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How to Root Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3/4.4.2! [NEW]

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Here’s an updated tutorial for rooting all Galaxy S3 models including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Canadian, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket, GT-i9300, GT-i9305, and even Galaxy S3 Mini.   (It will not work on Verizon S3 as it has a locked bootloader.)

This will work on the following S3 models:

    AT&T SGH-i747 T-Mobile SGH-T999/SGH-T999L Sprint SPH-L710 Canadian SGH-i747M US Cellular SCH-R530 MetroPCS SCH-R530M Cricket SCH-R530C GT-i9300 GT-i9305 Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8190/GT-i8190N

This root method will work on all Android versions including Android 4.4.2 KitKa

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How to Root Galaxy S3!

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For those of you who want to get most out of your Galaxy S3 GT-i9300, you will certainly want to root your Galaxy S3.  Rooting your Galaxy S3 gives you lots of benefits like full control over your phone, ability to install custom ROMs, and a whole lot more.  (If you would like a longer video explanation of what rooting does, please see this video “Why Root My Android Smartphone?”.

See updated new root method

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LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 for Galaxy S3!

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2!

Couple weeks back we did feature this ROM but it had a broken front-facing camera, which was a deal breaker for many of you.  Well, I think Team LiquidSmooth has finally got everything right with camera working along with slew of other goodies.

For the d2lte version (for Qualcomm-based S3 like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Canadian), you can use Lean Kernel, which works wonders for the ROM and camera DOES NOT work unless you flash Lean Kernel!  Lean Kernel also allows

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S5 Sensations ROM for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300

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For those of you with a Galaxy S3 GT-i9300, you are in luck as S5 Sensations ROM by XDA user Sunajkram23 brings you a real “S5 port” to your Galaxy S3.

Inside S5 Sensations, you will find goodies like native call recording, modded S5 launcher with theme support, Ultra Power Saving Mode (Yes get 10 days of battery life!), S5 lockscreen effects, quad multi-window, and much more.

S5 Sensations ROM also ships with practically every S5 app, which you can customize with its AROMA installer so you don’t end up with a ton of bloatware you don’t want.

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Gummy ROM for Galaxy S3! [4.4.4/ASOP]

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 AOSP ROM of the Week (What is AOSP?), check out Gummy ROM!

Now back with Android 4.4.4, Gummy ROM also has released their M3 milestone, meaning it’s stable release with everything working out of the box.  (For all models except GT-i9300, which is still nightly.)

With the latest Gummy ROM, you will find a nicely, organized ROM Control-like settings called Gummy Interface, allowing user to quickly and easily tweak their phone to the fullest.  Gummy R

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Wicked X ROM for Sprint Galaxy S3! [4.4.2/TouchWiz]

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For this week’s Sprint Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out Wicked X ROM by XDA user Bilgerryan.  I was actually itching to try out this ROM for weeks but hesitated as earlier versions required bootloader update.

Well, the latest version 8 doesn’t require bootloader update (as I believe it’s because KTweaker kernel is used) and have successfully installed on my Sprint S3 with a really old bootloader (I think my last update was ICS).

Anyways, Wicked X ROM is simply “wicked” if you ask me.  Out of the bat, it comes with modded S5 launcher

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HighOnAndroid OnePlus One CM11 ROM Conversion Kit for Galaxy S3!

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For those of you looking to convert your Galaxy S3 into OnePlus One, we’ve got a surprise for you (if you haven’t heard yet).  I know many of you are actually trying to buy a OnePlus One or perhaps want to check it out.

Thanks to custom ROMs and open source development you can install CM11 ROM along with HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit to fully turn your Galaxy S3 into OnePlus One!  (This gives you everything from OnePlus One software features includin

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Spirit ROM for Galaxy S3! [Android 4.4.4]

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out Spirit ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, US Cellular, Cricket, and MetroPCS Galaxy S3.

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, Spirit ROM is a new kid on the block, bringing a great combo of customization options along with excellent performance and battery life.

Inside Spirit ROM, you will find Spirit Controls to fully customize your phone to your liking.  You will find almost every imaginable AOSP custom features like status bar customization (brightness control, double-tap to sleep,

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Carbon ROM for Galaxy S3! [Android 4.4.4]

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out latest version of Carbon ROM!

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, Carbon ROM brings you nice tweaked performance on top of latest Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization so you can get your S3 running “just right”.

I know many of you were having trouble getting front camera working with LiquidSmooth ROM last week but it was really a nasty bug that still hasn’t been fixed.  I don’t personally use front camera much but I know it’s definitely going affect your selfies.

With

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LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy S3! [Android 4.4.4 + Root]

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For this week’s ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM.

Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, LiquidSmooth ROM brings you the best and great Android along with root, customization, and many countless features.

I have been following LiquidSmooth ROM for awhile now (few years) and it used to be one of my favorite custom ROMs.  Well, they stopped developing for a period of time but they are back better than ever, with killer features like custom kernel built-in the ROM so you can easily overclock to 1.836Ghz to play your graphic-intensive games.

Not onl

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C-ROM for Galaxy S3! [On The Go Mode]

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the week, check out C-ROM, available for most Galaxy S3 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Metro PCS, Cricket, US Cellular, C-Spire, GT-i9300, and GT-i9305.

Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, C-ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) that includes really cool features like On The Go Mode, and a ton of customization.

On The Go Mode gives your phone transparency through your back camera when your turn it on so when you are walking on the s

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Resurrection Remix ROM for Galaxy S3! [Android 4.4.2 KitKat]

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the Week, check out Resurrection Remix ROM, available for most Galaxy S3 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket, GT-i9300, and GT-i9305.

Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Resurrection Remix ROM by XDA user @WestCrip brings you the best of the latest KitKat along with speed and ton of customization.  For those of you with U.S. Galaxy S3, you can even install Lean Kernel to get overclocking up to 1.836Ghz stable.

Resurrection R

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Gummy ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S3!

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For this week’s Galaxy S3 ROM of the week, check out latest version of Gummy ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Cricket, US Celluar, MetroPCS, and GT-i9300 Galaxy S3.

If you are looking for a good set of customization on top of latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, definitely you cannot go wrong with Gummy ROM.

Gummy ROM features all the customization you may have seen previously with Jelly Bean AOSP custom ROMs and best of all, it runs all of it smoothly integrated with overclocking support up to 1.836Ghz(stable).

My favorite features include

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Android 4.3 ROM MJC + Root for T-Mobile Galaxy S3!

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S3 ROM of the week, check out the Android 4.3 ROM with root.

Based on the leaked MJC Android 4.3 for T-Mobile Galaxy S3, you can experience first-hand on what’s coming with Android 4.3 for T-Mobile S3.

You may have tried the AT&T version from couple weeks ago but of course the T-Mobile version if much better for those of you who also need wifi-calling.

This ROM is pretty much stock except for some goodies like root, Flash Player, wifi band switcher added and best of all, it’s Knox free!

Samsung has bee

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Android 4.3 Stock ROM with Root for AT&T/T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-i747/SGH-T999!

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For those of you with AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-i747 and T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 (NEW), you can now try the leaked Android 4.3 stock firmware that will bring your device up to latest Samsung Android 4.3 firmware.

Now, with the latest Android 4.3 firmwares, Samsung includes new “Knox” security, which may cause pain for rooted users as it records whether you have a rooted device or not.  I highly DO NOT recommend the regular route as it’s only going to install Knox security, which you probably don’t want.

Luckily for rooted users, you can go ahe

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How to Root U.S. and Canada Galaxy S3 AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint/US Ceullar! [Fail-Proof][Noob-Proof]

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So, you want to root your U.S. or Canadian Galaxy S3 with the Qualcomm dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU?

UPDATE: Please see updated root method here instead!

If your Galaxy S3 model started with SGH-T999, SGH-I747, or SPH-L710, you can follow this step-by-step guide and root your phone within about 5 minutes.  No, this will not erase any apps or settings on your phone and does not affect your phone in any way other than install ClockworkMod Recovery and give you root.  (So if you have pr

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Android 4.4.2 + Root for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710! [Stock Rooted ROM][ND8]

For those of you who want to install the latest Android 4.4.2 stock ND8 firmware, you do not have to unroot back to stock using ODIN, which can be time consuming, instead grab the zip version which you can install with CWM or TWRP recovery.

This version is 100% stock and also comes with root so you can try the latest Android 4.4.2 without losing root.

For those of you with an older bootloader (You’ve rooted your phone on 4.3 or earlier), you will need to flash KToonsez kernel to make it boot.

If you already have Android 4.4.2 bootloader or later, you can just flas

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Android 4.4.2 + Root for AT&T Galaxy S3 SGH-i747! [Stock Rooted ROM]

For those of you who want to try the latest Android 4.4.2 + Root for your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 with model number SGH-i747, you do not have to unroot and go through a lengthy process.

Our recommended method to install the Android 4.4.2 + Root via CWM or TWRP recovery.  This is fully-stock, 100% same as stock firmware but with root.

For those of you with an older bootloader (You’ve rooted your phone on 4.2.2 or earlier), you will need to flash KToonsez kernel to make it boot.

If you already have Android 4.3 bootloader or later, you can just flash the ROM and

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