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Hi Guys

I have read on the internet that Samsung Galaxy S3 can be rooted without wiping the data i.e. without tripping the knox. This thread gave me a heads up on the basics

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2367406

I still have few other questions, I am sorry if these are some silly questions but I don't have much knowledge about the rooting process. I have finally decided to root as I am fed up of Google's crap updates like Play magazine, hangouts etc etc and the fact that Samsung has forgotten its old customers is an icing on the cake. Anyways the questions are-

1. The main question can you please tell me the step by step procedure to root without loosing the data, i.e. without tripping Knox? And what does it mean actually?

2. In the thread mentioned above, it is written that there will be no more over the air(OTA) official updates. So, lets say Samsung releases a Kitkat update for S3(which isn't happening) then the one which I will get will be from the developers and not from Samsung right?

3. What exactly are toolkits?

4. How much time will rooting take?

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Hi Guys

I have read on the internet that Samsung Galaxy S3 can be rooted without wiping the data i.e. without tripping the knox. This thread gave me a heads up on the basics

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2367406

I still have few other questions, I am sorry if these are some silly questions but I don't have much knowledge about the rooting process. I have finally decided to root as I am fed up of Google's crap updates like Play magazine, hangouts etc etc and the fact that Samsung has forgotten its old customers is an icing on the cake. Anyways the questions are-

1. The main question can you please tell me the step by step procedure to root without loosing the data, i.e. without tripping Knox? And what does it mean actually?

2. In the thread mentioned above, it is written that there will be no more over the air(OTA) official updates. So, lets say Samsung releases a Kitkat update for S3(which isn't happening) then the one which I will get will be from the developers and not from Samsung right?

3. What exactly are toolkits?

4. How much time will rooting take?

Thanks
Hey there firstly knox is security software built by samsung for some random reason http://www.sammobile.com/2013/02/28/...-samsung-knox/ , knox has a counter which shows if you have flashed your device and therefore void your warranty .... rooting your device will set this counter to custom (but trust me its worth it) here is the link to chainfire autoroot http://download.chainfire.eu/229/CF-...xx-gti9300.zip plug your phone into pc (download mode .... first power off then simultameously press volume dowm and home button and power button) open odin then click pda and choose the zip file CF- auto root that you downloaded. Ensure auto root and f reset time boxes are checked unselect anything else... rooting will probably take about a minute and half and boom you are there. Enjoy your amazing S3!! As for OTA you wont recieve samsung OTA as your devce will now say custom under status but some developers have OTA function but you have to flash their Rom in order to get it, I recommend SPR Rom, has great feautues and no bugs at all. Remember to flash philz recovery after rooting incase anything goes wrong. Good luck!!
 
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Hey there firstly knox is security software built by samsung for some random reason http://www.sammobile.com/2013/02/28/...-samsung-knox/ , knox has a counter which shows if you have flashed your device and therefore void your warranty .... rooting your device will set this counter to custom (but trust me its worth it) here is the link to chainfire autoroot http://download.chainfire.eu/229/CF-...xx-gti9300.zip plug your phone into pc (download mode .... first power off then simultameously press volume dowm and home button and power button) open odin then click pda and choose the zip file CF- auto root that you downloaded. Ensure auto root and f reset time boxes are checked unselect anything else... rooting will probably take about a minute and half and boom you are there. Enjoy your amazing S3!! As for OTA you wont recieve samsung OTA as your devce will now say custom under status but some developers have OTA function but you have to flash their Rom in order to get it, I recommend SPR Rom, has great feautues and no bugs at all. Remember to flash philz recovery after rooting incase anything goes wrong. Good luck!!
Thank you for replying. There is no sign of Knox in my phone. How to check/open it in the phone itself? Is ODIN better than Kies? Will chainfire autoroot wipe off the phone's data? Is there any tutorial video for the same? How should I take backup of the whole data before following the rooting procedure?
 
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Thank you for replying. There is no sign of Knox in my phone. How to check/open it in the phone itself? Is ODIN better than Kies? Will chainfire autoroot wipe off the phone's data? Is there any tutorial video for the same? How should I take backup of the whole data before following the rooting procedure?
There is no Knox in Galaxy S III roms...
You can't flash CF-Root and root your phone with Kies...
CF-ROOT doesn't wipe your data and everything still on their places
You cant backup whole rom without root and Clockwork Recovery mode....
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