Android “hacker” extraordinaire, Chainfire, has already rooted the Samsung Galaxy S III, and it hasn’t even launched yet. Chainfire said he couldn’t release the insecure kernel he has that will allow root access, as it might be traced back to the helpful leaker. However, he did say that any serious developer could achieve the same thing in around 10 minutes if they followed the instructions he gave on XDA. So by the time the Galaxy S III actually launches, root access will no doubt be readily available for everyone.
As usual credit where credit is due for Samsung; they’ve made all their previous flagship devices easily unlockable, and the Galaxy S III doesn’t stray from that path. Maybe HTC should take note, it might stop people getting angry about S-ON on the HTC One X(L).