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  1. Irish#AC's Avatar
    I am trying to root my new s3 with this method. I have installed drivers, i have odin running and it sees the phone when its in download mode. The problem is the computer dosnt see the pnoe so I cant tell odin the path to the recovery file in the s3 root folder. any ideas?
    11-27-2012 04:17 PM
  2. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I am trying to root my new s3 with this method. I have installed drivers, i have odin running and it sees the phone when its in download mode. The problem is the computer dosnt see the pnoe so I cant tell odin the path to the recovery file in the s3 root folder. any ideas?
    Read the instructions... the root from recovery file is flashed from recovery not Odin. Pull the battey. Disconnect the phone from the computer. Put the battery back in. And boot to recovery.

    The file your flashing in Odin is on your computer. Recovery.tar.
    11-27-2012 04:49 PM
  3. cajunlibra's Avatar
    I have a rooted Epic 4G Touch. I just bought my partner a GS3 for Sprint and want to root it. He's out of town and I'll see him next week. Can I root the phone now and activate it when I see him? I don't want to encounter any problems.

    Thanks
    11-27-2012 08:13 PM
  4. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I have a rooted Epic 4G Touch. I just bought my partner a GS3 for Sprint and want to root it. He's out of town and I'll see him next week. Can I root the phone now and activate it when I see him? I don't want to encounter any problems.

    Thanks
    I do not know if Sprint sees (If anything), so I can't say for sure. I doubt it will make a difference but I really don't want to give out the wrong information.
    11-27-2012 09:00 PM
  5. jjackson20's Avatar
    This is a great thread and an easy way to root, so first off thanks. But the problem I'm running into is that even after running through the entire process, I still don't have root access. I'm trying to change system files and it won't let me. And I'm trying to create a free mifi hot spot but that's not working either. Any suggestions for these issues?
    11-28-2012 02:41 PM
  6. Skunkape60's Avatar
    This is a great thread and an easy way to root, so first off thanks. But the problem I'm running into is that even after running through the entire process, I still don't have root access. I'm trying to change system files and it won't let me. And I'm trying to create a free mifi hot spot but that's not working either. Any suggestions for these issues?
    Download root checker from the play store. If it shows you have root, then it's the app you are using. The stock files app won't show system files. You will need to install esfile explorer from the playstore.

    For Wi-Fi tether, go to the playstore and install SuperSu. Then download and install the Wi-Fi tether found on this thread.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=
    11-28-2012 02:57 PM
  7. jjackson20's Avatar
    Download root checker from the play store. If it shows you have root, then it's the app you are using. The stock files app won't show system files. You will need to install esfile explorer from the playstore.

    For Wi-Fi tether, go to the playstore and install SuperSu. Then download and install the Wi-Fi tether found on this thread.
    xda-developers
    Thanks the root access checked out, but I still am unable to change files in the system folders. (I'm trying to get rid of that stupid camera shutter sound) And the link you gave me for XDA led to a dead page. Was there more to that URL?

    Thanks again!
    11-29-2012 01:02 AM
  8. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Thanks the root access checked out, but I still am unable to change files in the system folders. (I'm trying to get rid of that stupid camera shutter sound) And the link you gave me for XDA led to a dead page. Was there more to that URL?

    Thanks again!
    Have you installed es file explorer?

    You guys need to start reading. This was posted in the thread about how it disable you camera sounds. The thread wasn't that long...

    The stock "My Files" app will NOT work for this. Download Es File Explorer File Manager from the playstore (it is free and will serve our purposes.) Do NOT try to install ES File Explorer (1.5 Cupcake).

    After installing from the market open es file explorer and say yes to the version 1.6.1.6 splash screen and push the menu button, now press settings(you will see a little gear icon). Now that your in the settings, scroll to the bottom and check the box "Root Explorer" It will give you a silly warning about SU Request ignore the warning and press the "Yes" Button. If you are properly rooted a Superuser Request button should come up. choose "Allow". Now check the box "Mount File System" You are now setup to read and write from es file explorer.

    Press your back button (Once) to exit the settings menu. In the top left of your screen you will see a star and favorites. press that button. In the favorites menu you will see a phone icon. push the "Phone Icon"

    Scroll down to the system folder and press on it.
    Find the "Media Folder" and press on it.
    Find the "Audio Folder" and press on it.
    Find the "UI Folder" and press on it.
    Scroll down to the "Shutter.ogg file". Press and Hold until the menu shows up and choose rename. Rename file to Shutter.ogg.bak by adding .bak to the end. Click ok when done.
    Find "Shutter _multiple.ogg" Complete the same steps as you previously did with Shutter.ogg.

