How to Root T-Mobile / Wind / Moblicity Galaxy S III without Increasing Flash Counter

S3 LogoIf you have ever thought on rooting your Samsung Galaxy S III handset is a difficult task then you need to give this a thought as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can easily root your device without even increasing the flash counter. Gone are the days when the manufacturers will check the flash counter and will say no to provide the warranty support. Full credits to XDA Senior Member mrRobinson who has come up with this work around. Also, the yellow triangle which shows up in the boot screen on the rooted phones too can be hidden. Very soon there will be an official Jellybean 4.1 firmware update for Galaxy S3 smartphone.

Basically this method only uses a single file from a rooted stock system image called root66. Unfortunately, this means that users have to download the entire half a GB system image in order to get it. With the help of a detailed guide and simple to follow instructions, you can not only get away with the Yellow triangle but also you can reset he flash counter. Please note that this method won’t affect the warranty in any manner.

Disclaimer: If you don’t follow the instructions then there is a probability that the device may get bricked for which we should not be held responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will surely address the same.

With the help of below mentioned steps you will have to back up all the data so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Minimum battery life should be a minimum of 50% to avoid device from turning Off in the middle of the update process. Enable the USB Debugging Mode too from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. All the security suites in your computer should be turned Off or uninstalled as these interrupt the process of firmware update.

So once you are done with all the above things, it’s now time that you proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this update.

1 Comment
  1. Reply Michael September 8, 2012 at 12:08 am

    After clicking “T-Mobile Image” I find 3 files with different names. Which one should I use?

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