10-03-2012 03:09 PM
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  1. The SuperUser's Avatar
    Ok... I wasn't updated fully at G1 and had a software update to G7 so once I get home I'll use the second link you posted. Thanks guys. (:
    09-26-2012 05:11 PM
  2. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    Ok... I wasn't updated fully at G1 and had a software update to G7 so once I get home I'll use the second link you posted. Thanks guys. (:
    Let us know how it goes.
    09-26-2012 05:28 PM
  3. Donoghan's Avatar
    I rooted with Odin, and ran CM10 for a couple of weeks ( I just switched from years with the iPhone to my GS3 a month ago). I flashed Paranoid Android a day or two ago.

    I rooted to get as close to stock jelly bean as possible. I bought the GS3 for the hardware knowing I'd root it as soon as possible to get the JB/Nexus experience.

    Will I unroot and go back to stock touchwiz? No way. These ROMs I've flashed are plenty stable and give me way too much flexibility. Love it.

    Sent from my Paranoid Android Galaxy S3.
    09-26-2012 05:47 PM
  4. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Ok... I wasn't updated fully at G1 and had a software update to G7 so once I get home I'll use the second link you posted. Thanks guys. (:
    Yup... We want to know how it goes.
    09-26-2012 05:51 PM
  5. funkylogik's Avatar
    I only stock root just to use titanium backup and adfree. I still want to get updates from VZW. Not to knock any particular roms, but some roms have something that doesn't particularly work right. And you have to constantly flash and flash just to keep up.
    do we still get OTA updates if we only root but dont flash anything?
    i, like you, miss ad free and backing up app data. also removing the samsung bloat

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-26-2012 08:04 PM
  6. asr10 user's Avatar
    When you change roms, do you lose some of the cool touchwiz features? Like palm to capture screen, voice commands, briefing alarm etc?
    09-27-2012 12:50 AM
  7. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    do we still get OTA updates if we only root but dont flash anything?
    i, like you, miss ad free and backing up app data. also removing the samsung bloat

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    You will still receive OTA update but you shouldn't install the OTA if you are on a stock rooted image.

    When you change roms, do you lose some of the cool touchwiz features? Like palm to capture screen, voice commands, briefing alarm etc?
    Depends on the ROM you flash. If you flash a TW/ICS based ROM you will keep most if not all of those features. If you flash an AOSP based ROM like AOKP/CM then you will loose those features since those are features built in by Samsung.
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    09-27-2012 08:51 AM
  8. Bond32's Avatar
    This is the first phone I've had in many years that I am perfectly happy with bone stock software. No root here, no need.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
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    09-27-2012 02:02 PM
  9. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    This is the first phone I've had in many years that I am perfectly happy with bone stock software. No root here, no need.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    I agree with out on this. This was the first phone that I would be happy with not rooting but my habits from the Galaxy Nexus carried over here. If I never crack flashed like it was going out of style with the GNex I probably wouldn't have rooted this phone so quickly. It all comes down to what you want to do with your phone.
    09-27-2012 03:28 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    main reasons i rooted in the past was to upgrade firmware that was never gona be officialy released and to overclock.. no need on this phone. even removing the bloat isnt so important coz its only sammy bloat on mine and plenty memory

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-27-2012 04:02 PM
  11. Bond32's Avatar
    I agree with out on this. This was the first phone that I would be happy with not rooting but my habits from the Galaxy Nexus carried over here. If I never crack flashed like it was going out of style with the GNex I probably wouldn't have rooted this phone so quickly. It all comes down to what you want to do with your phone.
    This. I bet I tried every rom/kernel combo at the time when I had my gnex. Looking back now I see that nothing I did really improved battery life like I had hoped. So hence no real improvement.

    ---------- Post Merged at 04:43 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 04:42 PM ----------

    I agree with out on this. This was the first phone that I would be happy with not rooting but my habits from the Galaxy Nexus carried over here. If I never crack flashed like it was going out of style with the GNex I probably wouldn't have rooted this phone so quickly. It all comes down to what you want to do with your phone.
    This. I bet I tried every rom/kernel combo at the time when I had my gnex. Looking back now I see that nothing I did really improved battery life like I had hoped. So hence no real improvement.
    09-27-2012 04:43 PM
  12. The SuperUser's Avatar
    Can I just say ONE thing? Oh..My GOODNESS!
    I didn't think I could love my phone anymore!! I downloaded "creccaj1" AOKP build 3 JB and used the G7 post he made..after some tinkering and thinking(Common sense is all you need), it went by smoothly. Everything is fully functional, best speeds ive ever had and haven't even Overclocked yet. The best part is that these Rooted ROM's are updated, and not outdated like Android lets their phones get.

