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If you’ve rooted a Samsung device before, this root method will probably look pretty familiar. Like most Samsung device roots, this one uses Odin. Its a very straightforward and simple root. So without further ado, hit that play button and find out how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Note: This method is only for Windows
If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments!
S3_Root.zip – This is the required download for this rooting method. It contains all of the needed files
Right click on the downloaded .zip file and select Extract All… You can choose any location.
Open the folder it extracts to and double click on the Sprint_L710….exe file. These are the drivers you need to install for the phone to communicate with the computer. Follow through the instructions on the install until it is complete.
Once the drivers are installed, plug in your phone. Once it connects it should show up in your Explorer’s sidebar.
Navigate to the S3_Root folder and drag the TeamEpic-Root…zip onto your phone in the sidebar to transfer the file. You can click on your device in the sidebar to confirm that the file was transferred.
Unplug your phone once the file has been transferred.
In the S3_Root folder, open the Odin3 folder and Right Click on the Odin3…exe and select Run as Administrator. Click okay to the pop up.
Odin should open. Press the PDA button.
Choose the CWM-Recovery-LTE-SGS3-v5.tar.md5 file in the S3 Root folder.
In Odin, uncheck “Auto reboot”
Turn off your phone by holding the power button and choosing Power Off
Hold the Vol Down + Home + Power button until text shows up and let go.
Press Vol Up to continue. This will put your phone in downloading mode.
Plug in your phone.
Toward the top of Odin, there should be a box that will say “COM#” with some number at the end. This will show up when Odin recognizes your phone. Once you see this, click the Start button in Odin.
Once the box at the top left turns green and says PASS, you can unplug your phone.
Take the back off of your phone, take out the battery for a few seconds, and then put it back in.
Hold the Vol Up + Home + Power button until Samsung lights up and let go. Your phone will enter your new recovery after a few seconds.
Use the Vol keys to navigate and the Power button to select. Select “Install zip from sdcard.”
Select “choose zip from internal sdcard” (If that is where you put the zip file that we transferred earlier. If you did as I did, it will be here)
Select “Yes…” to flash the zip.
Once complete, select “Go back” and then “reboot system now”
You are now rooted!
Congratulations on rooting your Samsung Galaxy S III!
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