How To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 on Android 4.3 JellyBean

The Android 4.3 update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. If you had rooted your Galaxy S3 on Android 4.2, then your phone will be unrooted while installing the new Android 4.3 update. So i am here with this How to guide to help you to root your Samsung Galaxy S3  I9300 running Android 4.3 JellyBean.

What will you need?

  • 1. Download the ChainFire Auto Root from here and extract the folder on your desktop:
  • 2. Download Odin 3.07 from here and extract it on your desktop: Odin 3.07
  • 3. Download and install the USB drivers for The Galaxy S3.
  • 4. Get a Good quality USB data cable.
  • 5. Enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy S3 from the developer options. By default the developer options are hidden on Android 4.3. To enable the developer option, you need to navigate to about device.  Next you need to quickly tap on the build number until you see Developer mode has been turned on message.


Make sure you download the required files provided above and then you can proceed with rooting your Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.3. Follow these instructions below to root your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Note: Rooting your phone will void its warranty. I am in no way responsible for anything that happens to your phone in this process and Don’t forget to backup your phone.

Instructions to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 on Android 4.3

  • Step 1: Enable USB Debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S3 and Switch it off.
  • Step 2: Turn on your Galaxy S3 by pressing the following button combination: Volume down + Home + Power
  • Step 3: When you see the following screen, press the Volume up button to enter the Download mode.


  • Step 4: Run Odin 3.07 .
  • Step 5: Connect your Galaxy S3 with your PC using a USB data cable. Wait a few seconds until Odin detects your phone. Once Odin detects your phone the ID:COM status will turn blue and a Added message will be displayed.


  • Step 6: Make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options are selected, leave all the other options unchecked.
  • Step 7: Click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file.


  • Step 8: Click on the Start button to start rooting your Galaxy S3.


  • Step 9: Wait for a few seconds until you see the pass message with a green background.


Now your Samsung Galaxy S3 is rooted. Go ahead and install this Root checker app and verify your phone’s root status. Here is a proof of my Rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 Jellybean.


  • sheridan

    hello I need to know if this root method will work for my cricket galaxy s3 4.3

    • Please check the about device section in your Phones setting, If it states your phone’s model to be GT-I9300 then this method should work.

  • Chris Sparks

    What if Odin doesn’t work. My cable is good just that I can no longer mount my phone and see it’s drives on my PC any more


    • I had the problem as you are having now. i just replaced my USB cable with a Samsung one and Odin detected my phone. Otherwise try switching USB ports or use a different version of Odin.

      • Chris Sparks

        I did try a different USB cable, actually a Samsung one. Still dosen’t work. I think Odin would work if my computer can recognize it when I plug the phone in. It did this before so I am baffled. I know I installed SuperSU before all of this and I think it had some weird affect on my phone and when I upgraded that weirdness continued. I am using AirDroid so I can get to my phone now.

        • The Samsung USB cable that came with my phone went bad within 6 months and i was all wondering why wasn’t Odin detecting my phone. I got my friends USB cable and voila it worked. Try using one of your Friends USB cables, preferably from Samsung. It should work.

          • Chris Sparks

            That is exactly what I did. I was using a cable that I got a few years back and then I switched over to a friend’s USB cable (same phone as I have). I have also installed the USB drivers again on my Windows machine. I am tempted to revert back to an older driver version.

          • Chris Sparks

            I had to remove the drivers and install newer ones. All is fine now. Cable was good.

          • Chris Sparks

            Now if there was a way to undo the warranty bit!

          • You can do that, simply reset the flash counter by using triangle away : and then flash the official android 4.3 firmware and your phone’s warranty will be restored.

          • Chris Sparks

            Will I still retain my root privilege?

          • No, you wont be able to retain the root privilege, but you can follow the rooting process once again to get your phone rooted.

          • Chris Sparks

            I guess I am confused as the warranty bit flip was caused by rooting my phone (to add 4.3 onto my phone).

  • gabe

    i followed these instructions exactly and it bricked my phone.

  • deadcat

    i have not found any way to root my sch I535 running jellybean 4.3
    i have tried at lest 5 different ways nothing works

    • joeski

      I’m having the same problem! If you figure it out please let me know!

  • damn439

    Thank you 🙂 it took 3 minutes 😉

  • CoolDude

    Thanks a million

  • Karanja

    Very clear and useful, thanks a lot!

  • VMS3guy

    This is by far one of the easiest set of instructions. Great job! Will this work for S3 model SPH-L710?

    • Thank you VMS3guy, but this guide wont work for the SPH-L710, as its specs are complete different from the Galaxy S3 I9300-GT.

