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  1. Paul627g's Avatar
    Word to the wise...

    Don't use the international version of the SGSIII ROOT METHOD.. Some have already tried and they haven't bricked but they are all messed up.
    06-21-2012 01:12 PM
  2. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Word to the wise...

    Don't use the international version of the SGSIII ROOT METHOD.. Some have already tried and they haven't bricked but they are all messed up.
    I hope they made a Nandroid backup!

    ****Remember to always backup***********
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    06-21-2012 01:28 PM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    I hope they made a Nandroid backup!

    ****Remember to always backup***********
    I don't believe they even got this far... It flashed via Odin method as we have done in the past but when rebooting recovery was borked and it was stuck on boot.

    Soft brick obviously in need of a stock recovery option which isn't available yet
    06-21-2012 01:35 PM
  4. DallasFlier's Avatar
    Being my first venture into the Android world after 7 years of BlackBerry usage, I'm going to just enjoy and learn the S3 in stock form for a while, but will be reading from the experts here and learning the hows of rooting as well as the capabilities it will bring me - so that down the road a bit I can make an intelligent decision.
    06-21-2012 01:37 PM
  5. brewzer's Avatar
    Reasons I rooted my current phone:
    1. Screen shots
    2. Remove or Freeze Bloat
    3. Tether (occasionally)

    I have not tried ROMS as this is my business phone and I am hesitant to mess around with ROMing because I rely on my emails (not sure how changing roms affects the email program?).

    ICS lets you take screenshots, and disable bloatware. So that leaves tethering as an unknown. Also, there are tweaks that I would like to try that necessitates rooting. With that said, I figure I will root my phone anyway. Will you be rooting and why?
    Personally, I would root it according to the instructions you already have, making sure you use TB to back up. However, you can accomplish all three of those things without rooting if you really want to. ICS takes care of 1 and 2 and you can download FoxFi to take care of the tethering. It is free to download from the Play Store.
    06-21-2012 01:44 PM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    Being my first venture into the Android world after 7 years of BlackBerry usage, I'm going to just enjoy and learn the S3 in stock form for a while, but will be reading from the experts here and learning the hows of rooting as well as the capabilities it will bring me - so that down the road a bit I can make an intelligent decision.
    Probably some of the smartest characters I've seen typed on here in a long time

    Too many inexperienced users dive into rooting and hacking after doing very little research and before they know it they are lost, caught in the middle of rooting the device and/or bricked and then they stop and ask questions...
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    06-21-2012 01:46 PM
  7. Paul627g's Avatar
    Personally, I would root it according to the instructions you already have, making sure you use TB to back up. However, you can accomplish all three of those things without rooting if you really want to. ICS takes care of 1 and 2 and you can download FoxFi to take care of the tethering. It is free to download from the Play Store.
    I wouldn't attempt any rooting at this point, nothing has been laid out yet for the US variants...

    See my post
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post1874147
    06-21-2012 01:49 PM
  8. dmmarck's Avatar
    Probably some of the smartest characters I've seen typed on here in a long time

    Too many inexperienced users dive into rooting and hacking after doing very little research and before they know it they are lost, caught in the middle of rooting the device and/or bricked and then they stop and ask questions...
    Absolutely, 100% agree. Regardless of your confidence level, you must always, always, always read. Learn as much about the process as possible, and for the love of God Almighty--HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY. If you screw up X, know how to do Y. If you do Z, know you have a backup ready to roll.

    While it may be exhilarating to just "go for it," it's even more exhilarating when you know what you're doing and boot up without complications .
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    06-21-2012 01:51 PM
  9. DallasFlier's Avatar
    Probably some of the smartest characters I've seen typed on here in a long time

    Too many inexperienced users dive into rooting and hacking after doing very little research and before they know it they are lost, caught in the middle of rooting the device and/or bricked and then they stop and ask questions...
    Absolutely, 100% agree. Regardless of your confidence level, you must always, always, always read. Learn as much about the process as possible, and for the love of God Almighty--HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY. If you screw up X, know how to do Y. If you do Z, know you have a backup ready to roll.

