The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a top selling device, even a year later. And the Galaxy S3 is heading to more and more carriers everyday. So we thought we'd take the time to put together a guide as to how to root your GT-I9300 Galaxy S3. This is the international version. So if you're in the US, this won't work for your device.
Disclaimer: Android Headlines and it's staff is not responsible for any damage caused to your device by following this root guide. This will void your warranty and wipe your device.
Before We Begin
- Be on stock Android 4.1.2 (Build XXEMD3)
- Download Samsung USB Drivers
- Disable Samsung KIES on your PC
- Make sure your phone has at least 50% battery left
- Download Odin3 v3.07
- Downlaod CF-Auto-Root File
- Extract the contents of the CF-Auto-Root file you download above, so you get a file named "CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5" without the quotes of course
- Extract Odin3 v3.07
- Power off your Galaxy S3
- Boot into download Mode (pressing the Power, Home and Volume Down buttons together)
- Launch Odin3 on your PC
- Connect your Galaxy S3 to your computer
- Wait for Odin to recognize your device
- Click the PDA button in Odin
- Find the 'CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5" and load it into Odin
- Make sure that Re-Partition is disabled
- Click Start
- Once the root process is complete, Odin will say "PASS" and the phone will reboot
- You're done once it's done rebooting.
It's just that easy to root your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. If you have any problems, feel free to leave a comment below and we'll do our best to assist you.