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Question [Q] First time rooter. Galaxy S3 I-9305T Australia

Hey there,
Im interested in doing my first root but im terrified of bricking my phone.
I've come across the method using odin and the auto root file from
autoroot.chainfire.eu

However, I still have a couple of questions I have not found an answer to due to there being a lack of tutorials featuring my phone model.

My first question is does my model have a locked boot loader? Which is going to cause my phone to become bricked if I dont somehow disable it? Much like the Verizon(?) Models.

If so how do I disabled it for my device?

Also when it comes to the autoroot file, do I need to look for anything other then model number? (Galaxy S3 I-9305T) S/N, chipset, etc.

I wish towelroot worked for my phone, sigh

Device details:
Galaxy S3 I-9305T
Android 4.3
Australia
Carrier is Telstra

Thank you in advance
 
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Hey there,
Im interested in doing my first root but im terrified of bricking my phone.
I've come across the method using odin and the auto root file from
autoroot.chainfire.eu

However, I still have a couple of questions I have not found an answer to due to there being a lack of tutorials featuring my phone model.

My first question is does my model have a locked boot loader? Which is going to cause my phone to become bricked if I dont somehow disable it? Much like the Verizon(?) Models.

If so how do I disabled it for my device?

Also when it comes to the autoroot file, do I need to look for anything other then model number? (Galaxy S3 I-9305T) S/N, chipset, etc.

I wish towelroot worked for my phone, sigh

Device details:
Galaxy S3 I-9305T
Android 4.3
Australia
Carrier is Telstra

Thank you in advance
The easiest way is to use chainfire autoroot with odin on your pc make sure you follow the instructions to the letter also i9305t is compatible with i9305 software as they are the same phone good luck : )
 
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The easiest way is to use chainfire autoroot with odin on your pc make sure you follow the instructions to the letter also i9305t is compatible with i9305 software as they are the same phone good luck : )
"If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device "

So there is no locked boot loader to the best of your knowledge?

Also, thank you
 
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"If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device "

So there is no locked boot loader to the best of your knowledge?

Also, thank you
If you are on Android 4.3 then you will have the "new" knox bootloader. Read up about it.... I deliberately stayed on 4.1 on two separate i9305s so as not to enounter Knox issue so I can't help you. Google is your friend, e.g. search: xda root i9305 knox
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