Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:09:02 AM
Owning a Samsung Galaxy S3 at this time may be a dream come true and may similarly be a mileage over your friends. The phone is just amazing out-the-box, but from curiosity of man there might just be a craving somewhere within you to explore the ultimate potential of the phone. I would advice not to get the Super-User privileges just yet but it’s your phone anyway and nobody knows what’s best for you than YOU do.
Rooting basically means getting a feel of ‘administrator’ privileges just like on a computer thus being able to do things which normal users wouldn’t be able. Some of the things you can edit and customize to your preference include; the boot animation, the operating system and removing any applications from the manufacturer that really don’t impress you. Rooting is not new to many Android users who love to explore the fancy unrestricted world but this is not to say there are no risks. As much you can play around with sewed operating systems (ROMs) and get diverse applications, the phone is left vulnerable to malicious apps because the safety measures are broken. The firmware may also be destroyed rendering the phone unusable.
If you understand these risks and are still smiling after the previous paragraph then you are the best person to continue reading. To root your new monster phone you should proceed as follows;
Step #1: Preparation
This is a very critical step and necessitates that you have Samsung Kies and update the phone’s drivers on your PC. Using this software, you will be able to back up your data including photos, contacts, to-dos and such. You need then to get Odin 3 which is a rooting software (you can search the internet) or click here.
Step #2: File Manipulation
Once you have downloaded the file, you will have to extract it (probably using WinRar) and install the .exe file on your PC. You will have to extract the archive file CF-root to be able to see a main component which has a .tar extension. Browsing the file may be tricky but playing with the PC settings will enable you see the files. Click the PDA icon and browse the file to the .tar file extracted previously
Step #3: Loading
To allow for the file to be loaded into the phone, you will have to select the ‘download mode’ as this allows communication between the phone and your computer. You will thus have to shut down the phone –you can confirm this by removing the battery – and hold the power button, volume down and home key combination for a few seconds. The phone will ask for confirmation to go to download mode and you need to confirm by pressing the volume up button. Once this is done, you should connect the phone to the PC and observe the notification ‘added’ shown at the bottom of Odin.
Step #4: Run
Check the Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes and click start BUT wait... make sure you are still up to the task... you can always quit before clicking the Start button. If you decide to go on with the process then you should expect to see a green box at the completion of the root setup. The phone will show progress in the form of texts on a black screen and then reboot. Once it reboots into the Operating System that you expect, then its congratulations to you. Best of Luck!
NB: If it does not load and just reboots, then you can try connecting the phone once again and repeat the last step.
You can always leave your comments on how things go... and just a heads-up Samsung galaxy S3 recently made it to Kenya.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:16:50 AM
Ever been to the dentist? Never mind you...I have, and guess what, it was fun....
Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:00:43 PM
If a person is looking into your eyes for more than six
seconds without blinking he/she
either wants to kill you or get laid with
you. Too bad not everybody get it!!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:57:20 PM
World Population Rank: 1. China. 2. India. 3. Facebook.
4. USA. 5. MySpace. 6. Indonesia. 7.
Brazil. 8. Twitter.
Monday, August 1, 2011 4:02:15 AM
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person who screws up your day and may their arms be too short to scratch.
Monday, July 4, 2011 5:32:28 PM
@105.5 XFM: Connect 4@4
Snow patrol – take back the city
Fallout Boy – Americas suiteharts
Ting tings – that’s not my name
Placebo – battle for the sun
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:19:00 PM
A blonde began a job as an Junior school counselor, and she was eager to help. One day during break she noticed a boy standing by himself on the side of a playing field while the rest of the kids enjoyed a game of football at the other. Sandy approached and asked if he was alright. The boy said he was. A little while later, however, Sandy noticed the boy was in the same spot, still by himself. Approaching again, Sandy said, "Would you like me to be your friend?" The boy hesitated, then said, "Okay", looking at the woman suspiciously. Feeling she was making progress, Sandy then asked "Why are you standing here all alone? Why don't you go and join those boys playing football over there?" "Because," the little boy said with great exasperation, "I'm the bloody goalie."
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:40:09 PM
A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion. The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead too." The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead. The vet brings in a black Labrador. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too." The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$650." "$650 to tell me my dog is dead?" exclaimed the man.... "Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $ 600 was for the cat scan and lab tests."
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