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How To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 Easy For AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Rogers Carriers
Looking to root your Galaxy S3 started with SGH-T999, SGH-I747, or SPH-L710 (US/Canada) device? If so, follow the super easy rooting guide for noobs below.
HOW TO Root Rodgers, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III
Step 1) – Plug inyour Galaxy S3 to your computer via a micro-USB cable and make sure USB PC connection is set to “Media device(MTP)”. If you didn’t change it, that’s the default settings on your Galaxy S3.
Step 2) – Download RootGalaxyS3USCanada.zip and unzip.
Step 3) – Copy SuperUser.zip in the unzipped folder to anywhere on your phone’s internal storage. This is the file that gives your phone root and SuperSU app when you flash it in ClockworkMod Recovery. We will use this file later on so note where you copied this file to on your phone.
Step 4) – Pull the Galaxy S3 micro-USB cable out.
Step 5) – Hold down Volume Down, Home Center, and Power buttons together.
Step 6) – When your Galaxy S3 reboots, the screen will turn off, keep holding down Volume Down and Center Home buttons while letting go of the Power button.
Step 7) – After you see the warning screen, hit Volume Up button.
Step 8) – Your screen should now say “Downloading…”, re-connect micro-USB cable to your phone from computer.
Step 9) – Double-click on Odin3 v1.85.exe to run the ODIN program. This ODIN program allows you to flash ClockworkMod Recovery into the recovery partition on your phone.
*Note – You can also use ODIN program to flash kernels, stock ROMs, and more.
Step 10) – Click on “PDA” and choose “RecoveryGalaxyS3USCanada.tar”.
Step 11) – You should see a yellow highlighted box with a COM and random number. If you don’t, download and install Samsung Kies. After installation, DO NOT RUN Samsung Kies. We are only installing Samsung Kies which will automatically install drivers for your Galaxy S3. After installing Samsung Kies, simply unplug and plug your phone back to your computer, you should see the yellow highlighted box now.
Next, un-check “Auto-Reboot”.
Step 13) – Remove the battery out of your Galaxy S3. Due to newer stock software updates overwrite your Custom Recovery upon reboot. This is a great workaround so you will not lose our newly-flashed custom recovery (ClockworkMod Recovery) simply pulling the battery out and booting straight into our new custom recovery.
Step 14) – Put the battery back in and immediately hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together.
Step 15) – Keep holding down Volume Up and Center Home buttons while letting go of the Power button after 2 seconds.
Step 16) – Once in ClockworkMod Recovery, use the Volume buttons to choose “install zip from sdcard” then hit the Power button to select. (Same thing from here on.)
Step 17) – Next select “choose zip from internal sdcard”.
Step 18) – Next select “SuperUser.zip”.
Step 19) – Next choose “Yes – Install SuperUser.zip”. You should get “Install from sdcard complete” message.
Step 21) – Choose “+++++Go Back+++++”.
Step 22) – Choose “Reboot system now” to reboot your Galaxy S3.
Step 23) – Head to your app drawer on your Galaxy S3 and look for the app called SuperSU. If you found this app you have officially rooted your Galaxy S3 device.
Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damage you cause your device.