Samsung Galaxy S III gets rooted prior to release

Both variants of the Galaxy S III, the SGH-i747 and SGH-T999, have been rooted prior to their Canadian releases. The devices were launched in the US last week and, due to a slight delay, will arrive on Wednesday up here, but anyone looking to get in with the hacking crowd won’t need to wait.

As with all Android hacks, there is a chance of damaging your device by flashing the wrong file or doing something wrong in the process. Luckily Samsung has ODIN, an app that can help you flash back to stock software if something goes wrong.

At this point we don’t have the stock Canadian software — so if something does go wrong, there’s no way to return to the way it was. Thankfully that should be corrected in the coming days.

If you’re picking up the Rogers/Bell/TELUS version, head over here, and if you’re picking up the WIND/Mobilicity/Videotron version, head over here.

Via: Phandroid