[GUIDE]Rooting your phone...from your phone [ALL US SGS3]

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By CNexus, Senior Member on 6th July 2013, 05:45 AM
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Rooting your phone...from your phone (what?!)

DISCLAIMER: I do not expect anything to go wrong as I have personally tested this. However, YOU are choosing to make these modifications to your phone so I DO NOT take responsibility for any damage that may come as a result of using this. If you come back and point the finger at me, I will laugh at you.


If your phone is not an SGS3, this MAY still work for you. I take absolutely NO responsibility either way.




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Prerequisites
The following files are attached to this post for convenience. Download and install the apps, download and extract the zip file somewhere convenient.

  • Superuser by Koush(MUST be this one. You can change it later if you so desire.)
  • Terminal Emulator by Jack Palevich ( MUST be this one)
  • Zip file, extracted somewhere convenient


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THE GOODS

These generic names will be used:
/path/to/motochopperDir - This is the full path to the extracted motochopper-mobile DIRECTORY or FOLDER. Example: /sdcard/motochopper-mobile (will vary depending on where you extracted the files).

NOTE: After running the script, Motochopper may or may not print "Failed", but the exploit DOES indeed work regardless of this. Make sure you reboot for changes to take effect.

  • Download the attached zip file AND both apps.
  • Install Terminal Emulator and Superuser (use a file manager, navigate to the downloaded .apk files and click on each file to install them).
  • Open up Terminal Emulator and type the following commands. Press the ENTER key after each command.
    Code:
    cd /path/to/motochopperDir
    cat setup.sh > /data/data/jackpal.androidterm/setup.sh
    cd /data/data/jackpal.androidterm
    chmod 755 setup.sh
    ./setup.sh /path/to/motochopperDir


From there, my setup.sh script will handle the rest of the process. If you are still unsure, see my sample run below.


Sample run (files were extracted to /sdcard/moto)

Code:
cd /sdcard/moto
cat setup.sh > /data/data/jackpal.androidterm/setup.sh
cd /data/data/jackpal.androidterm
chmod 755 setup.sh
./setup.sh /sdcard/moto

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Credits

Motochopper exploit by djrbliss (Dan Rosenburg). Original thread here.
Jack Palevich and Koush for their apps, especially Jack Palevich. This would not be possible without the shared permissions on his app's data directory.


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File Type: apk AndroidTerm.apk - [Click for QR Code] (412.8 KB, 23638 views)
File Type: apk Superuser.apk - [Click for QR Code] (1.51 MB, 23540 views)
File Type: zip motochopper-mobile.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.28 MB, 24654 views)
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6th July 2013, 08:56 AM |#2  
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Very nice write up

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6th July 2013, 05:28 PM |#3  
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Can confirm this worked on my SGS3 with a broken USB port.

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6th July 2013, 06:27 PM |#4  
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CNexus is on a ROLE HERE!!!! first he brings us a sense port, now this??? woaw thanks i wonder whats next o.0
6th July 2013, 08:04 PM |#5  
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So ...... will this give me CWM or TWRP ???? GREAT JOB !
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6th July 2013, 08:07 PM |#6  
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Will this change my radios/modem


J/K.... Great Job @CNexus

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So ...... will this give me CWM or TWRP ???? GREAT JOB !

Probably not. I'm assuming that you will have to use ROM Manager to install CWM or TWRP.
7th July 2013, 03:27 AM |#8  
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Probably not. I'm assuming that you will have to use ROM Manager to install CWM or TWRP.

I'm pretty sure he was kidding
7th July 2013, 03:28 AM |#9  
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I'm pretty sure he was kidding

Oh. Yeah. I knew that...heh :P
7th July 2013, 03:54 AM |#10  
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Probably not. I'm assuming that you will have to use ROM Manager to install CWM or TWRP.

C'mon ║Acer║ you've known me for over 2 years already - U gotta know I luv 2 kid around alot ...
7th July 2013, 05:35 AM |#11  
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C'mon ║Acer║ you've known me for over 2 years already - U gotta know I luv 2 kid around alot ...

lol I know. Wasn't really paying attention. :P
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