FORUMS

Introducing Voices of XDA: Have Your Ideas Heard

By far the greatest assets we have at XDA-Developers are you, the developers, the eager … more

Unofficial Xposed For Lollipop Touchwiz With Flashable Zip

XDA Recognized Developer arter97 has released an unofficial build … more

YotaPhone 2 Pre-Order, Xperia Z1 Price Cut – XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA downloads are now available. That and much more news is … more

[FTF] Sony Xperia Z Lollipop Release

Sony rolled out a Lollipop update for Xperia Z just yesterday. If you still haven’t gotten … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

[REF] [GUIDE] Welcome to your device, the Galaxy S III

13th December 2012, 07:43 AM |#41  
IbbiAnsi's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag Santa Clara
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
There is a jellybean update to 4.1 over kies .

Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
 
 
13th December 2012, 10:14 PM |#42  
grandtheft_jiujitsu's Avatar
Member
Flag Georgia
Thanks Meter: 7
 
More
Thanks so much for this post! Really comprehensive guide I shall reference it many times in the future
18th December 2012, 04:06 PM |#43  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Just saying thank you to CF for the root info
2nd January 2013, 04:19 AM |#44  
Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
I live in India, my friend has tmobile S3 phone, i cant use any network.
how do i unlock this phone to use all networks.
Thanks..
Last edited by jugalk1111; 2nd January 2013 at 04:23 AM.
6th January 2013, 05:12 AM |#45  
mgbotoe's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Land of Curious
Thanks Meter: 3,131
 
Donate to Me
More
Love this, wish I had seen it before...would have made life so much easier
7th January 2013, 03:09 AM |#46  
Junior Member
Flag clayton
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Hi new to this thanks for all the work you and all other developer's do

Sent from my SGH-T999 using xda premium
11th January 2013, 08:07 PM |#47  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Flash...root..which is which?
I'm confused...

back when I had Motorola phones, when they said flashing, it pretty much meant that I could delete undeletable ringtones and wallpapers and games etc, by connecting the mini usb cable and a few little programs on my PC...phones weren’t that complicated then...

my next real phone was the samsung eternity and for that one I just took it into some shop in San Diego where I told some dude and said make it so all these useless undeletable features are gone...and that was that...

Now with this S3 phone, all I want to do is get it to the point where there are no preinstalled widgets or apps or suggested programs blah blah blah. There are like 40 things running in the background at ll times and I cannot no matter what I do uninstall or disable them: Tmobile Music Center....Flipbook...Dropbox...Amazon...Zynga Games...all this kind of nonsense I want off the phone. I'll then decide for myself which mp3 app or photo viewing app I want...

So these terms now..flash...root...ROM...ack..

Which of the things is the one I need to do ? They all seem easy, so Im comfortable doing them myself...but not sure which to do

Thanks!
4th March 2013, 11:35 PM |#48  
naraynar's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Rochester Hills
Thanks Meter: 46
 
More
THanks for this post & it has real good information for beginners.
5th March 2013, 12:29 AM |#49  
ticojpunk's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag New City, NY
Thanks Meter: 238
 
Donate to Me
More
[REF] [GUIDE] Welcome to your device, the Galaxy S III
Quote:
Originally Posted by chastro

I'm confused...

back when I had Motorola phones, when they said flashing, it pretty much meant that I could delete undeletable ringtones and wallpapers and games etc, by connecting the mini usb cable and a few little programs on my PC...phones weren’t that complicated then...

my next real phone was the samsung eternity and for that one I just took it into some shop in San Diego where I told some dude and said make it so all these useless undeletable features are gone...and that was that...

Now with this S3 phone, all I want to do is get it to the point where there are no preinstalled widgets or apps or suggested programs blah blah blah. There are like 40 things running in the background at ll times and I cannot no matter what I do uninstall or disable them: Tmobile Music Center....Flipbook...Dropbox...Amazon...Zynga Games...all this kind of nonsense I want off the phone. I'll then decide for myself which mp3 app or photo viewing app I want...

So these terms now..flash...root...ROM...ack..

Which of the things is the one I need to do ? They all seem easy, so Im comfortable doing them myself...but not sure which to do

Thanks!

Rooting is your first job. Just read about the different ways on here and do whichever you feel most comfortable with.


Sent from my iPod while my Android is charging.
19th March 2013, 01:43 AM |#50  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 4
 
More
Re: [REF] [GUIDE] Welcome to your device, the Galaxy S III
You'll need to root (jailbreak) your phone. Then you can flash (install) a ROM (custom firmware). Custom ROMs usually come de-bloated (useless apps removed).

Just make sure that everything you do is for your phone and carrier.

Transmitted from my SGH-T999.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes