Root Sprint Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) on Android 4.4.2
If you recently updated your Sprint Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) with the latest Android 4.4.2 official firmware and looking for the guide to root you phone. Don’t worry we are back again with the new rooting guide which you can follow on your phone and get the root access. Once the device is rooted you will enjoy lots of rooted app, custom rom and tweaks. Check out the benefits of rooting here. This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file which one is the one of the easiest and safest method to root Samsung devices. Read all the instruction very carefully and follow them one by one on your S3.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Sprint Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT GALAXY NOTE 10.1
Step 1. Download the Chainfire’s rooting package for the Metro PCS Galaxy S5 here ( CF-Auto-Root-d2spr-d2spr-sphl710.zip) and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Download the ODIN flash tool here and extract the folder on your desktop. In the Folder you will see the ODIN.exe file, you need this application to flash the rooting package.
Step 3. Turn off your Galaxy S3 and boot it into the 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. Now connect your device to PC with USB cable. Now run the ODIN.exe file on your desktop that you downloaded on Step 2. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn “Blue” with the COM port number and “ADDED” message appears in Odin. See the screenshot below:-
Step 5. From the ODIN screen click on the PDA or AP button and browse the CF Auto Rooted package (CF-Auto-Root-********.tar.md5) that your downloaded on Step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. Hit the Start button to flash the root package on your device. The flashing process will take some time, once the installation is done you will see the “PASS” message with green background on the ODIN application.
Step 7. Now you device will reboot automatically. Wait till your Galaxy S3 boots up and when it does, you will see the SuperUser app there. Now run the app and update the su binary if its prompts you. Your Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) now has root access.
That’s It. Now your device has the root access. If you experience any roadblock, leave comments and we will try to help. 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.