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  1. nfalbo's Avatar
    Here is a link to the article on Rootzwiki about getting root access on the Verizon Samsung GSIII.
    I do not have a GSIII so I can neither confirm or deny it works but I figured many might find it helpful. Verizon Galaxy S3 Locked? Nah, Come Get Some Root. - Articles - RootzWiki - RootzNews - RootzWiki
    Enjoy and good luck

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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    07-07-2012 05:32 AM
  2. davidnc's Avatar
    Yeah I just checked Twitter and saw that link too.
    Sounds it has obtained root, good news ha

    sent by my Galaxy S3
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    07-07-2012 08:09 AM
  3. PamelaBB's Avatar
    thank goodness, i had a feeling i'd be good to go by the time my s3 arrives next week, thank you devs!
    07-07-2012 09:55 AM
  4. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Has the bootloader been unlocked or is this just a workaround?
    07-07-2012 11:02 AM
  5. tekhna's Avatar
    Has the bootloader been unlocked or is this just a workaround?
    Just a workaround. This is a really important, but fairly minor step in the right direction. This just enables flashing ROMs and using root apps. No flashing kernels=no true AOSP though.
    07-07-2012 11:41 AM
  6. nate44's Avatar
    Any reported bricks using this method?
    07-07-2012 12:09 PM
  7. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Went to bed "Pissed" , woke up "Happy" . Now hopefully Devs can get the bootloader unlocked.
    07-07-2012 01:36 PM
  8. Kench33's Avatar
    Just a question. What exactly is flashing a kernel? Since I have a dx I just flash roms

    Sent from my DROIDX using Android Central Forums
    07-07-2012 01:38 PM
  9. DJSgalaxy's Avatar
    I'm glad they've got root now. But since it voids your warranty I may wait until there's a way to sbf back to complete stock. Btw, I'm not sure if sbf is the right term. I'm an ex Motor user.

    Sent from my Galaxy SIII using Android Central Forums
    07-07-2012 02:35 PM
  10. Srambo217's Avatar
    Just a question. What exactly is flashing a kernel? Since I have a dx I just flash roms

    Sent from my DROIDX using Android Central Forums
    "Kernels handle things like CPU speeds and voltages, and a custom kernel can have a modified CPU table that allows for speeds well beyond the CPUs original specifications."

    With the ability to flash kernels and an open bootloader we could easily get a reliable AOKP Jellybean port.

    Sent from my ICE CREAM SANDWICH (CM9) powered DROID X2 using Android Central Forums
    07-07-2012 02:41 PM
  11. tayswg20's Avatar
    Lol, poor Verizon will never match the tenacity of the dev community. Even though I'm not even close to being a dev, I somehow feel like I'm a part of it and it makes me feel all fuzzy when something like this happens.
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    07-07-2012 03:30 PM
  12. inm8num2's Avatar
    Lol, poor Verizon will never match the tenacity of the dev community. Even though I'm not even close to being a dev, I somehow feel like I'm a part of it and it makes me feel all fuzzy when something like this happens.
    Agreed. I'm not a dev, and I don't really do much with roots and customization, but it's troubling how carriers like Verizon want to limit the functionality people have with their phones.

    If they did updates on a regular basis and didn't cram the phones full of bloatware, devs wouldn't have to do their jobs for them.
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    07-07-2012 03:42 PM
  13. sicario666's Avatar
    I'm glad they've got root now. But since it voids your warranty I may wait until there's a way to sbf back to complete stock. Btw, I'm not sure if sbf is the right term. I'm an ex Motor user.

    Sent from my Galaxy SIII using Android Central Forums
    For Samsung devices you use a program called Odin. Which is pretty much the same as an SBF on a Motorola device. I've had my share of moto devices as well. Odin will restore the stock factory image on your device exactly like rsd lite would do.

    Bounced off of my JellyBelly into your eye.
    07-08-2012 02:43 PM
  14. sicario666's Avatar
    Any updates from anyone that's rooted? My S3 should be here in a day or 2. Looking for feedback

    Bounced off of my JellyBelly into your eye.
    07-10-2012 09:40 AM
  15. PJnc284's Avatar
    Any updates from anyone that's rooted? My S3 should be here in a day or 2. Looking for feedback

    Bounced off of my JellyBelly into your eye.
    Rooted two days ago using the method in the OP and removed that pesky ongoing wifi notification yesterday. Haven't had any issues.
    07-10-2012 09:56 AM
  16. xliderider's Avatar
    For Samsung devices you use a program called Odin. Which is pretty much the same as an SBF on a Motorola device. I've had my share of moto devices as well. Odin will restore the stock factory image on your device exactly like rsd lite would do.

