Hackers Root Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) before its Release
Hacker and developer, Chainfire, have posted info that he and his colleagues have gained the root access on the Samsung Galaxy S III even before its release by working through an insecure kernel code leaked by daring insider who he said will remain anonymous. The developer that revealed this have come up with quite interesting facts. The best part is that he hacked Galaxy S III remotely, with no SGS3 in his hands.
First he revealed that unlike Galaxy S 2; Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and other devices use a more secure standardboot.img format which is harder to work for most of the developers, and not an easy to unpack and pack as the basic.img format. Second, another strange thing that he noted in Galaxy SIII that the recovery partition is being utilized, this will allow developers to flash recoveries completely separate from the kernel, which will make the task easier. Lastly, he added that unlocking the Galaxy S3 is rather an easy job for the modification as he says “now, everybody say thanks to Samsung” for being what he says “are the only high end android OEM who aren’t complete d****** in the unlock department!”
Though Chainfire is not going to release his rooting mehod because the leak might be traced, but once the device is officially launched we will most likely be witnessing his rooting technique in public. For that we have to wait till the release of the phone.
In case you missed, Samsung has already got 9 million pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S III from 100 different carriers around the world and the number is expected to go record high as this is anticipated to be the best phone of the Galaxy flagship. Read the complete post here.
If you also want to pre-order your own unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III from Amazon, you can do so using the links here.
Source: XDA Developers