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  1. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    For general information, now that I rooted following the instructions at the start of this thread, how do I refer to my OS, stock rooted JB? Or does it have some other fancy name? Thanks.
    I call mine "Sarah."
    01-09-2013 04:09 PM
  2. seanskiT1's Avatar
    Thanks for the guide....as a noob to all this I pulled off my first solo root!! And running Team Sonic Free GS3 Rom.
    01-11-2013 09:17 PM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Thanks for the guide....as a noob to all this I pulled off my first solo root!! And running Team Sonic Free GS3 Rom.
    Congrats... Clark44 is a great developer.
    01-12-2013 12:42 AM
  4. GREG YOUNGBLOOD's Avatar
    i followed all steps to the letter. the next day my battery was low . no biggy. but now it wont power up. when i plug charger up red light on front comes on but no responds.... pluged in to computer and it read that a device is present..............................................................................PLEASE HELP
    01-13-2013 12:55 AM
  5. DroidXcon's Avatar
    i followed all steps to the letter. the next day my battery was low . no biggy. but now it wont power up. when i plug charger up red light on front comes on but no responds.... pluged in to computer and it read that a device is present..............................................................................PLEASE HELP
    Rooting would not effect your phones ability to charge. Unless you flashed something that was meant for another phone. I imagine your charging cable may be bad. Try with a different cord.my car charger sorted yesterday and my phone showed it was connected but it was not charging. Do you have a friend with the same phone to try their charged battery .

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    01-13-2013 01:10 AM
  6. GREG YOUNGBLOOD's Avatar
    i used my charger. then i used a HTC charger as well...i have tryed to root my kindle with same gs3 zip. but have not connected phone to that computer.
    01-13-2013 01:20 AM
  7. Skunkape60's Avatar
    i used my charger. then i used a HTC charger as well...i have tryed to root my kindle with same gs3 zip. but have not connected phone to that computer.
    DroidXcon is correct. Rooting for not effect your phone ability to charge. You can NOT use the gs3 root files to root your kindle. This is for the SPRINT GS3 only. Your phone is a Sprint model GS3, correct?
    01-13-2013 01:56 AM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    i have tryed to root my kindle with same gs3 zip. but have not connected phone to that computer.
    01-13-2013 02:44 PM
  9. LoneStarWings's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm trying to root a 2nd GS3. The first one went fine.

    On this second one, for some reason when I go into recovery mode, TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip won't show up on the phone's menus, even though I've put it on the phones SD card and it shows up when I browse the phone's root files on my computer. I've tried putting it on both the internal and external SD card and it still won't show up either way. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I feel like I've followed the instructions pretty much to the T, and I did search the thread to see if anyone else had this problem. Thanks in advance.
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    01-13-2013 06:18 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Are you sure it's in the root directory of the SD card? The directory of the external card should show as /storage/extSdCard. At least that's where TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip appears on my S3 when I look with ES File Explorer.
    01-13-2013 09:17 PM
  11. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm trying to root a 2nd GS3. The first one went fine.

    On this second one, for some reason when I go into recovery mode, TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip won't show up on the phone's menus, even though I've put it on the phones SD card and it shows up when I browse the phone's root files on my computer. I've tried putting it on both the internal and external SD card and it still won't show up either way. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I feel like I've followed the instructions pretty much to the T, and I did search the thread to see if anyone else had this problem. Thanks in advance.
    Are you in custom recovery? it can be in any folder on either your sd or your external sd but it's easier if it is on the root of it. You didn't unzip the root from recovery file did you? It sounds like you are still using stock recovery... BTW recovery will not read a card formatted in the exfat file system. but if you put it on internal storage it should be ablwe to find it. Since it's not, it leads me to believe you are booting into stock recovery.
    01-13-2013 09:28 PM
  12. LoneStarWings's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses.

    No, I definitely did not unzip the files. I download TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip from the link in the instructions, dragged and dropped it from the "download" folder on my PC to the "Card" folder on the SPH-L710, nothing more than that.

    I'm pretty sure I'm in custom recovery.....it's the blue touch screen recovery menu and appears just like it did on the first phone I rooted successfully, only this time TeamEpic is not an available choice despite having dropped the files into the card. Like I said, I tried putting in both the "card" and "phone" directories and it's there when I browse the phone's files on my PC, but not available for selection on the recovery menus. I tried updating drivers, rebooting phone and computer, and tried it all half a dozen times, taking care to follow the directions carefully.
    01-13-2013 09:49 PM
  13. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses.

    No, I definitely did not unzip the files. I download TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip from the link in the instructions, dragged and dropped it from the "download" folder on my PC to the "Card" folder on the SPH-L710, nothing more than that.

