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Help! I can't root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

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18th July 2014, 03:42 PM   |  #1  
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I've tried tied to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, but it always says root failed. Please help, my S3 mini is running android version 4.2.2, and the model number is GT-18200L.
18th July 2014, 03:57 PM   |  #2  
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I've tried tied to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, but it always says root failed. Please help, my S3 mini is running android version 4.2.2, and the model number is GT-18200L.

for root you need to flash a custom recovery. BUT there is no one for GT-I8200 - sorry dude.
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for root you need to flash a custom recovery. BUT there is no one for GT-I8200 - sorry dude.
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Is there anyway I can down grade my phone then?
18th July 2014, 04:11 PM   |  #4  
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Hi, try Vroot app. it works for me (s3 mini & TF300F)
18th July 2014, 04:21 PM   |  #5  
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I've tried tied to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, but it always says root failed. Please help, my S3 mini is running android version 4.2.2, and the model number is GT-18200L.

use Vroot. or. eroot and easily root your device... Google it

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Quote:
Originally Posted by AceHaven

I've tried tied to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, but it always says root failed. Please help, my S3 mini is running android version 4.2.2, and the model number is GT-18200L.

use Vroot. or. eroot to easily root your device... Google it

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Originally Posted by AceHaven

I've tried tied to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, but it always says root failed. Please help, my S3 mini is running android version 4.2.2, and the model number is GT-18200L.

use Vroot. or. eroot to easily root your device... Google it
19th July 2014, 02:02 PM   |  #6  
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I've tried tied to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, but it always says root failed. Please help, my S3 mini is running android version 4.2.2, and the model number is GT-18200L.

Hi, AceHaven...

Before you use vRoot... it might be worth checking out towelroot first.

Although ostensibly hailed as a method of rooting the Galaxy S5, towelroot has been reported to successfully root a wide variety of devices. I have no idea of it will work with your device, but the simplicity of its implementation (install towelroot app and run it)... means it either works... or it doesn't. If it doesn't, the device just simply reboots, with no changes made.

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The problem with vRoot, is that there have been long standing security concerns... that the originators of vRoot are harvesting IMEI numbers from phones... for who knows what potentially nefarious purposes.

I used vRoot myself a couple of months ago (before towelroot became available), but I took considerable measures to mitigate against any possible data harvesting from my phone. See my post here, where you can read in detail how I used vRoot to root my S3Mini.

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So, in conclusion....

Try towelroot first... if that fails... then try vRoot. But be aware, that there are a lot of dubious question marks surrounding what else vRoot maybe doing (or trying to do), other than just rooting your phone.

Hope this helps... and good luck.

Rgrds,
Ged.
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