How to root the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 [Video]

by: ClaytonJuly 7, 2012

Looking for full control over your brand new Samsung Galaxy S3? In less than ten minutes, you can safely root your brand new Galaxy S3 using the desktop program Odin. Interested? Let’s begin the process.

  • First you will need to download Odin. This is a desktop program that transfers to your phone the files necessary for rootGet it here.
  • Next, you will need to download the root package. Find it here.

  • Unzip the attached file using winzip or similar utility
  • Unzip the
  • Start Odin by clicking the .exe file
  • Click the PDA button, and select CF-Root-SGS3-vX.X.tar
  • Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold volume-down + home + power to boot – if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button)
  • (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
  • Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
  • Click the Start button
  • Wait for Android to boot

Your Galaxy S3 will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery, just wait out the process, as it will reboot once again.

You will then be able to identify the SU app in your app drawer, meaning you have gained successful root.

Watch our video below for step-by-step instructions.

  • wesomatic

    Did the S2 with no problem. Will get the S3 when I get some cash…

  • Marshall Miller

    What do you do when the phone says Unsupport dev_type, and Odin says Fail?

  • Himanshu

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  • trein91

    Hey, does this method increase the binary counter and etc? There are sooo many methods to root with and it’s really hard to choose which one >< First time android user here.

  • trein91

    What about unrooting? Updating OTA? Does that cancel root etc? Is the rooting process different for an older firmware vs a newer firmware? eg ALE8 vs ALF6

  • trein91

    Mine says COM4 instead of COM12 in Odin? Should I continue or?

  • atech17b

    the root file doesnt contain any PDA files…

  • louis

    I was unable to sync to Kies after this :( does anyone encounter the same problem?

  • dobsy83

    yh yh i done mine many thanks top lad

  • Berry van Mulligen

    Berry – after rooten of my Galaxy S3 the unit could
    not found the installed micro sd card of 32 GB. What should I do that the S3 recognize the SD card again?

    • G

      I’m having same problem.

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  • Michael

    i have 2 X S3, not work , odin stuck on setup connection

  • Jhonny

    I’ve done it in 5 mins. Perfect tutorial. Thanks man. ;)

  • DaNewbie

    tnx its really is easy with this tut in the start i was strest that something will happend to my phone and now i rooted it and its all fine

  • my pc does not connect in download mode.what should i do.ive installed kies as well as enabled usb debugging

  • Hi, when rooting i just need to backup all my apps and other stuf?

  • Worked for me. Cheers.

  • sonia

    great work. thank you