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  1. tom_allyn

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    I read somewhere that the regular methods for rooting like the two methods shown in the sticky in this Forum will not work, because Verizon has blocked that kind of rooting in their Official Jelly Bean release. Is this true?

    I read about doing it differently, but the process feels more complicated to me then they ways shown in the sticky thread.

    If you cannot not use the normal methods is there an easy way to do it.
     

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    So is your s3 currently running JB and you plan to root it.
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Thank you!

    Okay I have a question regarding step #3 if you choose the recommended "For Both Root and Unlocked Bootloader ***RECOMMENDED*** - Download SuperSU + Unlocked Bootloader to your SD Card - Link"

    Do you extract the contents of this folder, before loading it onto my SD Card?
     
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    It does not appear so but give me a minute as I am currently not on a laptop.
     
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    No you do not extract those files the only thing you extract is Odin.
     
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    Are you still confused?
     
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    No I have been deconfused. LOL Yes I know that is not a word:smokingsomb:
     
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    Alright. If you have any more questions please ask. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hope all is going fine.

    Are you planning on flashing a custom rom after rooting and if so what one?? ;)
     
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    It went perfectly?

    At this time I am not planning on flashing any ROMs. Verizon just replaced this phone for me do to over heating issues, but on the previouse one I was running Synergy. I liked it, but the little issues I was having are gone now. I have the OTA Jelly Bean now and so far it has been flawless so I am finding it difficult to find a reason to flash another custom ROM.

    I use this phone as a business tool, almost like mini business laptop. There is little I do not do from this phone. My business is selling Media via Amazon and other online venues and I use a real time scouting app to assist in my purchase decisions. So I need it to be stable and as trouble free as possible. However, there are some apps I that require root access that I want as well. So that is why I rooted it. I just wish it was possible to encrypt a Rooted phone, because of all the important information I have on my phone. I worry about a Rooted phone being less secure.
     
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    I am rooted on Clean rom and I found this screen...don't use it, but it may be what you are looking for:
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    Yes that is what I'm looking for, but soon as I root it doesn't allow me to encrypt the device.:(
     
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    I have not tried it myself...what is it supposed to do?
     
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    will using this root method wipe and flash anything? Cause I got my phone today and wanted to root it. But I don't want it to wipe what I already put on it.
     
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    Can one of you answer some pathetically naive questions?

    Verizon updated me to Jellybean. I say big woop. Of concern is that they have disabled my ability to record phone calls.

    if i perform a root, will I then be able to re-enable this type of direct recording? if so, how would I do so?

    would I then need to install a custom rom? are there any cracked jelly bean versions that are essentially the same, but allow modifications as needed?

    :thinking:
     
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    No, it will not wipe your current setup.:)

    I think there is an app in the play store for voice recording but I have to locate the correct one that I found earlier in the week. Just can't find it!
    I don't believe it requires root....I'm getting frustrated as I cannot find it:(
    It was linked in another thread in these forums somewhere.
     

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