Former Writer · Jul 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

Universal Toolkit for US Galaxy S III Variants

Toolkits are known around XDA as a way for users to get a whole bunch of functionality in a single place. Typically, toolkits give users the ability to root, flash custom recoveries, install drivers, and a myriad of other features depending on the phone. One of the main advantages is that they often make easy what would otherwise be a cumbersome modification, all while giving the user an interface they can understand. For three out of the four US Galaxy S III variants, there is now a toolkit that does these things and more.

Developed by XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip, who’s also responsible for similar toolkits on the Galaxy Nexus and international Galaxy S III, the toolkits follow in the footsteps of their predecessors on other devices. As with the versions for other devices, they do not skimp on the features, which include:

Install drivers automatically
Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
Backup/Restore your /efs partition
Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
Install BusyBox binary on phone
Root any public build (different options available)
Rename Stock Recovery restore files (to stop Stock Recovery flashing on reboot)
Flash CWM Recovery v4 from Team Epic
Flash Stock Recovery
Download, Extract and Flash Stock Rom via Odin (full steps)
Install a single apk or multiple apk’s to your phone
Push Files from your PC to your phone
Pull Files from your phone to your PC
Set Files Permissions on your phone
Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
Help, Information Screen for various tasks
Mods Section to Modify your phone
Reboot Phone options in adb mode
ToolKit options section (Change background + text colour in ToolKit, change Model/Build, set Model Selection Screen On/Off)

This toolkit is not to be used on any non-Snapdragon Galaxy S III as the images are incompatible and will cause issues. Additionally, the Verizon variant is not yet supported, perhaps as a result of the locked bootloader or because it was released later than the other three.

To get started, head over to the appropriate toolkit support thread:


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