Galaxy S3 Stuck At Boot – How To solve? (Video)

What’s one of the best things of having an Android phone? Well, not to mention anything related to how it works and the different apps and features you can get without having to pay ridiculous over pricing is that you can have a ROM or firmware that works better than the original stock one. For the iPhone and iPad those ROMs come from Apple and can typically only be updated when Apple issues updates. But for Android devices there are literally hundreds of developers working on custom ROMs for most common models of phones and tablets, which they are happy to share with the community. it is worth the hassle of installing a custom ROM, and if so, what is the best way to do it safely.

We will try to pick out  and share with you a couple of the very best custom ROMs doing the rounds. To install these, you’ll need to have rooted your phone first. Thankfully, we’ve got a guide for that too. We also have a guide for how to install ROMs on your phone, so be sure to familiarise yourself with it before going any further.

Android, and thanks to its open nature this stuff is becoming more reliable, and less risky. But fair warning, there still have some risk when your flash custom ROM or unofficial ROM into galaxy S3. There could be mistakes with the instructions, accidently flash or wipe data, Custom ROM (bugs) and more. This incident will cause your Galaxy S3 unable to boot into Android OS or Stuck at Boot.

Well, here is the tutorial on how to solve Galaxy S3 stuck at Boot issues:

1. Root and Install CWM into your Galaxy S3 Via Odin.

If you do not have Samsung’s KIES  installed, download and install it. Correct USB drivers must be installed, so that programs can communicate with the device. Reboot computer after KIES installation.

- Odin 3.04: Download Link

- Download Link. ( After download, please unzip  this file. and you will get (CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.tar)

Step 1: Turn your phones into download mode by  pressing and holding VolumeDown + Home + Power simultaneously. (what is S3 debugging mode? Click here for the answer)

Step 2:Start ODIN on PC.

Step 3:Connect the device to your computer using USB.

Step 4: Wait a few seconds, the ODIN screen will show that a device is now connected. If ODIN not detect your device, mean you still not install the s3 driver/ Samsung kies properly or still not enable the Download Mode. (How to check ?)

Step 6:Click the PDA button, then select CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.tar (Note: this is .tar file and not is .zip file!)

Step 7:Press Odin “Start” button. ODIN will start flash the firmware.

Step 8:The device should reboot into CWM Recovery after flash complete. (What is CWM Recovery ? )

Now continue to step below:

2. Wipe data, cache partition and Dalvik Cache.

Step 1:Now your Galaxy s3 boot into CWM Recovery .

Step 2:Select wipe data/factory reset  and then choose yes. (Press volume button for selection and power button to enter)

Step 3:Select wipe cache partition and the choose yes. (Press volume button for selection and power button to enter)

Step 4:Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache and the choose yes. (Press volume button for selection and power button to enter).

Step 6:Now you need power off your S3, so unplug the battery and then plug in again the battery.

Now continue to step below:

3. Flash Official Galaxy s3 ROM via Odin

Step 1: Download Galaxy S3 Official ROM from here.

Step 2: After download the Official ROm, then you can start flash the downloaded ROM into Galaxy S3 via odin. You can refer tutorial  hereon how to flash Galaxy S3 Official ROm via Odin.

That’s All!

If you have any question about this tutorial, you can leave us a comment. We will try the best to answer your Questions as soon as possible!

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  • S3User

    Im having an issue with my S3. After rooting and flashing omegas rom, I can’t get the phone to turn on after I rebooted. I wiped correctly but I can’t seem to figure out what the problem could be. Any ideas anyone?

    • admin

      Hi S3User,
      Follow all the step as tutorial above. It will solve the problem.

      • Daphney

        I have 2.3.3 and same kernel and build (though my raseele key is slightly different) and the root worked beautifully for me. When it came time to apply the zip file from the SD card, what I saw on my phone was different from the directions (and required a bit of logical thought to get the proper file selected), but once I figured that bit out it worked like a charm. Was very nice to be able to delete some of the bloatware from my phone

    • Jeremiah

      I bricked my SGS. I inlaesltd the wrong firmware. I admit it’s my fault, i didn’t read it well that it’s for captivate models. I’m send it to the service center, and i’ll be getting it back later. And regarding backing up, ROM manager app doesn’t work well. I don’t know how, i followed the steps in and still no luck. What advice could you give me? Should i upgrade directly to darky’s or should i make backup first? (i don’t have anything to backup except for android 2.2 inlaesltd as the default OS)Any thoughts? Please advice. thanks a lot my friend

  • tj

    Stuck after odin says “Pass” and it reboots the phone. I turn it off and attempt to reboot, Volume up, home and power, it just reboots with stock android. No CWM recovery. Any suggestions? I watched QBKING77′s video and he suggest retrying with different cables and usb ports. Tried 10 different times.

