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30 April 2013

How To ROOT Any Ver of Samsung Galaxy S3 [CF-Auto-Root]

CF auto Root for All versions of Samsung galaxy S3 / SIII AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, T-Mobile, Sprint, Metro, Cricket and LTE (GT-I9300, GT-I9300T, GT-I9305, GT-I9305N, GT-I9305T, SC-06D, SCH-I535, SGH-I747, SGH-I747M, SGH-T999, SPH-L710, and many versions of Samsung devices) + Samsung galaxy S4

By this guide you can root the galaxy S3 which running on ice cream sandwich and jelly bean (4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2 and 4.3)

Rooting instructions :
Backup your data first
(For SCH-I535 Verizon galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 and 4.1.2, you need to unlock bootloader first GO HERE)
1 - Download and install Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver.
2- Visit autoroot.chainfire and Download "CF-Auto-Root" file (Make sure that you have been chosen the correct file for your device model)

3 - Unzip the downloaded file ONLY one time
4 - Run Odin as administrator
5 - Click on PDA button and browse to "CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5" file that you extracted
6 - Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer and disable your antivirus software
7 - Shut down your device
8 - Put your device into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power)
9 - Volume up to continue
10 - Connect the device to your computer by USB cable and wait until you get a sign in Odin (ID:COM section) and "Added" in message
11 - Make sure re-partition is NOT TICKED [Very important]
12 - Click "Start" and wait a few seconds.

Notes :
~ Check this if you face problem after rooting How to Fix Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rooting Problem for Galaxy S3/S4/Note 2/3
~ Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device while rooting
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ This stuff is made for many version of Samsung galaxy devices
~ This process won't work for Verizon galaxy S3 Android 4.3
Visit this link  for check if your device is listed or not .
~ The warranty of your device will be canceled because the flash counter will be increased
~ It will install SuperSU binary, APK and Stock recovery ONLY
~ CF-Auto-Root does not include CWM recovery
~ If SuperSU wasn't installed after rooting process, Install it from Google Play
~ Difference between CF-Auto-Root and CF-Root :
CF-Root (non-Auto) is manually built rooted kernels and/or flashables that usually provide more than "just root".
CF-Auto-Root is built on an automated system which takes a stock recovery image and returns an automated rooting packages.
~ Credits goes to "Chainfire" (CF-Auto-Root developer)
~ XDA "CF-Auto-Root" thread

Downloads :


  1. The best tuto on the net!

  2. Thx so much! Best ever!

  3. Thank you so much! I have tried many times to root and you have helped me root finally!

  4. i do everything right but step nine does not work

    1. Download and install Samsung Mobile Driver

  5. hi. its restarts and says rooted and whatever else with the red android guy but my phone is not rooted? i can not access/use any rooted apps. superuser is downloaded but does not work. please help? thanks

    1. Try to root it again and make sure you download the correct file for the model of your device
      Good luck

  6. Everything you did on the video worked on my phone (phone rebooted with red android logo and everything) however after phone starts I did not have the SuperSU or RootExplorer app. I downloaded rootchecker from play store and it indicted my phone was not rooted. Help! Tried it twice and no results.

    Phone is a S3 SPH-L710 from boostmobile

  7. do you need to turn on USB debugging?

  8. I just got a notification that said, "Unauthorised access to a secure area..." and it's not rooted after trying this many times. Help

  9. Go to play store and update/install SuperSU

  10. Check this :

  11. What am i doing wrong, it won't show ID:COM in odin?

  12. 1 - Download and install Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver. (first step)

  13. DANISH AL-ANSARI28 April, 2014 14:11

    Please tell how to put phone to default (unroot) after being rooting the phone by this method so that I can get ota updates.Do putting to factory reset help

  14. Try to factory reset (it must fix it)
    If not flash stock rom

  15. did it all as told. odin said it passed. superSU is installed but when i booted my phone it said "an application attempted to access system on your device without authorization......" and the root chevker app i have says i do not have root access. ...?


  17. I followed all the steps for my Verizon GS3 i535, Odin has no problems & says passed and everything, but the phone is still not rooted after 2 attempts... also SuperSU says no binary was installed, so it doesn't run either...

  18. If you check the notes you will see this "This process won't work for Verizon galaxy S3 Android 4.3"

  19. My phone is 4.1.2. But after 5 failed attempts I gave up. I found another guide that used CW and it worked on the first try. Regardless, thank you for this guide...if anything it taught me some things about how rooting and flashing is done. :)

  20. Adam Lafountain20 March, 2015 20:19

    does anyone know how to unlock bootloader on sch-i535 running 4.4.2?

  21. Verizon and ATT is a blocked road, no way

  22. kakara6969696925 March, 2015 15:22

    Downloaded and installed SMD the right file from chainfire and Odin, it said, PASS, but nothing happens to phone, it freezed to the Download mode... I took battery off, put it back, launched phone again, there is Samsung logo then quickly turns to the download mode. Help!

  23. You can fix it by flashing stock FW