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anguslaw

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Disclaimer: if anything bad happened to your phone using the method provided by me, I will take no responsibility! Use at your own risk.

This post is meant to provide an alternative way (newbies may find it easier) to root your phone.

If you want to flash custom rom and kernel, you will need to
1st, root your device;
2nd, flash cwm recovery.

Both of the jobs can be done by apps. This method is for normal noobs like me, you do not need to connect your phone to PC. You could always use other ways such as Odin to perform the same jobs, it's your choice.

Then, step by step here:
1) install framaroot app from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2130276
2) open the app, press aragorn, reboot, done
now, you have your device rooted, then, go on to install cwm recovery
3) install rom manager app from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager
4) open the app, flash cwm recovery ( it will download the recovery and flash it ), reboot, done.
now, you have installed the cwm recovery and you are ready to enjoy your rooted phone, for example, flash custom roms :good:

remarks: If some app needed you to have busybox installed in your device, go download busybox from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer and install the busybox using the app.

All done by 3 simple free apps.

of course, when something bad happened to your phone, you may still need to use Odin to recover your phone, so, you are suggested to learn how to use Odin as well.

:good:
 
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danarama

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Please ignore those misleading post, the app-framaroot is the real easiest way to root our phone.(for noobs like me :))
Just install the app on your stock rom, open it, press aragorn, reboot and it's done. Easy?
Works on both i9300 and i9305.
Sent from my GT-I9305 using xda app-developers app

Roots it but you can't flash custom roms. So you're right, it is misleading. Most people who want "root" really want to flash custom ROMs and Kernels. It's not really "root" that they need for this but the process in those "misleading post" actually gives you the ability to do this where as framaroot doesn't.
 

JJEgan

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Agree for most users the jobs not done and they then have to post how do install recovery .
Much prefer a one stop root and recovery .

jje
 

anguslaw

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Roots it but you can't flash custom roms. So you're right, it is misleading. Most people who want "root" really want to flash custom ROMs and Kernels. It's not really "root" that they need for this but the process in those "misleading post" actually gives you the ability to do this where as framaroot doesn't.

Oh, I forgot to post the easy way to install cwm recovery here, maybe i have posted in another post. Actually, root is the first steps, the second step is to install cwm recovery. This is easy too.

After you use my method to root your device, reboot, install the rom manager ( from cwm in playstore), you could install the cwm using that app, so easy.

You don't need to use your pc or odin to do both jobs( root and install cwm recovery). This is what most people wanted and it is so easy that you cannot break your device at any chance.

Of cos , if you want busy box, you could download an app called busybox installer, install busy box with that app, so easy again. :cool:
 
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anguslaw

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So now we .....
1) root with framaroot
2) install recovery
3) install busy box



.........which will take us back to doh, re, me............cf root that does it all in one! ;)

This:D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIjobdArtiA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

hahaha, nice video.
However, we have to admit that install app to perform those jobs are much safer and easier for people. They do not have to read through the posts to learn how to use odin and still fear that they will brick the phone or ended in boot loop.
 

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hahaha, nice video.
However, we have to admit that install app to perform those jobs are much safer and easier for people. They do not have to read through the posts to learn how to use odin and still fear that they will brick the phone or ended in boot loop.

That's where I disagree..........we have enough problems with people not reading and not understanding............so to my mind, simple, quick fixes really are counter productive ;)
 
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JJEgan

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hahaha, nice video.
However, we have to admit that install app to perform those jobs are much safer and easier for people. They do not have to read through the posts to learn how to use odin and still fear that they will brick the phone or ended in boot loop.

Usual cause of a boot-loop or brick is not odin .
After root few use odin .
Standard boot loop error is user not bothering to read the faqs and guides .

jje
 
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jetbruceli

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I think this is the easiest way. This is how I do it.
Framaroot
Then flash recovery using mobile Odin. Every time and it works like a charm. No computer needed.
However it kinda worries me how easy Framaroot roots the device!!

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danarama

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I'd definitely recommend mobile Odin over ROM manager. It's not the safest app out there.

I'd still prefer to use a pc though because you're going to need it no matter what if it screws up for some reason. The guides we have here are tried and tested and engineered in such a way that a little bit of knowledge is acquired along the way. There's a lot of reading to be done but it IS essential.

As mentioned above, read the faqs. I feel that "quick and easy" is detrimental to our cause.... and its people like myself, slappy and jje who have to help people doing damage because they don't understand

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anguslaw

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I'd definitely recommend mobile Odin over ROM manager. It's not the safest app out there.

