Samsung Galaxy SIII (SGS3) has been released and many stores have put it on pre-order page. While many curious users’ hands getting itchy to give this Samsung’s new device a hands-on treatment, an elite XDA developer “Chainfire” has managed to root SGS3 (says it’s easy and done remotely). Interestingly, he confirmed that the root was all tested on a current (release candidate) SGS3 firmware.
He also proofed that Samsung doesn’t include any advanced protection technology on SGS3 which means that giant Korean company is still cool with it and still root-friendly. Obviously, what Chainfire did was repackage the kernel with a modified adb binary and install SuperUser manually.
And he did it on Windows to execute adb commands.
Samsung is using the standard boot.img format, instead of the zImage format used for SGS1, SGS2, SGNote, etc, that is much harder to repackage.
Read the whole story on XDA thread here.