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Old October 28th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What are the first things I should do after rooting my galaxy S3?

I am planning on rooting my Samsung Galaxy S3 and I was wondering when I am done rooting it, what are the things I should do first to ensure maximum performance and security?

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After researching online, rooting causes your phone to lower secruity so I highly recommend you install this free anti-virus program on Google Play: http://bit.ly/Ok3sMB As for performance, you install this apps to manage running apps and close the ones you rarely use. http://bitly.com/AmtswQ

P.S. You can't recover your phone after you root it! If your phone just jacked up, you will need to purchase a new one.
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After researching online, rooting causes your phone to lower secruity so I highly recommend you install this free anti-virus program on Google Play: http://bit.ly/Ok3sMB As for performance, you install this apps to manage running apps and close the ones you rarely use. http://bitly.com/AmtswQ

P.S. You can't recover your phone after you root it! If your phone just jacked up, you will need to purchase a new one.
Thanks! I have avast mobile security already. I heard task killers are bad, is that true?
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Anything else I should do after rooting my phone?
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you can unroot

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1710613
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Is there a XDADevelopers thread that tells you how to root your phone?
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Hey, TimeAndroid!

I have moved this thread into the 'all things root' section of this forum since this discussion involves rooting.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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There is but it depend on what version of the S3 you have
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After researching online, rooting causes your phone to lower secruity so I highly recommend you install this free anti-virus program on Google Play: http://bit.ly/Ok3sMB As for performance, you install this apps to manage running apps and close the ones you rarely use. http://bitly.com/AmtswQ

P.S. You can't recover your phone after you root it! If your phone just jacked up, you will need to purchase a new one.
This is one of the most stunningly ill-informed posts I've ever seen.

Rooting your phone allows you to modify system files that yes, can screw with your phone. But every time an app requests superuser access, you'll be prompted to allow or deny. Rooting does not automatically open your phone to a flood of viruses. It's no more dangerous than logging into Windows using an Administrator account.

Installing a task manager hasn't been a good idea on Android since Cupcake. Jelly Bean will do a far better job of managing background processes than any app. The running tasks pop-up window is more than enough to close any misbehaving app.

And buying a new phone if something goes wrong? Are you serious? I wish I had 500 lying around to correct any mistakes I made. I think the most dangerous thing you could do with the LTE handset would be to mistakenly flash standard S3 rom's/kernels, but even if you did this, it would be recoverable one way or another - worst case scenario you'd have to buy a USB jig from eBay (around 3), which would help force the phone into download mode where you can reflash.

I don't profess to be an expert, far from it, but it's demonstrably false to throw around comments like yours. Rooting is definitely not something that everyone should undertake, and you do need to put in the effort to read and understand what you are doing to your expensive handset, but please don't make out it's a process that turns your phone into a virus-ridden malfunctioning piece of junk.
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install clockworkmod and make a nandroid put it in a safe place to recover from anything you may change that you shouldnt have. i would read all i can so you understand what you are doing
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I am sick of constantly having to re-root my phone every time Verizon pushes out a trivial update. I wouldn't mind if it was something significant like Jelly Bean It's still rather painful to root this phone. Can anything be done to either: 1. Prevent the unrooting? 2. Make re-rooting easier? I do have the ClockworkMod ROM installed, which seems like it may be designed to make this easier, but I'm not quite getting it. Sure, I can create a nandroid backup on my SD. But if I get pushed a new update from VZ which unroots me, and I restore the backup, I lose the update, isn't that right? So I have just rewound and get to play the stupid game all over again? It seems as though VZ is deliberately pushing frequent updates to keep people's phones from staying rooted. Very annoying to discover that my regular Titanium Backups have once again stopped occurring because I lost root. -Bob
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I just updated mine and my wifes sprint version to 4.1.1 and do not see any difference from 4.0.4. If anyone can tell me the physical differnece I'm looking at.. And after the upgrades we did not loose root...
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I just updated mine and my wifes sprint version to 4.1.1 and do not see any difference from 4.0.4. If anyone can tell me the physical differnece I'm looking at.. And after the upgrades we did not loose root...
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Hi Forums! I have the SGS3 4G (GT-I9305) the lastest european model of the phone, and I am wondering if you guys have the GT-I9305 or just the normal GT-I9300 witch is sold with 4G (LTE) in the U.S. I would love some answers because have been trying to figure out if I can use the Cyanogenmod 10 ROM for the GT-I9300 on my version of the phone!

So my real question, have anyone here Rooted their GT-I9305?!
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i have a quick question cause i am confused, can you root metro pcs galaxy s3 sph-t999n, all help would be greatly appreciated
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Hi Forums! I have the SGS3 4G (GT-I9305) the lastest european model of the phone, and I am wondering if you guys have the GT-I9305 or just the normal GT-I9300 witch is sold with 4G (LTE) in the U.S. I would love some answers because have been trying to figure out if I can use the Cyanogenmod 10 ROM for the GT-I9300 on my version of the phone!

So my real question, have anyone here Rooted their GT-I9305?!
Yes , its easily done, you can get stock roms that are rooted.

All the goodness none of the fuss.

See here:

[ROMS] Updated: 17/08/2013 - Pre-Rooted / Original Stock Odin Packages! - xda-developers
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