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Have you rooted your G3 yet?

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25th August 2014, 07:42 PM   |  #11  
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which method are you using for the hotspot? That's a main reason I'd want to root but I believe the method in the dev. section, based on reading peoples comments, it's still not that reliable and requires extra steps to get it working.

I want to root just don't want to screw up my brand new phone. I've always rooted my phones but past couple phones I didn't cause they were locked down so I'm weary to jump back into it lol Everyone using stump root? Seems pretty straightforward with that method for us Verizon guys.

I went off of this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...2-apk-t2852152 but with a twist after I read the directions. I used Root Explorer to change the names and copy files. Post #15 helped me a lot.
1, download HotspotProvisionVsG3Mod.apk from 1st post and rename to HotspotProvision.apk
2, search for HotspotProvision.apk and HotspotProvision.odex in /system/app. I added .bak to both of them.
3, now copy HotspotProvision.apk that you remaned to /system/app. Change permission's to rw-r-r-
4, reboot
5, JOY
25th August 2014, 10:37 PM   |  #12  
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You honestly asked that on XDA???
The question is not "who rooted", but who didn't root?

Me?
1. Out of the box.
2. Activated enough with no SIM to get to ADB
3. Root.
4. Turn off and remove bloat (includes de-activating OTA).
5. Now activate normally and use phone.

My phones go from box to root in under 5 minutes.

True. But I'm sure there are a fair share of people who don't root and just follow all the other stuff. Did you use stump root to root?

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I went off of this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...2-apk-t2852152 but with a twist after I read the directions. I used Root Explorer to change the names and copy files. Post #15 helped me a lot.
1, download HotspotProvisionVsG3Mod.apk from 1st post and rename to HotspotProvision.apk
2, search for HotspotProvision.apk and HotspotProvision.odex in /system/app. I added .bak to both of them.
3, now copy HotspotProvision.apk that you remaned to /system/app. Change permission's to rw-r-r-
4, reboot
5, JOY

Great thanks! If I root, I'll be sure to follow your instructions.
26th August 2014, 12:42 AM   |  #13  
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True. But I'm sure there are a fair share of people who don't root and just follow all the other stuff. Did you use stump root to root?



Great thanks! If I root, I'll be sure to follow your instructions.

I used "ioroot". Stump root did not exist when I got my phone.
27th August 2014, 11:53 AM   |  #14  
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True. But I'm sure there are a fair share of people who don't root and just follow all the other stuff. Did you use stump root to root?



Great thanks! If I root, I'll be sure to follow your instructions.

I also used IORoot and it's very easy, Stump wasn't out when I rooted mine but from what I've read Stump is super easy and reliable.

I walked out of Best But, phone activated and Battery at like 70% and hopped on my laptop which I had with me and rooted the phone right there in the parking lot so that I could freeze System Updates right away.

Although Verizon is so slow with OTA updates anyways I really could have waited lol

Root that thing then remove all the Verizon junk and use Greenify... You'll be even more happy with how your G3 runs after doing that and it's quite easy to do.

- Tapatalked from the G3
27th August 2014, 04:37 PM   |  #15  
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I rooted mine before I even set it up.

yup me too
27th August 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #16  
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Becoming more tempted everyday lol My only fear is if the bootloader unlock takes longer than expected, and no recovery access is created so if Verizon releases an update, even if someone pulls the update we won't be able to install because our modded phones and of course, no rom due to no recovery. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it. It's been awhile for me.
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Becoming more tempted everyday lol My only fear is if the bootloader unlock takes longer than expected, and no recovery access is created so if Verizon releases an update, even if someone pulls the update we won't be able to install because our modded phones and of course, no rom due to no recovery. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it. It's been awhile for me.

The flip side of that is the first update could lock out all root methods and any potential bootloader exploits. There are a lot of smart people on this board, so I'd wager someone will find a safe way to update if no bootloader unlock is discovered by the time it's released.
27th August 2014, 11:08 PM   |  #18  
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Becoming more tempted everyday lol My only fear is if the bootloader unlock takes longer than expected, and no recovery access is created so if Verizon releases an update, even if someone pulls the update we won't be able to install because our modded phones and of course, no rom due to no recovery. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it. It's been awhile for me.

You could always flash back to stock.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...share-t2832488
27th August 2014, 11:46 PM   |  #19  
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The flip side of that is the first update could lock out all root methods and any potential bootloader exploits. There are a lot of smart people on this board, so I'd wager someone will find a safe way to update if no bootloader unlock is discovered by the time it's released.

Yeah I've seen some remarkable things done my fellow members.

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You could always flash back to stock.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...share-t2832488

Very true. Thanks for that link. I'm just afraid of my screwing up my brand new toy haha Not sure why though, it seems stump root is really straight foward. I just know once I do it, I'll start messing with xposed a lot. I know when I had my S3, I was flashing roms like once a day. My gf thought I was crazy.

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