CF-Root Released for the International Samsung Galaxy S III I9300
XDA Elite Recognized DeveloperÂ ChainfireÂ has done it yet again. After being theÂ first to root the device (sight-unseen, no less), Chainfire has released his nearly ubiquitous CF-Root for the device.
For the uninitiated, CF-Root isn’t a complete ROM, nor does it pretend to be. Rather, it isÂ arguablyÂ the simplest entry point toÂ superuserÂ status on your mobile device. Geared towards those wanting to remain as close to stock as possible, flashing CF-Root replaces your original Samsung kernel with a rooted variant.Â In addition to substituting in a rooted kernel, CF-Root also featuresÂ CWM Manager andÂ the ported version of ClockworkMod RecoveryÂ we covered earlier.
According to ChainfireÂ himself:
CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.
- Root:Â SuperSU
- Recovery:Â ClockWorkMod
- Util:Â CWM Manager
Unlike CF-Root for some other devices, this iteration of CF-Root doesÂ notÂ include a custom kernel. Your kernel remains the stock kernel, and thus goodies like insecure adbd (ro.secure=0), custom boot scripts, and custom boot animations areÂ notÂ supported.
Root – SuperSU
The root permission management app installed by CF-Root isÂ SuperSU. This will allow your apps to gain root (superuser) access.
Recovery – ClockWorkMod (CWM)
A custom CWM 5.5 build is included in CF-Root, taken fromÂ this thread. This provides for the ability to install custom ROMs, and do nandroid (full device) backups and restores.
Util – CWM Manager
My management application for CWM is also installed, see the recovery thread linked above for further details. It allows you to command CWM (install a ROM, make/restore backups, etc) from normally booted Android.
Installation is incredibly simple. Simply use ODIN to flash the CF-Root package, and you’re good to go. Afterwards, you can use the newly updated TriangleAway, at least while it still works.
Continue on to theÂ release threadÂ to get started!
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