Yes, the Galaxy S III from AT&T has been rooted for quite some time now, but for anyone who has just purchased the device and is looking for a simple and foolproof way of rooting it, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has just released his famous CASUAL root tool for AT&T’s S III. Short for Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Universal Android Loader, CASUAL works as a one-click root method and it’s massive appeal lies in its ability to run on Windows, Mac and Linux. To take it one step further, there’s support for even Raspberry Pi. The tool uses the famous CFAutoRoot by Chainfire to achieve root access on the device.
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From user feedback, the tool works perfectly on 64-bit versions of both Linux and Windows, though there hasn’t been any confirmation from Mac users yet.
So how do you get it to work? It’s simple, really; just follow the instructions below.
Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device gets bricked or damaged in any other way due to this method.
- To begin, make sure ‘USB Debugging’ is enabled in Settings > Developer Options on the phone.
- Run CASUAL’s jar file and connect your device to the PC via USB.
- Now hit the ‘Do it!’ button and simply follow the on-screen instructions.
Before it begins rooting your device, the tool may ask you to install the drivers. In case you already had drivers installed and the tool is still unable to detect the phone, uninstall the existing drivers, restart your computer, and choose ‘MSM8960’ for the driver when prompted.
Additionally, you may find our compilation of the top 15 must-have apps after rooting your Android device interesting.
For any updates and queries related to this tool, head over to the forum thread linked below.