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    Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

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    At this moment there isn't a custom ROM available to my knowledge (11/25/2012). Expect there to be CM10 in the near future though and that other support from devs will appear.

    You might also want to ROOT your device for the other benefits. One is the use of Titanium Backup and other backup methods available. Personally, I like having the freedom and control over my device.

    These root methods weren't created by me. I just located the one I thought was the easiest for this device. Please support the devs that support us.



    Root the Device

    There is another method involving ODIN that you can use on this device, but this one seems a lot more simple.

    Install Samsung Drivers for the Galaxy S3:
    Support - US Cellular SCH-R530 | Samsung Cell Phones




    Manuals and Download > Software > USB Drivers

    Download sparkym3 Generic Debugfs root method:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...5&d=1344811948




    Extract the files in the zip to a location that is easy to get to. In my video I used D:\temproot.

    Make sure your device has install from unknown locations checked (under security settings) and USB Debugging enabled (in developer settings).

    Plug the device in and let the drivers install, unless you've already done this before of course.

    Open up the command prompt and go to the location where you placed these files. You could probably also just run RootDebugfs.bat from your File Explorer.

    Follow the on screen instructions and enjoy.



    You might want to go into superuser and poke around. Attempt to update binaries, etc. I had to do this before root worked.



    Install a Custom Recovery (CMW)

    Go to the Google Play store and find ROM Manager. Run it and grant it superuser permissions. Install ClockworkMod Recovery (use Samsung Galaxy S3 - MetroPCS as of 11/25/2012). Reboot to recovery. Make a nandroid backup if you want.



    The manual way of getting into recovery from a power off state is holding volume up + home + power until a little after the vibration is felt.



    Last edited by Chris Rodriguez; 11-25-2012 at 06:33 PM.
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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Thanks for the info Chris, as always you're on top of these phone helping us get the most from them.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    I try buddy. Thanks.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
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    Root went smoothly. Haven't downloaded ROM Manager yet to get CWM but will later on tonight. Thanks for the instructions. Love this phone.

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    Glad someone found it helpful! Awesome.
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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Tried vol.up power and home not booting into recovery though help

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    Had to try several times myself before I got it to work. Hold volume up and home...then hold power. When you feel quick vibrate, release power while still holding other two. Hold them till recovery screen comes up. Worked for me any way.

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Got it thanks forgot to let go of the power button after it vibrated finally got it all backed up

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Does this method work for all Samsung gs3's

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Quote Originally Posted by dazeone View Post
    Does this method work for all Samsung gs3's

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    Most. It will work for the cricket version and a few others

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    I have my sgs3 rooted with this method but have ppl on sprint sgs3 that want root hope this method works for them

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    Lost my 4g after root. I only get 3g now. Any fix to this?

    nevermind... rebooted phone and 4g is back on.

    Thanks, bro, for the rooting tut!
    Last edited by Y2GM; 12-06-2012 at 01:43 PM.

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    Painless root canal achieved!! Is this root permanent or will an OTA update undo it??

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldman View Post
    Painless root canal achieved!! Is this root permanent or will an OTA update undo it??
    I'm pretty sure OTA will undo it. Probably won't even go thru unless you're completely stock, just rooted

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    Re: Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy S3 Root and Recovery Tutorial (CWM) with Video

    Rooted/nandroid a success! Great job Chris!

    sent from a Galaxy far away

 

 
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