10-03-2012 03:09 PM
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  1. The SuperUser's Avatar
    As the title says I am interested in rooting my device.
    I have read numerous articles about it, and know what to do and how to do it.

    But I want y'all to let me know, I FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE rooting THIS phone.

    What did you use to root it?

    Why did you root it?

    What root/ROM are you running?

    How much more efficient is it. I. E. Battery, speed, and anything else

    Why did you RETURN to stock? (if applicable)

    I think this would help a lot of people and help me off the fence.
    09-25-2012 08:12 PM
  2. dmmarck's Avatar
    As the title says I am interested in rooting my device.
    I have read numerous articles about it, and know what to do and how to do it.

    But I want y'all to let me know, I FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE rooting THIS phone.

    What did you use to root it?

    Why did you root it?

    What root/ROM are you running?

    How much more efficient is it. I. E. Battery, speed, and anything else

    Why did you RETURN to stock? (if applicable)

    I think this would help a lot of people and help me off the fence.
    Have you ever rooted an Android device before? Do you understand the key stuff like bootloader, root permissions, etc.?
    09-25-2012 08:14 PM
  3. The SuperUser's Avatar
    I sure do. Not that it would be relevant to your particular question but; I've rooted my Nook before.
    09-25-2012 08:17 PM
  4. dmmarck's Avatar
    I sure do. Not that it would be relevant to your particular question but; I've rooted my Nook before.
    Just making sure. Once you know the basic concepts, it's just a matter of adaptation .
    09-25-2012 08:18 PM
  5. The SuperUser's Avatar
    Thank you. 8-)

    But again back to the original question.
    I just don't want to hurt my baby S3, so I want to hear from yalls experiences. (:
    09-25-2012 08:23 PM
  6. dmmarck's Avatar
    Thank you. 8-)

    But again back to the original question.
    I just don't want to hurt my baby S3, so I want to hear from yalls experiences. (:
    I'm sure they're coming. Best of luck .
    09-25-2012 08:24 PM
  7. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    As the title says I am interested in rooting my device.
    I have read numerous articles about it, and know what to do and how to do it.

    But I want y'all to let me know, I FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE rooting THIS phone.

    What did you use to root it?
    Used ODIN.

    Why did you root it?
    To unlock bootloader and flash AOSP based ROMs

    What root/ROM are you running?
    AOKP B3

    How much more efficient is it. I. E. Battery, speed, and anything else
    Battery life has been better so far and speed without question is better.

    Why did you RETURN to stock? (if applicable)
    Would never consider it.

    I think this would help a lot of people and help me off the fence.
    My answers are bolded above. I am an Android purist so when I got this phone I wanted to have the best Google experience possible and that means as soon as there was a possibility to flash a ROM like CM10 or AOKP that is close to stock Android I jumped on it. With root access, you have greater access to your phone and can easily make this great phone better. I have found no cons that can't outweighed by pros.
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    09-25-2012 08:24 PM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I have rooted every smart phone I've had, each time quicker than before.

    My main reason being that without root the phone is just a phone. Nothing more and nothing less. By rooting, it becomes personal. There are many more choices you have when the phone is rooted. I can add mods which change the ui. Themes that complely change the way the phone looks. I can under clock to save battery when i know i will be away from the charger awhile. Or I can over clock to show off.

    I had this phone rooted the day after I got it in the mail. And have both unrooted and rerooted close to 20 times on this particular phone. I have tried every method available to root this device. I do this so I can offer help to those that may need it. This it among the easiest phones I've ever seen to root and unroot.

    As for negatives... You won't hear any from me.

    As far as how I rooted, I used Odin from my desktop. By far the simplest way to go on a Samsung devices.
    09-25-2012 08:45 PM
  9. The SuperUser's Avatar
    Due to reading these 2, and the others i've been reading the past few days, i'm in the process of rooting using the methods provided by the user, "creccaj1", all is well as of this moment.
    09-25-2012 09:36 PM
  10. Tarpit_Carnivore's Avatar
    As the title says I am interested in rooting my device.
    I have read numerous articles about it, and know what to do and how to do it.

    But I want y'all to let me know, I FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE rooting THIS phone.

    What did you use to root it?
    Tried the debugFS method but my Mac wouldn't recognize the device, so I used the Ninja method
    Why did you root it?
    Simply just wanted no bloat
    What root/ROM are you running?
    CleanROM
    How much more efficient is it. I. E. Battery, speed, and anything else
    No clue, didn't use it stock long enough to find out. I rooted with 5 minutes of activating.
    Why did you RETURN to stock? (if applicable)

    I think this would help a lot of people and help me off the fence.
    I say this to all people who ask about it, don't do it unless your ready to deal with the potential headaches.
    09-25-2012 09:48 PM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    I have rooted every smart phone I've had, each time quicker than before.

    My main reason being that without root the phone is just a phone. Nothing more and nothing less. By rooting, it becomes personal. There are many more choices you have when the phone is rooted. I can add mods which change the ui. Themes that complely change the way the phone looks. I can under clock to save battery when i know i will be away from the charger awhile. Or I can over clock to show off.

