[International] Is it safe to root if my build and version aren't listed?

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  1. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

    I have a Galaxy S3 GT 19300 v4.1.2 and downloaded the Samsung GS3 Int ToolKit

    The kit looks really good but it doesn't list my build or android version.

    Would it be safe to use the closest version that's listed?



  2. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    You may end up having to restore your phone if it goes PROPERLY wrong ..

    Always backup first (would do that one way or another).
  3. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

    Catch 22

    How to back up if the phone is not rooted?
  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

  5. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Before I can do this I need to get Windows to install drivers!

  6. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

  7. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

  8. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

    Twice in the last half hour the auto-play suddenly appeared and I was able to see the content of the phone; for a minute or two.

    I turned off the pc, rebooted started the phone and plugged it into a difference usb slot.

    On boot up the system tried five times to try and install the drivers instead of just once.

    It didn't succeed and I have no idea what changed today.

  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    lol exactly :)
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    doesnt reinstalling Kies force the drivers to install when u plug in? (i could have dreamed that.... my dreams are prety geeky lately... well most of em) :)
  11. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member


    I think the problem will most likely only be solved when Samsung or MS solve it.

    All was working well until an update a few weeks ago to android 4.1.2

    I have the latest drivers but W7 64 doesn't recognize them.

    But other versions of Windows and also Mac have the same problem.

    Thanks for the reply,

  12. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

    Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong forum.

    After about a month of not being able to connect via USB that problem has obviously been solved by either Samsung or MS :)

    So I immediately went to the Samsung GS3 Int ToolKit and did a backup and was surprised that it worked because my Galaxy S3 is not rooted.

    Anyway ..

    Where will I find the backup?


  13. heat57

    heat57 Well-Known Member

    Look for the folder "Samsung Galaxy S3 Toolkit" and withing that you should have a folder named "Backup"; should be in there. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Toolkit folder is usually in the root of C:\ but it depends where you chose to install it.

    By-the-way, rooting should be unproblematic subject to you choosing the firmware nearest to the one you have on your device, i.e. go by the correct android version and the nearest build and of course the correct phone (International GSM or LTE and so on).
  14. redbourn

    redbourn Well-Known Member

    Found it where you said it would be.

    Don't think I was asked where I wanted to save it, but maybe I'm wrong.

    So what will I be missing in this backup that I'd have if the phone were rooted.

    The USB is working fine now and I made no changes for several days.

    Spent hours and hours looking for a solution and bought an unneeded bluetooth adapter and cable.

    Still that's how we learn.

    Thanks for the reply,

  15. ZaynabCrouse

    ZaynabCrouse Member

    Just a question and I know this is very late but my friend has the GT 19300 and is having problems getting it on 4g with t-mobile is it possible to do so?
  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Really simple answer mate, the gt-i9300 doesnt have the 4g radio hardware in it so itl never get 4g sorry.
    There is the gt-i9350 which does have it though so make sure its defo the gt-i9300 (check in Settings, About Device) :thumbup:
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