rooting the s3

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by ubyte, Jul 10, 2012.

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    I haven't gotten my phone yet (scheduled to be here tomorrow) put I was wondering what you guys are using to root them. I haven't rooted anything on ICS and have only used the Motorola root for my DX.
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    There's a guide with a video over on xda on how to root. I'm waiting for someone to crack the bootloader before I root.
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    Why? Other than loading a different ROM I don't see why you would wait.
    I will check out the xda video.
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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
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    Rooted and installed CWM on my S3. Things seem to work fine, though Swype seems to be gone..
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    Thanks for the link Squeekybigfoot. can't wait to try it tomorrow.
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    go to Swype | Type Fast, Swype Faster and get it from the source! I got it earlier today and it works great
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    Exactly. Root and recovery is the "easy" part. The devs have accomplished a lot for the S3 in a short time, but an unlocked boot loader is still a pipe dream.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    Samsung will be offering a LTE version with an unlocked bootloader directly from them. They are calling it the "developer edition" gonna be $600.00
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    This is b.s. I hate Verizon and their crap.

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    "B.S." sums it up well. I ALREADY OWN AN S3. THAT is the one I want unlocked. What good is a developer version when we've all already bought one?

    I was annoyed by the BL issue before. But this recent "developer version" news straight up pisses me off. Why aren't all the carriers offering a developer version? (Oh yeah, that's right. They already have unlocked phones.)

    I don't even know who to be mad at now. I was mad at VZW, but buying a retail "developer" phone through Sammy directly?! I think they're both in this together.

    /rant
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    I wouldn't recommend using the current rooting/CWM method (IF you're picky) as I've been getting some keyboard troubles other than Swype, incuding auto-correction and typing itself not working. Not to complain though, I appreciate it regardless. I'll be trying this later tonight: [SOLVED] PROPER Remake of Rooted Stock Image - xda-developers
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    I will say the developer edition is a great idea. I just don't think it would be long until the developer edition shows up on a torrent for the rest of us. 600 bucks.. Really? I wouldn't mind paying a couple of extra bucks but its OPEN SOURCE.

    From what it sounds like I might have to hold up rooting until the issues are resolved.
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