  • SOS

    will this work for the at&t version? SGH I747

    • Nope, this method wont work for the SGH I747.

  • Mika

    Thanks a lot, you made my day 🙂

  • Nizar Moumni

    Thanks man 🙂

  • kamar nazo

    I did this step by step but my phone did not get rooted and it went into recovery mode. Why???????

    • Are you able to turn on your phone?

    • klliier

      dude this doesnt work on the at&t version of s3 this is why your phone bricked

  • Lwin Ko Latt

    i did this step by step but my phone is ( downloading do not turn off target) the word only show so long . why ???

    • Heklp!

      I am having the same problem.. it is stuck at the downloading do not turn off target
      after 30 min i had enough i try to switch it off.. .. i tried to unplug it .. i even took the batteries out and replace it back. is shows me dowiloading do not turn off target sign!!

      I even tried to redo the process.. but i am always stuck in this screen! Help!

      • Are you sure your phone’s model number is GT-I9300?

      • nick

        how do you clear this?

  • Franco

    You should probably list the device this is for in the title… or at the very beginning

    • Thanks Franco, I have updated the post with the model number.

  • Luu Van Hung

    I can’t execute successful. Galaxy S3, international version

  • Invicta

    Odin keeps failing after pressing start and nothing happens…

    • Invicta

      Ok some info. It works. If anyone got stuck in Odin during “SetupConnection..” step – remove from your phone SIM and memory cards. Solution found on this forum page.

    • IOIO

      Check your USB connection and cable. Reboot Windows before using Odin. Maybe this helps…

  • Ghaith

    Worked! thank you!

  • IOIO

    Worked perfectly on my GT-I9300 international!

  • angels

    yes works for me, thank you

  • faiyaz

    i followed all your instructions but in download mode odin doesnt detect my phone. what should i do?

    • phongpc

      Make sure you had installed samsung usb driver

  • Gopikrishna Ulava

    I have rooted my galaxy sIII mobile successfully .

  • geshsi

    In case I want to unroot it back…is there any up to date tutorial? What do I do? Thanks.

    • The easiest way to unroot your device would be to flash the official android firmware over again. If you have the Gt-I9300 version of the galaxy S3 you can follow this guide to install the official android 4.3 firmware on your phone:

      • geshsi

        Thanks. Also how to remove the number of times my phone got rooted please?

        • You can use the triangleaway app to reset the flash counter on your galaxy S3. Download it from this link and make sure you read everything before installing the app on your phone:

          • geshsi

            Thanks very much. You’re the one that covered all my questions. Great work!

      • Dynahelium

        Hi, lovejeet. Do I have to be concerned about the variant firmwares available when flashing the phone back to its original state? Before I unrooted my phone, it had the baseband version of

        I9300BUUGMK1 and the Android version of 4.3.

        • Base bands always differ across different countries. You can flash firmwares with different base bands but make sure they are from English speaking countries.

  • nick

    I am stuck at the screen “Download.. Do not turn off target !!” I am using GT-I9505 LTE Galaxy S3. Please help me out

    • Hi nick, as i have clearly stated, this guide is only for rooting the GT-I9300 version the Galaxy S3. The phone you are having is a Galaxy S4. It Seems you have soft bricked your phone. There is no need to worry as you can easily fix your phone. Now you have to download the official firmware for your Galaxy S3 GT-I9505 and flash it via Odin. This will restore your phone. You can download the official firmwares from here:

      • nick

        Thanks lovejeet, I have restore my phone using Kies. I realize that I am using GT-I9305. That’s why it soft bickmy phone. I already found the right file and root it using Odin. But now I can’t seem to use root checker to verify. I am stuck at the screen saying “please wait for root check to complete. System appears to be running very slow” . I’m the background it also say that, “Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped.” Is there another way to check if my phone is rooted?

  • Phil

    Hi i followed the instructions but root checker says that i don’t have proper root acces.

  • ihba

    Worked like a charm now rooted on 4.3

  • klliier

    odin isnt recognizing my phone i have an s3 i9300 with xxml4 build no. and im am no noob in this cause i have made 2 of my own custom roms for my old phone but wanted to know how to root s3 (only 3 days after buying still learning how to use it) #peaceout

    • klliier


      • There might be many reasons why Odin is not recognizing your phone, these tips will help you out.

        • klliier

          thanks for the reply but i figured out another way to root my phone by the way i still cant understand why odin isnt recognizing my phone i got samsung usb cable the pc is new upgraded drivers and odin was right

  • Guest

    Odin cannot find the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file! It is nowhere to be found… Not by odin, not by manually searching.

