Guide to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Few days back, Samsung released the Android 4.3 Jelly bean I9300XXUGMJ9 firmware for the Galaxy S3 model. If you want to update your S3 with this latest firmware update, read our guide here how to update Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 I9300XXUGMJ9 Firmware. The new updates comes with lots of new feature and improvement, the update is directly from the Samsung and this will not void the warranty of your device. But if you have the rooted phone, then you will lose the roots access on your device after applying this update.
Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android smartphone and tablets here. Today in this tutorial we will guide you how will gain the roots access on your Samsung Galaxy S 3 Android 4.3 jelly bean device, the current method id only for those users who recently updated their S3 with this latest Android 4.3 update. In this method you don’t have to install the ClockworkMod recovery, you need only Cf-Auto Root package to complete the root process on your S3.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Galaxy S3 battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the update process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to root Galaxy S3. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
How to Root Android 4.3 on Galaxy S3 I9300
Note: Read All the instructions very carefully and read the entire tutorial first before actually performing it on your Galaxy S3 I9300. Below mention tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 model. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
Step 1. Download CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.zip for Galaxy S3 on your desktop and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Download the ODIN flash tool here and extract the folder on your desktop. You have to use this application to flash the root package on your device.
Step 3. Turn of your S3 phone and boot the device in download mode. To do this press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button. You should see a warning triangle sign, press Volume Up to continue.
Step 4. Once your device in download mode, connect your phone to pc via USB cable and Run the ODIN application on your desktop.
Step 5. Now select the root package file that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted file in Step 1. Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar.
And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. Now click on the Start button in ODIN to start the root process.
Step 7. Once the update process is finished on your device you will see the a PASS message with green background on the ODIN application
Now you can disconnect your device from the computer and your device is rooted now. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.