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    Default reasons to root your S3

    I'm a newbie when it comes to this, so please pardon if I may sound stupid :-)

    I would root my s3 probably if I want to make it run faster or to uber customize it. These are not enough reasons for me now. I was just wondering what your reasons are to root it. Since the s3 is fast and I'm not at all bothered with samsung's version of android.

    Thanks! :-)

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    I would think not much at this point.maybe battery life and all apps can be opened to full potential. oh, and any Rom can be put in it.

    from MY SIII in sunny FL.
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    hey I just got a S3 also. I noticed you have a Touchpad, I come from webos too. Im a noob in this android land
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    Default Re: reasons to root your S3

    Quote Originally Posted by johnj2803 View Post
    I'm a newbie when it comes to this, so please pardon if I may sound stupid :-)

    I would root my s3 probably if I want to make it run faster or to uber customize it. These are not enough reasons for me now. I was just wondering what your reasons are to root it. Since the s3 is fast and I'm not at all bothered with samsung's version of android.

    Thanks! :-)

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    I rooted so I could get rid of bloatware, flash roms, flash themes, flash mods and to run certain apps that require root access.
    Samsung Galaxy S3....4.1.1 CM10 Hybrid ParanoidAndroid v1.992...Leankernel v0.2.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedcontra View Post
    hey I just got a S3 also. I noticed you have a Touchpad, I come from webos too. Im a noob in this android land

    nice to see you in this side of the forums :-) you should check out this other thread.

    touchpad on webOS paired with the s3 for sms
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    I don't want to mess with mine, but I may very well do it solely to get rid of the ATT crapware they put on the phone. At the least, they should make it removable.
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    I thought the same thing but if you find the right rom things can be perfect

    Things I now have because of root

    -more speed
    -less bloatware (more memory)
    -better battery life
    -cool boot animation
    -nice theme over the ugly touch wiz theme.
    -transparent notification bar
    -Google now
    -volume rocker takes pics
    -when the screen is off I can hold volume up to skip the track and down to go back.
    -I can add widgets to the screen from the app drawer
    -I can back up my phone and all my apps data.
    -record phone calls
    -WiFi tether
    -silenced the camera

    I have all this and I am a noob to android coming from webOS as well. Trust me you'll love your rooted phone. It opens a whole new new world
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    Few reasons i think are

    -> To make the apps ad-free.
    -> Faster GPS signal lock and
    -> Stop net access with firewall.
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    What ROM?
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    But rooting voids the warranty right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontalk View Post
    But rooting voids the warranty right?
    Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdelponte View Post
    What ROM?
    I second this. I am rooting mine this weekend. Which rom is best to use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 916x10 View Post
    Nope
    How does Rooting not void your warranty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou1210 View Post
    How does Rooting not void your warranty?
    Not warranty, the insurance.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
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    how did you get google now without upgrading to jellybean? also, is there a way to upgrade to the official jellybean on the galaxy s3 AT&T? I want to use the official vanilla version of jellybean rather than samsungs version or a custom mod like CM10...is that possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkbredx View Post
    I thought the same thing but if you find the right rom things can be perfect

    Things I now have because of root

    -more speed
    -less bloatware (more memory)
    -better battery life
    -cool boot animation
    -nice theme over the ugly touch wiz theme.
    -transparent notification bar
    -Google now
    -volume rocker takes pics
    -when the screen is off I can hold volume up to skip the track and down to go back.
    -I can add widgets to the screen from the app drawer
    -I can back up my phone and all my apps data.
    -record phone calls
    -WiFi tether
    -silenced the camera

    I have all this and I am a noob to android coming from webOS as well. Trust me you'll love your rooted phone. It opens a whole new new world
    Which rom did you use for all of these awesome features?
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    Reason why I root is ditching the adds and bloatware and now I'm getting into Roms.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
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    im trying to root my verizon gs3 and im trying to find out the best way to do it and im new at it but i would like to root my phone to do more on it
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    Default Re: reasons to root your S3

    - If you are on a Mac, the Android file Transfer app works flawlessly with CM10.
    - Speed, before rooting and installing CM10, my international S3 scored 1530 on Geekbench now it scores a little over 1800.
    - Google Now along with all the new Jelly Bean stuff.
    - Can install and use awesome apps like Titanium Backup.
    - Long press on the home button brings up the multitasking much faster than before.
    - Get rid of all the carrier bloatware.
    - Etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlpha1550 View Post
    Not warranty, the insurance.

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    Rooting VOIDS warranty, plain and simple.

    Take notice that new phones (GS# included) have a flash counter...if you trip this you may void warranty from AT&T and Samsung.

    If you plan on rooting:
    1. Make sure you do so in a manner that does not trip the counter.

    1. Research ROMS, as many are in beta or DEV modes..so functionality may not be optimal, or work all together.

    1. Have a real need/or reason to do it, you may regret it


    Ok disclaimer on #3....most of the time you wont regret it....but if the phone is performing as you want/need it to why risk warranty. If you want to do it just to learn, then by all means do it....if you need something specific like wifi tethering, then do it....but if you just want to bcs you have nothing better to do...again weigh the risk of bricking the phone and voiding warranty.

    I have yet to root the SG3, but every other Android that I have had has been rooted.

    Just a few things to consider....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkbredx View Post
    I thought the same thing but if you find the right rom things can be perfect

    Things I now have because of root

    -more speed
    -less bloatware (more memory)
    -better battery life
    -I can back up my phone and all my apps data.
    -silenced the camera

    I have all this and I am a noob to android coming from webOS as well. Trust me you'll love your rooted phone. It opens a whole new new world
    What roms did you use to do all of this?
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    I own a Samsung S3. Each device has ROMs built for them. Check this site out: galaxys3root.com

    Also, search youtube videos and run Google seraches.

    Also here:
    [2012.10.30][SGH-I747/M] CF-Auto-Root v1.0 - xda-developers
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 I747
    rooted running Serenity Jelly Bean ROM for your Galaxy S3. (basically what Note II is running!)
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    AT&T, Rogers, Bell, Telus Samsung Galaxy S3 - xda-developers

    a great place to learn about roms and rooting
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    I root mine cause whit the new update my battery life was terrible so I am running cm10 and a lean kernel and back to business

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    what is this roms you guys are talking about? all I know is Samsung link sucks and I think rooting is the only way to get rid of it? true or no? since they updated it from all share, it seems to run on my phone all the time and kill the battery.
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