    • You need to download the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file and then extract it to a folder. After extracting it you will find the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar file, which is needed in this guide.

  • Rico Berendsen

    It works the download contains a older Odin file, I’ve used Odin 3 v.3.07 and it works. Great ! Let’s see if we can undelete pictures with DiskDigger for Android

  • kyfring12

    why installing usb drivers? is that nessesary?

    • Sebastian Gavajda

      Do you use Kies and is your GT-I9300 recognized when you connect it to your computer via USB cable? Then you can skip that step.

  • Anu Xavier

    Hi lovejeet… I jst want to knw that I hv, galaxy S3 GTI9300 International updated to 4.3 jelly bean. And its base band is DDUGMK1for India (INU), So do I will hv to find root file for the same base band of mine or any cf root file will work to root my phone or with the root file provided by for for rooting s3 GTI9300 4.3 …?? Pls tell me
    Thank u…

    • You can use the same root file for all the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 models irrespective of their base band. You can follow this guide to get your Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 rooted on Android 4.3.

      • Anu Abraham Xavier

        Thank u so much lovejeet… I appreciate your interest in helping out n that too without taking much tym to rply…!! 🙂

  • Sebastian Gavajda

    Hey lovejeet, just wanted to thank you. I am in Germany and after flashing my GT-I9300 (German baseband) with 4.3 had to learn that none of the framaroot exploits work any longer. Searching for an easy way to reroot my phone I came across your post and was right back on track within 5-10 minutes. Two thumbs up.
    @anyone who says they failed and have a GT-I9300 upgraded to 4.3 with a Samsung stock ROM and followed the instructions to a tee: I don’t believe you. Get your acts together.

    • Thanks you Sebastian, The same thing happened with my Galaxy S3, which is why i wrote this how to guide to help others.

  • Billy Edge

    whats the best back up program please mate. i heard helium has gone rubbish

  • mineplay91

    Does it wipe Ur data?

    • Nope rooting doesn’t wipe your phone’s data. But just to be on the safer side, you should try backing up your phone’s data.

  • xBlackOw1x

    Hi, I have a Boost Mobile GS3 and I do everything you said to do. After the cache.img (says it on odin message box) it fails. I have the correct cable and I retried it several times. Any tips?

    • Hi xBlackOw1x, Your Boost mobile GS3 is a different variant variant of the Galaxy S3. This guide is is for the GT-I9300 variant of the galaxy S3, which is why this guide wont work on your phone.

  • Ln07

    Excellent guide, worked first time. Thank you

  • amalan_d

    Hi I wanted to know if this will work for my Galaxy S3 LTE (GT-I9305)?

    • Sorry amalan, this guide wont work on your Galaxy S3 LTE (GT-I9305).

  • MikkoSan

    Does this work with GT-I9305T running 4.3?
    And is there gonna be some problem with the Knox?

    • Sorry MikkoSan this guide wont work on your Galaxy S3 GT-I9305T.

      • MikkoSan

        Can’t find anywhere instructions for GT-i9305T…

        • Even i couldn’t find a working guide from a reputable source, otherwise i could have provided you with a link.

  • amadou

    How do I know if my phone is I9300 or not

    • Go to your phone’s settings and then to the about device section. In there you will find your phone’s model number. Here’s a screenshot.

  • Krishna

    hey lovejeet what about the ClockWork Recovery Mod!

  • watot

    Hi, how will i know if that rooting procedure will work on my galaxy s3 gt i9300?

    • you can install the root checker app from the link given in the guide, it will let you know if your Galaxy S3 is rooted successfully.

      • watot

        thanks for the response. can that procedure may lead to phone bricks? or the so called sudden brick syndrome?

  • ravmok

    hi. thx for the tut- it worked.. do you know how to get freedom to work on this?i tried to but says server not available or just keep saying processing please wait but nothing happens… thx

    • Thank you ravmok, can you tell me what do you mean by Freedom?

    • guramrit

      Go to date and time
      Untick auto update
      Change GMT time to moscow it will work

  • Александър Владимиров Иванов

    hey mate i done everything but the root checker says that i don’t have root…can you help me? 🙂

    • Are you sure you have the GT-I9300 version of the Samsung Galaxy S3?

      • Александър Владимиров Иванов

        yes i tries 2 times but no root

        • Can you upload a screenshot of the error?

          • Александър Владимиров Иванов

            there is no error after everything that is up there I open root cheker and says that the phone does not been rooted

          • Not this screenshot, I need to see the screenshot of Odin when the rooting completes.

  • Tennis1120

    Hey every time i try to root my phone it says it failed can you help me?

    • Do you have the GT-9300 version of the Galaxy S3?

