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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

How to Root Android 4.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S3. Please read every line carefully below.

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for rooting Android 4.1 on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S3 variants.
  • ClockworkMod recovery should be installed from before.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download CWM-SuperSU-v0.92.zip for Samsung Galaxy S3 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Samsung Galaxy S III USB (mass) memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the CWM-SuperSU-v0.92.zip zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root.

Step 4 – Then turn off your phone.

Step 5 – Now to get in the bootloader mode. Turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons.

Step 6 – Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.

Step 7 – Assuming you have ClockworkMod recovery, wipe data first. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 8 – Press the power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 9 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to CWM-SuperSU-v0.92.zip zip file and select it using the power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 10 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S3 is now rooted on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Check for Superuser app in your apps list for verification.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.

Have fun playing with it! If you run into any problems with this root method, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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