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Default [Root] How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999!

Here's a video tutorial for how to root T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999, specifically for T-Mobile.

For T-Mobile, you will have to get into CWM recovery by holding down Volume Up + Center + Power button, then let go of Power button upon reset, a small difference between other U.S. Galaxy S3s but I see most people are having trouble with just getting into recovery after flashing with ODIN so here's a noob-proof video:



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http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/G...RootSprint.zip

Credits to NoobNL who posted this root method first on XDA.
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Default Linux/Mac tutorial coming...

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worked flawlessly, thanks a bunch!
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...how to root T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T999...
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did you all have to download samsung kies to do this as well? cause it's not showing up, and i don't really wanna have to download kies if there's a way around it.
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I didn't download Kies...did this on my work computer which definitely has never had any Samsung phone software on it.

It's running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if that helps.

my home desktop (Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate) didn't need it either - just tested now. All I installed on both machines were the normal USB drivers.
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