The genius team over at XDA Developers have good news for us today. They have already found a root method for the newest smartphone to the Samsung family, the Galaxy S III. The new Samsung Galaxy S3 has already been dubbed the ‘Ferrari of Android’, and has many people waiting anxiously to get their hands on it.
Root Samsung Galaxy S3
Although most will still have to wait a little bit longer for the smartphone, we can definitely get ready to root Samsung Galaxy S3. The fantastic news about this device is that it has been shipped with an unlocked bootloader which makes it that much easier to complete the rooting process. So if you would like to root Samsung Galaxy S3 we have the guide below.
As with all tutorials please back up your device before hand and proceed at your own risk. Kindred Cone will not be responsible for any loss of data or damage that occurs to the device during the root Samsung Galaxy S3 process.
The following is a step by step guide on how to Root Samsung Galaxy S3
Step 1. First you need to download the required files:
- Insecure kernel from Chainfire HERE – This kernel is based on XX NEE ALE8 firmware
- ODIN 1.85 HERE – To flash insecure kernel
Step 2. Once downloaded you will need to extract both files with your archiving tool. If you don’t have one as yet, WinRar is a popular choice.
Step 3. You should have the .tar file once you have finished extracting.
Step 4. You will need to put your Samsung Galaxy S3 into download mode. This can be achieved by holding down the ‘Volume Down + ‘Power/Lock’ at the same time then pressing ‘Volume Up’ when asked.
Step 5. Launch ODIN on your PC then connect your device to it via the USB cable.
Step 6. From ODIN, you will need to click on ‘PDA’ and then select the .tar file that was extracted in step 2 from the insecure kernel.
Step 7. Begin the flashing process by clicking ‘Start’.
Step 8. Because this is only an insecure root, you will need to ‘upgrade’ it to a full root. This can be done by first booting your device then enabling USB debugging. If you are unsure how to enable USB debugging simply navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Applications’ > ‘Development’ Then check the box.
Step 9. Please note, this insecure root will not allow for Superuser access to your apps, meaning you will only have adb commands. To get superuser access you need to download and install SuperSU
- Sgs3-root-install.zip file HERE – This will contain SuperSU v0.89
Step 10. After you have downloaded it, you will need to extract the file.
Step 11. Whilst running adb, open the install.bat by double clicking on the file. Then Reboot your device to finish the full rooting process.
Congratulations, you now know how to root Samsung Galaxy S3.