I'd still prefer to use a pc though because you're going to need it no matter what if it screws up for some reason. The guides we have here are tried and tested and engineered in such a way that a little bit of knowledge is acquired along the way. There's a lot of reading to be done but it IS essential.

As mentioned above, read the faqs. I feel that "quick and easy" is detrimental to our cause.... and its people like myself, slappy and jje who have to help people doing damage because they don't understand

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2

Quick and easy method that I suggested will do no damage to the phones.

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danarama

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Quick and easy method that I suggested will do no damage to the phones.

Modifying /system ALWAYS carries a risk. if I were you, I'd put a disclaimer in post 1.

To have root, you need to modify /system 3 times. That's 3

1) You need to force an exploit to give you access to /system
2) You need to insert the su binary to /system/bin
3) You need the Super user apk forced into /system/app

...so please do not say "Will do not damage" because you do not know that.

Then, this only gives you root. If you want to do anything more than root, you still have to flash recovery. Flashing recovery modifies the /recovery partition. This also carries RISK.

Please be aware, you did not discover this method. It's not new, many people knew about it already. It's not as safe as you think

See, all done by 3 simple free apps. why bother using odin, tools, etc, etc.

Oh COME ON! Why use Odin?

3 different, "simple" apps and 1 file to flash

versus

1 PC programme and a file to flash....
 
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Froyo2010

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thanks

Hi thanks for your nice detailed tutorial.

I appreciate sharing your knowledge.

Cheers



Please ignore those misleading post, the app-framaroot is the real easiest way to root our phone.(for noobs like me :))
Just install the app on your stock rom, open it, press aragorn, reboot and it's done. Easy?
Works on both i9300 and i9305.
Sent from my GT-I9305 using xda app-developers app

UPDATED detailed procdures:
Ok, to make it clear, if you want to flash custom rom and kernel, you will need to 1st, root your device, 2nd, flash cwm recovery. Both of the jobs can be done by apps. This method is for normal noobs like me, you don't need to use odin and you don't need to connect your phone to PC.
Of course , you could always use a complicated way to perform the same jobs, it's your choice.

Then, step by step here:
1) install framaroot app from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2130276
2) open the app, press aragorn, reboot, done
now, you have your device rooted, then, go on to install cwm recovery
3) install rom manager app from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager
4) open the app, flash cwm recovery ( it will download the recovery and flash it ), reboot, done.
now, you have installed the cwm recovery and you are ready to enjoy your rooted phone, for example, flash custom roms :good:

remarks: If some app needed you to have busybox installed in your device, go download busybox from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer and install the busybox using the app.


See, all done by 3 simple free apps. why bother using odin, tools, etc, etc.
:good:
 
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anguslaw

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@rootSU, I really have no intention to create fight here. My intention is simple, which is to provide a simple way to root for newbies.
I refer to the thread that provides the app rather then just providing the link to download the file so that people will know what they are downloading.
For newbies, I truely believe that installing app to perform the job is the easiest and safe way.

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I agree that it may be the "easiest and safest way"....however, it still leaves new people with no working knowledge of Odin, and no gain in knowledge as well........to my mind, and many others, that is a one step fast forward, 2 steps back, as soon as problems occur, you have a panicking user, with no knowledge of how to flash back to stock, posting for help here, there and everywhere.
XDA always has been and always will be a place of learning and information sharing.

I'm not here to disagree with your thread, or to show any disrespect.....I'm just making this post for people coming here looking for the elusive "quick and simple " solution.....in the hope they may read it and take time to consider if they really want to learn from the ground up or wether they want to end up in a situation where they lack basic knowledge and have to swallow their pride and ask for the the basics to be explained.....even though they are already rooted and running "da neatest Rom eva" ;):D
 
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danarama

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@rootSU, I really have no intention to create fight here. My intention is simple, which is to provide a simple way to root for newbies.
I refer to the thread that provides the app rather then just providing the link to download the file so that people will know what they are downloading.
For newbies, I truely believe that installing app to perform the job is the easiest and safe way.

Sent from my GT-I9305 using xda premium

I'm not fighting with you. I'm disagreeing with you.

Is it easy? Sure
Does it help users understand root? No. Quite the opposite
Is it Safe? No safer than any other method

Please try not to be too precious about your guide. We are being constructive. Its us who have to fix peoples phones. When they have no knowledge of what they have even done, its unfair for us to have to first teach them the basics they need to understand just so we can help them.

