Root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 – Step By Step Tutorial

Sanjana May 23, 2012 0

The latest flagship device form the house of Samsung, Galaxy S3 I9300 is Rootable! Hard to believe but it’s true. Rooting will void the warranty and the only way to reclaim it back is by re-applying the XXALE8 firmware. In order to make sure that the rooting process is successful, you have to follow all the instructions mentioned in this article.

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Before proceeding with the rooting procedure navigate to the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where it will display the current firmware as XXJW4 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. You can now proceed through the list of pre-requisites required mentioned below so as to ensure smooth and hassle free rooting.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


Backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to

replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Rooting PackageDownload Odin

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging” and make sure to tick the option of USB Debugging.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Download Rooting Package along with Odin from the Must Have section to your computer and extract it. Extract the rooting package to obtain the Tar file.

Step-3: Open Odin from the extracted files and power off your smartphone to enter into Download mode by pressing Volume Down keyCenter button and holding both, simultaneously press Power button. A green robot will be displayed indicating that the device has entered into Download mode successfully. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Download Mode by the same process till you are finally there.

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Step-4: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. If the device does not get connected then navigate to the path “Settings > Wireless and network > USB Settings” then select Samsung KIES option and connect the phone to the computer to make ID : COM turn yellow.

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Step-5: If the ID : COM section still doesn’t turn yellow, then install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET framework and update KIES with the latest version to install the missing drivers. Do not proceed to the next step if your phone refuses to enter into Download Mode in spite of repeated attempts.

Step-6: Click on the PDA tab in Odin, and select the file mentioned below


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Now tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process. After the rooting process is successfully accomplished, the device will restart on its own. When you see the home screen, remove the USB Cable and disconnect the smartphone from the computer.

Users Facing Force Close Issues:

Step-7: Users facing any sort of force close issues should power off the smartphone to enter into Recovery Mode. The Recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume up key + Ok button and holding both press the Power button simultaneously.

Step-8: In Recovery Mode, select the options of Wipe data / Factory reset > Wipe Cache partition

then restart your smartphone by selecting the option of Reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys.

In case the process gets interrupted somewhere in the middle then re-apply the entire process again from the beginning. You can now restore the back up taken in the initial steps. Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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