    I had this phone rooted the day after I got it in the mail. And have both unrooted and rerooted close to 20 times on this particular phone. I have tried every method available to root this device. I do this so I can offer help to those that may need it. This it among the easiest phones I've ever seen to root and unroot.

    As for negatives... You won't hear any from me.

    As far as how I rooted, I used Odin from my desktop. By far the simplest way to go on a Samsung devices.
    cool, the famous Skunkape pleased to meet you man.
    ive heard youre the dude to go to with root/flashing problems
    be prepared for some panicky pm's from me when i get sick of official JB and finaly mod this phone lol... im ok with android but computers HATE me

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    09-25-2012 09:49 PM
  12. The SuperUser's Avatar
    "
    <ID:0/003> File analysis..
    <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)"
    09-25-2012 10:05 PM
  13. Skunkape60's Avatar
    cool, the famous Skunkape pleased to meet you man.
    ive heard youre the dude to go to with root/flashing problems
    be prepared for some panicky pm's from me when i get sick of official JB and finaly mod this phone lol... im ok with android but computers HATE me

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Lol... Famous??? I thought I was only known in the sprint gs3 forums, nexus s4g and perhaps some of the old timers on the og epic forums. But yeah, I have probably rooted more gs3's than many and probably bricked more og epics than most.

    Glad to meet you... If you need anything, I am usually.in the sprint gs3 forum.
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-25-2012 10:12 PM
  14. Skunkape60's Avatar
    "
    <ID:0/003> File analysis..
    <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)"
    What carrier are you on and could you provide a link to the guide you are using?
    09-25-2012 10:20 PM
  15. The SuperUser's Avatar
    09-25-2012 10:23 PM
  16. Skunkape60's Avatar
    This should be pretty straight forward. How are you unzipping root_66 tar? You should be using 7zip for 32bit windows or this for 64 bit windows.

    Are your drivers properly installed (does Odin see your phone)? Should have a number and com in the ID com block. Also try plugging your usb port into a different port. The ones in the back of a desk top for some reason work the best. If you continue to have issues try a different cable. if that doesn't help re-download the route 66 tar. It's a big file it is possible your connection dropped some packets. After each failure you may want to restart your phone and computer.
    The SuperUser likes this.
    09-25-2012 10:55 PM
  17. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    If you downloaded the OTA from Verizon then it would fail. You are going to need to follow this to obtain root if you are on the G7 baseband... http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ota-users.html.

    If you are on the stock OS build, the one that came from the factory LF2 then the method you posted in Cyber's guide should work fine. If you are on LF2 build, follow Skunk's advice but if you are on the G7 build, check out the link that I posted above.
    Skunkape60 and The SuperUser like this.
    09-25-2012 11:21 PM
  18. jneusch's Avatar
    I rooted using ODIN and flashed the stock rooted ROM. I did it because I could and I wanted to freeze bloat and increase battery life. Both were accomplished. Speed and battery life were better for sure. I even froze TW. I only use Nova now.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    09-26-2012 01:04 AM
  19. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I used Odin

    I honestly rooted because touch wiz (status bar and toggles mainly are ugly as *beeeeep*) and I wanted to back up apps and use WiFi tether (for Sprint you must be rooted)

    Running FreeGS3. Rom is absolutely amazing. Love it

    Battery life is a little bit better but I never really looked into all of that before hand so I would know the difference between it and stock lol.

    As for kernels, I have no idea what to do. I'm a noob but I want to try them. Anyone want to start me off in the right direction?
    09-26-2012 01:36 AM
  20. The SuperUser's Avatar
    After re-installing the usb drives, with the phone disconnected, it has still come up as the same problem.

    I've been getting the "0:[COM:1]", so I don't believe it has anything to do with those drivers.

    My firmware is VRALG1.

    Unzipped the file with 7zip to my file.

    Lastly, I haven't redownloaded the .tar file which can only be the problem unless my firmware is.

    Thank you 2 both for the help.
    09-26-2012 06:47 AM
  21. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    G1? G1 is the non-official version of baseband based off the OTA update of G7. Did you flash a modem with ODIN at some point or another?

    For the rooted file, it should be .tar.md5 as the extension when you are using ODIN.
    09-26-2012 08:24 AM
  22. Dukins'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.
    09-26-2012 08:57 AM
  23. PsYcHoNeWb'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.
    Thats the point of crackflashing
    09-26-2012 09:01 AM
  24. Dukins's Avatar
    Thats the point of crackflashing
    Lol maybe im just burned out on flashing roms/kernels etc. LOL
    09-26-2012 09:04 AM
  25. Suntan's Avatar
    Rooted, unlocked and installed CWM with this guide:

    [GUIDE][VZW Edition]How to root your Galaxy S3 & More!(ROMs/CWM/Stock) - xda-developers

    Took about 5 minutes, the longest part was downloading the drivers for the phone and downloading the 7zip program to unzip (grumble-grumble, why can't nerds just use regular zip...)

    Still running stock ROM.

    Did it to get rid of the ongoing wifi notification and get the wifi toggle back in the top list where it belongs, plus to use titanium backup and adfree android. Finally, to use the Dual Shock 3 controller wirelessly with the sixaxis app.

    -Suntan
    09-26-2012 09:06 AM
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