Download and Root AT & T Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 recently launched in the United States to favorable reviews and incredible popularity. The phone is so popular, in fact, that three of the four big phone networks of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are declaring delays in shipping and in-store availability.

While many of the specs remain the same: 8-megapixel camera, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, excellent battery life, and brushed poly-carbonate housing (that comes in “Marble White” and “Pebble Blue”), the handset that AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular will be releasing in the States boasts a few rather significant differences. Additionally, AT&T announced that customers will also enjoy an exclusive access to a red version of the device, hence, expanding the color options to three -  white, blue, and red. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available for $199.99 together with a two-year contract. AT&T stores will also offer a 16 GB microSD card for $39, for those who want more storage on the device.

Well, Some of you may have got their hands on the Phone, Samsung Quad core beast Galaxy SII which is specially designed concept that close to natural. The root of AT & T Samsung Galaxy S3 is now available and with this simple method you can root your device and install 3rd party apps , new themes, ROM and More. The Root process was separate into 2 part: 1. Flash FixBoot,  2. Flash ClockWorkMode, 3. Root Galaxy S3

Tutorial Source and Tested by: XDA Developers Member, howtomen.

Part 1:  Flash  fixboot.tar into Galaxy S3 via Odin

The Tools you need:

- Odin 3.04: Download Link(Why need? – to flash kernel into S3)

-Samsung Kies Driver(Why need? – Driver to connect S3 to computer via USB Cable)

fixboot.tar : Download Link

Step 1:  Set your phones into USB debugging mode: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging. Then Power Off your phones. ( You must fully turn off your S3, to do so, you can remove the battery and then plugin again the battery.)

Step 2: 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 3:Start ODIN on PC.

Step 4:Connect the device to your computer using USB.

Step 5: 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)

Odin 3.04

Step 6: Click the PDA button, then select fixboot.tar . (Note: this is .tar file and not is .zip file!)

Step 7:Press Odin “Start” button. ODIN will start flash the firmware and there will be a “green PASS” show on the Odin. S3 will reboot after flash complete.

Now follow the step below on how to root T-Mobile Galaxy S3,

Part 2: Flash clockworkmod.tar into Galaxy S3 via Odin

 

The Tools you need:

Clockworkmode.Tar: Download Link : Download link

Step 1:Follow the tutoyial (Flash fixboot.tar into Galaxy S3 via Odin)step1-step 5 as above.

Step 2: Click the PDA button, then select clockworkmod.tar. (Note: this is .tar file and not is .zip file!)

Step 3:Press Odin “Start” button. ODIN will start flash the firmware and  and there will be a “green PASS” show on the Odin. S3 will reboot after flash complete. That’s All!

Now follow the step below on how to root AT & T Galaxy S3,

Part 3: Root AT &T Galaxy S3 via Recovery Mode

The Tools you need:

CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip: Download Link (No need unzip after download)

Step1: Download  CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip Download Link(No need unzip after download)

Step 2:Copy and paste CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip  into Galaxy S3external SD card storage.

Step 3:Power Off your Galaxy S3.

Step 4: Press Volume Up + Home Button + Power Button until your Phones boot into CWM Recovery Mode. ( This step is almost same to boot your S3 into Downloading Mode, refer here for more info)

Step 5:Press volume down until option “Install Zip From SdCard”, then press Power button to select “Install Zip From SdCard” .

Step 6:Now chose “ Choose zip from SDCard”

Step 7:Press volume down and then Power button to choose “CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip”

Step 8:Press volume down and then Power button to choose “Yes- Install CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip”

Step 9:Now is the process install CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip. It will complete the installation within few sec. Reboot your S3 after root complete.

Still not so understand this root process? Then, you can refer here for the video tutorial on how to root Galaxy S3 via Recovery Mode

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  • jay

    Does anyone know if rooting an AT&T Galaxy S3 will turn on tethering?
    Thanks

  • paul

    Clockworkmode.Tar download link isnt right..

  • Justin

    Do I have to follow all the parts 1,2,3, etc?

    Is this article showing different methods in each of the parts to get to the same goal of rooting?

    • Justin

      ***Note: I am using the AT&T model.*****

  • Vlad

    the link to CWM_SuperUser_v3.0.7.zip is actually a link to CWM-SuperSU-v0.89.zip.
    Which one is better to try : v3.07 or v0.89 ??

  • Seyha

    Why? can not open the phone after finish Part: flash fixroot on galxy s3 t999 that i followed your step. Help me.