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

July 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 root.¬†Get 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

    • Daryll Peter Griffith

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

    • Eng Jo√£o Pedro Almeida

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

    • Tim Scotney

      Worked for me. Cheers.

    • sonia

      great work. thank you