    While it may be exhilarating to just "go for it," it's even more exhilarating when you know what you're doing and boot up without complications .
    Hehe, thanks! In addition to being an electrical engineer by degree, I'm also a private pilot, and in a way its a lot like flying. We pilots have a couple sayings that I think could equally apply here:

    "There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots - but there are VERY FEW old, bold pilots!

    and (relating primarily to marginal weather)...

    "Its a whole lot better to be down here wishing you were up there, then to be up there wishing you were down here!"

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    06-21-2012 01:57 PM
  10. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Probably some of the smartest characters I've seen typed on here in a long time

    [HL]Too many inexperienced users dive into rooting and hacking after doing very little research[/HL] and before they know it they are lost, caught in the middle of rooting the device and/or bricked and then they stop and ask questions...
    I have seen this over and over and over..........Unfortunately, we will see it repeated here again.
    06-21-2012 01:57 PM
  11. Bullfrog1337's Avatar


    Root it ! Root it !
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    06-21-2012 02:00 PM
  12. Tkbredx's Avatar
    You guys are making it hard for me not to root this baby. But ummm, I dont know why I would root.

    All I really know is that you can...
    -change the launcher
    -install themes
    -tether
    -clock the phone?

    Everything except for clocking can be done without rooting right?
    And is there something like installous for jailbroken idevices when you root? Makes everything in the appstore free. Dont really download pirate apps but sometimes its necessary. Lol
    06-21-2012 02:03 PM
  13. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    Reasons I rooted my current phone:
    1. Screen shots
    2. Remove or Freeze Bloat
    3. Tether (occasionally)

    I have not tried ROMS as this is my business phone and I am hesitant to mess around with ROMing because I rely on my emails (not sure how changing roms affects the email program?).

    ICS lets you take screenshots, and disable bloatware. So that leaves tethering as an unknown. Also, there are tweaks that I would like to try that necessitates rooting. With that said, I figure I will root my phone anyway. Will you be rooting and why?
    Ad blocking is another reason to root.

    I got my first Android device last March when I picked up my TBolt on launch day. Stayed stock for the first month until I felt knowledgeable enough to root. My Galaxy Nexus was stock for just two days. Will definitely be rooting my SGSIII.

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    06-21-2012 02:09 PM
  14. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    You guys are making it hard for me not to root this baby. But ummm, I dont know why I would root.

    All I really know is that you can...
    -change the launcher
    -install themes
    -tether
    -clock the phone?

    Everything except for clocking can be done without rooting right?
    And is there something like installous for jailbroken idevices when you root? Makes everything in the appstore free. Dont really [HL]download pirate apps but sometimes its necessary. [/HL]Lol
    Personally I would not download Pirated apps..................That is just me though.
    06-21-2012 02:10 PM
  15. Skunkape60's Avatar
    You guys are making it hard for me not to root this baby. But ummm, I dont know why I would root.

    All I really know is that you can...
    -change the launcher
    -install themes
    -tether
    -clock the phone?

    Everything except for clocking can be done without rooting right?
    And is there something like installous for jailbroken idevices when you root? Makes everything in the appstore free. Dont really download pirate apps but sometimes its necessary. Lol
    Most full themes will require root. The exception being themes for replacement launchers such as go launcher.

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    Just Flash It !!!
    06-21-2012 02:14 PM
  16. Paul627g's Avatar
    You have listed the major/common needs behind rooting.

    Launcher can be changed without root... 3rd party launchers don't require root access.

    Themes, this part goes way beyond what you can do with a stock device and 3rd party launcher options.

    Tether, always a bonus!

