Rooting the Verizon GS3 - Questions
I am preparing to root my Verizon GS3. The process looks pretty simple, but I still have a few questions I would like to have cleared up first just to make sure everything goes to plan.
I have downloaded the following files as instructed to in one of the threads on how to ROOT
- USB Drivers
- Odin (unzipped with Winzip)
- Stock rooted system image (mirror link)
My first question is whether or not I am supposed to unzip the stock rooted system image. The post says I should have a file named "rooted.system.img.tar" to select in the PDA section of ODIN, but the name of the file I have is just "rooted.system.img."
The second question I have is which custom recovery should I choose? I downloaded both, but don't know if one is better than the other or if it just comes down to personal preference. Also, do I need to unzip either one of those files? And if I choose not to push a recovery now, can I push it later if needed to flash a new ROM that I like. I ask this because the only real reason I want to root right now is to disable the ridiculous wifi notification in the notification bar and the pop up that you get when opening a "high data usage application."
Another concern I have is returning to stock. On my DROID X2, all I had to do was use RSD Lite and flash back to stock. I have downloaded the stock kernel and stock ROM off of one of the threads on here (I can't find it for some reason), but was just wondering how I would go about using that to get back to the way it was out of the box.
Thanks for the help!
Edit: As far as the first question goes, I selected the rooted.system.img in ODIN and it shows it as rooted.system.image.tar at the end, so I'm guessing no unzipping for that file is necessary, correct?