    So to answer MY own questions:
    What did you use to root it?
    Used the Debugfs method for G7(easy)
    Why did you root it?
    No bloat, faster, and wanted the latest and greatest updates for my phone.
    What root/ROM are you running?
    AOKP JB Build 3 (refer to "creccaj1" signature)
    How much more efficient is it. I. E. Battery, speed, and anything else
    The battery is yet to be seen, speed is ALREADY amazing, and the no bloatware really makes a difference. Feels like a new phone
    Why did you RETURN to stock? (if applicable)


    I would also like to thank "Skunkape60" for making it all possible with the 7-zip. And got my root rolling. Thank you both!
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    09-27-2012 07:58 PM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    does just removal of bloat speed the phone up?
    im tempted to root but not flash a rom yet

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-27-2012 08:08 PM
  14. The SuperUser's Avatar
    Substantially, but for you, since there is no, Verizon bloat, you really can't speed it up that much more. In MY opinion.
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    09-27-2012 08:18 PM
  15. Bond32's Avatar
    I don't think the Verizon bloat is as heavy now as it once was. Right off the bat during setup I told the Verizon employee I didn't use backup assistant and don't want to put my pin in... He gave me a funny look...

    Disabling the crap that's there in app manager is just as efficient in my opinion.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
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    09-27-2012 08:56 PM
  16. Skunkape60's Avatar

    I would also like to thank "Skunkape60" for making it all possible with the 7-zip. And got my root rolling. Thank you both!
    No problem my friend, it's kind of what I do.
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    09-27-2012 10:03 PM
  17. OWybPPgO's Avatar
    You will still receive OTA update but you shouldn't install the OTA if you are on a stock rooted image.
    Can you explain this? If you root using the GS3DebugFSRoot exploit, so all that's different from stock is having su in /system/xbin, why should you not install an OTA?
    09-28-2012 08:23 AM
  18. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    Can you explain this? If you root using the GS3DebugFSRoot exploit, so all that's different from stock is having su in /system/xbin, why should you not install an OTA?
    Its my personal history and belief. If you rooted your phone you then you shouldn't accept any OTA for the slight chance that something could go wrong. Nothing probably will go wrong but every since I started rooting back with my first OG Droid it has been customary to not install and OTA if you are rooted. Besides, why? If your rooted you can flash the most important fixes without having to flash the OTA.

    Again, this is my personal method of doing it and its what I recommend to those who want to install and OTA. If you want to install and OTA update, unroot using the utility, download/install the OTA and then use the same utility to root. It takes the difference out of the equation that could possibly cause a problem.
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    09-28-2012 09:03 AM
  19. OWybPPgO's Avatar
    OK, that makes sense. I'm not interested in flashing anything, I just want Titanium backup and a couple of other things (like the ability to fix the cut and paste bug if it occurs again).
    09-28-2012 10:55 AM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah im gona just not even root (although it really goes against the geek in me), wait on JB ota, then maybe tinker a bit when all these rumoured quad-core low/mid range phones are launched early nxt year

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-28-2012 08:41 PM
  21. Srambo217's Avatar
    The worst thing an OTA could do is cause you to lose root. I've never heard of anyone bricking (let alone not being able to restore). Besides, there are methods to prevent OTA pushes post root.

    Nothing to fear with rooting. Just don't install/mess with crap until you've done your homework. Freezing bloat and what not is the piece of cake. You'd have to go out of your way to screw something up there.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-30-2012 02:26 PM
  22. The SuperUser's Avatar
    ^ what he said. Flashing is even easier.. it make sure you read and re-read. Its like medication, you don't just go take it cause someone said to.

    Make sure you know what to do.:rolleyes:

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    09-30-2012 03:25 PM
  23. jamesino's Avatar
    Will Rooting a phone interfere with my ability to receive crucial updates? Should I wait until Jelly Bean to root? If I do root it, would I still be running Jelly Bean (once I receive the update) or something?

    Will it improve battery life somehow?

    I have a verizon GS3 if that matters.
    09-30-2012 03:37 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    u gota realise the difference between rooting (taking all the ***** proof safeguards off your phone) and installing new firmware (a rom) before people can answer that properly

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-30-2012 03:52 PM
  25. jamesino's Avatar
    Oh I see the difference now, I guess I mean rooting without flashing a custom ROM.

    If I do that, my phone will still look the same right? I am running Nova Launcher, so my phone will still be customized by the launcher? But by rooting, I can permanently delete touchwiz so that it's not running in the background concurrently with Nova?
    09-30-2012 04:01 PM
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