Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Method 2: How to Root/Unlock Bootloader/Flash Custom Recovery (Windows)

Complete at your own risk!

* This works with all Current stock builds...VRALF2, VRALG1, VRALG7, VRALHD

Step 1: Download these files to pc:

Samsung Driver-
RootDebugFS- Downloads - Downloading Root Debug FS.7z
SuperSU RootDebugFS-

Step 2: Install samsung driver and unzip the root tool(use a program such as 7zip) to a folder of choice.

Step 3: Connect device with oem usb cable to pc.

Step 4: On your device, Make sure USB Debugging(settings/developer options/usb debugging) and Install of Unknown Sources(settings/security/unknown source) is checked.(Also, make sure there are no other android devices, emulators, or any tethering programs running!!).

Step 5: Open the Root Tool folder you downloaded in step 1 and Double click "RootDebugFS", press 1, then hit enter.

Step 6: Agree to the 4 disclaimers by pressing any key after each one pops up.

Step 7: Once the root process starts DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR DEVICE until it completes.

*Congrats you should now be rooted! Continue following instructions for unlocking bootloader and flashing a custom recovery*

Step 8: Download the EZ-Unlock app to your device from HERE. (Only use version 1.2 for now as the latest version has issues!)

Step 9: Open app and select unlock, Now your unlocked...yup its that easy!

Step 10: Download the EZ-recovery app to your device from HERE.

Step 11: Open app and select recovery. Next tap pulldown menu, select CWM 6.0.1, then select flash.

Step 12: If you want to flash a Custom ROM: [GUIDE] VZW Galaxy S3 Flashing Guide

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