Although the Samsung Galaxy S3 will not be released into the market until May 29, reports have indicated that some hackers were able to root the latest smartphone offering of Samsung. Reports have indicated that the work of Chainfire in rooting the Samsung Galaxy S3 was reportedly on the XDA developers forum. An insider reportedly supplied Chainfire with an unprotected kernel of the device, which was used in rooting the Samsung Galaxy S3 prior to its release.
According to Chainfire, the rooting of the kernel could be done by a serious developer within ten minutes. The standard boot.img, which was used by the company, reportedly made it easy to root the device. The recovery partition was also enabled by Samsung which made flash recoveries easy for developers.
Although Samsung can still change the kernel on the Samsung Galaxy S3 when the smartphone becomes available in the market, Chainfire indicated that this will not make any difference. This gives indications that rooting the Samsung Galaxy S3 will not be too difficult.
It may be possible for custom ROMs to come out once the Samsung Galaxy S3 is released into the market if the rooting process is as easy as claimed by Chainfire. This means that users can make changes on their devices if they are not satisfied with the TouchWiz UI of Samsung for the device.
It may even be possible for a number of custom ROMs to become available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 to emerge prior to its release into the US market. The latest smartphone offering of Samsung is expected to be released in the US by June.
However it may also be possible for the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to be more difficult to unlock compared to the international version of the upcoming Samsung smartphone.