cwm recovery on it, I have superuser in my apps list but root checker still says no root. what can I do? maybe install the tem epic zip from the files in this forum? Its a brand new sprint s3 with jellybean L710.
    I would certainly give that a try. If you still have cwm, I would put team epic root from recovery on the sdcard and flash it in recovery.
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    That worked! thanks!
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    Trying to do this from my Macbook, I know you don't know of anyone who has successfully done so yet. I've downloaded Heimdall and the other files as per your tutorial, only question I have is about the drivers that I need to first install. As they are an .exe, is there any way I could get a .dmg version of them as I'm assuming they will still be needed to make this work. Sorry if this is a dumb question first time rooting anything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFortBro View Post
    Trying to do this from my Macbook, I know you don't know of anyone who has successfully done so yet. I've downloaded Heimdall and the other files as per your tutorial, only question I have is about the drivers that I need to first install. As they are an .exe, is there any way I could get a .dmg version of them as I'm assuming they will still be needed to make this work. Sorry if this is a dumb question first time rooting anything...
    According to samsung tech support they don't have drivers for the MAC... Below is my conversation with online support....

    Margaret: Hi, thank you for contacting Samsung Technical Support. How may I help you today?
    Visitor: Yes, I am looking for drivers for the SPH-L710RWBSPR. I am looking for MAC drivers. all I see are windows drivers.
    Margaret: I understand that you are looking for MAC drivers.
    Margaret: I will provide you with the information.
    Visitor: thanks
    Margaret: You are welcome.
    Margaret: For MAC PC, Google™ offers a free Android™ File Transfer application. Please install the Android transfer on the MAC.
    Visitor: I am rooting my device I need drivers.
    Margaret: Samsung doesn't recommend to root the device. However, to connect the phone to the MAC , you have to install Android transfer on the MAC PC>
    Visitor: thanks
    Margaret: Android.com

    From what I gather, you may need to borrow a friends computer.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    Damn... thanks anyways man, need more people like you across the web. Great thread.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    Total novice here with first smart phone (two weeks).
    Followed Skunkape's directions and am now rooted. No problems.
    THANK YOU Skunkape, you are an asset to mankind, and good looking too.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    im trying to root my sgs3 but i cant cant get a sucess in odin bottom says fail as well as top this isnt my first time rooting, i do have the current jb update. it sems to take forever on get PIT for mapping. then it fails
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcasas View Post
    im trying to root my sgs3 but i cant cant get a sucess in odin bottom says fail as well as top this isnt my first time rooting, i do have the current jb update. it sems to take forever on get PIT for mapping. then it fails
    Are you putting something in the pit block? It should be empty...
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3

    No just checked pda and put the file in it.before I tried to root I did do a facory reset thru stock recovery (my phone was doing weird stuff ) I also noticed I have the triangle in the android but no flash count. I don't know out any of that makes a difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcasas View Post
    No just checked pda and put the file in it.before I tried to root I did do a facory reset thru stock recovery (my phone was doing weird stuff ) I also noticed I have the triangle in the android but no flash count. I don't know out any of that makes a difference

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Are you getting com and any number in the id com block ? If not remove the drivers and reinstall them. I would try that anyway since you are having trouble. Also you want to make sure kies is not installed. Kies causes problems with Odin.
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    Yes I do get a number in the com block and how do I remove kies from the phone its a stock app and kies isnt on my laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcasas View Post
    Yes I do get a number in the com block and how do I remove kies from the phone its a stock app and kies isnt on my laptop

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    I was talking about your laptop....If it's not installed no problem... which file are you flashing in Odin? It should be
    recovery.tar.md5 on your laptop.

    "Team epic root from recovery" should be on your phones sdcard and flashed from cwm immediately after flashing recovery in Odin.

    You may be doing this, just covering the bases....
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    When I plug my phone into the computer it detects it as a media device and not a mounted SD card and does not allow me to transfer the zip file (or any files at all) into the Phone or ExternalSD card. What am I doing wrong? Win7 here.

    Usb debugging is checked
    Connected as a media device (not camera)
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    Quote Originally Posted by deegee View Post
    When I plug my phone into the computer it detects it as a media device and not a mounted SD card and does not allow me to transfer the zip file (or any files at all) into the Phone or ExternalSD card. What am I doing wrong? Win7 here.

    Usb debugging is checked
    Connected as a media device (not camera)
    you should be able to go to my computer and see your phone listed with the drives as SPH-L710. Double click on it. It should open another window that shows 2 drives (card & phone) double click on either the card card or phone and copy the file you want there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    I was talking about your laptop....If it's not installed no problem... which file are you flashing in Odin? It should be
    recovery.tar.md5 on your laptop.

    "Team epic root from recovery" should be on your phones sdcard and flashed from cwm immediately after flashing recovery in Odin.

    You may be doing this, just covering the bases....
    Ive tried both recovery.tar.md5 and I have team epic root from recovery on my external sd card not the phone memory. And my laptop does show both cards if I just plug my phone into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    you should be able to go to my computer and see your phone listed with the drives as SPH-L710. Double click on it. It should open another window that shows 2 drives (card & phone) double click on either the card card or phone and copy the file you want there.
    Still doesn't work. I'm pretty familiar with rooting phones like the HTC evo 4g but for some reason after getting this new galaxy the phone doesn't 'Mount' like the old phones did. It only reads it as a media device and doesn't allow me to do copy anything to the root directory (SD or Phone folders). The reason I'm needing to root is because I accidentally deleted some photos and this program won't work unless it's mounted on the computer. And the only way to mount this phone to the computer is to use an app that requires root....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcasas View Post
    Ive tried both recovery.tar.md5 and I have team epic root from recovery on my external sd card not the phone memory. And my laptop does show both cards if I just plug my phone into it

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Try redownloading the files.
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    Nice Write up. Was able to get the SG3 rooted with the insturctions provided here on the site, and loaded Wifi Tether - Trev E Mod that was recently released for the wifi. However, I ended up loading up Super Su from the market, as with just Superuser the Wifi Tether would not work. Question - Does it hurt to keep both applications going? Both Super Su and Superuser - my phone seems to be working well with both of them. Read post about people trying to remove one or the other and when instructions are not followed correctly they get wierd errors due to rooting and binary things that I don't understand yet. Currently there are alot of compatibility issues but if removing Super Su and the newest Trev Mod and installing just one other Wifi Tether App is better that would be easier than anything that might involve flashing for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidsg3 View Post
    Nice Write up. Was able to get the SG3 rooted with the insturctions provided here on the site, and loaded Wifi Tether - Trev E Mod that was recently released for the wifi. However, I ended up loading up Super Su from the market, as with just Superuser the Wifi Tether would not work. Question - Does it hurt to keep both applications going? Both Super Su and Superuser - my phone seems to be working well with both of them. Read post about people trying to remove one or the other and when instructions are not followed correctly they get wierd errors due to rooting and binary things that I don't understand yet. Currently there are alot of compatibility issues but if removing Super Su and the newest Trev Mod and installing just one other Wifi Tether App is better that would be easier than anything that might involve flashing for now.
    You can leave both... but it is pretty easy to remove the old superuser. Using a file explorer, just delete the superuser apk in system apps.
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