Here you can find all tutorials so far on our site that will help you to root Samsung Galaxy S3. Keep in mind that some things may be missing, but we’ll update this as the time passes. Android is a living beast so to speak, as they update their Operating System regularly, and so this will guide!
- 4.1.2 / 4.3 (these versions also falls under Jelly Bean.)
- 4.4.2 (This version specifically is also known as Kitkat.)
- Odin – This will be used together with your computer.
- Towelroot – This is also the so called “without a computer” method. This is but a standalone application.
- CF-Auto-Root – This provided the required kernel files and will be used on combination with Odin.
Note: Also see the “Without Tripping Knox” method for those who are interested in safety.
There are those vital tools which will come in handy when you wish to the full potential of your device, and they’re mostly available after you’ve gained root access. Thus, it is important to understand what each and every of these are before you begin the process. This page will give you a summary about the tools needed.
Also you should remember that use of these tools may get you bricked as well as ultimately voiding your manufacturer warranty. Thus, proceed at your own risk.
You simply have to download the latest version and then install it. You simply have to:
- Begin by launching the installed towelroot and then tap “make it ra1n” on the interface which pops up. If your device is supported, it will proceed, however, you will receive a notification that your device is not yet supported.
- You now have to wait for all the needed files to be downloaded and installed. This means that you should have either data connection or Wi-Fi (preferred) for all the files that are to be downloaded. When the process completes, your Galaxy S3 should now be rooted and you should now be able to enjoy all the superuser benefits.
You can go about this by:
- Downloading Odin – preferably the latest version, version 3. Install it then launch it as administrator.
- Connecting your device via USB and wait for it to be detected by Odin. This is where you need to make sure that you already have enabled USB Debugging mode.
Setting Odin configurations correctly
To be able to have the right settings for the process to complete safely, use these.
- Auto Reboot should be checked
- Reset must be checked
- Never check Re-partition
You can now use the START button to begin the process, Wait for the rooting to complete and you are all good.
These are important as they will make act as a communication pathway. Ensure that you install the latest files for better performance. Along these lines, you have to ensure that you use the certified USB cable for the right outcomes.
This is what gives you the superuser access on your device. It is this that will allow you to add custom modifications such as themes, processor speeds and RAM among other tweaks. You can get this by simply:
- Downloading it from Google Store.
- Launch it after which you will be asked to update the binary files. Update these.
- That is it, you are now done using the tool.
Think of this as a custom recovery which you may use. It gives you the chance to add custom ROMs on your device as well as make modifications on the official ROM. As a note though, make sure that the TRWP you use is certified and recommended officially for your model. Using wrong files will most definitely lead to bricking, meaning you will not be able to use your phone.
This is yet another recovery that you may use interchangeably with the TRWP, should either fail. It gives you the chance to access the Recovery Interface and manipulate the stock ROM. Also ensure that the file you are using is the right one for you and also ascertained to be working.