How To Root Your Samsung Galaxy S3
Learn how to root your samsung galaxy S3. If you want to get the very most out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 then you have to be prepared to take the minor risk of rooting it. One of the main benefits of owning any Android smartphone is flexibility. Android devices offer amazing customization options and allow savvy users to tailor things so that their smartphone is like an extension of their arm. The one drawback is that, more often than not, you have to have a rooted phone before you can make any major changes to your device. Rooting isn't the arduous, risky business it used to be and we're going to walk you through the very simple steps needed to become a superuser on your device.
Warning: Rooting isn't as risky as it once was, but the procedure does still carry risks. Your device may malfunction if the following steps aren't carried out correctly, and it may even stop working altogether. Do bear this in mind before continuing, because we won't be held responsible for any damage to your device.
Make sure that your device is a Samsung GT-i9300 and not one of the many carrier specific devices on the market.
- To check tap Menu'.
- Select Settings'.
- Choose About Device'.
- You will see an option marked Model Number'.
If it doesn't say GT-i9300' or includes supplementary numbers or letters you should do some further research, as this guide - which comes courtesy of the users over at XDA Developers Forum - may not work for you.
Next, before we go into things any deeper, you should make sure you have version 1.85 of ODIN, Samsung's smartphone software management tool - it can be downloaded from here. (Xda developers)
Once the download has completed, install ODIN.
You should also grab the CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0 package - it can be grabbed here.
Free download by clicking any one of the links below.
After your download completes unzip the file and place the resulting .tar file somewhere memorable, we recommend your desktop.
- Do not plug your Samsung Galaxy S3 into your computer yet.
- Open ODIN.
- Click the button marked PDA'.
- Choose the .tar file you unzipped earlier.
Next, we're going to need to put your Galaxy S3 into download mode, and we achieve this by switching the device off, waiting 10 seconds and then switching it back on again whilst simultaneously holding down Home', Volume Down' and the Power' key.
- Once you've done that, plug your device into your computer.
- Before you continue, make sure Repartition' isn't ticked.
- Click Start'.
- Wait a moment.
- Ensure that you do not unplug your device as this may result in damage.
- Once the procedure is complete your device will be rooted.