  • Tennis1120


    • Did you extract the file and select the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file after clicking on the PDA button?

  • sam

    What I’f that is not my model number I have would it still work

    • Hi Sam, this guide wont work on your phone. Don’t try it on your phone or you will end up bricking it.

  • watot

    thanks for the response. can that procedure may lead to phone bricks? or the so called sudden brick syndrome?

    • Hi watot, as you can see in the comments below, this guide has worked perfectly for most and even i have tried it on my phone before i wrote this guide.

  • Matthew Q. Kincade

    My screen shows the com as yellow and wont let me click on the f reset time. Should i not do this, I have the galaxy s3 and installed kite and have andriod 4.3

    • I think you are using an older version of Odin, Download Odin 3.07 from the link provided in the guide and use it.

  • Tennis1120


  • watot

    hey 🙁 everytime i put the usb to my pc and open odin, i says found new hard ware.

    and odin wont detect my galaxy s3 🙁

    • Hi watot, there can be many reasons why Odin is not detecting your Galaxy S3. This article might help you to identify the problem:

      • watot

        are you sure that the latest version of usb driver for sgs3 is the one on link?

        • I am not sure if they are the latest, but they seem to work perfectly on my computer.

          • watot

            do i need to reboot my pc after installing the usb driver?

  • watot

    hey sir. i passed it! 😀 at first i made a mistake. but i read carefully your instructions and in worked! tnx!

    • You’re welcome, Have fun with your rooted Galaxy S3 🙂

  • nikolas

    works on XXUGMK6 right?

    • This guide works for all the Official Android 4.3 updates for the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, regardless of the base band version.

  • Simranjeet

    worked perfectly .. Thanks Lovejeet !! 🙂

    • You’re welcome Simranjeet, keep vising more more updates 🙂

  • aoijsdiau9043fj403tj34tjlrt

    Does this work with S3 GT I9305?

    • izhambaharum


  • izhambaharum

    hi..i’d follow your step and odin says pass..but i dont see any supersu installed on my device..and some more the root checker said my device does not have proper root access..i do the process for many times..whats the problem?
    gt i9300
    baseband i9300dxugmk1
    build number xxugmL3

    • can you upload a screenshot?

    • richard

      yeah same problem here!

    • Christian Goerke

      I have the same problem. Odin says “Pass!” (after more than a minute btw) but the Root Checker App fails. My guess is that the root checker app needs root access itself. SuperSU has definitely been installed as it asks me whether to allow or deny root access for the root checker app. But it won’t let me allow because you need the Pro version of SuperSU to be able to do this. Thus, I conclude that your device has been rooted.
      But I can be totally wrong, of course.



    • izhambaharum

      hi bro, what is your baseband version?

    • Congrats and have fun with your rooted Galaxy S3.

  • Cats

    Worked like a charm… Thanx!

    • Have fun with your rooted Galaxy S3 🙂

  • Pedro Luis Romero Figueroa

    friend you had a mistake the file you have to download for cf root is really this one.. .. and not the one your put in the link work really nice i going to check but thanks a lot!

  • Pedro Luis Romero Figueroa

    Thanks for answer my real problem is the following, I Download OTA The 4,3 android Jelly Bean version for Galaxy S 3 and in technical service of my company they change chipset and the imei of my phone for that reason now i had the official 4,3 version of jelly bean but the mobile network don’t work says its not avalaible please try later, i read a lot of this problem ariza patch and busy box don´t work for me, and thats not my faul because my phone was damaged and repair for the samsung warranty that expired a month ago now i don´t not what to do !!!

    • Hi Pedro, i couldn’t get what you’re trying to explain, can you explain it more clearly?

  • yamini chandra

    Dear lovejeet,
    I have a different problem. After recent update of my s3 GT I 30th to 4.3 jelly beans, many apps stopped working. Internet Explorer, Google search, news play stand, yahoo mail, and many apps have stopped working. Does rooting the phone help solve my problem. Or can you help me in anyway possible.

    • Hi Yamini, the Android 4.3 update has lot of bugs and i suspect the same is affecting your Galaxy S3. You should try to roll back to android 4.1.2 , which is the best stable android firmware for the Galaxy S3.

  • Meffhew .

    Ehm, after the root mye mobile won’t leave the “downloading… Do not turn off target screen!”, how do i fix that

    • Hi Meffhew, it seems something went wrong with your phone, once your phone is rooted successfully it should automatically restart itself to the home screen. Are you sure you followed all the steps correctly?

  • Alek

    Odin doesn’t recognize my SGS3. What can I do? I’ve got the newest Samsung USB drivers.

