How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L

Updated on February 1, 2020

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L using the pre-rooted Stock Rom (android 4.1.1 base-XXUBAM).

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L should have at least 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L

  1. Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on your computer (if in case Samsung USB Driver already installed on the computer then SKIP this step).
  2. USB Logo
  3. Download and extract the root files on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:
  4. i8190l root files
  5. Power Off your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L.
  6. PowerOff Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L
  7. 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.
  8. Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L
  9. 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.
  10. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L Warning Sign
  11. 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.
  12. i8190l odin files
  13. Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Oden will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.
  14. Samsung Galaxy Added Odin 3.07
  15. Once your device detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the I8190LUBAMA1 PRE-ROOTED.tar file (you have extracted this file in step#2).
  16. Add PDA Odin 3.07 for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L i8190l pda files
  17. Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the Flashing. Once the flash process is completed your phone will restart automatically.
  18. Start i8190l root
  19. Once you see, the Green Pass Message then remove the USB cable from the device (during this process, your device will restart automatically).
  20. Samsung i8190l rooted
  21. Now your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190L 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 exists then it means you have successfully rooted your device.
  22. 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 Application.

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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.

[*] 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 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.

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

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