Root Samsung Galaxy S3 – AT&T Model Only

by admin on July 1, 2012

in Android, Tweaks

Google’s recent I/O event is finally over, and we now have the Android 4.1- Jelly Bean with us. While Samsung Galaxy S3 is not going to be the first device to receive this update any sooner, we have a working rooting tutorial for your Samsung Galaxy S3, specifically the AT&T model. You can also check- Root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT i9300 Using CF Root. For those who are unaware of what rooting is, well it is a process of removing the slight wall between you and the Android operating system, to achieve capabilities and customizations beyond general Android reach. For instance, over-clocking of your mobile processor is achieved using rooting.



Samsung’s Galaxy S3, a definite success from Samsung turned out to be a much-in-demand device with some of its features including S Voice, Smart Stay etc. The device works on Android ICS as of now, and here is how to root the AT&T model of Samsung Galaxy S3.

NOTE: Do not try this method on other models. Each one has different utilities and procedure. Gadgec will not be held responsible for any loss to your or your property!

Root Samsung Galaxy S3- AT&T Models

  • First you need to download the native Samsung Galaxy S3 phone drivers. These can be downloaded officially from Samsung’s website, or click here to download them directly. On your phone, navigate to Settings>Developer Options and enable USB debugging mode. Connect your device with your PC now using USB.
  • Next, download the file here and transfer it to your device’s internal storage. Now remove your device from your PC, and switch it off.
  • Download from here and fixboot.tar from here extract it. You don’t need to extract fixboot.tar.
  • Now you need to place your Galaxy S3 in Download Mode. For that, press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home key , and press Volume Up when prompted.
  • [*]Make sure your device is in Download Mode, and then run Odin3 v3.04.exe which can be found in the files you extracted in earlier step. Now, connect your device to PC again, and let Odin detect it automatically.
  • [*]Hit the PDA button, and navigate to the Fixboot.tar file you downloaded. Check Auto Boot and F. Reset Timer options and hit the start button.
  • Now, you need to follow the last two steps all again, but this time, instead of fixboot.tar, use this file here.
  • Again follow the same steps and use the file clockworkmod.tar which can be downloaded here.

NOTE: Make sure you follow the steps marked with [*] three times. First with fixboot.tar, then with second recovery file, and then with clockworkmod.tar.

  • Now, once you are in Clockworkmod recovery mode, switch off your device, and press and hold Volume up, Home and Power key simultaneously.
  • Navigate to install zip option from SD Card, then choose zip from SD card and navigate it to the file you downloaded in second step.
  • From the main menu, choose reboot system option. After reboot, navigate to Google Play and install BusyBox, and grant it SuperUser permissions. [Just follow onscreen instructions]
  • Open SuperUser app from the app drawer and update the binaries- wrench icon] > Su binary > Update.
That’s it! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S3 -AT&T model only. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed.

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