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Root KKUGMK2 Android 4.3 on Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K Official Jelly Bean Firmware

Just as the firmware is rolled out to all the users, here is a complete guide to root KKUGMK2 Android 4.3 on Galaxy S3 LTE SHV-E210K Jelly Bean official firmware. In this guide, we will explain how to root Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K with all the steps and install Super SU into your phone. We have already written about a general tutorial to root Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K on Android 4.0.4 ICS or Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmwares. But, for those who were asking for a firmware specific tutorial, it is now available on Team Android. You can root Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K on KKUGMK2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root KKUGMK2 Android 4.3 on Samsung Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K using ODIN. Always backup your data before doing anything nasty with your phone. The best part is, to root your Android phone, you do not need to have a custom recovery installed. ODIN will do the magic. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S III - Pebble Blue

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root KKUGMK2 Android 4.3 – CF-Root Method Details:

What is CF-Root? Here is a quick info about the CF-Root method that we will be using to root this firmware:

CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.

NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 4.3 KKUGMK2 Jelly Bean:

Samsung Galaxy S3 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Ace properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Samsung Galaxy S3 SHV-E210K on KKUGMK2 Android 4.3 official firmware.

About the author

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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