Some people just aren't meant to root but this guide gives those people the ability to root anyway and that my friend, is far more dangerous than any application or process

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
 
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anguslaw

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I'm not fighting with you. I'm disagreeing with you.

Is it easy? Sure
Does it help users understand root? No. Quite the opposite
Is it Safe? No safer than any other method

Please try not to be too precious about your guide. We are being constructive. Its us who have to fix peoples phones. When they have no knowledge of what they have even done, its unfair for us to have to first teach them the basics they need to understand just so we can help them.

Some people just aren't meant to root but this guide gives those people the ability to root anyway and that my friend, is far more dangerous than any application or process

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2

Its ok you do not agree with me. But it is every individual s own will to use what method to do the job . And its their will to learn or not learn.
If they use my method and break their phone and ask for help, you can help him or not help him. If you don't help him, there is always others willing to help.

Trail and error is how human being learn. There is no "correct" way to learn.

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danarama

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Yes but you claim this is the "REAL" way in the title. You also belittle the more official methods as "complicated" in post 1.

I'm going to stop replying now. Every time I post, this thread bumps.

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    Disclaimer: if anything bad happened to your phone using the method provided by me, I will take no responsibility! Use at your own risk.

    This post is meant to provide an alternative way (newbies may find it easier) to root your phone.

    If you want to flash custom rom and kernel, you will need to
    1st, root your device;
    2nd, flash cwm recovery.

    Both of the jobs can be done by apps. This method is for normal noobs like me, you do not need to connect your phone to PC. You could always use other ways such as Odin to perform the same jobs, it's your choice.

    Then, step by step here:
    1) install framaroot app from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2130276
    2) open the app, press aragorn, reboot, done
    now, you have your device rooted, then, go on to install cwm recovery
    3) install rom manager app from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager
    4) open the app, flash cwm recovery ( it will download the recovery and flash it ), reboot, done.
    now, you have installed the cwm recovery and you are ready to enjoy your rooted phone, for example, flash custom roms :good:

    remarks: If some app needed you to have busybox installed in your device, go download busybox from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer and install the busybox using the app.

    All done by 3 simple free apps.

    of course, when something bad happened to your phone, you may still need to use Odin to recover your phone, so, you are suggested to learn how to use Odin as well.

    :good:
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    Ok, here's a suggested amendment to the op

    "I'm making this post to highlight an alternative, and in some respects, easier, method of rooting your i9300

    Please note that I would still advice you to learn how to use Odin to avoid any panic if you ever have problems with custom Roms/kernels/mods.

    Please also note that, as always, you do this at your own risk. "


    Then add your method, this removes the inflammatory part of your op, makes it clear to people that they need to also learn and acts as the standard disclaimer. :)

    Actually, I just amended my post.
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    I'd definitely recommend mobile Odin over ROM manager. It's not the safest app out there.

    I'd still prefer to use a pc though because you're going to need it no matter what if it screws up for some reason. The guides we have here are tried and tested and engineered in such a way that a little bit of knowledge is acquired along the way. There's a lot of reading to be done but it IS essential.

    As mentioned above, read the faqs. I feel that "quick and easy" is detrimental to our cause.... and its people like myself, slappy and jje who have to help people doing damage because they don't understand

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Ok, here's a suggested amendment to the op

    "I'm making this post to highlight an alternative, and in some respects, easier, method of rooting your i9300

    Please note that I would still advice you to learn how to use Odin to avoid any panic if you ever have problems with custom Roms/kernels/mods.

    Please also note that, as always, you do this at your own risk. "


    Then add your method, this removes the inflammatory part of your op, makes it clear to people that they need to also learn and acts as the standard disclaimer. :)
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    Roots it but you can't flash custom roms. So you're right, it is misleading. Most people who want "root" really want to flash custom ROMs and Kernels. It's not really "root" that they need for this but the process in those "misleading post" actually gives you the ability to do this where as framaroot doesn't.

    Oh, I forgot to post the easy way to install cwm recovery here, maybe i have posted in another post. Actually, root is the first steps, the second step is to install cwm recovery. This is easy too.

    After you use my method to root your device, reboot, install the rom manager ( from cwm in playstore), you could install the cwm using that app, so easy.

    You don't need to use your pc or odin to do both jobs( root and install cwm recovery). This is what most people wanted and it is so easy that you cannot break your device at any chance.

    Of cos , if you want busy box, you could download an app called busybox installer, install busy box with that app, so easy again. :cool: