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  1. Bill
    Bill December 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm .

    Model no. of my galaxy s3 is: SCH-1535
    Obviously, not one of the models supported.
    So now what?

    Your procedure seems so straight forward I was hoping to use it.
    Is there another method for rooting my model?
    I hope you or someone who sees this can lead me to the procedure I need to root my phone.

    I rooted my DroidX a couple of years ago with an app called Z4root.
    I was running Froyo and it couldn’t have been easier, especially with the option to easily unroot and reroot.
    Thanks, Bill

  2. Abhishek
    Abhishek December 20, 2012 at 11:44 am .

    I was searching for an article where each and every steps are properly explained and got to see your article.. Appreciate the hard work you have put into writing this article.

  3. Anonim
    Anonim December 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm .

    Thank’s it work’s just fine!

  4. Kushagra
    Kushagra December 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm .

    Awesome just rooted my S3 this is great .. no hassle so simple to do…I just hate iPhone and love android

    1. John A.
      John A. January 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm .

      That’s great! Glad to hear it worked well for you. 🙂

  5. Jonte
    Jonte January 1, 2013 at 7:29 am .

    Did everything but my phone still says “Downloading… Do not turn off target!!” what should I do?

    1. John A.
      John A. January 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm .

      Did you connect the phone to your computer? In Odin, did you make sure that “Repartition” was NOT checked?

  6. Dustin Sargent
    Dustin Sargent January 1, 2013 at 11:47 am .

    Well i see the process seems simple but i don’t understand the bricking part of the device, is that if you download corrupted files or something? I’ve read the other article about the advantages and disadvantages of rooting a phone but i still dont understand how your phone could get bricked. is it from the company finding out and just bricking your phone? would be nice to have a bit more information on this or another link. the only thing im interested in is rooting my phone and extending the battery and signal for it. nothing major that shouldnt get me in trouble.

    1. John A.
      John A. January 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm .

      “Bricking” your device means screwing up your phone software so badly that your phone can no longer function properly and is pretty much as useless as a brick. It can happen a number of ways… usually by not following the instructions properly or sometimes there is a software glitch in the rooting process.

  7. jp
    jp January 14, 2013 at 3:45 am .

    simple and straight forward without of all of that tech talk..we need more people like like you that actually help us noobs understand..thanks a bunch!

  8. Marko
    Marko January 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm .

    Worked as a charm. Was afraid that rooting will take a lot of time, but this is like a breeze.
    One thing, didn’t work the first time, but the mistake was mine. Connect the phone as mentioned above, but wait until the the computer tells u that the device is connected and ready to use.

  9. Tanaya
    Tanaya January 20, 2013 at 11:47 am .

    Hey Carlos. How do I confirm it? Also odin mentioned 0 success/0 failure. Thanks!

  10. Mike
    Mike January 21, 2013 at 5:48 am .

    Will this work for android 4.1.1?

  11. Mike
    Mike January 22, 2013 at 2:07 am .

    awesome Carlos, thanks. will give it a go.
    this will allow me access to the illusive data folder right once ive downloaded a root folder explorer after rooting? ive heard this is a “soft” root, that so?

  12. lhet
    lhet January 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm .

    Hi there will this work on version 4.1.2 gti9300.? And can i do this on my imac? Thanks 🙂

  13. Mike
    Mike January 23, 2013 at 6:20 am .

    just rooted using this method, honestly could not be simpler
    well done!!!!

    1. John A.
      John A. February 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm .

      Glad to hear it worked well for you! 🙂

  14. Bisoo
    Bisoo January 24, 2013 at 1:41 am .

    How to unroot a rooted galaxy s3, to unvoid waranty? Thanks in advance.

  15. Andrew
    Andrew January 24, 2013 at 11:19 am .

    See that there is now a root for I535 Verizon S3, but when running Odin, the root will not process. Says thread failed. Now what?

  16. willymon
    willymon January 26, 2013 at 11:23 am .

    Thanks a lot….

  17. Toni
    Toni January 28, 2013 at 7:57 am .

    A straight forward method. I did managed to root my phone successfully about two weeks ago. Now Samsung is rolling out the new update, but my phone can not get OTA updates because it states that “your phone has been modified. Software updates are not available”.
    Anyway to overcome this?

    1. John A.
      John A. February 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm .

      Yes, check out the lesson to enable OTA updates on rooted Galaxy S3 here:

  18. Marko
    Marko February 2, 2013 at 5:38 am .

    Do you have a solution? Works perfectlu, but now that the phone is rooted it will not update software, it says that the phone is tempered with and wont update. Can I teporary unroot, update and then root again, or something else?
    Thanks anyway for an easy and simple root.
    Best wishes, Marko!

    1. John A.
      John A. February 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm .

      Glad to hear it worked well for you! Instructions on how to receive over the air updates for rooted S3 can be found here on another lesson:

  19. Mike
    Mike March 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm .

    HI, i rooted using this method, yes works great.
    how ever i made the mistake of disableing some samsung apps and services after rooting, now i cant get the touch screen to work again, how can i reset to default? thanks, any help is appreciated.

  20. brad
    brad May 19, 2013 at 8:20 am .

    I have successfully rooted my phone with your method before but with the recent update it unrooted my phone obviously i didnt realise this was going to happen, so i have tried this method again after the update and it appears to work on odin then when i try to check on root checker it says ” please wait for root check to complete , system appears to be running very slow ” so does this still work after the update?

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