Rooting the International Samsung Galaxy S3 the Easy Way

Rooting the International Samsung Galaxy S3 the Easy Way

So you've just stopped by your local Vodafone outlet and picked up your shiny new Samsung Galaxy SIII. With its quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB of RAM, the device screams with power. However, as a true mobotnik, your experience with an Android device is never complete unless you root. Today let's look at the easiest root method for the Galaxy SIII i9300 (international version), CF-Root.

Created by the developer Chainfire, the application is quite robust. First thing you'll need is the CF-Root 6.4 package. Save this to your desktop. Next download Odin 1.85. As always when using Odin, remember that you can very easily brick your device if you disconnect your phone at any point during the flashing process.

Now that you have the files downloaded, unzip the CF-Root package from earlier. Inside is a .tar file called CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar extract this to your desktop. Extract Odin 1.85 as well and run the .exe file inside the folder. Next turn your phone completely off and then turn it on again while holding the volume down, home, and power buttons at the same time to put the phone into download mode. Connect your device to your PC and you should see the Odin GUI on your desktop list the device as having connected on its respective COM port.

At this point, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar file. Make sure that the “Repartition” box is not checked and press “Start”. At this point, the green bar indicating the task's progress will begin filling up. As soon as it's finished your device will reboot and presto: not only should you be fully rooted, but your device will even have ClockworkMod recovery installed on it as well, so that you can flash custom ROMs. Of course, you can also run Triangle Away later, to remove that pesky flash counter. So now that you're rooted, head on over to your favorite Android site and pick a custom ROM. Enjoy.

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8 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 19, 2012 at 09:56

Thanks.
Where do I pick up my courtesy SGS3?
:p

setdosa  Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:27

a noob at rooting

what are the main benefits of rooting?? I moved from ip4 to s3 and love the phone and the performance.

Pondlife  Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:46

It enables you to delete any apps that you don't want for one thing, removing demos and rubbish apps from mobile networks is always nice.
Also opens up options to back up apps and install a third party recovery manager which lets you back up the entire rom and try modded roms, eg CyanogenMod10 (CM10) which have tweaks and extra options not in official roms.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 19, 2012 at 12:41

So you've just stopped by your local Vodafone outlet and picked up your shiny new Samsung Galaxy SIII. With its quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB of RAM
Really? Who swapped out the Exynos 4412 for that outdated piece of crap :p?

CaptHowdy  Jul. 19, 2012 at 18:08

So you've just stopped by your local Vodafone outlet and picked up your shiny new Samsung Galaxy SIII. With its quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB of RAM
Really? Who swapped out the Exynos 4412 for that outdated piece of crap :p?


Your Mom.

AJC24986  Jul. 20, 2012 at 13:07

Hello,

What is the easiest method to revert a root back if you don't want it anymore?

Thanks

Ayush316  Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:38

how can i root an Samsung GS3 i9300? I wanna use this phone in India(GSM carriers).so i even wanna sim unlock it. which 1 shall i buy from AT&T,sprint,Verizon. do inform me if there is any other thank you

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:59

how can i root an Samsung GS3 i9300? I wanna use this phone in India(GSM carriers).so i even wanna sim unlock it. which 1 shall i buy from AT&T,sprint,Verizon. do inform me if there is any other thank you
Well, the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint S3s aren't i9300s, for a start. Does your carrier have LTE on the right band to use the US variant's LTE capabilities? If not, get the Exynos powered international i9300.

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