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04 June 2014

How to Root Verizon Galaxy S3 "SCH-I353" on Android 4.3 "NC1" update

More users after updating their Verizon galaxy S3 SCH-I535 to the latest I535VZWCNC1 update, they lost the ability to root their phone by using SafeRoot method, which was completely safe, easy and it doesn't trip KNOX nor binary counter.
I have found a way to root NC1 update by using "SafeRoot" again on the latest android 4.3 jelly bean like any other devices without unlocking bootloader.

Requirements :
  • I535_Root_Kernel file
  • I535_NC1_Kernel file
  • Odin3 any, version
  • Installed Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile USB driver
  • Saferoot tool file
Instructions :
  1. This process WON'T wipe your data, but backup your phone just in case this process corrupt your data. 
  2. Flash I535_ROOT_Kernel.tar.md5 file by odin3 in PDA or AP section.
  3. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT selected.
  4. Root your device using SafeRoot method by following this guide : [No Warranty Void] Safe Root Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3/S4 Note 2
  5. Make sure your phone is rooted by trying App which require root permission.
  6. Flash back NC1 kernel by Odin3.
Congratulation, your Verizon galaxy S3 SCH-I535 is rooted on the latest Android 4.3 jelly bean without tripping binary or KNOX counter.
This video was made for GT-I9300 but it's exactly the same steps for SCH-I535
  • Download and install manually busybox if the tool is failed to install it.
  • Use this guide at your own risk.
  • Kernel files on this post are ONLY for Verizon galaxy S3 SCH-I535 and ONLY for Android 4.3 jelly bean NOT 4.4.2 KitKat
  • You will not be able to receive OTA update, but you can update your device at any time by Kies or Odin3. 
  • This process is tested by "Devon Onescu" and worked great "It worked like a charm!!! Thanx for helping me root my device again:)".
  • To unroot your device --> Open SuperSU app / Settings / Full UnRoot then flash stock FW
Downloads :
  • Odin3 v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
  • Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies HERE
  • Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE
  • I535_ROOT_Kernel HERE
  • I535_NC1_Kernel  HERE
  • SafeRoot tool files  HERE credit "k1mu" his thread


  1. Brian Anderson06 June, 2014 00:13

    I am very new to this. I am trying to follow the instructions but I can't be past Flash I535_ROOT_Kernel.tar.md5. Odin give me an error. I have tried reinstalling the usb drivers, tried different usb cables and PC ports but I still get this error. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? This is a verizon S3 with 4.3 NC1 Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I535_ROOT_Ker_W0lfDroid.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  2. Nithin Vijayakumar06 June, 2014 01:09

    This same

  3. This is connection error
    Try to unistall Kies and driver and restart then reinstall the driver again.
    Try the original cable of the S3 ...
    Try another computer

  4. Mohammad Omar Afaneh10 June, 2014 20:18

    Just give a creadet or link the page you copy this from

  5. credit? for who?
    link the page you copy this from? COPY?!!!
    NO COMMENT !!!!

  6. No comment because you feed off others hard work. You might as well have molested his dog. You're a low life prick.

  7. Can you post that link please?

  8. Look at that : and tell him to be more faster to steal it :)

  9. on the second reset my phone is stuck on downloading... do not turn off target!! what do i do?

  10. Press and hold power button

  11. thank you my friend i love you

  12. I tested and this worked for me so I dont know your guys problem but here's what I did: opened odin 3 selected the pda put phone into download mode then plugged in the phone an waited till it had the com:03 thing showed up then clicked start then it rebooted when it finish and I left it plugged in until I rebooted it manually.
    Hope that helped people ;)

  13. would this work on a 4.3 g3 nf1 if i replaced the nc1 kernel with an nf1 kernel?

  14. Use this :

  15. after this process... can i flash synergy ROM on my verizon sch i535 android 4.3.....? plz help ?

  16. If this ROM is based on custom kernel and need a custom recovery then no