    I'm pretty sure I'm in custom recovery.....it's the blue touch screen recovery menu and appears just like it did on the first phone I rooted successfully, only this time TeamEpic is not an available choice despite having dropped the files into the card. Like I said, I tried putting in both the "card" and "phone" directories and it's there when I browse the phone's files on my PC, but not available for selection on the recovery menus. I tried updating drivers, rebooting phone and computer, and tried it all half a dozen times, taking care to follow the directions carefully.
    You do know that you have to reflash recovery in odin every time your phone boots? Custom recovery will not stick if team epic root from recovery isn't installed before the phone boots. that's why you must turn OFF the options to reboot your phone in odin and why you must remove your batter and disconnect the phone from the computer when odin finishes.
    01-13-2013 10:03 PM
  14. LoneStarWings's Avatar
    You do know that you have to reflash recovery in odin every time your phone boots? Custom recovery will not stick if team epic root from recovery isn't installed before the phone boots. that's why you must turn OFF the options to reboot your phone in odin and why you must remove your batter and disconnect the phone from the computer when odin finishes.
    Yep, I definitely reflashed recovery every time and made sure the phone didn't boot between flashing recovery and booting into recovery mode.
    01-13-2013 10:32 PM
  15. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Yep, I definitely reflashed recovery every time and made sure the phone didn't boot between flashing recovery and booting into recovery mode.
    Which recovery are you using. There are two available. Look the next time you go into it.

    Edit: it sounds like you're using twrp. Try this recovery.

    ClockWorkMod Recovery.tar Version 6.0.1.2
    01-13-2013 10:39 PM
  16. merlec92's Avatar
    Hi,
    I haven't seen this question yet but would like to know. I have stock 4.1.1 JB and want to root only without changing anything. Does this flash from recovery do that or is there another way to root without flashing a recovery .zip? Thanks
    01-18-2013 01:54 PM
  17. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Hi,
    I haven't seen this question yet but would like to know. I have stock 4.1.1 JB and want to root only without changing anything. Does this flash from recovery do that or is there another way to root without flashing a recovery .zip? Thanks
    This method flashes root from recovery tar. There are methods that will flash a prerooted image tar through Odin.

    If you want to root and keep stock recovery, I can provide you the stock recovery in a zip that you can flash in custom recovery right after flashing root if you want.
    01-18-2013 03:17 PM
  18. rclksr's Avatar
    Are you in custom recovery? it can be in any folder on either your sd or your external sd but it's easier if it is on the root of it. You didn't unzip the root from recovery file did you? It sounds like you are still using stock recovery... BTW recovery will not read a card formatted in the exfat file system. but if you put it on internal storage it should be ablwe to find it. Since it's not, it leads me to believe you are booting into stock recovery.
    OK I think this is my problem and maybe some others as well. This is my first Android device, and I love exploring! Windows Mobile got old. LOL Anyway I have tried rooting my device several times flashing back to stock and re-rooting again to find out why I can not see my ext-sdcard. I first had CWM two different verision and neither one could read my ext-sdcard. Each time I flashed back to un-rooted stock I could see the ext-sdcard in recovery. This time I flashed with TWRP and again I cannot see the ext-sdcard. Factory recovery sees it just fine, but custom can not see it. Anybody know why this is? I know the answer is exfat after reading this comment. (which by the way I have not found anywhere else. Thanks for the heads up.) Does anyone know why the custom recoveries cannot read exfat? Second question should I then consider formatting my 64G ext sd card with FAT32 then? will that be seen with custom recoveries? Thanks for the detailed directions in this thread. Liking Android.
    01-18-2013 03:53 PM
  19. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Why is easy. Microsoft charges a ton for licensing. So exfat support is not free. However twrp does have a version that reads exfat but it is not an official build. Soon as i get home I will find it for you or you can just format your sdcard to fat32.

    As for stock recovery, unless Samsung upgraded their recovery with a recent update, it doesn't read the exfat for system.

    EDIT: If you like flashing custom kernels most do not read exfat either and will give you the error sdcard failed to mount. Stock kernel reads them fine.

    TWRP 2.3.2.3 with exfat support.
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    01-18-2013 04:35 PM
  20. rclksr's Avatar
    I'll try this out tonight. I can confirm my stock S3 has been able to read my exfat card. From what you say though I might just format the card to fat32 though. seems like less headaches later. Thanks again.
    01-18-2013 07:44 PM
  21. Nicole Gamble's Avatar
    Thanks Skunkape60 for ALL your help & patience with helping me get SGS3 rooted...finally!
    Thanks!!
    01-19-2013 05:10 PM
  22. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Thanks Skunkape60 for ALL your help & patience with helping me get SGS3 rooted...finally!
    Thanks!!
    No problem. Happy to help.
    01-19-2013 09:51 PM
  23. gorealmighty's Avatar
    I know I'm a little late to the party, but I do have a question about flashing a new custom ROM (CMx, Jellybomb etc.) I realize that there are two files that will need to be removed per the LG2 update. but after I have rooted and gained custom recovery shouldn't flashing a new ROM be as simple as placing the .zip on my storage, opening CWM and flashing the .zip from there or would I have to load it up through ODIN and repeat the before mentioned steps used to root this beastie?

    thanks in advance!
    01-22-2013 07:23 PM
  24. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I know I'm a little late to the party, but I do have a question about flashing a new custom ROM (CMx, Jellybomb etc.) I realize that there are two files that will need to be removed per the LG2 update. but after I have rooted and gained custom recovery shouldn't flashing a new ROM be as simple as placing the .zip on my storage, opening CWM and flashing the .zip from there or would I have to load it up through ODIN and repeat the before mentioned steps used to root this beastie?

    thanks in advance!
    Yup pretty much... flash the zip in recovery.... If you are flashing an aosp or CM you will also have to flash gaps.
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    01-22-2013 10:31 PM
  25. bojackson's Avatar
    so if i understand correctly, rooting does not wipe your phone, and i do not need to install a custom rom?
    01-23-2013 01:01 PM
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