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    Default Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Hello, just making sure I haven't missed a step or process somewhere. I have the ota stock build of jellybean 4.1.1 on my Verizon galaxy s3.

    I've looked through several methods, from different websites, and it will either be for Windows only, or the international s3 or for ics.

    So no CASUAL, or anything else that I saw.
    Heimdall apparently does not work on the US s3's.

    I even tried to root with Odin on Windows, but I had some problems with Odin (when it says it was done, apparently it wasn't done, and I could not get clockwork mod to flash)

    I would try it again, but it wasn't on my pc, but a friend's, so it is a pain to schedule a time to get over there. I would much prefer to have all the tools on my person, etc. It helps me to understand the process better.


    So, am I correct?
    Any way to use terminal and adb?

    Please let me know if I am wrong, I would love to be!
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    I used my Mac with a vmware install of Windows 7. Worked perfect. When you plug on the usb, it asks do you want to connect to Mac or Windows.

    Saves having to be friendly with windows users

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    I've never been able to root successfully with a Mac. Mine is apparently so old, Chrome won't make any updates for it. I know it's tough to get Win access, but if you're having a trouble rooting from the Windows computer, it always helps to have a friend with you for an extra set of eyes!
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Thanks.
    Vmware? Virtual machine software? Is it free?

    I got a lead about using the new release for heimdall, 1.4.1. I will post if it works!

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkpod View Post
    Thanks.
    Vmware? Virtual machine software? Is it free?

    I got a lead about using the new release for heimdall, 1.4.1. I will post if it works!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    I'm not familiar with VMware's offerings for Mac, but it's usually the Windows license that will cost you, not the virtualization software.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    okay, i am hoping to not have to buy windows. I hear that Heimdall's new version might be able to work soon, and that CASUAL might be updated soon to allow for root again.

    i might wait for that.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkpod View Post
    okay, i am hoping to not have to buy windows. I hear that Heimdall's new version might be able to work soon, and that CASUAL might be updated soon to allow for root again.

    i might wait for that.
    If it were a huge deal, I believe Windows gives you 30 days to activate before it cripples itself (I could be wrong about the amount of time, since I deal primarily with corporate VLK customers), but you probably could run a windows VM without a license for at least long enough to root your phone if it was *THAT* important to you.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    thanks, i could try that.

    for me, it's about having the tools on hand to diagnose a problem w/ the phone, unroot, reroot, etc. I didn't want to have to go to my friend's house every single time.
    but, that is a good solution that you suggested for a quick thing.

    as it is, probably most of the problems that my phone is having, over heating, random restarts, draining battery, etc, can be fixed w/ a factory reset. and, w/ Carbon back up, I can back up everything w/o needing to root, so I am probably going to go to that route for now.

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    thanks, i could try that.

    for me, it's about having the tools on hand to diagnose a problem w/ the phone, unroot, reroot, etc. I didn't want to have to go to my friend's house every single time.
    but, that is a good solution that you suggested for a quick thing.

    as it is, probably most of the problems that my phone is having, over heating, random restarts, draining battery, etc, can be fixed w/ a factory reset. and, w/ Carbon back up, I can back up everything w/o needing to root, so I am probably going to go to that route for now.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpent View Post
    I used my Mac with a vmware install of Windows 7. Worked perfect. When you plug on the usb, it asks do you want to connect to Mac or Windows.

    Saves having to be friendly with windows users

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Yes, works perfectly for me too. I just suggested on the Mac Root sticky to try Mobile ODIN Pro as an option. Don't have to invest in or configure Parallels, Fusion, or Bootcamp.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    If it were a huge deal, I believe Windows gives you 30 days to activate before it cripples itself (I could be wrong about the amount of time, since I deal primarily with corporate VLK customers), but you probably could run a windows VM without a license for at least long enough to root your phone if it was *THAT* important to you.
    Nice idea. Another option for people to consider is to buy a known good used Windows 7 PC that has the original OS install medium with it. You can set it up with RDP access and from Mac use VNC or RDP app. If you are a student then in my experience you can get Windows products through your school for a nominal fee. In this case just configure Bootcamp if you don't want to purchase Parallels or Fusion.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dog5000 View Post
    Yes, works perfectly for me too. I just suggested on the Mac Root sticky to try Mobile ODIN Pro as an option. Don't have to invest in or configure Parallels, Fusion, or Bootcamp.
    Can you root on your phone using Mobile Odin Pro? Without a computer?

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkpod View Post
    Can you root on your phone using Mobile Odin Pro? Without a computer?

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    Yes, that's my understanding from what I took away from the product description.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dog5000 View Post
    Yes, that's my understanding from what I took away from the product description.
    has anybody been successful with mobile odin pro? I am also a mac user and interested in how best and simply to root.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Any news on this?

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    ++1
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Anybody have a solution rather then booting windows on the mac itself?
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    The link shared by DroidXcon has some nice options, as does this thread and this MAC Root Tool for S3 [Casual for Verizon S3]

    I'm not aware of a pure all Mac solution for Jellybean. The Casual options worked fine for me with Ice Cream Sandwich. As others have suggested here, on XDA, and various other sites - Heimdall may be something else to consider. It's on my radar. What I've not had time to research and digest is if Heimdall will work for the Verizon Galaxy S3.

    Mobile Odin Pro, while not an all Mac solution, may be an option that does not involve the Mac. If someone can investigate it may break some new trails...
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    If I can root my phone with motochopper, can I unlock my Verizon galaxy s3's bootloader with mobile Odin pro?

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkpod View Post
    If I can root my phone with motochopper, can I unlock my Verizon galaxy s3's bootloader with mobile Odin pro?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    bump. also trying to figure out a unlock option. EZ unlock was pulled from the play store.
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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Don't think it's possible.

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    Default Re: Ok, so, is there currently is NO all Mac way to root the galaxy s3 on jellybean?

    Have you tried ? I've never used Casual to root/unlock my phone, but from what I read, the older version only worked on ICS. This newer version works on everything. Doesn't say anything about Mac, but it's Java based, so it might work?

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