Originally Posted by metalfan78
If your s3 is new, you need to use one of the modified recoveries from the general section...t
I made the mistake of thinking Skunkape's thread over at android central was the linking to the same file. It was the same named file, contained what apperaed to be the same files int he zip, same user name and instructions. But it's not the same file. I redownloaded the file at the start of the XDA version of the thread, tried again and now have root. Sweet!
I added a comment to the android central thread but I hope the OP is updated when Skunkape has a chance. For years I've seen the same instructions on both sites by the same users, linking to the same files. Defo got caught out this time. Doh!
Thanks for the reply metalfan and rock on!