Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Root the T-Mobile / Wind / Moblicity Galaxy S III Without Affecting Flash Counter
Gaining root on the US Galaxy S III variants isn’t that difficult, with the possible exception of the Verizon variant. However, the typical root method uses Odin, which means two things. The first is tripping the flash counter, and the second is a garish yellow triangle. Well, for the T-Mobile/Wind/Moblicity Samsung Galaxy S III, root and custom recovery is now achievable without affecting the counter or getting that horrible yellow triangle.
As expected, the method does require a bit more than the standard rooting method. The guide, written by XDA Senior Member mrRobinson actually still uses Odin but doesn’t trip the flash counter. What’s more interesting, it only uses a single file from a rooted stock system image called root66. Sadly, this means that users have to download the entire half a GB system image in order to get it.
Aside from that, the process is pretty simple. Download the rooted system image, extract the root66 tar file, flash it over Odin with Auto Restart and F Time Reset checked. This will root the device. After that, mrRobinson links to a thread that will help users install a custom recovery so that the counter still doesn’t get tripped.
For the full method and download links, check out the original thread.
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