    Overclocking the processor to run faster for better gaming, extensive processor applications is great but at the same time a custom kernel will allow you to underclock & undervolt the device to a little less performance/speed when needed to equal better battery life

    Custom ROMs in general offer lots of little goodies that you don't get with stock OS, there is way too many things to list here....

    Probably the biggest feature many people like is having the ability to use Titanium Backup or MyBackup Root to make backup's of their device/apps/data just incase something ever does happen then can restore things.


    Last but most important: Android Central does not endorse or tolerate the discussion or exchange of pirated applications such as hacked paid applications or applications not meant for your device that are offered only for "special offers/deals" included with a different device/carrier/bloatware.
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    06-21-2012 02:15 PM
  17. DallasFlier's Avatar
    Custom ROMs in general offer lots of little goodies that you don't get with stock OS, there is way too many things to list here....
    Continuing my learning process...

    Is the ROM flash-able in-device vs. removing and replacing with a custom ROM chip?
    06-21-2012 02:18 PM
  18. dmmarck's Avatar
    Continuing my learning process...

    Is the ROM flash-able in-device vs. removing and replacing with a custom ROM chip?
    In device through a custom recovery.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    06-21-2012 02:19 PM
  19. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick and useful responses.

    I think I will probably do it. If its not to complicated. WebOS was pretty simple with the homebrewing. So I'm assuming since they are both based on Linux (right?) it should be just as easy right? And how often does someone get bricked and does it void your warranty?

    And as for the pirated apps. Yeah I dont like them either because it takes away from the hardworking developers but I refuse to pay over $10 for an app. And I Didnt know about that rule. Sorry Paul.
    06-21-2012 02:40 PM
  20. Paul627g's Avatar
    Rooting will/should be very straight forward as it always has been with the Samsung line.. Bricks only happen when someone doesn't research the process fully and takes risks.. Not going to said the occasional "accidental or unknown" brick doesn't happen but those are rare, 99.9% of the time a brick is of user fault.

    Void your warranty, yes rooting your device does void your warranty but once they have a restore to stock option available you can use that in the event you need to have your device serviced/sold/returned which then Samsung or said carrier will not have any evidence of you rooting the device.
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    06-21-2012 02:46 PM
  21. DallasFlier's Avatar
    And as for the pirated apps. Yeah I dont like them either because it takes away from the hardworking developers but I refuse to pay over $10 for an app.
    I don't like stolen cars either, but I refuse to pay over $20,000 for one, so I think I'll just go steal me a Porsche! Heck, that's good justification, isn't it?
    06-21-2012 02:53 PM
  22. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Rooting will/should be very straight forward as it always has been with the Samsung line.. Bricks only happen when someone doesn't research the process fully and takes risks.. Not going to said the occasional "accidental or unknown" brick doesn't happen but those are rare, 99.9% of the time a brick is of user fault.
    Hmmm.... And you told me I did everything right and it wasn't my fault...

    How many did I brick?

    You knew this was coming, didn't you?

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    Just Flash It !!!
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    06-21-2012 02:59 PM
  23. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll most likely wait a month. See what happens and how stable everything is, then bomb you guys with a million questions when I finally decide too root. You've all been very helpful
    06-21-2012 03:00 PM
  24. jdclay3900's Avatar
    I will definitely be rooting. I am completely new to android phones and recently was able to root my wife's kindle fire. The increased speed of the device and amount of applications I could use was pretty incredible. Being a noob though, the thing that was nice with the Kindle Fire was because there has been a couple months of development, the process was easy and only took me at most 25 minutes with just a few steps. I will root my AT&T s3 when the process has been broken down and made as easy as possible for the noobs.
    06-21-2012 03:01 PM
  25. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I don't like stolen cars either, but I refuse to pay over $20,000 for one, so I think I'll just go steal me a Porsche! Heck, that's good justification, isn't it?
    Lol Im not going down alone! *Points to everyone stealing data from carriers through illegal tethers*
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    06-21-2012 03:03 PM
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