Posted by Jayce Ooi as Software
Why you should root Samsung Galaxy S III? Application, data & system settings backup and remove advertisement are the 2 top reasons that you should root Samsung Galaxy S3. Besides, you can further improve Samsung Galaxy S3 performance and enhance user experience with root access. Lot of nice applications and modifications require root access to work. Therefore, root Samsung Galaxy S3 is a must for me. And maybe you too…
Root Samsung Galaxy S3
Backup & restore application, data and system settings
Titanium Backup is the must installed Android application for all rooted Android devices. It helps to backup your Android applications and data. Restore them when needed. You can even schedule the backup. You don’t want to lose any important data, right?
No more advertisements
There are lot of ad-supported free Android games like Angry Birds at Google Play Store. You can turn them into a full version game without advertisement with AdFree Android. AdFree removes almost all ads in the browser and other applications by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file. Say no to advertisements.
Improve user experience with custom modification
Most of the custom modifications require root access. For example, a mod Samsung Galaxy S3 camera that enable feature like video quality up to 30 Mbit and 192 kbit @ 48khz audio on 1080p video recording. You need root access to replace the existing camera application.
Better and faster custom ROM
Well, you won’t get it by rooting with CF-Root. But CF-Root installs ClockworkMod recovery (CWM) for you. CWM allows you to install better and faster custom ROM as most of them are well tweaked. No need to wait for official firmware release and try out the latest and greatest custom ROM out there.
Speed up CPU and improve battery life
SetCPU for Root Users is a tool for changing the CPU settings. You can use it to improve performance and save battery life. Overclock Samsung Galaxy S3 from 1.4 GHz to 1.7 GHz to improve overall performance. And undervolt Samsung Galaxy S3 to save even more battery.
Faster GPS signal lock
FasterFix speed up GPS lock by using a more accurate time estimation from a NTP server near you. Personally, I select Malaysia NTP server as default because that where I live. Select your region to speed up GPS signal lock locally. And other region when you travel to other country.
Play Tegra, Snapdragon & PowerVR Games
Enjoy Tegra 2 (some Tegra 3), Snapdragon & PowerVR games with help from Chainfire3D plugins. A nice to have application for Samsung Galaxy S3 gamers.
Block Internet access with firewall
Want to restrict certain Android application from accessing Internet? Want to improve battery life too with lesser Android application accessing data connection? DroidWall is the Android firewall application that you need.
Unlock Samsung Galaxy S3
How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3? Is that your question in mind? Don’t bond yourself with only 1 carrier SIM card. Use Voodoo Galaxy S III SIM Unlock application to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3 now.
Access to other region Google Play Store
Not all Android applications and games are available for all regions. Some are limited to certain country like United States only. So Market Enabler is here to help you by faking your current region as other region.
Enable DualShock 3 Wireless Controller
Yes, you can use your existing PS3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Samsung Galaxy S3 with the help of Sixaxis Controller application. Playing games on Samsung Galaxy S3 will not be the same again with PS3 game controller…
Screen standby on MHL / HDMI mirroring
Screen Standby switches off the screen temporarily without actually putting the phone into sleep mode. Great for saving your battery and avoids heating to prolong battery life while enjoy games and movie though MHL / HDMI mirroring on TV.
Interested? Follow this guide to root Galaxy S3 ~ How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 with CF-Root? (Video)