  • siddhant bajaj

    Odin doesn’t recognize my SGS3. What can I do? I’ve got the newest Samsung USB drivers. I have bought a new usb cable 2…….please help

  • san

    thanks man keep it up

  • Hari

    Hey Lovejeet, it worked for me. Thanks a lot.

  • Danielle Watson

    Passed Autoroot. My s3 screen has an android on it with Downloading….. DO not turn off target! Doesn’t seem to be doing anything. How long should this take?

  • pajser

    thanks a lot!!! all ower in 2 minutes………

  • Ansari Firoz

    failed to root my s3…what can i do now?

  • marl

    i have a problem it keeps saying setup connection…. and not going for almost 2 h now

  • Jenifer Brown

    Obviously this guide is great but I would like to add something more. Here is a video,
    you can also check it:

  • burytos

    if I root my S3, will I loose my data? Must I wipe data from my phone?

    • No, you wont loose your data if you root your galaxy S3.

  • Jake Crocker

    Hi Lovejeet,
    The root process worked perfectly thanks. How do i now go ahead and flash a custom firmware?

  • josh anderson

    followed the steps but still failed be cool if someone helped me, ive tried before and gave up

    • Hi Josh, can you send me a screenshot of the error displayed by Odin?

    • francis

      After it failed, are you able to use the phone normally as before? Just eager to know because I want to try rooting my phone

  • charles miranda

    What should i do? it always fail?

    • Are you sure, you have the GT-I9300 version of Galaxy S3? , If yes, then have you enabled USB debugging?

      • charles miranda

        yes i enabled it but ive tried it many times it still fail

        • Francis

          After it failed, are you able to use the phone normally as before? Just eager to know because I want to try rooting on my phone.

  • macoyzki

    what should i do if the odin cant detect my phone?

  • Saad Akmal

    Thank you..
    Finally rooted my phone.
    Baseband : I9300XUGMJ9

  • Annie

    Hi my phone is S3 I9300. I tried the above steps and it said Pass. But RootChecker said your phone is not rooted. I don’t know what to do next. Thank you.

    • Annie

      Oh I found out already. If that happened we need to download and install SuperSu from play store. After that problem solved!! Thanks again for your post.

      • luffy

        wahhh…thanks for your i can solve my problem 🙂

  • Tom

    I followed the instructions but I get stuck at recovery. I have never rooted before so kind of freaking out. What do I do?

    • Hi Tom, i can see that you’re flashing the wrong CF-root file. Are you flashing that on a Samsung galaxy S3?

  • Bruno

    Great tutorial !!! tanks

  • Francis

    Woww.. Thanks man. Rooted my phone this morning. Coolll !!!!!

    • Francis

      I have got a question. I have removed some bloatwares out of my phone. Will that cause any issue next time I get an official os update/performance update ?

      • I am not sure, but you should be able to update your phone without any hiccups.

  • Elliot Oaten

    Hey Lovejeet, i could do with some help. Odin keeps failing, the messages are:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong?

    • Do you have Samsung Kies installed on your computer?

      • Elliot Oaten

        Nope, I’m guessing you are going to tell me to download it?

        • No, don’t download it. Have you installed the drivers for your phone?

          • Elliot Oaten

            I believe so, plugged phone in. Up comes pop-up. ‘Installing drivers’. Are the automatic ones the ones I need or are there extras I need?

          • You need to download the USB drivers provided in the article and install them. Once the drivers are installed, reboot your PC and follow the instructions once again.

          • Elliot Oaten

            I’ve re-downloaded the drivers and rebooted.
            Root checker now says I have root access.
            Many thanks, but where do i go from here, any helpful links?

          • You’re welcome Elliot. Now you should take a look at the XDA forums and try installing some custom ROM’s on your phone :

  • Jalessa

    Hey I need some help. It is stuck at recovery.img and I tried many times but still having the same problem

    • Hi Jalessa, could you send me screenshot of Odin with the error?

  • Zsolt

    Thank you very much for your great work, Lovejeet! This method was easy to follow and worked just fine! GBU

    • You’re welcome Zsolt, have fun with your rooted Galaxy S3.

  • ann19

    Helo lovejeet im ann can i do this directly even my s3 has not been root before hope for your reply

    • Yes that is what exactly this guide is made for. By following this guide you will be able to root any Samsung Galaxy S3 with the GT-I9300 model.

      • Ken

        HI, I don’t know about rooting every S3 as I have downloaded 4.3 in December 2014 and when I use root checker it just says that it is not rooted. I have tried loads of stuff from other sites as well including Kingo root which says it does all S3’s and even that does not work.

