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Old October 27th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need help with rooting my phone! Please help!

Hi, I am planning on rooting my galaxy S3. Can anyone who is a pro at rooting phones please tell me what I should know before rooting my phone?

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Old October 27th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to Android Forums, TimeAndroid.

What carrier are you with? Some things to know before rooting is that once you root it voids your warranty, there is a risk of bricking (breaking) your device if the root process is not done correctly or is something goes wrong. I am not an expert on rooting, but I know a few of the basics such as the risks and the benefits of it.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've rooted many phones, maybe this is good advice -

1. Read, read and read some more before rooting. Our forums contain rooting guides to help with that.

2. Don't panic. Usually, it's going to go smoother than you thought, but every so often, you can stuck. It's happened to me. If that happens, don't panic, and don't try to fix it. Just post what happened and so forth and someone who's been there will guide you along.

3. ONLY root with methods and software known to work for your device. The S3 is a generic model, but slight differences due to carrier variations can require changes in rooting. That's why MP wants to know your carrier. Rooting is not a generic deal.

Once we know that, we'll move this thread over to the right root forum with fellow SGS3 owners with your specific version can give you the exact guidance you need.

Hope this helps!
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What is Rooting ? And why do it ?

I have a HongKong version of the Galaxy s3 4g LTE and the phone companies in HK don't (as far as I know) install any software on the phone.
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What is root or being rooted mean?
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You will also find a wealth of information and guides in the relevant All Things Root sub-forum for the S3 4G LTE.

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