As per usual, the scoop comes courtesy of the guys over at XDA Developers,Chainfire, a popular hunt of Android enthusiasts, and we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide for those looking to root their newly Samsung Galaxy S3!
Basically if you intend to get access to special system files , if you want to edit those files or customize you need to Root Galaxy S3 .In simple words ,Rooting provides you and the apps to get a control of your entire mobile system. You basically become a “Superuser” through which you can alter :
1. Preinstalled system apps like clocks ,maps etc.
2. Boot screen images
3. Special Apps
4. Edit themes
5. To make a backup of all the applications installed.
Compare to previous root tutorial (Video), here, CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmware and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.
Here is step by step Tutorial on how to Root Galaxy S3 Android 4.0.4 via Odin:
-This tutorial , root and install CWM recovery normally will not delete all your phones data and installed application. But, it is Better Create a backup of your phone’s important data to external storage. After backup, remember remove the sdcard before perform root and install CWM recovery task on Samsung Galaxy S3.
- Make sure that Battery power at least 80% full.
- 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.
The Tools you need:
- Odin 3.04: Download Link
- CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.zip: Download Link. ( After download, please unzip this file. and you will get (CF-Root-SGS3-v6.0.tar)
Tutorial How to install Root + Install CWM Recovery On Galaxy S3:
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)
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, and the device should reboot after flash complete (less than 1 minute). 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!