1. The Mancoose's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S III with Rogers, I was able to root my phone following the instructions on

    How to Root Any Samsung Galaxy S3! ~ Android Rootz | Source for Android Rooting, ROMS, Tricks and more!

    I actually have a Mac but wasn't able to successfully root my phone until I gave up & used my mom's Windows laptop. So it's now rooted but when I reboot & try to access ClockworkMod Recovery (holding Volume Up, Home Button & Power Button) I can't seem to access it. I'm asking because I would like to do a backup before moving on to installing a custom ROM. I'm a noob to this but moderately comfortable with this sort of thing, being a Ubuntu user for a long time, but can't seem to find anything online that is helping me.
    09-09-2013 01:38 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    What happens when you try?

    First, you need to have the phone off to do this. It won't work if the phone is powered on when you start. Second, if you release the buttons too soon or too late the phone will boot normally. Hold all three buttons until you see the Samsung logo, then immediately release all three buttons. It should boot into recovery.
    09-09-2013 09:02 PM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    I'm confused - you said that you rooted the phone following the instructions at the link you provided. In order to load the superuser zip file (in step 15) you first had to boot into ClockWorkMod Recovery (in step 14). Were you able to perform step 14? If so, you should be able to follow the same steps to get into ClockWorkMod Recovery again.

    FWIW I ended up having more problems with CWM than it was worth, so I ended up switching to TWRP. If you're interested you can use GooManager: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=T1AF3fbB to replace CWM with TWRP.

    But you still have to follow the same steps to boot into Recovery mode regardless of which recovery software you're using - with the phone completely off, press and hold the Volume Up and Home and Power buttons simultaneously, and when you see the splash screen release them all.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 2
    09-10-2013 01:22 AM
  4. nqqa2's Avatar
    I am having a similar issue. I have a Verizon Galaxy S3. I rooted it with Casual (video here of steps I followed

    But of course, none of the links work.
    11-05-2013 12:01 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    I'd suggest that you forget ClockWorkMod and ROM Manager.

    Install GooManager: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=_Ol4lrtX and use it to install TWRP and I think you'll be much happier.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    11-05-2013 05:01 PM

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