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Root XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 on Galaxy S3 I9300 Official Firmware

Most of you might have updated to the latest firmware – XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 – after you have updated, you lose your previous root access for using root apps and running root-level system commands. Fortunately, Samsung devices incline to be easier to root. You should know that when you root, you are voiding your warranty. This guide is specific to Galaxy S3 I9300 and XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 firmware, it may or may not work with other firmwares. Still no sure about rooting? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. We will use CF-Auto-Root in this method. ClockworkMod wont be required for this guide. You can root Galaxy S3 I9300 with XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 firmware using ODIN with our tutorial given below.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 I9300 with complete steps. Apart from this, we have some data backup tips for your phone and other important tips below. Read our list of the essential root apps available! The following tips are important as they will help the rooting procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Root XXUGNB6

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 (TeamAndroid.com) 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 πŸ˜‰

Root XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 – CF-Root Method Details:

CF-Root package comes with the following:

  • SuperSU v0.93
  • ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery v5.5
  • CWM Manager v3.60

NOTE: Your Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 should be on the Android 4.3 build XXUGNB6 firmware in order to apply this root method. Please make sure your phone is on the said firmware from Settings > About phone.

You can later update Galaxy S3 I9300 to the latest ClockworkMod Recovery: How to Install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 6.0.1.2 on Galaxy S3 I9300.

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 S3 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 β€” 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. β€” 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. You can now head over to the next page and root Galaxy S3 I9300 on XXUGNB6 Android 4.3 official firmware update.

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Taimur Akmal

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