Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE (International)

Find everything you need for the Galaxy S5 and discuss it in our S5 forum!
Have you seen that OnePlus One's awesome camera?? The forum is over here!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 28th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
congaman59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: near ATL
Gender: Male
Posts: 123
 
Device(s): Samsung S3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 12
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default New sIII

I just bought a new SIII. I have an HTC evo 4G I'm using now. The evo is rooted. I have a lot of apps on the phone, of course the bulk of them on the XD card. I want to know what are the advantages to rooting the SIII? It already is fast and has 16 times the storage of the evo. I can download a tethering app.

congaman59 is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 29th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
Accept no imitations!
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,959
 
Device(s): Note 3 (rooted & ROMmed), Galaxy Nexus (retired), OG Droid (retired)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,486
Thanked 6,921 Times in 3,277 Posts
Default

Hi Congaman,

There are advantages and disadvantages to rooting: You can install a custom recovery rooted and make backups of the entire phone's current state, so you can restore it to that moment in time if something goes wrong. You can get rid of bloatware. But rooting will also void your warranty... so it's a toss up of what you WANT and NEED your phone to do.

You would be better served asking this question in the All Things Root section, where other rooters can help you. I can move this thread there if you like... or you can just ask again in that sub-forum. Either way, I'm here to help
__________________



If I have helped you at all, please click the "Thanks" button
Forum Rules & Guidelines
The_Chief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
poriggity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Blue Jay, Ca
Posts: 198
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy SIII
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 14
Thanked 31 Times in 25 Posts
Default

The Chief is right. Personally, I am not concerned about warranty, so I rooted my phone. If you do root your phone, I would recommend reading this thread on XDA, and using this toolkit.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1746665
Bear in mind, the link to that thread will take you to the ATT version for the tool kit, but there is a link in that thread to go to the Sprint version of the tool kit.
It's a very comprehensive kit, and worked like a charm to root my phone.

Disclaimer: As always, you are responsible for your own actions, and don't blame me if your phone breaks
Scott
poriggity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE (International)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.