Just a month back Samsung released a minor 40 MB update for Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 running Android 4.1.2 ( Feels bad stuck on Android 4.1.2 for ages ) , Officially there were no change logs provided for the update but we can assume that it was probably an minor performance upgrade . As it is with installing an Official software update , My Samsung galaxy S3 was unrooted in this process .
Once again i had to source for the latest CF auto root and Odin to root my Samsung galaxy S3 . In fact i even tried Framaroot which had previously worked on my Samsung galaxy S3 , but after the update Framaroot was unable to root my Galaxy S3 . So the only option i had left was to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 through Odin .
If you had installed the same update , then follow the instructions below to manually root your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 using Odin and CF-Auto-Root by Chainfire .
NOTE: This guide is only for users having the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 .
Instructions to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 using Odin
- Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root and Odin from the links below :
- Step 2: Install Odin on your PC and run it as Administrator . Now lets prepare your phone for rooting .
- Step 3: Enable USB debugging in your phone . To enable USB debugging navigate to Settings > System > Developer options > Debugging > USB debugging .
- Step 4: Turn off your phone and turn on your phone into download mode by pressing the Volume down + Home + Power keys together . When your phone displays a warning , press the Volume up button to continue into Download mode .
- Step 5: Connect your Samsung galaxy S3 to your PC using a Data cable .
- Step 6: You should now see the Odin’s ID:COM status change into blue and an Added message will be displayed .
- Step 7: Check Auto reboot and F.Reset options in Odin .
- Step 8: Click on the PDA button and select the CF-Autoroot file .
- Step 9: Double check all the instructions above and Click Start to Root your Samsung Galaxy S3 . Wait for a few minutes and you will see a Success message as below :
If you want to confirm whether your Samsung Galaxy S3 is rooted not then Install the Root checker app from the Google play store .Here is a screenshot of root checker app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 .