1. neil154's Avatar
    I would like to root my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2 but the rooting instructions I have found either do not apply to my OS or the directions have broken links.

    So I would appreciate it if you could provide me a link or directions to root my phone.


    PS: What is also the advantage to unlocking the Bootloader?
    08-01-2014 02:02 PM
  2. shallow_1's Avatar
    I would like to root my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2 but the rooting instructions I have found either do not apply to my OS or the directions have broken links.

    So I would appreciate it if you could provide me a link or directions to root my phone.


    PS: What is also the advantage to unlocking the Bootloader?
    If you're running stock firmware you can't unlock the bootloader me... But if you look up towelroot you can root

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
    08-01-2014 02:05 PM
  3. neil154's Avatar
    Thanks, I searched for "towelroot" on this forum and it seems to get good results but I don't see any links on getting or instructions I would appreciate a link if you have one
    08-01-2014 02:26 PM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    https://towelroot.com/ (run this from your phone)
    - click the lambda symbol- download the apk
    - install the apk- follow the instructions(Note that if you've installed the latest OTA from Verizon and your kernel is dated after June 3rd, this won't work.)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    08-01-2014 08:19 PM
  5. neil154's Avatar
    Thanks for the link but my OTA is dated after 6/3/14 so it will not work for me.

    Does anyone have other suggestions on links for rooting
    08-01-2014 08:36 PM
  6. neil154's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone's help, I have now successfully rooted my S3
    08-02-2014 01:53 PM
  7. GSDer's Avatar
    Great! What method did you follow?
    And what firmware build are you currently on?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    08-03-2014 04:54 AM
  8. neil154's Avatar
    08-03-2014 07:55 AM
  9. mrmlgoodwin's Avatar
    I tried opening towelroot on my phone with Chrome, and it just opened infinite new windows. Regular browser starts to open and then stops. What gives?
    11-23-2014 06:38 PM
  10. neil154's Avatar
    I don't know exactly what you are doing but I was able to get Towelroot to open fine, are you clicking on the red upside down "Y"?
    11-23-2014 06:50 PM
  11. ECTune's Avatar
    I couldn't get it to download in Chrome but the Samsung browser worked fine.
    11-27-2014 02:59 PM
  12. tim_wit's Avatar
    GSDer & neil154

    Thank you. That worked for me.
    I had been putting this off for so long that it's time for a new phone!
    At least now I can run Titanium Backup *Root*

    Verizon S3 running 4.4.2
    01-15-2015 09:40 PM
  13. leviathan1157's Avatar
    i've tried towel root on chrome and it started opening random tabs but i heard it only works for the original s3 browser so i then disabled chrome and it said it reactivated the factory browser but i couldnt find any icon for it any advice on how to get the factory browser back?
    01-17-2015 07:54 PM
  14. DaVeNuE's Avatar
    Is it still possible to root a Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-1535) running 4.4.2; kernel version 3.4.0 the date says: Tue May 20 00:18:59 KST 2014 - If so, what would be the best method. Based on what I've read here on the forum, it seems Towel Root would be the way to go. I'm just not sure if it's too late for me to root. Thanks for any help!
    MarmeeX4 likes this.
    04-06-2015 02:39 PM
  15. sytech55's Avatar
    Just used Towelroot and it rooted just fine with verizon, 4.4.2, kernel 3.4.0. Verified root using RootChecker and SuperSU apps.

    Go for it.
    05-11-2015 12:17 AM
  16. Adrian Ramirez's Avatar
    LOL, the upside-down Y! That would be the greek letter, lambda
    05-13-2015 10:00 PM
  17. Jim Starkey's Avatar
    I just donated.now would like to root.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-15-2016 05:11 AM
  18. khiero's Avatar
    dont use EZ-unlock to unlock bootloader you will have a hard brik
    02-27-2016 02:43 AM
  19. Rolly 1's Avatar
    Kingo Android Root app will help. I did it in my phone and it works well. we have same model.
    Just go to google play store and search the app.
    Hope it will help.
    Thank you.
    06-24-2016 08:08 AM

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