How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 on android 4.1.1

Updated on January 1, 2020

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 (running on android 4.1.1, built id JRO03C.I9305ZHALI8) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 should have at least 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 running on android 4.1.1

Step 1: Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on your computer. If Samsung USB Driver already installed on your computer then Skip this Step.

USB Logo

Step 2Download and extract the root files on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:

Chainfire Root File for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305

Step 3: Now, Switch off your Smartphone.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305

Step 4: After switching-off the Smartphone, you need to boot into Download Mode. To boot into download mode Press and hold Volume Down, Home Button and Power Button at same time for 5-8 seconds (you have to press and hold the buttons at same time) until download mode is active.

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 Download Mode.jpg

Step 5: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to continue.

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 Warning Sign

Step 6: Now, Open Odin3 (found in the extracted files, that you have downloaded in the Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your Smartphone to the computer.

Open Odin3.07 for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305

Step 7: Once you have connected the Smartphone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.

Samsung Galaxy Added Odin 3.07

Step 8: Once your device detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root.tar file (you have downloaded this file in step#2).

Add PDA Odin 3.07 for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 Odin3.07 PDA file for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305

Step 9: Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the Flashing.

Start Odin3.07 Flash Samsung Galaxy

Step 10: Flashing usually takes 30-50 seconds to complete the rooting process on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305. Once Rooting process got completed, you will be able to see a Green Box with Pass written on it in Odin. During this process Smartphone will re-boot automatically.

Odin3.07 Flash Completed for Samsung Galaxy

Step 11: Once you see, the Pass message in Odin, you can disconnect your Device from the computer.

Step 12: Now, to make sure you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305, open Applications Menu on your Smartphone and Find SuperSU App. If this app exists on your Smartphone then it means you have successfully rooted your device. Congratulations.

SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305

Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.

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[*] Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 4.1.1 with the built id JRO03C.I9305ZHALI8.

[*] If your device isn’t running on the same built id JRO03C.I9305ZHALI8, then you need to download and flash the firmware based on the same build id then after try to root your device from the above method.

[*] No data loss process: Your Personal Data including contacts, pictures, videos, music won’t be affected using the above method. In short, no data loss process.

[*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their CF Auto Root file for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305. Without using the CF-Auto Root file, the above tutorial was not possible.

[*] Samsung Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device then head over to Download Samsung Stock Firmware for all devices page.

[*] Samsung USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device then head over to Download Samsung USB Driver for all devices page.

[*] If your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 is running on android 4.4.4 then see this tutorial to root it.

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