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Samsung Galaxy s3, how to root?

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Samsung Galaxy s3, how to root?

Hi,

used to be an iphone user, now i've switched to android. I always had my iphone jailbroken with each update and now i want to root my S3

However ive heard you can ruin the phone if you run the incorrect install, therefore i wanted to seek help before i attempt this.

If i rooted it today, and tomorrow theres a firmware update do i "lose my root"? meaning, would i have to root it again?

i found this tutorial, would this work? http://galaxys3root.com/galaxy-s3-root/ ... oob-proof/

my version is 4.1.1, model number SGH-1747m

If there is another method of doing this please let me know

thanks!
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its simple. Takes 10minutes and I don't know that you can brick your phone while rooting.
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you didn't provide a reason to root. if you don't know why you want to, you don't need root. sideloading apps and many restricted functions of iOS are standard on android, no root needed
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- ive seen that it is much better on your battery life, other mods are available

- mine is on bell
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If I were rooting the phone, I would make sure I knew how to unbrick the phone in case something goes wrong.
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my sgs3 won't even last 1 day with the battery, hopefully I can root it and put on something more efficient.
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I bought an S3 off kijiji and the seller lied to me about the phone never being rooted. I'm not a power user and I didn't want to buy a previously rooted phone but now I'm stuck with it. Now for damage control. I tried to do a software update add I'm version 4.1.1 and I thought I could update to a newer version but the phone says "device modified" and unable to update. Is this forever? I did a hard reboot, restarted etc. All the things to get it to say normal under device status but to no avail. I know some people were getting that modified status despite never having rooted their phones so I'm going this is some kind of glitch. It's an unlocked Rogers/Fido phone. Please help...
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Hi thanks for your reply. Can I do as you've instructed by googling triangle and Odin and following instructions?
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Is it possible for the phone to say device modified if it's never been rooted? Do I check for the device status in settings BEFORE buying the phone next time?
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kotoula wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2013 4:19 pm
I bought an S3 off kijiji and the seller lied to me about the phone never being rooted. I'm not a power user and I didn't want to buy a previously rooted phone but now I'm stuck with it. Now for damage control. I tried to do a software update add I'm version 4.1.1 and I thought I could update to a newer version but the phone says "device modified" and unable to update. Is this forever? I did a hard reboot, restarted etc. All the things to get it to say normal under device status but to no avail. I know some people were getting that modified status despite never having rooted their phones so I'm going this is some kind of glitch. It's an unlocked Rogers/Fido phone. Please help...
Is the phone running a stock carrier OS? If not, what rom is it running?

Personally, I prefer a re-rooted phone as it allows you to load custom roms, use Titanium Backup, etc.
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It says version 4.1.1 so I have no idea how to tell that. The seller told me the OS updated itself.....
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kotoula wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2013 6:41 pm
It says version 4.1.1 so I have no idea how to tell that. The seller told me the OS updated itself.....
Who was the phone's original carrier? 4.1.1 is a very recent OS.
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