[Q] Trying to root via Odin, but got stuck. Where do I go from here?
Hi. So I'm totally at a loss as to what to do. I've had a Galaxy S3 for a little over a year now, and just recently decided to try and root it. I'm not very experienced with phone software in general, but I've got enough understanding of how Android works to want to try my hand at this.
I followed mrRobinson's really helpful root via Odin guide, found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1774722
I never got past step 2, however. I got everything downloaded, got my phone plugged in and going, and...it's stuck now. It still says it's in the middle of download, but it's been downloading "cache.img.ext4" for about an hour now. Clearly there's something not right.
Here is a screenshot of what this has looked like: http://i.imgur.com/jy21pHd.jpg
I'd heard that using a third party cable was not advisable, but unfortunately that was something I learned after the download had already begun. As of right now, my phone is still in download mode. What do I do? Is there a way for me to go back to normal and try rooting it again with a stock cord? Or is there something I haven't done that'll finish the download? I'm terrified of unplugging it or messing with it in any way without knowing what the consequences will be.
PS: Please explain this to me as simply as possible. I'm not familiar with a lot of Android jargon, I apologize.