1. crbdave2000's Avatar
    I just now installed clockworkmod (touch) recovery on my Samsung Galaxy S3 ( SPH-L710 ). It seems to be working fine.

    The reason I installed this was to root my phone. When I select the reboot option from the clockwork mod recovery menu I get the following opportunity to root my device.

    should I use clockworkmod recovery to root my phone? seems too easy.-cwm_root_option.jpg

    Will this work and, if so, is there some downside to rooting in this way? Over the past day or so I've seen quite a bit of instructions having to do with "flashing SuperSu". "deknoxification", etc so this seems a little too good to be true.

    If it were not for the "THIS CAN NOT BE UNDONE" message at the top of the screen I would just try it but that note makes me cautious.
    12-13-2013 07:51 PM
  2. crbdave2000's Avatar
    I went ahead and chose the "yes" option.

    As far as I can tell it didn't make any difference except that when I rebooted again using CRM, the choice didn't show up. The phone was not rooted.

    I *was* able to go on to root my phone using the process described here with some modifications: |Guide|How-To| Root & Install Custom Recovery for 4.3 Update |22 Nov 2013| - xda-developers

    For the record, here's the process I went through to root my phone, a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 ( SPH-L710 ) running Android 4.3 :

    • Installed drivers on my computer to access my phone via usb. I think these came with kies ( SAMSUNG KIES ).

    • From this point on, I no longer needed to use Odin.

    • Rebooted into recovery mode, selected reboot option, then answered "yes" when given opportunity to "root" phone. I don't know if this made any difference or not.

    • Installed and ran the SuperSu app from the play store. This prompted me to upgrade to the latest SuperSu version using ClockworkMod Recovery and then rebooted.

    • At this point a root checker from the play store verifies that my phone is rooted.
    12-14-2013 09:53 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Glad you got it sorted. At least you are rooted.
    12-14-2013 10:01 PM

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