1. Greg Speare's Avatar
    Hi i just bought my Samsung Galaxy S3 today and one of my friends keeps telling me to root my phone but i have never done anything like this before, and i have no idea what im doing. ive been trying to look for stuff online but it all seems a little confusing so i was just seeing if there is any one that could help me, also i keep hearing about a boot loader not sure how to unlock that because i dont want to brick my new phone.
    02-25-2014 06:47 PM
  2. dadathepanda's Avatar
    If you just got the s3, you may be on an older android version which means you can still root. But before doing anything go to Settings, about phone and check the Android version you have installed. If it says 4.3, then you can root but can't unlock bootloader. Anything below that version can be unlocked and different rom installed. Let us know!

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    02-26-2014 07:39 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Saferoot http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
    02-26-2014 08:21 AM
  4. Greg Speare's Avatar
    I just looked and yep i have version 4.3
    02-26-2014 03:59 PM
  5. dadathepanda's Avatar
    Then you're only going to be able to root. I believe the link posted earlier can help you with that. Good luck

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-27-2014 04:24 PM
  6. Casey Eberhard's Avatar
    Can the phone still be unlocked if it is rooted? Even if I can't unlock the bootloader?
    03-26-2014 09:19 PM
  7. GSDer's Avatar
    Can the phone still be unlocked if it is rooted?
    If you mean 'unlocked so that you can use it on a different carrier' the answer is yes, sort of - you don't need to unlock it to use it on another carrier: set it to GSM, shut it down, put your SIM card in, power it up and configure your APN settings.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    03-27-2014 11:28 AM
  8. dpbklyn's Avatar
    I am confused about the ability to install CM using SafeStrap on a Verizon S3 that took the OTA 4.3 update. Is it possible, or not?
    04-03-2014 04:58 PM
  9. GSDer's Avatar
    I am confused about the ability to install CM using SafeStrap on a Verizon S3 that took the OTA 4.3 update.
    Welcome to the forums!

    Your best bet is to go to the source and pose your questions http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    04-04-2014 12:20 AM
  10. dadathepanda's Avatar
    I am confused about the ability to install CM using SafeStrap on a Verizon S3 that took the OTA 4.3 update. Is it possible, or not?
    Seems you can only install a few (two) roms once you have 4.3 and neither is CM. I had flashed a rom by old&slow? but it was very buggy and just quit.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-04-2014 07:31 PM
  11. Sam Thompson1's Avatar
    i am new here and this was a while ago you posted this..but
    how do i root my Galaxy s3 SCH i535? its on jelly bean. 4.3
    I tried with saferoot..and it says your kernel is patched
    this device is not supported?
    im not sure what to do as im not the best with this stuff... but i cant seem to find anything
    i just want to root it to be able to use some apps that require root
    06-08-2014 10:44 PM
  12. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    I tried with saferoot..and it says your kernel is patched
    this device is not supported?
    This device is supported. You made sure you're using the current release of Saferoot?

    Have you tried posting in their forum? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758

    Have you messed with your firmware in the past?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    06-09-2014 11:51 AM

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