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First Hack for Galaxy S3, Gets Rooted Remotely


As we posted that rooting allows you to customize your Android device, it voids the limitations of manufacturer on device, in a nutshell rooting lets you to get superuser rights on your Android device. You can do everything with a rooted device, like your can apply hacks, upgrade the device with a custom ROM etc.

A few days ago Samsung revealed its most awaited smartphone named Galaxy S3, and the guys over XDA had achieved the root access on Samsung Galaxy S3, I’m surprised, XDA developer member “Chainfire” managed the root on Galaxy S3 remotely, however he’s currently unable to release the boot image, the reason is that it might be traceable, his words on his original thread:

This root is, as expected, trivial. It was a simple matter of repacking the stock kernel, with a modified adbd binary that thinks ro.secure=0 (even if ro.secure=1). This gives access to all adb root commands (see screenshots). Then SuperSU was installed manually.

Kernel – The modification was trivial, because this time around, Samsung is using the standard boot.img format, instead of the zImage format used for SGS1, SGS2, SGNote, etc, that is much harder to repackage.

Recovery – The recovery partition is also being used this time around. And thus we can flash recoveries separately from the kernel.

Bootloaders – There was no warning triangle at boot-up after flashing the modified kernel, but download mode did show a custom kernel flash counter which increased. Whether or not flashing a custom recovery also triggers this counter is as of yet unknown.

Final note – This was all tested on a current (release candidate) SGS3 firmware. There may be a newer firmware on true retail/production devices. Though some things may change, it is unlikely to changemuch. Let’s hope nothing 

Also, Triangle Away did not work. They have hidden the boot partitions again as on the latest SGNote firmwares.

(No, I don’t have an SGS3 yet, everything was done remotely)

Wow, he managed the root remotely, you’ll able to root the Galaxy S3 after purchasing it, do let us know your thoughts about it.

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