Root the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 Without Increasing Flash Counter
Just after the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3, an rooting method also available for the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 that root the phone without increasing the flash counter, if you own Sprint Galaxy S3 and hasn’t root due to flash counter that allow Samsung to track the record of your installation on your device, say thanks to senior XDA developer member mrRobinson.
Read on how to root T-Mobile Galaxy S3 without increasing the flash counter. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development. USB drivers must be installed on your PC.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download Rooting package to your PC and unzip it into a folder.
Step #2: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped the Odin, and run Odin.
Step #3: Now turn the device on into the download mode, to do so hold down volume down, home and power buttons until you see a warning screen on the device, then press the volume up button and it will enter the device in download mode, if it’s not, repeat the process again.
Step #4: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. The drivers installation may start again, if it happens, allow installation and then Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn blue, and a message saying ADDED will appear.
Step #5: Click on PDA Button and locate root66 tar file you got in step 1.
Step #6: Now click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS. After the installation, you may close the Odin and unplug the phone from PC.
That’s it, your device is now rooted.