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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 814 htc evo, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast
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    Okay iv been contemplating for quite some time about to root or not to root my s3 and I want to root but I want to get the new firmware that we all want but never can get until months later thanks to our carriers.. those are the type of roms I'd like to stick with preferably stable ones that won't brick my phone. So I need to first learn how to root and backup the stock rom? Then need suggestions to help me with my rom choice like any android 4.3 upcoming roms that type of thing?
     


  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Theres no 4.3 roms for the s3 yet mate and no really stable touchwiz based 4.2.2 but theres some excellent and stable non-touchwiz 4.2.2 ones.
    The main question to think about is do you use/need any of the unique samsung touchwiz features or not?

    For a rooting and installing custom recovery guide, check out the forum at the top of this page for your carrier version. Theyre all different models with different methods and roms :thumbup:
     
  3. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast
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    Well touchwiz doesn't really tickle my fancy all that well, but I would like to make sure I have my stock rom backed up prior to rooting. And I figured there wasn't any 4.3 roms yet I was just referencing stable 4.2 and up roms.
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    cool theres some amazing aosp based roms for the s3 man youll love it.
    Thing is, until you root and install custom recovery, you cant make a backup image of the phone.
    What carrier version are u on?
    Rooting a samsung is mega-safe btw :beer:
     
  5. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast
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    I'm on the sprint version
     
  6. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast
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    Is there a step by step of how to root and backup the stock rom incase something were to happen?
     
  7. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast
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    Iv been looking at cyanogen they seem to be legitimate and cool but not sure how to go about getting the latest on my device safely
     
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah cyanogen is a good rom to start with. Theyre the biggest and theres a lot of other dev teams who build their roms from cyanogen (CM) code.
    Check out the stickies in the Sprint All Things Root forum. Theres probably a guide to rooting there and it will be a simple matter of flashing a file to your phone using the Odin program on your pc :thumbup:
     
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  9. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for your help :-0
     
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    No problem man. Hope u enjoy the s3 hardware without any samsung crap on it. I do ;)
     
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