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[Verizon] Help me root S3 running 4.1.1 please

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cereall, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Cereall

    Cereall Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Tried searching and using multiple methods and had no luck rooting now that I updated OTA to JB 4.1.1

    Any help appreciated
     



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  2. Cereall

    Cereall Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you,

    Trying this now
     
  3. lonewolf411

    lonewolf411 Newbie

    NO problem, it worked for me! a little confusing coming from the Tbolt but just take your time and read directions fully before starting step 1 even
     
  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Hey Cereall!
    Let me know how that goes! I just got mine yesterday and I do plan on rooting it also. I'm gonna run it like it is for a week or 2 to make sure no hardware issues etc, then I'm going for it:D
     
  5. Cereall

    Cereall Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Having problems with the bloody first step.

    Can boot my phone into ODIN
    Load up the zipped VRALEC into "PDA" in ODIN and it fails everytime

    Pretty good at following steps but this just will not post and load to my phone

    Am I missing something?
     
  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    I don't know but I'll follow along...and I'll ask questions which may seem dumb cuz I havent done it yet:p
    Do you have the usb drivers installed?
    Did you disable kies?
     
  7. Cereall

    Cereall Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes have correct drivers and KIES is not running

    I will clearify my problem...

    STEP 2 FLASHING VRALEC
    I open Odin3 : click on PDA and click on my downloaded VRALEC.bootchain.tar (in zip format) and it will not expand within Odin or flash to my phone properly

    Thanks
     
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    I'm reading the process also, so don't think I've gone MIA:)
     
  9. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Do you think you have to extract the file first? Not sure. I was reading step one in the flash guide here:
    Galaxy SIII Odin Flash Guide by Intratech

    I am not sure, so if you are not sure don't do it...I'm still reading
     
  10. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    It's possible your download of VRALEC.bootchain.tar.md5 is corrupt. Just delete the file you have and download it again. I had trouble with one of open1your1eyes0 files on a mirror server, but when I got it on another server, it passed and installed.
     
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  11. Cereall

    Cereall Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That was it

    Thank you

    I think that was the problem with everything I downloaded there

    Just rooted 3 GS3's and all working great and now able to tehter (which they couldn't originally due to stupid Verizon Unlimited plan not allowing it)
     
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  12. Mikestony

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    Did that whole process wipe your data etc? Like a factory reset would? If I understood some of the posts on xda, it doesn't.
     
  13. Cereall

    Cereall Newbie
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    Nothing reset, Nothing changed at all. Very easy if your files are not corrupt initially :)
     
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  14. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    So I would assume you can now remove bloatware?

    Edit: n/m...I rooted tonite 12-23-12...and got TB Pro to do it:)
     

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