The Samsung Galaxy S3 is definitely the hottest Android device that millions of users would want to get their hands on. Now, it’s even more exciting since the folks at XDA already came up with a ClockworkMod Recovery for the Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. Custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Recovery will allow users to easily root and install custom ROMs.
As far as problems are concerned, none were reported or identified, so it’s presumably safe to install this on your phone without the worry of encountering issues that could potentially cause big damage. If you want to install this ClockworkMod Recovery for the Sprint Galaxy S3, see the requirements and instructions below.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SPH-L710. 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.
- A Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers (Sprint_L710_GSIII_ Samsung_USB_Driver_v1_4_6_0.exe, 23.2 MB) installed on the PC. You may also install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB Debugging.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- 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.
- For backup tips, check our guides on how to sync your data to the cloud and how to create local backups of your mobile data.
- Maintain a phone battery charge of at least 70%.
- Download the following to your PC:
- Extract the Odin ZIP file to a folder on your computer, preferably on your Desktop where you can easily find it.
- Turn off your phone.
- Reboot your phone into Download Mode by pressing the Volume Down, Home, and the Power button until you see ” Warning!!” displayed on the screen. Press the Volume Up key again to continue to Download Mode. You will know when you are in Download Mode when you see a green Android with a “Downloading” text displayed. If you don’t see one, try again.
- Go to the folder where you extracted Odin and double-click on Odin3 v3.04.exe to run Odin3 on your computer.
- Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable and if drivers start installing again, allow the installation to finish first.
- Odin should recognize your phone. You will know if it does when the COM box in the leftmost part of the window turns blue. An “Added!!” message will also be displayed in the message box.
- In Odin, click the PDA tab and select the clockworkmod.TAR file.
- Double check that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are ticked. Only those two options should be ticked.
- Click Start in Odin to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone and wait for the flashing to finish.
- Once done, your phone will automatically reboot and you will see a message saying “Pass!” This indicates that you can now unplug your phone and close Odin.
- Try booting into ClockworkMod Recovery. Turn off your phone and press Volume Up, Home, and the Power button together until the screen turns on. Let go of the buttons and your phone should now boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Great! You now have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710. Try rooting your phone or installing custom ROMs and kernels now to bring some more excitement to your phone.
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