Simple root toolkit now available for both international and U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III

I know there are a lot of you that might want to get into rooting and utilizing custom ROMs, but just don’t know where to start. Although it’s always best to do things the manual way, we can understand why some of you might want something that’s quick, simple, and has everything in one place. That’s exactly what toolkits do. They allow you to unlock and root your device as well as flash custom recoveries and a whole bunch of other stuff.

Well XDA member mskip has a toolkit available for the international Galaxy S III (i9300) as well as 3 of the 4 U.S. Galaxy S III’s (AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint). Obviously Verizon isn’t included since the bootloader is locked. The U.S. variants get one universal toolkit, while the international version has its own. Hit the break to see a list of all the features, download links, and forum links.

  • Install drivers automatically
  • Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
  • Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
  • Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
  • Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
  • Backup/Restore your /efs partition
  • Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
  • Install BusyBox binary on phone
  • Root any public build (different options available)
  • Rename Stock Recovery restore files (to stop Stock Recovery flashing on reboot)
  • Flash CWM Recovery v4 from Team Epic
  • Flash Stock Recovery
  • Download, Extract and Flash Stock Rom via Odin (full steps)
  • Install a single apk or multiple apk’s to your phone
  • Push Files from your PC to your phone
  • Pull Files from your phone to your PC
  • Set Files Permissions on your phone
  • Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
  • Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
  • Help, Information Screen for various tasks
  • Mods Section to Modify your phone
  • Reboot Phone options in adb mode
  • ToolKit options section (Change background + text colour in ToolKit, change Model/Build, set Model Selection Screen On/Off)

Download international (i9300) version toolkit

Download the AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile toolkit

**Make sure you use the proper toolkit for your device

For more instructions hit the appropriate source link below based on your phone. Also, if you own a Nexus device there’s a similar toolkit from WugFresh that we posted about last night. So check it out here.

sources: xda-international / xda-AT&T / xda-T-Mobile / xda-Sprint

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • banjoonmyknee

    Will this work with the Samsung Verizon Developer edition?

  • Blah

    Mac version?