The fastest and high-end Android-based smartphone in the planet so far, Samsung Galaxy S3 has been getting root treatment, many cool advanced mods, as well as all-in-one toolkit. We’ve seen how to root the International model of SGS3 here while its Verizon version got its root treatment few days next. While its Verizon model needs to do manually, the other three US variants: T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T have already been supported with the universal toolkit.
However, if you want to look like a geek, trying the manual root method will give you enhanced distinctive experience and seriously better feeling. Curious? Simply follow these steps to get your T-Mobile Galaxy SIII rooted with Clockworkmod recovery installed – a courtesy of cypher_zero on XDA.
1- Make sure your phone has at least 80% battery power.
2- Make sure you have created full backup
3- Do understand that rooting will void your warranty
4- Process with caution
5- We hold no responsibility of any risks caused by this guide
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Step-by-step How To
1- Make sure you’ve installed appropriate drivers properly
2- On your phone go to Menu > Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging
3- Now connect your phone into a PC with its USB Cable
4- Transfer the “CWM Superuser” into your phone’s root SD card
5- Then now unplug/disconnect your phone from PC
6- Turn your phone OFF by pressing Power button
7- Press and hold Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together
8- Then press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode
9- Now launch Odin up on your PC
10- Connect your phone to PC again but this time is in Download Mode
11- Odin should now able to detect your phone
12- Click PDA tab on Odin
13- Locate the clockworkmod.TAR downloaded previously
14- In Odin, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes while leave the rest as unchecked
15- Click the Start button on Odin and wait for it to do its job
16- Once Odin has done flashing that file, your SGS3 should reboot
17- Now you’ll need to turn it off again
18- Press and hold Volume UP + Home + Power buttons together again.
19- This time you’ll enter Recovery Menu
20- In Recovery, select “install zip from sdcard”
21- then select choose zip from sdcard
22- Locate the “CWM Superuser” file you’ve copied to your phone
23- You may need to choose “yes” then the file will be flashed
24- Once that file has been flashed, reboot your phone
25- Practically your phone is now rooted
26- Once it reboots, download BusyBox app from Google Play
27- Launch BusyBox app then follow on-screen instruction
28- Also launch Superuser app
29- Go to Settings > Su binary > Update
30- Once the update finished, congratulation your SGS3 is now rooted
To test if your phone has been really rooted, simply download any root-only app from Play Store then give it a run.
How To Unroot? Theoretically, all you need to do is flashing stock firmware back to your phone.
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