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    Default Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    I would like to root my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2 but the rooting instructions I have found either do not apply to my OS or the directions have broken links.

    So I would appreciate it if you could provide me a link or directions to root my phone.


    PS: What is also the advantage to unlocking the Bootloader?
    Galaxy S5 16GB Not Rooted
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    Quote Originally Posted by neil154 View Post
    I would like to root my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2 but the rooting instructions I have found either do not apply to my OS or the directions have broken links.

    So I would appreciate it if you could provide me a link or directions to root my phone.


    PS: What is also the advantage to unlocking the Bootloader?
    If you're running stock firmware you can't unlock the bootloader me... But if you look up towelroot you can root

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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    Thanks, I searched for "towelroot" on this forum and it seems to get good results but I don't see any links on getting or instructions I would appreciate a link if you have one
    Galaxy S5 16GB Not Rooted
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    https://towelroot.com/ (run this from your phone)
    - click the lambda symbol- download the apk
    - install the apk- follow the instructions(Note that if you've installed the latest OTA from Verizon and your kernel is dated after June 3rd, this won't work.)

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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    Thanks for the link but my OTA is dated after 6/3/14 so it will not work for me.

    Does anyone have other suggestions on links for rooting
    Galaxy S5 16GB Not Rooted
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    Android V4.4.4
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    Thanks for everyone's help, I have now successfully rooted my S3
    Galaxy S5 16GB Not Rooted
    Verizon,USA
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    Great! What method did you follow?
    And what firmware build are you currently on?

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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    I am using ver 4.4.2 and I used https://www.towelroot.com/ and followed instruction from Easy one click: Verizon Galaxy S3 KitKat root - NE1 update | AndroMods
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    I tried opening towelroot on my phone with Chrome, and it just opened infinite new windows. Regular browser starts to open and then stops. What gives?
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    I don't know exactly what you are doing but I was able to get Towelroot to open fine, are you clicking on the red upside down "Y"?
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    Default Re: Rooting my Verizon S3 running 4.4.2

    I couldn't get it to download in Chrome but the Samsung browser worked fine.

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