How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 (S3 GT I9300, Android 4.1.2 XXEMF6 Firmware)

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Recently Samsung rolled out the latest Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 and those who have updated their Samsung Galaxy S3, are probably looking up a guide over Internet to root out their device once again. As always, we understand your needs and over the entire course of this article we’ll be covering a step-by-step guide to root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 in a safe and convenient way. Before we move ahead, make sure that your current firmware version matches the XXEMF6 version. Since this guide is only meant for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 on XXEMF6 firmware version and if you don’t know how to check that out, you can find the firmware version by pointing your device to  Settings > More > About Phone.  Now let’s get you into the guide where we have summed up prerequisites along with the whole procedure.

Root Samsung Galaxy S3

Warning: Although the tutorial shared below roots your android phone successfully, there are chances of you bricking your phone and making it useless. If you are a newbie and don’t know the abc of rooting, then I recommend not to proceed. Neither Dnem nor I am responsible for any damages you do to your device by following the tutorial below. Proceed at your own risk.

Prerequisites:

  • As usual, before you begin make sure you’ve backed up all your important data like apps, messages, contacts, etc.
  • Before you jump into the process of rooting, make sure you have enough battery to go with, at least 75%.
  • Also note that, you may not be able to claim your phone’s warranty once you have rooted up your phone.
  • Final thing, make sure USB debugging is enabled and just recheck if you’re not sure. For enabling USB debugging, point your phone all the way to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
  • We’re good to go now but please note that there’s always a minor risk of messing up your phone while rooting. So if that does happen with you, we shouldn’t be held responsible for anything whatsoever.

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 (S3 GT I9300, Android 4.1.2 XXEMF6 Firmware)

  • Begin with downloading XXEMF6 root package and theOdin application on your computer. Odin files would be in a .rar file which you have to extract somewhere on desktop, keep the firmware zip file as it is.
  • Now pick up your phone, remove battery and reinsert it. After that you have to turn your phone on in download mode.  For starting your phone in downloading mode, press the both Volume up and down Key and Center button simultaneously and while holding them down together press the Power Button.  An appearance of green Android on the screen will confirm the action.
  •  On the computer side, open up odin.exe which we extracted above and while holding up your phone in download mode, connect it with your computer with the help of USB cable only. On connecting, the ID:COM field on Odin will turn yellow or blue which confirms that your device is successfully recognized  and connected with Odin.
  •  Again on Odin, look for PDA button, click it and browse for the CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5 file.  In addition to that check that Auto reboot and F.reset options are selected on Odin.
  •   Double check everything and once you’re sure, click the start button in Odin to start the root process.  After a few seconds or maybe few minutes your phone will restart and a pass message will be displayed on Odin. You can now unplug your device.
  •  So you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Do let us know if you faced any problem through the comments below.

Author Bio: Hello friends, my name isNaserMohdBaig. I love to write about tech updates, gadgets and rooting guides. I work at TechZimo.

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