Most developers, users, and consumers have thoroughly enjoyed the Samsung Galaxy S III—even Verizon users, despite the carrier’s best efforts. However, some find the device a tad large. It’s with those people in mind that Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. Now, it has been rooted.
XDA Forum Member avicohh released a root method for the Galaxy S III Mini, and it isn’t very difficult. For the time being, there isn’t a custom recovery available for the Mini, so users will have to flash a pre-rooted stock image via Odin.
The process is pretty simple. Users simply need to flash the image in Odin. The Galaxy S III Mini differs from its siblings because there is no key combination to launch recovery. So if users need to perform a factory reset, they have to do it in the Settings menu. To help those experiencing boot loops, the developer has provided an Odin-flashable wipe image.
For full instructions and download links, visit the original thread.
The Motorola RAZR i may not exactly stand out at first glance. Sure, the 4.3″ Super AMOLED Advanced edge-to-edge display (PenTile) draws attention to itself thanks to its minuscule bezel. However, the real differences can be found in the internal architecture. The RAZR i is one of the first devices to be based on the Intel Medfield architecture, and it is the first Medfield device to clock in at 2 GHz. Backing up the processor is 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, an 8 MP camera, and a 2000 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini also manages to set itself apart. Rather than distinguishing itself by its CPU instruction set, the S III Mini sets itself apart thanks to its relatively small size. Samsung’s new Galaxy S III Mini hopes to offer much of what makes the popular Galaxy S III great, but in a smaller package. Unlike its larger sibling, the S III Mini is powered by the relatively obscure dual-core ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8420 processor clocked at 1 GHz. The processor is backed up by 1 GB of RAM, up to 16 GB of storage, a 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED (presumably PenTile) display, a 5 MP camera, and a 1500 mAh battery. Most importantly, the device ships stock with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.