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Samsung Galaxy s3, how to root?

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Fido. Or so he claimed. It has Rogers bloatware on it....which I would pay money to get rid of...
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kotoula wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 12:22 am
Fido. Or so he claimed. It has Rogers bloatware on it....which I would pay money to get rid of...
Sometimes, you need to root in order to get rid of some apps. By having a rooted phone, installing a custom rom will improve speed, battery life, and get rid of any carrier customization. Can't do all three without rooting.
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So is there a tutorial on how to fix my problem? My problem is that I cannot update my OS, it's stuck at JB 4.1.1, the battery life is atrocious, and I want to rid the phone of Rogers bloatware. The phones status says modified so the previous owner mucked around with it and won't honestly reply to my questions so I have to figure things out from this point on. Of course I'm afraid of destroying my precious S3 that has rescued me from the clutches of Crapple's tyranny. Any and all advice to direct me how to do this is greatly appreciated. Once the phone is fixed I just want to use it for normal web stuff but not gaming. Thanks to everyone who takes time out to reply.
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kotoula wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 8:35 am
So is there a tutorial on how to fix my problem? My problem is that I cannot update my OS, it's stuck at JB 4.1.1, the battery life is atrocious, and I want to rid the phone of Rogers bloatware. The phones status says modified so the previous owner mucked around with it and won't honestly reply to my questions so I have to figure things out from this point on. Of course I'm afraid of destroying my precious S3 that has rescued me from the clutches of Crapple's tyranny. Any and all advice to direct me how to do this is greatly appreciated. Once the phone is fixed I just want to use it for normal web stuff but not gaming. Thanks to everyone who takes time out to reply.
4.1.1 is the latest version for stock firmware that why's there is no new version for you to update. You have to check if your phone have stock SAMSUNG firmware. Is your phone rooted (check if there is a SuperSU app)?

If it is stock SAMSUNG firmware and not rooted then probably the seller already revert your phone to stock firmware already... So you just have to wait until Rogers/SAMSUNG release a newer update firmware in order to update.

If you can't wait and want to try JB 4.2.1 then you will have to root your phone, install custom ROM, for example AOKP

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=1766684
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Thanks for clarification on the version from Rogers for me. They're is an app called superuser chainsDD and it's in the update list but I never installed that app. I have no idea why it's on my list of apps to update. It's something to do with rooting. I only want the updated OS when Rogers releases it.
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Jan 23rd, 2013 9:03 pm
Thanks for clarification on the version from Rogers for me. They're is an app called superuser chainsDD and it's in the update list but I never installed that app. I have no idea why it's on my list of apps to update. It's something to do with rooting. I only want the updated OS when Rogers releases it.
Your phone is rooted. Install root checker from play store
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Jan 23rd, 2013 4:03 pm
Thanks for clarification on the version from Rogers for me. They're is an app called superuser chainsDD and it's in the update list but I never installed that app. I have no idea why it's on my list of apps to update. It's something to do with rooting. I only want the updated OS when Rogers releases it.
If you update your phone using the Rogers OS, all of the bloatware will come back.
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kotoula wrote:
Jan 24th, 2013 12:26 am
Great. So what would you do?
Update to Latest firmare, Root it and remove the bloatware.
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Are there any firmware updates past 4.04? A firmware update pops up but since I'm rooted it doesn't work.
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Tijuana wrote:
Jan 24th, 2013 1:39 am
Are there any firmware updates past 4.04? A firmware update pops up but since I'm rooted it doesn't work.
Personally, I wouldn't worry about installing a stock carrier rom. It's unlikely the rom will provide you with of anything other than bloatware.
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Since the JB upgrade, my battery has gone to crap. With ICS, I would go to bed with 50% battery remaining and 2 hours screen time. Since the upgrade, my phone is practically dead when I go to bed at 11pm with only an hour screen time. I dont have access to Wifi at work so I'm on HSPA+ all day (no LTE available yet). I turned off Google Now and some other location settings, but battery life hasnt improved much..does anyone have any recommendations?

I tried CM10.1 and AOKP 4.2, but actually found my battery life to be even worse with those. I gave them each 3+ days and full charges/drains to see if it improved, but it never did. Any recommendations for custom roms that improve battery life?
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^ wrong model. Rogers s3 is i747. Latest available is 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

OP, looks like you have a rooted Rogers Jelly Bean software. THis shouldn't be cause of concern for battery life, as original software may be the same or worse in terms of battery life.

Also, you can flash the official software back on, and disable Rogers apps in Settings -> Applications -> All. What else are you hoping to achieve?
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