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I just purchased a Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S iii today. My Model Number is... SPH-L710
Is this the correct forum for my device?
 
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This is where I Come because there are only a few things different about the sprint s3 and the virgin mobile s3 and all the help I find on these forums seems to work for me

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This is where I Come because there are only a few things different about the sprint s3 and the virgin mobile s3 and all the help I find on these forums seems to work for me

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Thank you. Can you point me where to start? I would like to root my device and install a custom recovery, preferably twrp, and then flash a custom rom.

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Yes you want to go to the sprint s3 development page

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Thank you. Can you point me where to start? I would like to root my device and install a custom recovery, preferably twrp, and then flash a custom rom.

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Yes first of all what is your firmware 4.1.2 or 4.3

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Thank you. Can you point me where to start? I would like to root my device and install a custom recovery, preferably twrp, and then flash a custom rom.

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If you are on 4.1.2 firmware you won't need a computer to root your phone you can just get the app framearoot install it run it select usually the first exploit or name if that doesn't work and there not another one which there should be then you'll need a computer but If there another one click it if it doesn't work this means it not going to work on your device. How to tell if it worked it will say successful on the screen

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Thank you. Can you point me where to start? I would like to root my device and install a custom recovery, preferably twrp, and then flash a custom rom.

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And if you are on 4.3 firmware you'll need a windows computer a usb cable,usb debugging on and a software called safe root

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Yes you want to go to the sprint s3 development page

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Yes first of all what is your firmware 4.1.2 or 4.3

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If you are on 4.1.2 firmware you won't need a computer to root your phone you can just get the app framearoot install it run it select usually the first exploit or name if that doesn't work and there not another one which there should be then you'll need a computer but If there another one click it if it doesn't work this means it not going to work on your device. How to tell if it worked it will say successful on the screen

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And if you are on 4.3 firmware you'll need a windows computer a usb cable,usb debugging on and a software called safe root

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My s iii is not currently activated cause I'm using another phone til I receive my case and belt clip on the mail. Do I need to be activated before I root or can I go ahead?

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My s iii is not currently activated cause I'm using another phone til I receive my case and belt clip on the mail. Do I need to be activated before I root or can I go ahead?

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Since it's on virgin mobile you just got to call virgin activate it say don't add money and then it will be activated then u can root
 
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Is there a way to flash twrp so I can make a backup before rooting? Or do I do that later?

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Android Forums is a bit better for VM users, in terms of a forum dedicated to rooted users of the SGS3. Sprint forum here on XDA is a good place for some general info.
http://androidforums.com/virgin-mobi...l-things-root/

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Is there a way to flash twrp so I can make a backup before rooting? Or do I do that later?

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You need to activate first regardless, and then I would recommend getting TWRP out of your head, Philz Touch recovery works extremely well for our phones (I am on VM SGS3 also). You will push the custom recovery as the first part of the rooting process (using Odin), at which point you can make a backup before proceeding with the rest of the root procedure.
 
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Android Forums is a bit better for VM users, in terms of a forum dedicated to rooted users of the SGS3. Sprint forum here on XDA is a good place for some general info.
http://androidforums.com/virgin-mobi...l-things-root/

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You need to activate first regardless, and then I would recommend getting TWRP out of your head, Philz Touch recovery works extremely well for our phones (I am on VM SGS3 also). You will push the custom recovery as the first part of the rooting process (using Odin), at which point you can make a backup before proceeding with the rest of the root procedure.
Can I do this on a virtual box running xp? I only have Linux.

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I also need to mention that I am not updated to 4.3 yet

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