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Re: Want to root to transfer game data... Please help!!!
First off, let me just warn that you will have to root both devices to get this to work.
Originally Posted by goceltics34
Second, you'll only be able to do this *IF* your old phone has NOT been updated to JellyBean. If the phone has been updated, I believe there's no way to root without having to wipe data, which would defeat the purpose. (Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong here -- I was rooted well before the update, so I haven't actually tried first hand to see if this is the case).
If you're still running ICS on the old phone, you can temporary by simply completing Method 2 of this guide up to step 7:
[Guide] Root/Unroot/Recovery/Unlock Bootloader for the Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-i535)
Once that's done, you'll have root and can backup app files and data.
Just do a factory reset when you're done (which you were gonna do anyway before sending back), and that should remove the root access.
Again, if you're running JB, I'm not sure what options you have.