The attached application will enable root access on the Verizon Galaxy S III using a root method originally developed by djrbliss (Dan Rosenberg) for the Motorola Razr HD. The method, known as Motochopper, has proven to work on a variety of devices.
This application will also unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery developed by Team Win Recovery Project — opening the door to flash custom ROM's if you wish to do so.
Lastly, it will install a super user access management app called SuperSU.
- Motochopper by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
- Custom Recovery by Team Win Recovery Project
- SuperSU by ChainFire
- CASUALApp by Adam Outler
- Scripting and repackaging by Cory Streater
This tool is a Java app and will work on both Windows and OSX.
It's been tested & deemed compatible with the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III:
Model number: SCH-I535
Android version: 4.1.2
Baseband version: I535VRBMF1
Kernel Version: 3.0.31-1152558
This information can be verified by opening the devices About screen via the settings menu:
About Device Screen
- Open Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging
- Connect phone to computer.
- Open The Android Channel VZW Galaxy S3 Root Tool
- Follow the steps displayed in the root tool.
Example: Enable USB Debugging
Bootloader: software that loads an operating system into memory. All Android devices are sold with locked bootloaders — prohibiting the ability to load non-manufacturer software (e.g., custom ROM's)
Root: Enables super user access to areas within Android's subsystem.
Example: accessing the /system/app folder with Root Explorer
Custom recovery: replaces the stock Android recovery. Custom recoveries enable the ability to install custom ROM's, partition and cache management, full system backups and restores, and much more.
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