[MetroPCS/CDMA] How to root


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  1. nolang

    nolang New Member

    Can some one please help me with rooting my SCH-R530M Galaxy s3 on metro pcs!! It is running 4.1.2 thank you

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  2. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

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  3. nolang

    nolang New Member

    do you know any good videos for it because i am still confused with it
  4. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    no im sorry i do not but if you post on shabby's thread im sure he or any other member will be willing to properly show you the steps to rooting your 4.1.2 device. :)


    edit:
    haha never mind seems he has already responded to your post ;) good luck and thanks shabs!!
  5. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    no need to thank me :)

    just linking a nicely done video, a few changes and id love to have videos like it for all the big things. rooting, restoring back to stock, flahsing a rom, and how to wipe data properly i think would all be good videos :)
  6. 11jjonn

    11jjonn Well-Known Member

    I've sent you 2 PMs (private messages - look under your screen name near top of page) that helped me. If questions, you can pm reply me.
  7. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    I also sent a pm also.
  8. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

  9. Scooda954

    Scooda954 Active Member

  10. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    and i wouldnt have posted it unless it was relevant :p

    using cwm/twrp promises that no matter what update comes out we will be able to root using tthem :)
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  11. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    works perfectly yesterday i asked shabby if this would also work on at&t variant and so i went over to my friend's house and did this method and i was shocked how fast and how easy it was to root my friend's gs3 on at&t i swear to ya it didnt even take 3 min. basically the mothod shabby posted is a universal method that should work for all gs3 variants probaly cept the international variant but i dont think there is a better way of rooting than this way.
  12. Scooda954

    Scooda954 Active Member

    Ok I trust you lol. & is there a way to root without cwm because when I download it I can't open the file.
  13. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    you arent supposed to open the tar, just flash that in odin
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  14. xxme7alxx

    xxme7alxx New Member

    i got the drivers, i downloaded Odin, I put it in download mode and connected it to my computer. i installed the TAR and it passed it said, took the battery out and unpluged it. Tried to boot into the revocery and it still shows the regular recovery not the clockwork one.

    i watched the video and followed his steps did i miss something. My phone still works like normal so its not bricked.

    I bricked my first S3 so am worried of doing it again. but i need root.
  15. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    your doing something wrong you were suppose to use odin to flash clock work mod first then from there unplug the cable and boot into recovery then flash the root zip through recovery and thats all. i even did this on a at&t galaxy s3 and worked just fine.
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  16. xxme7alxx

    xxme7alxx New Member

    Yes, i used odin to flash the TAR. it passed and then i unplugged it and took the battery out. Put battery back in and started up the phone pressing home vol up and power. Then it booted up to the regular recovery (Android system recovery <3e>) and not clockwork mod. From the video it was supposed boot into clockwork mod and then install the super user but I am not able to since clockwork mod didn&#8217;t boot up.

    The video seems straight forward so am not sure what am doing wrong.
  17. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    dont take the battery out i haven't watched the video but taking out the battery isnt needed to be done thats the prob there. so do all the steps cept taking out the battery.
  18. Johnny Crapple

    Johnny Crapple Well-Known Member

    Don't take out the battery after download mode? I'm having a problem to but it's not passing. It says it failed
  19. xxme7alxx

    xxme7alxx New Member

    In odin do i keep auto reboot checked and f.reset time checked. In the video it says to uncheck them

    Also i checked for updated on my phone and it said cannot update, your device has been modified.
  20. xxme7alxx

    xxme7alxx New Member

    anybody got any ideas.
  21. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    use teh new one click?
  22. latinalips2001

    latinalips2001 New Member

    Would these directions/video work for the Metropcs SCH-R530 with the 4.1.2? I see the date for rooting are back in October 2012. I'm not as saavy as others, all instructions i've found so far are before MetroPCS did the Jellybean update. I was wondering if you know of instructions wich take into account the MetroPCS JellyBean update. Can you please help me? thank you!!!
  23. latinalips2001

    latinalips2001 New Member

  24. Johnny Crapple

    Johnny Crapple Well-Known Member

    It will work on 4.1.2

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