Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) is a decent quality Android smartphone, which comes with 4.8 inches super AMOLED touchscreen display powered by 1.4 GHz quad-core processor along with 1 GB RAM and the device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. If you are using this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, you are on the right page as I have given a tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone here.
By following the tutorial given here, you will be able to root your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. Once you have done that you will get the ability to install custom ROM firmware’s (running on latest Android versions), or custom-built Android applications, or custom recoveries (TWRP, CWM, etc.,) and do a lot more things.
WARNING: Rooting your Samsung smartphone will void your device warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it until you unroot your device. So, think well about it before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 1: To get started, take a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone using Samsung Kies. Although the rooting procedure given here is not a data-loss process, it is safe to have a backup of your smartphone’s personal data.
Step 2: Next, enable USB debugging mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB debugging. If Developer options is not available in your device, enable it by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (tap on it for 5-7 times to enable Developer Options).
Step 3: Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB driver and install it in your computer so that you can connect your smartphone with it successfully.
Step 4: Next, ensure that your device has at least 50-60% battery backup in it as the rooting process is a battery-consuming one.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone:
Step 1: To get started, download Kingo Root application and install it in your computer. Once done, launch the Kingo Root window.
Step 2: Since you haven’t connected the device with the computer, you will get the message “Not Connected“. Now, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable. If you have installed the USB drivers of your device in the computer properly, Kingo Root will identify your device and will show the message “Root Status: No”.
Step 3: Now, click on the “Root” button to initiate the rooting process. Kingo Root will take 2-5 minutes to root your device.
Step 4: Once the rooting process is finished, you will get the message “Root Succeeded. Please reboot your device to make it more stable.” Now, reboot your smartphone to finish the rooting process.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 Android smartphone. For confirmation, install Root Checker for Android app in your device and confirm the root privileges.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Samsung Galaxy S3 and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting process, do let me know via comments.