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

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22nd February 2013, 04:31 AM   |  #201  
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Re: [Root] How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999!
So......is it working for 4.1.1?? Not sure at all.....

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23rd February 2013, 02:54 AM   |  #202  
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Re: [Root] How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999!
Ok...it is working for 4.1.1.

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22nd March 2013, 01:29 AM   |  #203  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zedomax

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:



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

Credits to NoobNL who posted this root method first on XDA.

No matter what i try, i cannot manage to root the S3, I just got it last night,

I got CWM installed, i can even install the zip file, but when i try to use root, the prompt does not come up. and the apps stay in the loading icon any ideas?
27th March 2013, 01:25 PM   |  #204  
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Re: [Root] How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999!
Ok. So I'm rooted but when I do a recovery the date says 1970. Is there something that I did wrong? Is there a fix?
27th March 2013, 08:12 PM   |  #205  
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can you recommend a rom for t-mobile sgs iii with chinese system language reinstalled on it?
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18th July 2013, 05:48 PM   |  #206  
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anyone know this method will work on the new 4.1.2 firmware????
18th July 2013, 05:57 PM   |  #207  
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Originally Posted by teknodogg

anyone know this method will work on the new 4.1.2 firmware????

Yes

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4th August 2013, 07:34 PM   |  #208  
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Smile Getting into CWM (from 4.1.2)
Hey everyone, I read through every page of this thread and I too had trouble getting into CWM. Again, please read everything before you ask your question (solution has been posted 6-9 times).

How to do it (with 4.1.2):
BEFORE ANYTHING put the CWM SuperSU file in your phone directory.
1) Go through @zedomax video tutorial. Make sure that Auto Reboot is UNCHECKED
2) When ODIN is done doing its thing and before you do anything with your phone - take your battery out then unplug your phone from USB
3) Hold Volume UP, Power button, and Home Screen button.
4) This will get you into CWM
5) Flash CWM SuperSU
6) Reboot your phone. Using a file explorer (Such as ES) mount / and /system as writeable (settings).
7) Go to /system and delete recovery-from-boot.p (it might still show up, but it will delete as long as its writeable)
8) Go to /system/etc and delete install-recovery.sh
9) Go back into download mode (Power DOWN, Home screen, power button) and redo the ODIN portion with the CWM tar file

This will again, rewrite the recovery. From that point you can reboot the phone anytime and, without removing the battery or any other crazy way, can get into CWM without any issues.

Hope this solves anymore questions people have and enjoy your rooted galaxy! Thank you for the help everyone else has posted with the solution and thanks for the great video tutorial @zedomax!
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13th September 2013, 06:46 AM   |  #209  
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Didnt work
How to do it (with 4.1.2):
BEFORE ANYTHING put the CWM SuperSU file in your phone directory.(did this in fist place)
1) Go through @zedomax video tutorial. Make sure that Auto Reboot is UNCHECKED(did this too)
2) When ODIN is done doing its thing and before you do anything with your phone - take your battery out then unplug your phone from USB(this also)
3) Hold Volume UP, Power button, and Home Screen button.
4) This will get you into CWM
5) Flash CWM SuperSU (did this too)
..the following is what I was missing to have full root access and avopid stock recovery:
6) Reboot your phone. Using a file explorer (Such as ES) mount / and /system as writeable (settings).
7) Go to /system and delete recovery-from-boot.p (it might still show up, but it will delete as long as its writeable)
8) Go to /system/etc and delete install-recovery.sh
9) Go back into download mode (Power DOWN, Home screen, power button) and redo the ODIN portion with the CWM tar file

This will again, rewrite the recovery. From that point you can reboot the phone anytime and, without removing the battery or any other crazy way, can get into CWM without any issues.

Hope this solves anymore questions people have and enjoy your rooted galaxy! Thank you for the help everyone else has posted with the solution and thanks for the great video tutorial @zedomax!
Last edited by mrctony; 13th September 2013 at 06:58 AM.
13th September 2013, 09:32 AM   |  #210  
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Or you could just flash root66!
Everyone has their preferences though. To each their own!

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