GUIDE How to Root and Install CWM Recovery in Samsung Galaxy S3 [GT-I9300]

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  1. Busy

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    Thanks to Chainfire - XDA Deveoper for providing this detailed Rooting procedure...

    *Installation
    1. Download Odin3 and CF-Root-SGS3-vxx.zip
    2. Power off your phone
    3. Boot into download mod (Press vol down + Home + Power on)
    4. Unzip CF-Root-SGS3-vxx.zip. You need to end up with a .tar file, dont extract .tar file.
    5. Open Odin
    6. Select PDA as CF-Root-SGS3-vxx.tar
    7. Connect the phone to your computer
    8. Make sure that re-partition is not ticked
    9. Click Start Button
    10. Wait for phone to reboot.

    Now you successfully installed CWM + Super User + CWM Manager.


    How to uninstall
    This is by no means an extensive guide for unrooting, but if you want to sell or warranty your device, you can follow the procedure
    1. Use Triangle Away to reset the flash counters, and pull the battery immediately after rebooting starts
    2. Go to Sammobile and get the stock firmware for your region
    3. Boot into recovery and perform a full wipe (Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache, Wipe Dalvik)
    4. Remove the battery, and put it back
    5. Boot into Download mode (Vol Down + Home + Power on)
    6. Flash that stock firmware on your device using odin
    7. Let Android boot, go through device setup (without doing any logins) until Android is fully usable again
    8. Reboot
    9. Wait at least 10 minutes
    10. Check Settings->About device->Status and make sure Device status is not "Modified"
    11. Perform another factory reset
    12. Boot into download mode and make sure the flash counter and system status are all set to official

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    XDA-Thread

    *Do it at your own risk...
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    FIRST :D

    nice one man

    EDIT:
    The awkward moment...when you find out your phone is faster than your PC :D!

    Oh and in the title of the video you should put, how to root and install CWM recovery. ;)!
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    Done.. The title changed ;)
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    I can confirm this method works perfectly on XXALE8, will try it tomorrow on XXALF2 (or XXALEF if stock still sucks ;))
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    Here is my guide :)



    and my unboxing :p!

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    Rooting also works on XXBLG1! :)
    Gosh! This Singapore version contains too many bloats for me to let it the way it is!
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    Un-rooting successfully with triangle away and stock JB. Phone is 100% ready for service! :D
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    Mate, could you please put in a clickable link to download - Odin3 and CF-Root-SGS3-vxx.zip
    That would make this mega easy :)
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    Hi :)
    I had Macedonian stock xella then i flashed root 6.4 than darky room and the counter counted 1. Then i flashed from samfirmwares the same stock firmware and now the device status says NORMAL...so..if it dies will they accept the warranty ?! Ive heard sudden motherboard death so gotta be prepared :p anyways since im here android system in battery stats its not normal to be on 32% right ?!
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    You had to reset the counter via triangle away before flashing stock Rom

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