  • wael

    hello . i need your help the odin is not giving the blue sign?!!

  • andrew toulson

    ive started the root process im getting the blue light with code but when I try and open the pda file there no cf auto in the odin folder please advise and can you tell me wht rooting your actually does the whole problem started when I tried to do a software update on the phone and it rebooted and said processing failed and now it wont recognaise my sim card please can someone help me

  • ashir abrar

    hi there, this did not work for me it shows that this device is not rooted on the root chcker, please help me.

  • seanpavon

    so happy 🙂
    thank you

  • Dr Rajiv Kulkarni

    I rooted my s3. i did this basically to change the default fonts. after using file manager app i changed the settings for obtaining necessary permissions. backed up the fonts files in system directory and copied new fonts files and renamed them as roboto font files. i was successful once. when i tried to do it again i got “samsung logo hang”. what is the problem ?

    • Go into the recovery mode….
      Wipe the Dalvic Cache (advance options)
      Wipe cache partition
      Wipe data and then reflash your ROM.

      Note: This will delete all the data on your phone but you should be able to fix it.

  • Antonio Petricca

    Hi, I’ve just root my S3 with success, but at the end of the flow I got the attached screen,

  • Rohit

    Hi Lovejeet,

    Thanks really for the easiest guide that I have came across to root the s3. Was able to root my phone in minutes. I went ahead and also removed some bloatware. I just wanted to check if there is any technique by which I can get the OTA updates on my phone or maybe how to unroot the phone without losing data so that i get access to OTA updates as well.


    • Hi Rohit, Thank you for the compliments. Unfortunately there are no fool proof methods to unroot the galaxy S3 completely. If you want to receive future OTA updates, you will have to re flash the android 4.3 firmware on your galaxy S3, which will unroot your phone.

    • snickers

      You should also just be able to plug it into Kies and it should tell you if there is an update (at least that’s what happens for me). Checking for updates via your Settings in your phone obviously no longer works…

  • henri

    hey..i am stuck..please help me..i cant select the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file after i clickt on the PDA button…what can i do?

  • Eduardo

    Hey! Congrats on the good work! I’ve tried several tutorials, and yours was the best!!! Thank you!!

  • Patrick

    I updated my s3 to 4.3 and my phone cant read my sim card. Can you help me?

    • Hi Patrick, its a common problem which occurs after you update the firmware on a android phone. I would advise you to re flash the android 4.3 firmware on your phone. If still your phone doesn’t detect the sim card, then you will have to download and flash the correct modem for your galaxy S3.

  • Radhe

    When i rooted my device using file then still i do not have root access and after downloadng the root checker from google play it doesn’t display congratulation message for rooting the device.. can some one help me to resolve this issue as i am in a need of rooting my galaxy S3i9300 device.. Thanks..

    • You are flashing the wrong CF-Root file. You will need to extract the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file from the CF-Root zip file and flash it using Odin.

  • Guest

    Hi, i’m trying to root my s3 but when i put my phone in download mode i have a screen in which there is the android robot and in the up left corner there are:
    odin mode
    product name: gt-i933
    custom binary download: no
    current binary: samsung official
    system status: official
    and in the middle there is:

    do not turn off target!!

    what i have to do?

    • Once your phone is in download mode you have to connect it with your PC and use odin to flash the CF root file provided above. But before that make sure you ave the I9300 version of galaxy S3.

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  • Jay G

    Please Help – Samsung G3 19300 Android V4.3 – just updated (why did i?)

    HI great details involved in your instructions. JUst regarding the download mode. When my mobile goes into this mode it looks different compared to all pics I have seen so I am confused what to choose. I have chosen the ‘apply update from ABD’ but the mobile does not show as connected to odin. When the mobile is on properly it does show it is connected on odin and pc. Shall i be choosing another option on this screen – Pic provided.

    I do have 2 versions of keys installed and all the samsungs whow and work fine on those. Due to this I am pretty sure the updated usb drivers are connected.

    I have tried safe root, one click root and others which do not work at all. I have supersu already installed on mobile if this even matters i would not know.

    Funny thing is i only want to root so i can add something to a game im hooked on, lol.

    Any assistance you can offer??

