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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamstewonline, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. jamstewonline

    jamstewonline Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    OK I am not completely new to rooting but there seems to be so many phone variations and ways to root this S3 i have become totally confused.

    My software version is un-rooted stock VM L710VPUCNDC

    I see a lot of questions and answers for ND8 and others but not much on NDC.

    A few questions

    1 I can root with Towelroot yes/no

    2 Towelroot will not trip knox yes/no

    3 No recovery unless i install philz or something like it yes/no

    4 Installing recovery will trip knox yes/no

    5 Using Towelroot I cannot un-root yes/no

    6 Can i use Stickly instructions for MK5 yes/no

    Any other short and direct answers would be great. Thank you.

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  2. hatredg0d

    hatredg0d Well-Known Member

    1 You can use towel root yes, it is patched on some newer phones. If you want to install a recovery and roms there is no point.

    2 I do not think so

    3 Yes, flashing a recovery via odin trips knox.

    4 yes

    5 You can always unroot by flashing the latest stock tar via odin. I don't know if that trips knox tho.

    6 Yes, just make sure you are flashing the latest version of everything! You can not downgrade the bootloader or modem of this device or you will hardbrick.
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  3. jamstewonline

    jamstewonline Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Does it matter that i have ndc not nd8 or mk5?
  4. hatredg0d

    hatredg0d Well-Known Member

    ND8 is just sprint's version of NDC. Downgrading to MK5 would cause a hard brick.
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  5. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    I used towelroot, then get SuperSU from the playstore. Then get flashify from the playstore. Use flashify to install philztouch recovery. You need the recovery. Img file of philz to install with flashify (not the .tar). I just got the zip of philz and extracted the recovery.img from it. No PC needed. Works on mk5, NDC, nd8, any build.
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  6. jamstewonline

    jamstewonline Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I can do all this on my phone? No need for odin? Very cool.
    Do i put recovery.img on sd card or internal memory?
  7. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Either one. I put it on my SD card.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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