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Alright, so which is the best guide for rooting (and unrooting) a Verizon SGS3? I would like to play around with clocks, uninstall bloatware, and modify the amount of current the phone can take via MHL so that I can still charge the phone while using MHL. Do I need a special kernel for this? I'd like to keep all stock and have the ability to easily unroot the phone when Jellybean is released, then reroot everything while not losing games, etc.

Siyah Kernel for USB charging rates.
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Alright, so which is the best guide for rooting (and unrooting) a Verizon SGS3? I would like to play around with clocks, uninstall bloatware, and modify the amount of current the phone can take via MHL so that I can still charge the phone while using MHL. Do I need a special kernel for this? I'd like to keep all stock and have the ability to easily unroot the phone when Jellybean is released, then reroot everything while not losing games, etc.

Verizon root:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1792342

Looks super simple to me.
Any link to instructions to revert the phone? Something that will take it back to stock even if I put a new kernel on it.

Rubers, do I find that kernel on XDA? I'm worried about using a non-stock kernel.
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Any link to instructions to revert the phone? Something that will take it back to stock even if I put a new kernel on it.
Rubers, do I find that kernel on XDA? I'm worried about using a non-stock kernel.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1709686
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that's for the i9300, however, though he says it's for them all. Which confuses me slightly.

What's even more confusing is that there's like 4 different i747 forums on XDA... they could just have one and make it easier since they're all the same phone. No need for carrier specific.

Anyway, you could flash that, if it goes wrong and you can't boot, just reflash your ROM, which won't wipe your data or anything, but will restore your kernel.
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I would like a link to written instructions on flashing the ROM and restoring the original (via backup or otherwise) just to make sure I don't do something stupid. Navigating XDA is friggin' impossible so I don't suppose you know own of one? I assume I need to root the phone first. I don't suppose that kernel keeps 4G and the Samsung TouchWiz wrapper? Thanks for the help!
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I would like a link to written instructions on flashing the ROM and restoring the original (via backup or otherwise) just to make sure I don't do something stupid. Navigating XDA is friggin' impossible so I don't suppose you know own of one? I assume I need to root the phone first. I don't suppose that kernel keeps 4G and the Samsung TouchWiz wrapper? Thanks for the help!

I honestly don't know about the TW wrapper (you mean TW in general? If so, then yes that's totally untouched smile.gif ) or 4G. I can't see it removing 4G.

Give me 20 minutes to research and I'll have something written up for you wink.gif
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Were you guys aware that the Korean version comes with Quad core Exynos, Wolfson DAC, 2GB of Ram and 32Gb internal storage (expandable to 96Gb via micro sd)?
It also comes with LTE but it's not compatible in NA, but 3g and HSPA+ will work fine. Their LTE is on the 800 band, weird.

I will be buying it as soon as I get confirmation from the seller.
    
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Were you guys aware that the Korean version comes with Quad core Exynos, Wolfson DAC, 2GB of Ram and 32Gb internal storage (expandable to 96Gb via micro sd)?
It also comes with LTE but it's not compatible in NA, but 3g and HSPA+ will work fine. Their LTE is on the 800 band, weird.

I will be buying it as soon as I get confirmation from the seller.

American version is the same (except quad core and 96GB microsd), but keep in mind, Qualcomm integrated the S4 chip with LTE, it's incredibly efficient. Exynos or Tegra 3 with LTE slapped in will wolf down battery.
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American version is the same (except quad core and 96GB microsd), but keep in mind, Qualcomm integrated the S4 chip with LTE, it's incredibly efficient. Exynos or Tegra 3 with LTE slapped in will wolf down battery.

Well I'll be turning off LTE, it won't work in North America as it uses 800Mhz band. My Carrier's LTE is 700-1700Mhz
I just really want the Wolfson audio chip from the Exynos, I listen to music quite a bit.
Just don't know if 2GB Ram and 32GB Internal storage is worth losing the developer support available for the International version. And I imagine no warranty or having to ship back to Korea for warranty repairs.

Currently the korean version is the best phone on the planet on paper.

If someone has bought the international version from Newegg, did it have any signs of wear? Their disclaimer said it may come with light scratches or carrier branding
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Exynos isn't as great as you seem to think it is lol.

The custom kernels available for the S4 Snapdragon put it on par or ahead of the 4412.
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