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    Default Noob rooting question.

    is it better to use odin or RootDebugFS?

    is this method correct?



    im a noob also and thinking about doing this to get rid of the bloatware crap. I get lost in reading all the posts for rooting and unrooting. can some one post a noob guide to doing this? thanks. really appreciate it.
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    what is the deal with the flash counter?

    also i noticed that the link i posted was not for 4.1.1. anyone know a guide to use RootDebugFS for 4.1.1?

    from what i read using RootDebugFS will now trip the flash counter.

    there is way too much information and too many different guides. i dont know which to use.
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    The post you listed has methods for rooting on ICS and Jelly Bean. You need to choose the method based on the version you have on your phone.

    What version of android are you running? If you have the latest update to 4.1.1, then there is a mehtod specific to GS3's already running jelly bean. Rooting can possibly void your warranty. Make sure you select the correct method for the version you're running. Somebody else can talk about the flash counter, but I wouldn't make it your main concern. I would just assume that warranty support is gone going in. If you're not comfortable with that, you may want to reconsider.

    Here are a couple of sites and videos I used to root my phone, which had the latest update to 4.1.1 and baseband i535vrblk3. Download everything you need, watch both videos before doing anything, and follow directions exactly. I say watch both, because there is at least one item mentioned in the 2nd that isn't included in the first. That is to select USB Debugging under developer options. The actual steps don't take long, but I really took my time. Maybe some others can comment on these, but they worked for me. People that have issues likely have missed some important item.



    Last edited by Wnrgway; 01-25-2013 at 03:46 PM.
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    You can also use this method, it also has a video.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    I hope someone can assist me here as I'm a total noob when it comes to this stuff. So I followed the instructions to a T on how to root my T999 S3 running JB 4.1.1 based on this:

    The process went pretty smooth and I now have the superuser icon...but when I run Root Checker it tells me "Sorry! This device does not have proper root access"
    Not quite sure where I went wrong, hopefully someone has experienced this before and can share.
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    Try this it's a little more up to date :

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    Quote Originally Posted by blade22222 View Post
    Try this it's a little more up to date :

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Thanks, much appreciated.
    So since I already attempted to root my phone is there anything that needs to be done before I attempt to root again (uninstall root checker, busybox, superuser etc.??)
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    Anyone? Is it safe to just go ahead and re-root?
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    Yea I think your safe to go ahead root. Your flashing a rooted stock rom so it will overwrite your old one. I think you'll lose all your data this way through.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Noob rooting question.

    Thanks a lot, phone is now rooted...much appreciated!

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