How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190

Updated on June 10, 2020

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 using pre-rooted Stock Rom (android 4.1.2 base-XXAMG1).

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 should have at least 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 with Pre-Rooted Stock Rom

Step 1: Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on your computer. If in case, Samsung USB Driver is already installed on the computer then SKIP this Step. USB Logo

Step 2: Download and extract the root files on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files: i8190 root files

  • Power Off your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190. PowerOff Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190

    Step 4: Now, you have to enter into Download Mode on your phone by Pressing Volume Down Key, Home Button and Power key at same time for 5-8 seconds until you entered to the download mode.

    Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190
  • In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to continue. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 Warning Sign

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

    i8190 odin files
  • Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Oden will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 Added Odin 3.7

    Step 8: Once your device detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the I8190OXXAMG1 PRE-ROOTED.tar file (you have extracted this file in step#2).

    Add PDA Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 Added Odin 3.7 i8190 pda files

    Step 9: Now, click on the Start button in odin to begin the Flashing. Once flash process is completed your phone will restart automatically.

    Start i8190 root
  • Once you see, the Green Pass Message then remove the USB cable from the device (during this process, your device will restart automatically). Samsung i8190 Rooted
  • Now your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 is Rooted. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open Applications Menu, there you will be able to see a new app installed, called SuperSU. If this app exist then it means you have successfully rooted your device. PreRooted SuperSU installed on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L

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

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    [*] Data Loss Process: Flashing Pre-Rooted Stock ROM is always a data loss procedure. So, always take backup of your personal data before flashing the Stock ROM.

    [*] Warranty Void: Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 Warranty may be Void after following the above tutorial.

    [*] How to Unroot? To unroot Open SuperSU > Settings > Full Unroot.

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

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

    [*] Credits: The Pre-Rooted firmware used in this tutorial is made available by Avicohh (xda developer). Very thanks for the firmware, without it the above tutorial was not possible.

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