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Updating rooted Galaxy S3

by evti87 / September 16, 2012 8:53 AM PDT

I rooted my Galaxy S3 when I first got it, and it's been fine ever since. The only problem so far is that I received an update notification saying there was an update for Android. I downloaded it and tried to install it, but had a problem when it restarted to install. It went to the screen that it gives when you first root (the one where you pick the rooting package and get it to install). Then it shows the Android robot dead. Fortunately, restarting again allowed it to revert back to the way it was. But how do I update the software?

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Back to where you got the root from.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 1:51 AM PDT

And ask them how to un-root the phone. I've found too many do this and then turn the device into a brick or forgot that not only can you root, but you must be ready to un-root the device.

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by evti87 / September 17, 2012 10:05 AM PDT

You're saying that I need to un-root first in order to install the update? If I do, can I root again right away? I also am curious as to what this will do to apps that require root access. Will they be okay as long as I don't use them?

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What apps need root?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 10:12 AM PDT
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Sorry I can't answer either question as I don't do roots or have apps that need such. The folk that gave you this root should step in.

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by ArkinGupta / September 26, 2012 3:26 PM PDT
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What these will do is, that if you unroot your S3, The phone will restart or respring, (i guess) after that if you try to go to that application, it will say that your phone does not have root access.
(Tried and tested) with the application- Root explorer.

This is a link of how to unroot^.

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