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Hoping to root tonight. Any Do's and donts?



Check and see if the toolkit on xda has been updated for the firmware that you're on. If it has it'll do everything for you.






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Napoleon
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I would love to know what else google now does that makes it so much better than siri?


I use Svoice, it is very similar to Siri, just without the sense of humor.







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Got Heeem
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Thanks for the tips





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wadewilson
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A little off topic, but does anyone have any experience rooting the Galaxy Tab 10.1? The old one, if that makes a difference. It's on Ice Cream Sandwich.





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Got Heeem
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rooted successfully and installed the new leaked Gmail. It's legit!!!!!!





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UHadMeAtMeatTornado
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rooted successfully and installed the new leaked Gmail. It's legit!!!!!!


Just picked up this phone today. I was pretty good at jailbreaking my iPhone, but feel pretty lost with this whole rooting thing.

I'd like to have Jelly Bean and that new gmail feature. Where did you go to do the root/flash/whatever? On AT&T, if it matters.






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IMJ127
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I'd like to have Jelly Bean and that new gmail feature. Where did you go to do the root/flash/whatever? On AT&T, if it matters.


I need some help doing this also. I downloaded Odin. That is the program I need to put the rooted software on my phone, right? Ok. After it is rooted, I have to flash an AKOP? ROM if I want jellybean? Next, I don't know much about kernels but this should be built into the root, right? I know I should back up my system before flashing.






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LSU Tigershark
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Man, I was really looking into getting away from Apple and getting an S3. I'm pretty computer savvy, but this thread makes me think I would be in way over my head. I might just stick with my iphone, since I can work with the jailbreak easily. I'm bookmarking this thread just in case.





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IMJ127
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I need some help doing this also. I downloaded Odin. That is the program I need to put the rooted software on my phone, right? Ok. After it is rooted, I have to flash an AKOP? ROM if I want jellybean? Next, I don't know much about kernels but this should be built into the root, right? I know I should back up my system before flashing.







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Korkstand
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I need some help doing this also. I downloaded Odin. That is the program I need to put the rooted software on my phone, right?
Yes, with Odin you can flash a rooted ROM on your phone. Be sure to follow the directions carefully with regard to putting the phone into download mode, which stock rooted ROM to flash, which boxes to check, etc.
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After it is rooted, I have to flash an AKOP? ROM if I want jellybean?
You are somewhat correct. There are many ROMs based on Jelly Bean, AOKP being one of them. I have CyanogenMod10 on mine.
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Next, I don't know much about kernels but this should be built into the root, right?
A proper kernel is built into ROMs, but you can always flash a different kernel afterwards if you are feeling adventurous.
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I know I should back up my system before flashing.






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Man, I was really looking into getting away from Apple and getting an S3. I'm pretty computer savvy, but this thread makes me think I would be in way over my head. I might just stick with my iphone, since I can work with the jailbreak easily. I'm bookmarking this thread just in case.



If the numbnuts that work here where I work can do it, anyone can do it.






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IMJ127
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Korkstand


I'm about to take the dive. But there seems to be a different method for two versions of ATT handsets. LH9 and LG1?






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Korkstand
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But there seems to be a different method for two versions of ATT handsets. LH9 and LG1?
I believe those are just versions of firmware, which is going to be totally wiped out by Odin so it doesn't matter. The model of your AT&T S3 is going to be I747. You will see references to an I9300, which is the international version. Only flash ROMs that are for the I747 or that specifically reference AT&T.






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Man, I was really looking into getting away from Apple and getting an S3. I'm pretty computer savvy, but this thread makes me think I would be in way over my head. I might just stick with my iphone, since I can work with the jailbreak easily. I'm bookmarking this thread just in case.


go to rootzwiki.com or xda-developers.com find your phone and it will have a step by step guide on how to do it



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Korkstand
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Man, I was really looking into getting away from Apple and getting an S3. I'm pretty computer savvy, but this thread makes me think I would be in way over my head. I might just stick with my iphone, since I can work with the jailbreak easily. I'm bookmarking this thread just in case.
go to rootzwiki.com or xda-developers.com find your phone and it will have a step by step guide on how to do it
I'm pretty computer-savvy myself, and even I get lost trying to find the proper directions on those sites. There is just SO MUCH information that it can be hard to find what you need, so here is my attempt at breaking down the steps and what each one does, and explaining some of the terminology. Hopefully it will help put some minds at ease and help those of you unsure about things to be more comfortable.

You will hear things like rooting, flashing, ROMs, kernels, bootloaders, etc. Just remember that everything on your phone is a file, and that all we are doing is changing some of those files. Now, these files aren't meant to be changed, which is why there are confusing processes for changing them.

