Featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a massive 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 is certainly a mean machine when it comes to delivering the ultimate user experience. Designed to be a lightning-fast device, the Galaxy S3 can hold many applications in the background thanks to its large memory.
Speaking of applications, don’t you know that there are some applications in the Google Play Store that require root privileges? If you have been waiting patiently for a rooting method that works and is easy to follow, then you’re in luck as the guide we are about to show you doesn’t involve any complicated ADB commands. All you need is ClockworkMod Recovery, through which you can install the rooting package.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SGH-I747. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed
- Fully charged battery or at least 70% battery left.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
Getting Root Access
- Download the rooting package (CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7, 593 kB) and save it to your PC.
- Copy the CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip file to your phone’s internal SD card.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together until your phone’s screen turns on. Wait for a couple seconds for ClockworkMod Recovery to launch. Use the Volume buttons to navigate and the Home button to confirm an option.
- Select Install ZIP From SD Card.
- Select Choose ZIP From SD Card, then browse for the CWM_SuperUser_3.0.7.zip file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows.
- After the installation is complete, head back to the main recovery menu.
- Select Reboot System Now to reboot your phone.
- Once your phone boots up, you need to install the BusyBox binaries. Download the BusyBox app free from the Google Play Store and install it on your phone.
- Run the BusyBox application on your phone.
- When asked for root access, tap the Allow button.
- Select the red “X” to close the dialog window that will pop out.
- BusyBox will then scan your phone.
- Select Install to begin installing BusyBox and make the necessary file changes on your phone. After the installation is finish, exit the BusyBox application.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747. Enjoy the many benefits of having a rooted device.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.