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18 April 2013

How To ROOT & Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S3 [CF-Root]

CF Root for Samsung galaxy S3 GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T
By using this guide you can root the galaxy S3 which running on Android ice cream sandwich or jelly bean (4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1)

Rooting instructions :
Backup your data first
1- Download CF-Root-SGS3 file (Link below)
2- Unzip the downloaded file only one time
3- Open "Odin3" as administrator
4- Click on PDA button and browse to the CF-Root-SGS3-vX.X.tar file that you extracted
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5 - Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer and disable your antivirus software
6 - Shut down your device
7 - Put your device into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power)
8 - Volume up to continue
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9 - 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
10 - Make sure re-partition is NOT TICKED [Very important]
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11 - Click Start and wait a few seconds.
Done !
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
~ This stuff is made ONLY for the GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ It will void the warranty of your device
~ Download and Install Kies or Samsung mobile driver, if you didn't get a sign in ID:COM or "Added" in message box
~ It will install : "Root: SuperSU","Recovery: ClockWorkMod","Util: CWM Manager"
~ Credits go to "Chainfire" (CF-Root developer)
~ XDA "CF-Root" thread

Downloads : HERE
Odin3_v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
Latest Samsung Kies HERE


  1. hi , i get stuck at odin mode on my phone. i did all u sad and when i enter odein mode ( vol down + power + home) and pres vol up, and connect to my usb cabel. It only say Downloading... do not turn off target. and it stays that way for long time.... is that normal? :)