Originally Posted by MetalMan2
You can still root, install a ROM with Safe Root or Safestrap or whatever, and have a better-running phone. You simply can't install a different kernel... it sounds like you can even still have a custom Recovery (modified TWRP is my understanding).
I have used Safes Root and Safestrap, but i can't get the ROM I want (Cyanogenmod) to work with it.
Originally Posted by shark_dude
I can't post links but if you search for thread number 2565758, that's everything you need for the Saferoot method that works for the Galaxy S3 (usually). I say usually because it doesn't work on my phone but I know plenty of others that have had no issues.
I've already used saferoot but I can't get into custom recovery with it, and I can't use custom ROMs because of the update, that's why I've been looking fr a way to downgrade to 4.1 or something.