How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3?
Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in May 2012, but still there are a vast number of users of this phone, and this is mainly because it is one of the most powerful and reliable handsets launched by Samsung. As per the statistics (14th March 2013), the company was able to sell 50 Million Units till that time, hence allowing this phone to be the part of Samsung’s 50 Million Club.
S3 already offered a whole lot of freedom to everyone, however if anyone who is willing to have “Full Freedom” i.e. complete access to the phone’s system files and everything else then he should go with rooting this phone.
Rooting your phone isn’t that difficult, however you need to follow a set of rules, complete prerequisites and download some software in order to perform the rooting process.
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- Take back up of your phone.
- You S3 should be fully charged (recommended) or at least 75% charge left in your phone.
- Your S3 should be running Android OS 4.1.2
- Host device (Desktop or Laptop), should have full access to the internet.
- Original S3 USB Cable should be available.
- Install Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones Software (This will come in a Zip File).
- Install Odin3 in your computer.
- Install Galaxy S3 CF Root exploit file in the host device (Desktop or Laptop).
- The very first thing that you need to do is to go into your Samsung Galaxy S3’s settings and find “Developer Option Menu”.
- After entering in those options enable “USB Debugging mode”.
- Now extract all the contents of CF Root file (it comes in Zip File).
- Now launch Odin program in your PC and select “tar.md5” file that was extracted from the CF root zip file.
- Now look for the repartition option in Odin program and ensure that this option is left unmarked and also none of them is marked in PIT.
- After that restart your S3 phone in download mode, and connect your phone with your laptop or desktop.
- After you have connected your phone with Laptop or Desktop, it will automatically detect your phone and you see a “COM” address which will appear at the top left corner of the Odin.
- Make sure that you have selected correct file (PDA) and the repartition option is left unmarked. In order to begin flashing, simply press the start button.
- Now all you have to do is to wait for the flashing process to get completed, and after it is done it will reboot itself again, and after that it will again reboot into your Rooted OS.
- This method is solely for Samsung Galaxy S3’s that are running Android 4.1.2 and will not work on Android OS 4.3 or higher, and it might also damage your phone.
- Voids the warranty of manufacturer.
- Chances of deadening your phone will increase, as you will have complete system access.
- This process might damage your phone.
- There are also least chances that your phone might become brick.