    Thank you in advance

  • Jay G

    pic didnt save, here t is, thx

  • Jay G

    Thx for the quick response. I I must have been pressing vol up. Any tutorials from you regarding similar with G4 Android 4.3? Or is it the same procedure?
    Thank you again for your help

  • Mudit

    Busy Box not come after rooting the device with your method

  • kelvin clein

    My phone will not turn over when I turn the charger bar that looks like it is loading, but after when I try to connect without this connected to the charger plugs not appear and does turn on? What do I do? thanks for your attention

  • Amit

    Hi Lovejeet .. amazing tutorial .. want to try this one today itself.. does it works on Android version 4.1.2 or it has to be 4.3 ..? My phone is 4.1.2

  • zani pk

    hi lovejeet thnx for help pls u can give ur email pls thnx am from france n i need some help

  • Joonseok Kim

    I have gotten a Pass on odin, but i am not able to get past download mode

  • WouterML

    Thanks for this!

  • Raynaldo

    thanks a lot bro
    i’ve tried same method with odin but using the other cf root version
    i tried with yours and it worked just fine
    thanks a lot 😀

  • rplowman

    i’ve gone through the process you’ve described using the correct file for my phone, Odin has come up saying success but my phone is stuck in download mode . I can’t turn the phone on,

    • Are you sure you have the GT-I9300 version of the Galaxy S3?

  • kristof

    it worked! thanks a lot 😉

  • Acock

    thanx man. It works !

  • Stevie

    My S3 seems to be rooted, but Rom Checker says “Please wait ….. to complete. System appears to be running very slow” . And Device is getting hot

  • Thanks! It works great!!

  • fred

    Hello. I used this method to root my gt i9300. And it was successfully done. But my question is that. Is there any way to unroot this 4.3 version of jelly bean? I need tutorials asap 🙁


  • ljubo_opaki

    Awesome!!! It is roooteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!! 😀 😀 Thank you!

  • cabsinpune

    Hi there,

    Thank you for this very insightful, easy to follow along tutorial.

    I’m on a mac, any way I could get this done via OSX?


  • bunga

    thanks man..didnt take up to a minute

  • Mike Sonar

    Love you lovejeet!
    It worked perfectly… Muah!

  • David Gutherz

    Thanks for this tutorial and the files, it really worked on my S3 with 4.3, now I’m going to test the cooked ROM’s. Best regards

  • hamza

    it says odin is not responding what can i do now ????????

  • Jelt

    Odin didnt reckognise my phone (s3 intenational GT-I9300 ) . I will try again with another usb . Is the usb cable the problem ?
    can u provide me a link of how to install cyanogenmod 11 in a rooted s3 ?
    Thanks !!!

  • amir

    Odin3 cant detect my s3 plzz help me out

  • Pasquale

    I tried many times to root my s3 and it never worked. I followed ur guide and is everything ok. Thx so much.

  • dude i followed your tutorial, there is a super user app on my phon but root checker shows root access is not proper. what to do?

  • divyendra singh

    Hi There

    I have followed the exact process but i am unable to boot my phone. My phone is galaxy S3 and its i9300 version. i also get the Pass confirmation after rooting my device.

    when i try to boot my phone its taing me to the password option but after entering the password it is not getting booted.

    One need i need to tell is that my entire phone was encrypted before doing the rooting procedure.

    PLease help

  • Thayz

    Dead on…. Many thanks!!!

  • MikeK

    i followed the steps and everything went according to your instructions. but when i run the root checker it says that ” sorry the device does not have proper root access” I did the whole process again and the same thing happenned. Any suggestions?

  • jamesybhoy2014

    Hi i have the samsung galaxy s3 i9300 on 4.3 jellybean.i have ti root my phone but i need a backup code or do i know wot code am looking for???

  • Jack Balthazar

    I did all of these steps but when i click pda and i put the file, odin’s message box doesn’t do anything. Plz help

  • Hi! I experienced the bootloop today; so when CWM Recovery via Odin failed, I decided I would just root my phone altogether. Rooting via Odin failed. What next steps would you suggest? Thank you!

  • qazi

    i did this everything went good except that in the last it gave me a message or reset in the green space rather then passed what to do now ?

  • jaaasim

    brother should i rebooot again after doing this? because i cant see any changes after doin this

  • Xunkyboy

    odin doesn’t detect my phone………..

  • Xunkyboy

    what to do ….please help me…….i used data cable which works perfectly……but even odin doesn’t detect my phone………..

  • Arshad

    hey when i start odin to flash it stop at setting up connection

  • Aronius

    Thanks a lot. Just rooted may samsung s3

  • jhef

    why ít always fail? samsungi9300

  • Mervin

    My Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo still showing Downloading pls help me

  • all process is ok but ,,when i opens the root checker apps it shows me that my phone is not rooted

  • boby

    istallation was ok but when i check the root checker it says “you do not have proper root access”

  • John

    I followed all the instructions, got the PASS message and now my phone is dead. It won’t even charge. Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 running Android 4.3

  • prasad

    thanks a lots bro…….keep doing like this 🙂

  • Does this work on SIII phones locked to Orange (UK)? I want to unlock my phone but all the tutorials I’ve seen require the phone to be rooted – all other rooting tutorials I’ve seen require the phone to be unlocked!