    Back out of the ES File explorer app and reboot your phone and enjoy your silent shutter.
    11-29-2012 04:13 AM
  9. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Now that your phone is rooted you can reset your custom binary counts (if you would like) by following these simple directions.
    http://www.sbqg.info/3.jpg
    http://www.rlgf.info/17.jpg
    These are already posted on the 2nd post in this thread.
    11-29-2012 06:20 AM
  10. guitarplayer06's Avatar
    Quick and painless root, thank you!
    11-29-2012 10:49 AM
  11. HondaPixi's Avatar
    How do i remove this? since i installed this, my PC wont recognize my Device... PLEASE HELP!
    11-29-2012 07:22 PM
  12. Skunkape60's Avatar
    How do i remove this? since i installed this, my PC wont recognize my Device... PLEASE HELP!
    Root has nothing to do with your pc not recognizing your phone. Let's try fixing it first. Here's what I want you to try...


    1. Right click on my computer.
    2. Choose Properties
    3. Choose advanced advanced system settings
    4. from the hardware tab click "device installation settings"
    5. select "no,... Never install driver software from windows update.
    Close

    Now do the following

    1. go to your computers control panel / add and remove software (win xp) or programs and features windows 7.
    2. Uninstall Kies and Samsung drivers.
    3. When complete, restart computer and phone.

    Download these Drivers

    4. Install the drivers on your computer but do not plug in your phone until it has completed.
    5. plug in your phone that is already started. It should now recognize your phone and at the bottom right corner say it is installing the software for your phone. click on view details. Several drivers should load and as it progresses green checks will appear when successful.
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    11-29-2012 07:42 PM
  13. Tiki1's Avatar
    Can I root my s3 from my macbook?
    11-30-2012 01:47 AM
  14. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Can I root my s3 from my macbook?
    Not using this procedure. You will have to load hiemdal on your Mac. I have yet to talk to anyone who has successfully accomplished this.
    11-30-2012 07:01 AM
  15. TigerDave99's Avatar
    Wow. That was crazy easy! Took less than 5 minutes and I took my time! Thanks much.
    11-30-2012 11:50 AM
  16. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Wow. That was crazy easy! Took less than 5 minutes and I took my time! Thanks much.
    Yup. It really doesn't get much easier than this. The Gs3 is among the easiest phones to root. Probably rooted and unrooted this close to 50 times since I got it on launch day.
    11-30-2012 12:31 PM
  17. Barry Schieferstein's Avatar
    Awesome job on the tutorial!
    11-30-2012 01:40 PM
  18. mrhankey184's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been asked but will this method wipe my phone? I just want t root and keep my existing OS,apps,Ext

    If not, is there a method to root without wiping everything?
    12-01-2012 06:11 PM
  19. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been asked but will this method wipe my phone? I just want t root and keep my existing OS,apps,Ext

    If not, is there a method to root without wiping everything?
    This shouldn't wipe anything
    12-01-2012 06:29 PM
  20. mrhankey184's Avatar
    This shouldn't wipe anything
    Thanks for responding skunk. So if I follow your method in the first post I will keep all information, settings, and screens?
    12-01-2012 07:24 PM
  21. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Thanks for responding skunk. So if I follow your method in the first post I will keep all information, settings, and screens?
    Yup...
    12-01-2012 07:27 PM
  22. Lemkeey's Avatar
    Yes! Your guides are always the best!
    12-02-2012 06:12 AM
  23. liv2surf's Avatar
    Does this mean that the method and files at the top of this 23 pg thread work with all Sprint GS3 independent of OS version.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    12-02-2012 04:51 PM
  24. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Does this mean that the method and files at the top of this 23 pg thread work with all Sprint GS3 independent of OS version.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    Yes that's exactly what it means.
    liv2surf likes this.
    12-02-2012 05:19 PM
  25. tyrntlzrdking's Avatar
    Hello, I am going to attempt to root my phone. Very new to this.

    Instructions say:

    Preparing your Phone

    Download the following file and place it on the root of either the internal or external SdCard. I prefer the external as that is where cwm defaults to.

    Team Epic Root From Recovery

    Question. Should this file be sent to SD card as a zip file? Or unzipped?

    Thanks.
    12-03-2012 10:37 AM
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