    Bounced off of my JellyBelly into your eye.
    Technically, Odin is analogous to RSD Lite. You flash a .tar file with Odin just like you flash an .sbf file with RSD Lite.

    When using Odin, it is very important to choose PDA not Phone as your device type, or you will end up bricking your device.
    07-10-2012 02:36 PM
  17. racedog's Avatar
    Right now there are just too many issues and too many unknowns with this phone for me to root. The most safe thing to do is to root only but not load CWM. It looks like once you load cwm that your counter starts incrementing if you load even a cleaned up stock rom.

    I'm going to wait until later this week and then see what has been worked out (if anything) and make a decision about this phone at that point.
    07-10-2012 02:44 PM
  18. xliderider's Avatar
    Right now there are just too many issues and too many unknowns with this phone for me to root. The most safe thing to do is to root only but not load CWM. It looks like once you load cwm that your counter starts incrementing if you load even a cleaned up stock rom.
    Can you post a link to a thread discussing the fact that the counter starts incrementing after installing the CWM recovery? I can't seem to find any reference to this. Thanks.
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    07-10-2012 05:05 PM
  19. tk020507's Avatar
    Can you post a link to a thread discussing the fact that the counter starts incrementing after installing the CWM recovery? I can't seem to find any reference to this. Thanks.
    At the bottom of the OP, there's a little Q&A section

    Second to last question:
    Q: Does this trip the flash counter?
    A: No
    07-13-2012 11:59 AM
  20. 10001110101's Avatar
    Rooted the wife's new GS3 yesterday before I even activated it. I can't believe there is no other way to move user app data...
    07-13-2012 01:03 PM
  21. dubge's Avatar
    rooted but did not install cwm with the method above, root went fine and was able to remove the ongoing wifi notice.
    Then today I was in rom manager just poking around and saw the verizon gsIII was listed as a device to load cwm on so I did and it went fine, I then booted into recovery and performed a backup that also went fine. No counter was tripped not that I care
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    07-13-2012 06:30 PM
  22. sicario666's Avatar
    The file that needs to be flashed in Odin. Should it be a tar.md5? Or just a .tar? It's been a while since I've used Odin. I'm following all instructions but my comp just reboots after a while. Can some1 throw a dog a bone?

    S3nt from Galaxy S3
    07-14-2012 07:57 PM
  23. tayswg20's Avatar
    The file that needs to be flashed in Odin. Should it be a tar.md5? Or just a .tar? It's been a while since I've used Odin. I'm following all instructions but my comp just reboots after a while. Can some1 throw a dog a bone?

    S3nt from Galaxy S3
    I'm not totally positive which step your on but i think you want just a .tar file........one thing that helped me was i used this guide Easy Guide to Root Verizon Galaxy S3 ....its the same as the one on xda except, for me it was a little less confusing to follow (not that the one on xda was confusing, I just have the attention span of a 2y/o) . Just make sure you have a blank system image.tar and a rooted system image.tar and you should be fine. I'm not an expert at this, just giving my own experience. So maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in and help as well.

    Good luck
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    07-14-2012 09:41 PM
  24. sicario666's Avatar
    I'm not totally positive which step your on but i think you want just a .tar file........one thing that helped me was i used this guide Easy Guide to Root Verizon Galaxy S3 ....its the same as the one on xda except, for me it was a little less confusing to follow (not that the one on xda was confusing, I just have the attention span of a 2y/o) . Just make sure you have a blank system image.tar and a rooted system image.tar and you should be fine. I'm not an expert at this, just giving my own experience. So maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in and help as well.

    Good luck
    I'm gonna try it again. I downloaded the file again and I'll unzip it once more. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it

    S3nt from Galaxy S3
    07-14-2012 09:44 PM
  25. tayswg20's Avatar
    I'm gonna try it again. I downloaded the file again and I'll unzip it once more. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it

    S3nt from Galaxy S3
    No problem. Hope it works out.
    07-14-2012 09:46 PM
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