The first big step in the process is using Odin. You will need the Odin program itself, and a rooted stock ROM for your carrier. I won't put the directions here because they are easy enough to find, but all this step does is put your phone back to the way it was on day 1 (you will lose any apps you installed, but this won't be a problem), with a couple of crucial changes. The first change is your phone is now rooted, which makes it possible to modify the files that aren't supposed to be modified (as I mentioned earlier). The other change is you now have a new recovery called ClockWorkMod. At this point, if you were to just power up your phone you wouldn't really notice anything different.

At this point you are rooted, so you can install apps that require root privileges, and you have the custom recovery software ClockWorkMod (CWM). CWM is really where all the magic happens. It lets you flash new ROMs, kernels, etc., and it lets you make a backup of your phone in case something goes wrong. Once you get this far, all future flashing is pretty easy and you don't need Odin anymore. CWM will stay on your phone forever, unless you decide to go back to stock (in which case you will need Odin again to flash the stock unrooted ROM).

Like I already mentioned, once you follow the Odin directions and you get your phone rooted and have CWM, you are golden. From here, all you do is download a ROM you want to try (make sure it's the right one for your carrier) and put it on the phone via USB cable (I made a rom folder to put all mine in). Now, you haven't done anything yet, all you have is a ROM in a big zip file sitting on your phone. To install it, turn your phone off, then hold volume up, home button, and power button at the same time. This brings you to the CWM menu, and you just navigate through "install zip from sdcard", "choose zip from sdcard", then find your ROM file and let it work. What it does is unpack all the files from the zip file and install them on your phone. You would do the same exact process for installing a different kernel, but pretty much every ROM does this for you anyway, so I wouldn't worry about kernels.

Throughout this whole process, you typically won't lose any of your photos or anything, but I would back them up just in case. Also, after I flashed my ROM, when it booted the first time it went ahead and reinstalled all my apps and settings automatically. There is a backup setting on your phone that makes this happen, and I think it is turned on by default, but I would check to make sure first.

I know it seems like a lot, and I don't think many people will read this wall of text, but there isn't really much to worry about. As long as you know how to put your phone in download mode (volume DOWN, home, and power key, whereas recovery mode is volume UP, home key and power), and you have Odin and a stock ROM, you can always go back to the way it was.






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Napoleon
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When I had an iPhone, I jailbroke it so I could add third party content and customize it.

My S3 allows me to do all of that and more.

I didn't root my droid either. I have CM9 on my Touchpad and really enjoy it.

But what benefit will I get from rooting my S3, what one thing makes it worthwhile?







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IMJ127
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I'm pretty computer-savvy myself, and even I get lost trying to find the proper directions on those sites. There is just SO MUCH information that it can be hard to find what you need, so here is my attempt at breaking down the steps and what each one does, and explaining some of the terminology. Hopefully it will help put some minds at ease and help those of you unsure about things to be more comfortable.


This! I have 3 different sites pulled up. Also, some youtube videos. I like to know everything before I start. I'll report back after I get JB installed.






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Korkstand
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But what benefit will I get from rooting my S3, what one thing makes it worthwhile?
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I have CM9 on my Touchpad and really enjoy it.


I just got tired of waiting on Jelly Bean to make its way through Samsung and AT&T, so I put CM10 on mine. The new builds even have OTA updates, and I plan on just installing the new monthly M builds as they release them. It's a shame that Samsung and AT&T feel the need to put their stamp on OS upgrades, but meanwhile there's a bunch of guys working for free that put out a better product months sooner.






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IMJ127
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(you will lose any apps you installed, but this won't be a problem),
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Also, after I flashed my ROM, when it booted the first time it went ahead and reinstalled all my apps and settings automatically. There is a backup setting on your phone that makes this happen, and I think it is turned on by default, but I would check to make sure first.


OK. How did you get all of your apps and settings reinstalled?

When you flash the first rooted stock ROM, it erased them all, right? But they were still backed up and reinstalled? TIA







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Korkstand
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OK. How did you get all of your apps and settings reinstalled?

When you flash the first rooted stock ROM, it erased them all, right? But they were still backed up and reinstalled? TIA
Go to your phone's settings, then go to the backup section. There are a couple of settings to back up your data, and automatically restore. Google's servers store all your settings and apps list, so if your phone notices that an app is missing but hasn't been intentionally uninstalled, then it and its settings/data will be reinstalled.

I really didn't have a clue how it would work, so it was a pleasant surprise when I booted up my fresh new ROM and logged into google, it just started installing all my shite. I had already prepared myself for about an hour's worth of app hunting, but it wasn't necessary.






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