Anyone who’s looking forward to getting their hands on a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S III will be rather pleased to know that the device has already been rooted, we’re guessing. The talented people over at XDA have the device rooted. And it was easy, apparently, since Samsung hasn’t changed policies. The reason the device has been so easily rooted and so soon is because the device doesn’t have a locked bootloader, similar to previous Samsung devices.
The Korean giant could have obviously made it difficult but unlike other companies, Samsung has made it relatively easy for developers to root the flagship device and hence allowed users complete control over their device – something that users expect after dishing out cash for a device.
As it is, an Android developer over at XDA has managed to root the high end Samsung Galaxy S III even without access to the device! What’s more is that he managed this feat remotely.
Once you have the long awaited S III clasped firmly in your hands, follow the steps below to root it:
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Step 1: Download the insecure kernel (based on the XX NEE ALE8 firmware) from Chainfire.
Step 2: Download ODIN 1.85.
Step 3: Extract the kernel .tar file.
Step 4: Run your Galaxy S III in Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power / Lock buttons simultaneously. When prompted, press Volume Up.
Step 5: Run ODIN, connect your device to your PC via USB, and within ODIN, click on PDA and select the .tar file you extracted from the insecure kernel.
Step 6: Click Start to begin the flashing process.
Step 7: After having flashed the insecure kernel, boot your phone and make sure USB debugging is enabled. Enable it by going to Settings > Applications > Development.
Step 8: Your insecure root allows adb root commands, but won’t enable your apps to get superuser access; thus, you’ll need to install SuperSU.
Step 9: Download the sgs3-root-install.zip file [XDA Developers link], which contains SuperSU v0.89, and extract it.
Step 10: Make sure adb is running correctly and then just double click install.bat (this will reboot your phone).
With these 10 simple steps, you have successfully gained root on Galaxy S III. If you land into any trouble, feel free to comment in the section below and we will try to help you.