  • reycat

    Thanks a lot.

    I followed your tutorial and recovered my S3. :)

  • aamir

    hey i have superwipe my fone for androidrevolution rom but i have put my rom in internal sd and now m not able to flash any rom and my fone is also not connitiing to odin
    plz help galaxy s3

  • gbhari

    My Phone won’t Start into the CWM Mode, after following Step 1… After installation of CWM Recovery, it only resets and back to Stuck in Boot

  • matt

    hi, after following step one phone does not boot into CWM, just shows boot screen image like in the video link. any suggestions?


  • SDJB

    My GS3 is not recognized by the PC and I do have all the latest drivers and Kies installed.!!! What am I missing?

    What if I download the original ROM onto my sd card? I’m stuck… the phone is stuck on the boot screen/ -_-

  • chris

    you need to verify this is for all the s3 phones or just the i9300?

  • fuyoh24

    just wanna thanks you for the guide .
    it just work perfectly .
    THANKS x 100000

  • Nico

    I can’t go on to CMW :( what to do with this? I have not installed CMW to my device yet.
    Im still stuck on samsung logo please help

  • Vira Yatta

    Can you create the video for solving this problem.

  • Konrad Florczak

    Did that and I am still stuck at boot…

    • rootgalaxys3iii

      Hi, Kondrad. What cause your phones stuck at boot?

  • Radion Nazmiev

    After Step 7 I have “Fail” in odin and “unsupported dev” on my GS3 T999. As a result still stuck on the samsung logo with no access to recovery mode

    • Radion Nazmiev

      thanks but i’ve already fixed the problem – flashed to 4.0.4 and used SGS3 Snapdragon ToolKit v2.3.0 to restore stock recovery and stock ROM

      • rootgalaxys3iii

        Hi, Radion, Welcome ;)

  • Jotham Teo

    Hi guys, after step 7, my phone goes into the the start up interface with a little weird red slash at the top left of my screen, i seem to be unable to get into CWM recovery. help please?

  • Andreas Frede

    Thank God! I love you guys! <3

    • rootgalaxys3iii

      Hi, Andreas Frede. :)

  • Anne

    Seriously, my soul left my body for two hours. Thank you so much!! This worked like a charm.

    • rootgalaxys3iii

      Anne, welcome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Arpan

    hey anyway i can keep my data ? or is wiping my phone clean necessary ?

    • rootgalaxys3iii

      Hi, Arpan. You need to wipe the data.

  • Joseph Borg

    Hi, I followed the first part of your tutorial until flashing to the official ROM. I need the device information to flash to the official ROM and cannot obtain it because I cannot log into the OS yet.

  • rogelio covarrubio

    odin said that it failed what do i do know

  • noooooo

    hi i tried but i got stuck in odin with ” NAND Write Start!!” it doesnt go any further

  • Fran

    I love you!! OMG!! I was about to cry and I found your blog! Thank you very much for helping me out!!

  • srdjan

    Hi, thanks for tutorial but it seems after steps in first section, S3 reboots, there are some CWM installation and configuration steps shown but after next reboot back to the JELLYBAM boot loop :(

  • Scott Harbart

    hi ive followed all the steps and im at flash official galaxy rom via odin stage, when i looked at the tutorial it said i had to get all the phones details should anything go wrong, but i cant access my phone as im stuck on the samsung screen….any ideas? cheers!

  • disqus_awIjLt2EZW

    Thanks for your step by step instructions worked a CHARM for me after hours spent trying to figure out how to fix the issue :) kudos for you my friend

  • Rodolfo Goncalves

    doesn’t work for me

    Odin fails to load the tar file with message:


    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..

    File analysis..



    Get PIT for mapping..

    There is no PIT partition.


    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


  • Yogi Verma

    thanx alot, it works for me.

  • Yogi Verma

    but there is a problem, after doing this my binary counter changes to 1 (that voids my warrenty). how to reset that to 0 ? HELP?

  • ace

    Hi i can’t get past the Samsung S111 logo so i presume my phone is bricked.
    i can’t download triangle away to my phone because it doesn’t boot past the Samsung Logo
    therefore i can’t reset the Binary to 0 in order to get it repaired under warranty….
    i’m on stock firmware via Odin
    do you have a fix suggestion as to what else i could try?

  • Omar Soliman

    after step 8 it doesn’t go to CFW recovery, can you help me?

  • Beta

    I tried to install another ROM but neither the rom is no good nor the phone can go back. Unable to boot, and fail at step 7… it says


    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..

    File analysis..


    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.


    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    What should I do to solve this? Thank you!

  • Siddhartha

    Thanks a lot.. it worked perfectly for me

  • naji

    i have a gio wat i would do ? :’(

  • said

    is it necessary to wipe dAta ??