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  1. PJnc284's Avatar
    That was release firmware. Currently this method is good up to at least VRALG1 which is what phones purchased shortly after release have. Are you already rooted? If yes, then the custom aboot can be flashed using a terminal emulator with no computer needed (directions at xda). If you're not rooted, then you're going to need a computer.
    08-16-2012 10:01 AM
  2. Since9600's Avatar
    08-16-2012 10:11 AM
  3. PJnc284's Avatar
    The .jar file from Adam seems to work fine in Windows. I only used the option to flash the unlocked aboot but had no issues on Windows 7x64. Has anyone tried to root/unroot on a windows machine with it?
    08-16-2012 10:32 AM
  4. Since9600's Avatar
    The .jar file from Adam seems to work fine in Windows. I only used the option to flash the unlocked aboot but had no issues on Windows 7x64. Has anyone tried to root/unroot on a windows machine with it?
    I haven't tried it yet. my phone is too essential lol I usually wait a few days to hear of other experiences....
    08-16-2012 10:38 AM
  5. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Curious - Does anyone know why he recommends Ubuntu over Windows? Does it have to do with Driver support (sometimes they work sometimes they don't)?
    08-16-2012 12:38 PM
  6. PJnc284's Avatar
    No idea. If I get time later, think I'll make a nandroid, odin back to full stock and try using the app to root and install the unlocked aboot. The program is java based so it runs fine in windows. Could be one of the other options in the drop down that aren't windows friendly so maybe he'll come back and clarify it.
    08-16-2012 12:42 PM
  7. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    No idea. If I get time later, think I'll make a nandroid, odin back to full stock and try using the app to root and install the unlocked aboot. The program is java based so it runs fine in windows. Could be one of the other options in the drop down that aren't windows friendly so maybe he'll come back and clarify it.
    Thanks, Please post your results.

    ****BTW, Adam indicated the initial release worked on Windows (as long as you had Java, drivers, and unknown sources checked? On the latest one he does not indicate it works with windows, in fact he recommends Ubuntu over windows.
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    08-16-2012 12:54 PM
  8. PJnc284's Avatar
    So maybe I'll hold tight on odin'ing back to stock and trying until I find out the outcome of this. The same guy who created the EZ-Recovery app created an EZ-Unlock app to flash the unlocked bootloader. When asked if it had a relock option, he said

    There is no re-lock option yet. It was planned, but it seems like individual phones have unique bootloaders, and flashing anything other than what was already on your phone can cause a brick, so I decided to leave it out for now. Will update once this is resolved.
    Also looks like someone tried to use the latest version of the relock using the windows and got the unauthorized software message. The latest version backs up your current one but uses the one halfcab pulled from his phone. He was apparently able to get it back working again by using odin to flash the root66.tar. Trying to confirm if that was all that was required.
    08-16-2012 03:41 PM
  9. AdamOutler's Avatar
    I understood the point of the bootloader research thread. It was just a little weird that the app was given its own thread and then removed with no explanation other that "it wasn't meant for public eyes" when it was posted on a public forum. No worries though and congrats on giving Verizon a big FU. And major props on not wanting to make it a big deal (eventhough it's pretty damn huge) and allowing the bounty to benefit the development community. For anyone who hasn't read the xda bounty thread


    xda-developers - View Single Post - [BOUNTY GOAL ACHIEVED] First to Unlock or Patch Bootloader on Verizon Galaxy S III
    It was never released in its own thread. It was mentioned on like page 10 or something of the R&D thread. I never released it publicly.
    08-16-2012 04:15 PM
  10. AdamOutler's Avatar
    Curious - Does anyone know why he recommends Ubuntu over Windows? Does it have to do with Driver support (sometimes they work sometimes they don't)?
    Because I don't feel like supporting everything that can go wrong with Windows. Linux and Mac are easy to support.
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    08-16-2012 04:17 PM
  11. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    So maybe I'll hold tight on odin'ing back to stock and trying until I find out the outcome of this. The same guy who created the EZ-Recovery app created an EZ-Unlock app to flash the unlocked bootloader. When asked if it had a relock option, he said



