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    Here is a link to the article on Rootzwiki about getting root access on the Verizon Samsung GSIII.
    I do not have a GSIII so I can neither confirm or deny it works but I figured many might find it helpful.
    Enjoy and good luck

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    Yeah I just checked Twitter and saw that link too.
    Sounds it has obtained root, good news ha

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    Default Re: Root for Verizon GSIII

    thank goodness, i had a feeling i'd be good to go by the time my s3 arrives next week, thank you devs!
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    Default Re: Root for Verizon GSIII

    Has the bootloader been unlocked or is this just a workaround?
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    Default Re: Root for Verizon GSIII

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Has the bootloader been unlocked or is this just a workaround?
    Just a workaround. This is a really important, but fairly minor step in the right direction. This just enables flashing ROMs and using root apps. No flashing kernels=no true AOSP though.
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    Any reported bricks using this method?
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    Went to bed "Pissed" , woke up "Happy" . Now hopefully Devs can get the bootloader unlocked.
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    Just a question. What exactly is flashing a kernel? Since I have a dx I just flash roms

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    I'm glad they've got root now. But since it voids your warranty I may wait until there's a way to sbf back to complete stock. Btw, I'm not sure if sbf is the right term. I'm an ex Motor user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kench33 View Post
    Just a question. What exactly is flashing a kernel? Since I have a dx I just flash roms

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    "Kernels handle things like CPU speeds and voltages, and a custom kernel can have a modified CPU table that allows for speeds well beyond the CPUs original specifications."

    With the ability to flash kernels and an open bootloader we could easily get a reliable AOKP Jellybean port.

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    Default Re: Root for Verizon GSIII

    Lol, poor Verizon will never match the tenacity of the dev community. Even though I'm not even close to being a dev, I somehow feel like I'm a part of it and it makes me feel all fuzzy when something like this happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tayswg20 View Post
    Lol, poor Verizon will never match the tenacity of the dev community. Even though I'm not even close to being a dev, I somehow feel like I'm a part of it and it makes me feel all fuzzy when something like this happens.
    Agreed. I'm not a dev, and I don't really do much with roots and customization, but it's troubling how carriers like Verizon want to limit the functionality people have with their phones.

    If they did updates on a regular basis and didn't cram the phones full of bloatware, devs wouldn't have to do their jobs for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSgalaxy View Post
    I'm glad they've got root now. But since it voids your warranty I may wait until there's a way to sbf back to complete stock. Btw, I'm not sure if sbf is the right term. I'm an ex Motor user.

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    For Samsung devices you use a program called Odin. Which is pretty much the same as an SBF on a Motorola device. I've had my share of moto devices as well. Odin will restore the stock factory image on your device exactly like rsd lite would do.

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    Any updates from anyone that's rooted? My S3 should be here in a day or 2. Looking for feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Any updates from anyone that's rooted? My S3 should be here in a day or 2. Looking for feedback

    Bounced off of my JellyBelly into your eye.
    Rooted two days ago using the method in the OP and removed that pesky ongoing wifi notification yesterday. Haven't had any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    For Samsung devices you use a program called Odin. Which is pretty much the same as an SBF on a Motorola device. I've had my share of moto devices as well. Odin will restore the stock factory image on your device exactly like rsd lite would do.

    Bounced off of my JellyBelly into your eye.
    Technically, Odin is analogous to RSD Lite. You flash a .tar file with Odin just like you flash an .sbf file with RSD Lite.

    When using Odin, it is very important to choose PDA not Phone as your device type, or you will end up bricking your device.
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    Right now there are just too many issues and too many unknowns with this phone for me to root. The most safe thing to do is to root only but not load CWM. It looks like once you load cwm that your counter starts incrementing if you load even a cleaned up stock rom.

    I'm going to wait until later this week and then see what has been worked out (if anything) and make a decision about this phone at that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racedog View Post
    Right now there are just too many issues and too many unknowns with this phone for me to root. The most safe thing to do is to root only but not load CWM. It looks like once you load cwm that your counter starts incrementing if you load even a cleaned up stock rom.
    Can you post a link to a thread discussing the fact that the counter starts incrementing after installing the CWM recovery? I can't seem to find any reference to this. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xliderider View Post
    Can you post a link to a thread discussing the fact that the counter starts incrementing after installing the CWM recovery? I can't seem to find any reference to this. Thanks.
    At the bottom of the OP, there's a little Q&A section

    Second to last question:
    Q: Does this trip the flash counter?
    A: No
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    Rooted the wife's new GS3 yesterday before I even activated it. I can't believe there is no other way to move user app data...
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    Default Re: Root for Verizon GSIII

    rooted but did not install cwm with the method above, root went fine and was able to remove the ongoing wifi notice.
    Then today I was in rom manager just poking around and saw the verizon gsIII was listed as a device to load cwm on so I did and it went fine, I then booted into recovery and performed a backup that also went fine. No counter was tripped not that I care
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    The file that needs to be flashed in Odin. Should it be a tar.md5? Or just a .tar? It's been a while since I've used Odin. I'm following all instructions but my comp just reboots after a while. Can some1 throw a dog a bone?

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    Default Re: Root for Verizon GSIII

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    The file that needs to be flashed in Odin. Should it be a tar.md5? Or just a .tar? It's been a while since I've used Odin. I'm following all instructions but my comp just reboots after a while. Can some1 throw a dog a bone?

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    I'm not totally positive which step your on but i think you want just a .tar file........one thing that helped me was i used this guide ....its the same as the one on xda except, for me it was a little less confusing to follow (not that the one on xda was confusing, I just have the attention span of a 2y/o) . Just make sure you have a blank system image.tar and a rooted system image.tar and you should be fine. I'm not an expert at this, just giving my own experience. So maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in and help as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tayswg20 View Post
    I'm not totally positive which step your on but i think you want just a .tar file........one thing that helped me was i used this guide ....its the same as the one on xda except, for me it was a little less confusing to follow (not that the one on xda was confusing, I just have the attention span of a 2y/o) . Just make sure you have a blank system image.tar and a rooted system image.tar and you should be fine. I'm not an expert at this, just giving my own experience. So maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in and help as well.

    Good luck
    I'm gonna try it again. I downloaded the file again and I'll unzip it once more. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    I'm gonna try it again. I downloaded the file again and I'll unzip it once more. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it

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    No problem. Hope it works out.
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