How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 (Complete Guide) – TechWhoop


Rooting is a modification process in the original system. With the help of rooting, you can get complete access on your device like you can remove the limitations, can alter the system applications and settings and can run the specialized apps also. You can also extend your device’s battery life, can boost your phone’s speed and memory. Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and want to root it? In this article, we shall tell you three ways through which you can easily Root Samsung Galaxy S3. Those three ways to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 are:

Kingo Android Root (For Window-Based computer only)

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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 (Complete Guide) – Kingo Android Root
  1. Firstly, you have to tap here on the following link. When you are redirected to this website, you can see that downloading will begin automatically.
  2. Now browse through the locations so that you can save kingo.exe file on your desktop.
  3. After that, double-click on that .exe file, this will start launching the installer wizard.
  4. Now you have to follow the instructions which are visible on the screen to install Kingo Android Root on your personal computer. You have to accept the terms and conditions to install it successfully.
  5. After the application gets successfully installed, now launch Kingo Android Root on your system.
  6. Be sure that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered on and must have at least 50 percent battery. If your phone battery is more than 50 percent, then your phone doesn’t power off while rooting continues.
  7. Now backup and save all of your data on Samsung Galaxy S3. You can do this by various means like by using Samsung Kies, Google, through your computer or with the help of any third-party cloud storage service.
  8. If you take backup of your data, then it will prevent any data loss that may arise during the rooting process.
  9. Now tap on Menu and there tap on Settings.
  10. In the Settings, browse through various options until you get Developer Options. In this, the very first option is Debugging.
  11. Now place a checkmark in front of “USB debugging.” This will help you to root your Samsung device using Kingo Android Root via USB.
  12. Now connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your personal computer via a USB cable. Wait for few seconds as kingo will take few seconds to recognize your device and search device drivers for your computer.
  13. Kingo will automatically install device drivers according to your computer.
  14. Tap on Root button. Kingo will automatically start to Root Samsung Galaxy S3. This may take between three to five minutes to complete.
  15. When the Root Succeeded message displays on your screen, then you can tap on Finish button.
  16. Now reboot your device.
  17. After rebooting, disconnect your device from your computer.

Congrats your device rooted successfully, and you can see SuperSU on your home screen.

Odin (For Window-Based computer only)

  1. Firstly, backup all of your data on your Samsung Galaxy S3 device. You can use Samsung Kies, Google, through your computer or with the help of any third-party cloud storage service to perform a backup operation.
  2. If you take backup of your data, then it will prevent any data loss that may arise during the rooting process.
  3. After the above step, now connect your Samsung device to your computer with the help of a USB cable.
  4. Now, wait for few seconds as your computer will automatically search device drivers and install them by its own.
  5. If your computer is not able to update the latest device driver, then you can go to Samsung’s download center. There you can install latest drivers for your Samsung device.
  6. Now click here so that you will be redirected to XDA developer’s website.
  7. When you tap on the above link, then you can see that file will automatically start downloading.
  8. Now select the option so that file will get saved on your desktop.
  9. Now double-click on .zip file which is available on your desktop. There tap on Extract All to extract all of its contents and then launch the Odin.exe file.
  10. Now install Odin on your computer by following the instructions which are available on your screen. After successful installation, you can see Odin application icon on your desktop.
  11. After all the above steps, now you need to download CF-Root. You can do this easily by a tapping here. There select the option to download file. This rooting software is needed to root your Samsung Galaxy S3 using Odin.
  12. Now double-click on file to extract all of its contents. There you will get a .tar file that you need to root your device.
  13. Now disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S3 device from your computer and power off your device.
  14. Now press and hold the volume down, power and home buttons all at the same time.
  15. Doing this will power back on your device and display you the recovery mode screen.
  16. You can use the volume keys to highlight Download button and then you can use the power key to make your selection.
  17. Now open the Odin application and there click on PDA. This will ask you to select a file. So there you need to select .tar file that you already extracted earlier.
  18. Verify whether Re-partition has a checkmark in front of it. This shouldn’t have any check mark sign. Now click on Start.
  19. When Pass message displays on your screen then disconnect your device from your computer.
  20. Now restart your device, and you can see that you have successfully Root Samsung Galaxy S3 and SuperSU icon is showing on your home screen.


  1. First of all, like in above two methods, you have to back up your data on your Samsung Galaxy S3 device.
  2. After that tap on Settings>Security>Unknown Sources. There place a check mark sign in front of Unknown Sources. Doing this will help you to download apps from outside of Google Play Store including towelroot.
  3. Now click on the following link This will redirect you to a webpage where you can see a large lambda symbol in red color, tap on that sign. This will permit you to download the .apk file for the TowelRoot application.
  4. Click on OK button to confirm that you want to download towelroot on your device. This will start your downloading.
  5. Now swipe down your top screen. There you can see the tr.apk file. Tap on that file.
  6. This will open up a window in front of you where you can see an install button. Tap on that.
  7. Then tap on install anyway to continue with the installation.
  8. After successful installation, tap on the Open button. After that tap on Make it ra1n.
  9. Towelroot will automatically reboot your device after you’ve Root Samsung Galaxy S3.
  10. When your device gets power back then, you can see SuperSu icon on your home screen.

You can also¬†Root Samsung Galaxy S6 if you’ve updated your device but are still loyal to Samsung.


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