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06-26-2015,
Im considering rooting my samsung s3 although im not completely sure on the idea. There arnt that many default apps on the phone to consider as bloatware, and the ones that are installed but unused i have just put into a folder -out of site out of mind- So im not convinced on the idea of rooting the phone, I know i will get more access to the phones system and folders, but do i really need access to them? im doing fine without them at the moment....

Has anyone here rooted there phone? would like to know what kind of things other people have done with there rooted devices, it may convince me to go ahead with it.
Im also aware that rooting the phone will void my warranty however i came across this site http://www.unlimitedtips.com/2012/06...alaxy-s-3.html (http://www.unlimitedtips.com/2012/06/how-to-unroot-samsung-galaxy-s-3.html) So im thinking if i did root the phone if something ever went wrong with it i could follow this to Un-Root the phone so that the people inspecting the phone would be none the wiser that it was rooted so not void the warranty.
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Mathmania3
06-28-2015,
We had this discussion (or one very similar to it) only a couple weeks ago. I'd like to suggest that you do a quick forum search and read what's already been written on this topic.
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rachaelbethany
06-28-2015,
thanks for the tip, for some reason i keep on forgetting about the search part in the forum.

I have decided to go ahead with the rooting of my samsung S3 not to sure what the Roms are or how to choose the best one for my phone. And i need to find a good tutorial about how to do it safely. I would also like to know what are the best free apps for a rooted device.

guess im gonna have to do some research
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CurtisClone
06-28-2015,
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Originally Posted by systemcrash http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/mobile-apps/10581-rooting-android-phone.html#post77447)
(...) not to sure what the Roms are or how to choose the best one for my phone. And i need to find a good tutorial about how to do it safely. I would also like to know what are the best free apps for a rooted device.

guess im gonna have to do some research




ROMs are customized Android versions made by third parties. Sometimes a ROM can be made from scratch based on official Android code (like the famous CyanogenMOD) or it can simply be a "tweaked" stock ROM extracted from a determined device. Tweaked ROMs are also called "MODs" and they work only with specific phone models.

You can find a great and comprehensive SGS3 rooting guide at XDA Developers by following this link:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1703488 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703488)

It covers the different SGS3 versions. Read it carefully and you'll succeed.

The best apps I can think of for a Rooted device are:

1. Titanium Backup (for app, call & SMS back up, bloatware removal, force move apps to SD).
2. ROM toolbox (provides an advanced and hassle-free system tweaking).
3. ROM Manager (If you want to install custom ROMs).
4. No Frills CPU control (Save some battery by teaching the CPU to change its behavior according to the task).
5. Avast! Mobile Security (This is an obvious one... :P).
6. ES File Explorer (A great file manager for rooted phones).
7. Notification Toggle (Use your notification tray to launch apps, switch your WiFi, etc. on/off, shutdown your phone, and more).

All of them are free (1,2 and 3 have a paid version, but the free version capabilities are more than enough).

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admin
06-30-2015,
Thanks for the link, im trying to find a good rom as a starting point, Iv looked at Hawkish Premium and Cyanogen Mod not to sure which to choose. With so many of choices it hard to choose.

It's unlikely but would there be a comparison chart about showing the different mods and tweaks?
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