Android Mods

July 1, 2012

How to root the Galaxy s3

Disclaimer – I am not responsible if you damage your device following this tutorial so do so at your own risk.

Ok so we are going to root your Galaxy s3 it takes about 5 mins and its fairly safe to do. this tutorial is for windows only I will write a tutorial for Mac and linux in the near future.


1. Hold the Volume Down, Home and power button together for about 20 Seconds. Your phone will reset and give you the option to go into download mode.

2. Next hit the volume Up button to enter Download mode.

3. Once in Download mode, you can connect your micro-USB cable from your Galaxy s3 to your computer.

4. Download the Galaxy that has kindly put up for you.

5. Download Samsung Kies and install it so that all the drivers you need are installed

6. Open the Odin.exe file that you downloaded.If all is good you should see a yellow highlighted box with a COM number in it. If you are not seeing the yellow box try killing Kies in task manager as it sometimes interferes.

7. Choose the PDA option and select “CF-Root-SGS3-v6.1.tar” file that was inside the zip folder you downloaded earlier then hit “Start”.

8. Your Galaxy s3 will reboot after about 10 seconds and you will have ClockworkMod Recovery and full root if all went well you will see a nice green PASS box in odin.

9. Just so you are aware when your phone reboots it will automatically reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery and install root/Superuser files.

10. When your phone reboots you will find the “SuperSU” app you can make sure that your are fully rooted buy downloading Titanium Backup App from the Play Store. If you have root when you open Titanium backup you should receive a Superuser request asking for permission just click Grant.

11. You are now fully rooted. You can get into ClockworkMod anytime by holding down volume up, home button and power button together for 20 seconds.

You can now head on ever to XDA Galaxy s3 development section and begin flashing Roms etc have fun. Make sure you backup your device before flashing anything so that you can always revert if anything goes wrong.

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