Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is one of the most widely used smartphone with in the Galaxy series. After that 2 more additions came to the Galaxy S series but those didn’t done well in the market. Also the S3 is favorite among the android developers. The phone has some mind-blowing performance while comparing with the other phones in this category. The phone has already got the Android 4.3 over the air (OTA) update from Samsung.
The Galaxy S3 handsets which are purchased among US and UK countries are provided by the AT&T carrier networks. Due to this it is little bit difficult to root Galaxy S3 among these regions. But thanks to XDA’s senior developer called Chainfire who made possible to root the AT&T carrier’s Samsung galaxy S3. The phone is rooted via CF-Auto root method.
Before getting to the rooting of the phone here are some important steps that has to be taken care of.
- Install the updated USB drivers on to the system. You can grab those from Samsung mobiles official site.
- Enable USB debugging on the phone. You can enable this in Developer options. But from Android 4.2 itself this option will be hidden on settings. Don’t worry you can un-hide the developer options by just tapping 4 to 5 times in the build number which can be seen at about phone.
- Make a complete backup of the important data’s like contacts, Messages and user installed apps.
- Also the phone’s battery should be charged around 80%.
- If you are not sure about the following steps it is better to understand more about those.
- Do not unplug the phone from PC while flashing process going on.
How to Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3:-
Let’s get to Rooting:-
- Download the CF-Auto-Root package and Odin flashing tool from the following links. Place it in a separate and easily accessible folder.
- Download CF-Auto-Root.
- Download Odin flasher .
- Extract is using one of the decompressing software like winzip or WinRAR.
- Switch off your Galaxy S3 and boot it into download mode. For that press and hold Volume down, Home and power buttons until a Droid robot icon displays on the screen.
- After that press volume up button once again. Now your phone is in download mode.
- After that connect your phone on to the PC and launch Odin flashing tool. Once the device is detected the ID COM box will turns to blue. (If not try to connect other USB ports).
- Now click PDA button on the Odin and browse for the file that is extracted from CF-Auto-Root zip file. Make sure that the file ends with extension .tar.md5.
- Also check for Auto reboot and F.Reset Time are selected. If not select it and uncheck the double partition option.
Verify all the above steps. Once it is done Click start button.
- After the rooting process has been completed the phone will reboot automatically.
That’s it! Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 is rooted. You can verify the root status by downloading the Root checker from the Play store.