T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III’s Get Rooted
Here we are, yet again, with more news about the hottest phone on the friggin’ planet right now — the Samsung Galaxy S III. It wasn’t long after the device was first announced in London that the international version (I9300) got root access. Now, users in the United States on three of the “Big Four” wireless carriers get to join in on the fun, thanks to the great minds over at XDA-Developers.
There are a few people that deserve thanks here, in no particular order – XDA Senior Member howtomen for the AT&T version, XDA Forum Member cypher_zero for the Sprint and T-Mobile version, and XDA Forum Member dawgslayer69 for sharing that the cypher_zero’s Sprint method is compatible with the T-Mobile variant.
To get started you’ll want to make your way over to the appropriate thread using the links below. Make sure to read up on what you’re doing prior to attempting anything and you should be fine.
I haven’t rooted my T-Mobile S3 yet, but I will be doing so in the near future — most likely around the time we start seeing stable builds of CyanogenMOD 9 hit the Interwebs for public consumption. Until then, I hate to admit it, but I’m actually kinda enjoying the latest version of TouchWiz. That’s something I never thought I’d say, as the pure AOSP enthusiast I am.