Samsung does a good job of making their devices fairly open, and the Galaxy S3 is no different. There are numerous way to root a device, but sometimes the jargon and steps can be a little intimidating for new rooters, and even pro rooters.
Simply plug in your phone and click one button. Best of all, because it's written in Java, it's multi-platform. That means this can run on your Windows, Mac, or Linux setup.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
- This is active development, meaning more betas and carriers/devices to come.
- At the moment this will only work with AT&T variants of the Galaxy S3. More to follow, but in the meantime, try rooting with Odin or the Universal Toolkit.
- While rooting does not delete data, it's never a bad idea to back up call logs, SMS, and apps.
- This may be a little wonky on Macs. Give it a shot, the worst that can happen is it doesn't work. No harm, no foul.
- There may be a few bugs along the way. If you have trouble, post in the forums or comment below.
Keep checking back here or on the original XDA thread for updates.
- Download CASUAL onto your computer.
- Check to assure your Java is up to date.
- Run CASUAL.
- Make sure "USB Debugging" (Settings -> Developer Options) is turned on on Your GS3 and plug in your device.
- Once it says "Device Connected", just hit the "Do It" button.
- You'll been rooted and rebooting in less than a minute.
Now that you're rooted, don't forget to install a custom recovery so that you can flash ROMs, mods, and more. And with your newfound freedom with your S3, try installing Multi-View, theming your OS, or installing Google's latest camera with Photo Sphere.