    Also looks like someone tried to use the latest version of the relock using the windows and got the unauthorized software message. The latest version backs up your current one but uses the one halfcab pulled from his phone. He was apparently able to get it back working again by using odin to flash the root66.tar. Trying to confirm if that was all that was required.
    Yeah, I was just reading up on that as well. I am gathering info as it becomes available, but will hold off for a few days to take it all in. I like to make sure I dot the i's and cross my t's!
    08-16-2012 04:23 PM
  12. PJnc284's Avatar
    It was never released in its own thread. It was mentioned on like page 10 or something of the R&D thread. I never released it publicly.
    hmm...must've been hot that day because I could've sworn it had its own thread but I see the edited post in the R&D. Or maybe I just got confused by you asking if it should get it's own thread. Either way, the R&D thread wasn't just viewable by developers so anything in there was technically public and was bound to have a large audience. Also saying "This works on Linux, Windows and Mac" was an open invitation for anyone and everyone to try it (including those windows users you dread. )
    08-16-2012 04:43 PM
  13. scooterd's Avatar
    Rooted and unlocked in a matter of minutes. Truly amazing.
    08-16-2012 07:50 PM
  14. frizo's Avatar
    I'm glad they've made these things as ***** proof as possible for folks like me who are new to the scene.

    In the last few days my phone's gone from stock to rooted, unlocked, and now using CM10. It feels good knowing I'm free from bloat from the manufacturer and carrier without bricking it.
    08-17-2012 09:10 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    I'm glad they've made these things as ***** proof as possible for folks like me who are new to the scene.

    In the last few days my phone's gone from stock to rooted, unlocked, and now using CM10. It feels good knowing I'm free from bloat from the manufacturer and carrier without bricking it.
    The temptation is getting to be more than I can bear! Does this root followed by flashing cwm recovery produce the phone unlocked notice? If I did this then accepted an ota would it bork my phone?
    08-18-2012 12:24 PM
  16. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    The temptation is getting to be more than I can bear! Does this root followed by flashing cwm recovery produce the phone unlocked notice? [HL]If I did this then accepted an ota would it bork my phone?[/HL]
    Yes. Once you apply this, never accept a factory update.
    08-18-2012 12:38 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes. Once you apply this, never accept a factory update.
    Yes ota borks phone or yes ota returns to stock unrooted?
    08-18-2012 01:53 PM
  18. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Yes ota borks phone or yes ota returns to stock unrooted?
    Can't say for sure until we see it happen... I remember on the Galaxy Nexus, the OTA took us to stock unrooted.

    Normally rule of thumb is... Never accept an OTA on a rooted device... Also with the custom bootloader... Adam says it will bork your phone... so I wouldn't recommend taking the chance. Don't accept OTAs. Wait for the devs to release a version that's safe to flash.
    08-18-2012 02:05 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Then that forces me to install a custom rom because I've read about ota's being pushed to people's phones while they slept.
    08-18-2012 02:45 PM
  20. springsyeti's Avatar
    Ok. Running mtn lion and trying the casual method and it show my phone as not connected. Just picked up the Verizon s3. Any suggestions? I even tried setting the connection to camera, nada..
    09-09-2012 04:27 PM
  21. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Try installing one of the following:
    Android File Transfer
    or
    Kies

    - - - Updated - - -

    Try installing one of the following:
    Android File Transfer
    or
    Kies
    09-10-2012 11:50 AM
  22. springsyeti's Avatar
    Tried those already, nothing.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    09-10-2012 03:41 PM
  23. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Did you reboot phone, Mac?
    Is USB Debugging mode enabled on your phone?
    Did you try a different USB port?
    Is Java up to date?
    Are you using the OEM USB cable?

    Thats all that I can think of for now.
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    09-10-2012 08:47 PM
  24. Anndrew Vacca's Avatar
    Anyone have any experience with UNROOTING the GS3? There's a pretty intense message about it being permanent-- so I'll never be able to root again? Is that right?
    09-11-2012 07:38 AM
  25. Jdane07's Avatar
    This program is awesome.
    I've had a number of Android phones, and while rooting is never a difficult task, this is by FAR the easiest experience I've had rooting a phone.
    09-11-2012 04:38 PM
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