How do you Root the Samsung Galaxy S3? I Method 01
Rooting your Samsung Galaxy S3 will allow you to extend your device’s battery life, boost its speed and memory, remove pre-installed bloatware, and flash custom ROM as desired. The Galaxy S3 can be rooted using Kingo Android Root or Odin on Windows-based computers, or using TowelRoot on the device itself without a computer.
Method 01: Kingo Android Root (Windows Only)
Rooting an Android device like the Samsung Galaxy S3 allows you to gain administrative privileges and unlock the full potential of your phone. Here are the steps to root your Samsung Galaxy S3 using Odin:
Before you begin, please note that rooting your phone can void your warranty and may cause software issues if done incorrectly. Proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Download and Install Odin
Odin is a tool used for flashing firmware files onto Samsung devices. You can download Odin from the official XDA Developers forum or other reliable sources. Once you have downloaded Odin, extract the files and install it on your computer.
Step 2: Download the Required Files
Download the required files to root your Samsung Galaxy S3. You will need to download the CF-Auto-Root file for your specific model of the Galaxy S3, which can be found on the Chainfire website. You should also download the Samsung USB drivers for your device and install them on your computer.
Step 3: Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging
To enable Developer Options on your Samsung Galaxy S3, go to Settings > About Device and tap on Build Number seven times. Once you have enabled Developer Options, go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
Step 4: Boot your Samsung Galaxy S3 into Download Mode
To boot your Samsung Galaxy S3 into Download Mode, turn off your device and then hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously until you see a warning message on the screen. Press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your Computer
Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your computer using a USB cable. If this is the first time you are connecting your device to your computer, you may need to install the Samsung USB drivers.
Step 6: Start Odin and Load the Required Files
Start Odin on your computer and load the CF-Auto-Root file that you downloaded earlier. Make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are selected in Odin.
Step 7: Start the Rooting Process
Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the rooting process. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 will reboot several times during the process, so do not disconnect it from your computer.
Step 8: Verify Root Access
Once the rooting process is complete, your Samsung Galaxy S3 will reboot. You can verify that the rooting was successful by checking for the Superuser app in your app drawer or by downloading a root checker app from the Google Play Store.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S3 using Odin.
Sure, here are some additional tips and information:
Backup your data:
Before rooting your Samsung Galaxy S3, it is highly recommended that you backup all of your data including contacts, photos, and other important files. Rooting can sometimes result in data loss, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Choose the correct CF-Auto-Root file:
Make sure that you download the correct CF-Auto-Root file for your specific model of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Using the wrong file can result in a bricked device.
The rooting process can take some time, so it’s important to be patient and not interrupt the process. Do not disconnect your device from your computer or turn off your device during the rooting process.
Use caution with root access:
With root access, you have the ability to make changes to system files and settings that can potentially harm your device. Make sure to only use trusted apps and sources, and be careful when making changes to your device.
If you ever want to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S3, you can do so by flashing the stock firmware using Odin. This will restore your device to its original state and remove root access.