The reluctant Black Friday Shopper
It was Black Friday in Palm Beach, we slept late, it was almost 11:00 am before we left the house. We ended up at Costco.
The full and accurate description of the shopping event is a lot more laborious than I want to detail. The short of it is after leaving the store & wireless kiosk several times on Friday & returning on Saturday with a rain check, my wife, daughter and I all have Samsung Galaxy S3 phones! :)
The first phone was a gift for Christmas/Chanukah for my daughter. My wife, the non-techy-technophile wanted one & Friday after Costco closed, I had miss-the-deal remorse & wanted one too.
So, SkylarRose's phone was easy, add an smart phone to the plan, she shares our minutes, but not our unlimited data plan & of coarse she needs 1k sms/month. She is stuck with 2GB/month data.
So, try explaining what data is over the air vs SMS & voice to a ten year old! It all seems so simple to me, since I am older than dirt in Internet experience.
We returned later to get Teri a phone, since we are grandfathered into unlimited data, a phone deal would break that contract. We would have to pay ~$700/phone. :( The savvy kiosk manager added two dumb phone lines to our account for an extra $10/month for the next two years & everyone in the family got a $29.99 Galaxy S3
Daughter needs Data!
Being a hacker geek & it not being daylight yet... YES YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!
All I have to say is I hate/love the Internet. Opinions are like bathrooms, everyone has one. (Well you know the real saying)
I started searching & you-tubing for how to root the Galaxy S3, nothing FN worked!!! I can change a cylinder on a Lycoming O-320 quicker that I rooted the first phone!
So, if you have a MAC, and want to root with no BFD, here is what you need!
- Rooting Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xykRe9IcOE
- Rooting Files: http://ppl.ug/jpqsXbimu3I/
- Tether Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JI3ir9yAB4
The rooting video did not get the instructions exact for the contents of the file. The short is:
- Turn on USB Debugging
- Allow apps from unknown sources
- From a command line & within the same directory type:
To properly finish rooting a phone, you need to install ClockworkMod, get the pro version! It makes life simple!
Also, add Titanium Backup.
I am sure there is more good stuff you can do as a root user!