  • Ajay Kumar

    🙂 Thanks for the info, got my S3 rooted, after upgrading to 4.3 !!

  • mohan

    hi I will follow the above steps
    but my s3 gt i9300 not rooted
    process complete successfully

  • vale

    thank you! I was going mad, I tried a few other options and none of them worked, I was about to give up when I found your amazing post 🙂

  • yohaan

    is it necessary to back my phone up , before rooting. Even if i follow the instructions properly?

    • Although its not necessary, its just an precautionary measure to protect the data in your phone in case something goes wrong during the rooting process.

  • Ankit

    You’re the best man! The easiest way to root my GT-I9300 running on Jellybean 4.3. Kudos to you 🙂
    What do I do after rooting?

  • I could not root my Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 by this tutorial. This messages comes always

  • Abdullah

    after i attempted all steps I lost my IMEI Numbers and BaseBand . fuck

  • Tom Wikak

    i have followed all your steps and all gone right but after installing root checker and pressing verify it say that the mobile phone is not rooted please help!

  • Sashidharan Kuttikrishnan

    Hi Lovejeet, Great tutorial that help me root the S3, but in system recovery mode I am not getting the advanced option to clear the dalwik cache. What should I do?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Paul Edward Valencia

    hi lovejeet! i have tried to root my shv-e210s before and it works but unfortunately, when my younger brother tried and install “mobile odin” on my phone (i don’t know what he’s trying to do), it unrooted my phone and when i try to reroot it, it say’s PASS again on odin but when i checked root explorer if my phone was rooted, it says my phone has not root access.. what should i do? please help me! i’m desperate 🙁
    i also want to try to update my phone to 4.4.4 kitkat.. thanks in advance!! 🙂

  • SKS

    my phone is stuck in download mode . I can’t turn the phone on, PLS HELP…

    • jake

      did you get it fixed

  • os

    are you supposed to turn your phone off fully and do you need to hold down the combination

  • os

    i got it now

  • naitik

    hello… it gets completed and then phone gets restart..but when i use root shows that no access to root …..whats the issue?

  • Ange Donnelly-Reed

    After 20x’s I still cannot get my SGS3 to root. now KIES says my serial number from my phn is not correct.. 3 days and still NO WORKING CELL PHONE!!!!!

  • Karun

    Out of the several methods I tried for my Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.3, only this one worked. Thanks.

  • ktn x

    hi. i dont know whats the problem.

    when i tried rooting my samsung s3, it did say PASS. however when i checked via Root checker, it says rooting was not properly done.

    is it the root checker app that’s having a problem or my device itself? coz again it did say PASS in Odin.

  • brian

    how can i root my samsung galaxy s3 if my volume up button doesnt work? :/

  • muhammad aamir

    got it

  • Thanks admin… it’s work perfectly…… I will remember your kindness…..

  • Ratsy

    I have Samsung S3 I9300 model. I did factory reset and after that some text is coming in yellow color with black background. Someone told me that it is in factory mode.

    I want your help to get it back in normal mode. I have done reset three four times…

    Please help

  • Utkarsh arya

    i am having same issue just like vivek bhat i tried this method many times but when i check from root checker it says NOT ROOTED

  • Hirosha Liyanage

    this method did’t work please help!

  • Agrix

    Hi! My computer wasn’t able to recognize my phone and tried many of the suggestions provided in this and other forums. In my case, the solution was to use the program usbdeview and “clean” my usb ports. After that everything run smoothly. I’m posting this in the case you want to compile a list of potential solutions.

    Hope it helps!

  • HenryC

    “Same issue with me. Model is I9300, Odin says PASS! with the green background. But root checker still says not rooted!. If you find something on this please help me out also.”

    Install SuperSu from Play Store.

  • Connor Cox-Jennings

    Got a little worried when it said “RESET” for ages and my phone kept restarting during the process.. but it worked with no problem, thanks!

  • Matte St

    Worked just perfect 🙂
    But any links to do this on a sony xperia z1 to ? I googled it but nothing worked 🙁
    Thanx 🙂

  • alaaddin

    thank you for the useful and detailed explanation

  • Malik Usman

    Thanks! I root my phone

  • Iustin

    Odin didn’t detect my phone…. Someone can help me ?

  • Furqan Shaikh

    Hi..I really want to thank for such awesome post it really helped me alot..I got my Phone’s functionality back without spending a penny ..thanks once again 🙂