How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)

Updated on June 10, 2020

These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint) (running on android 4.4.2, built id KOT49H.L710VPUDND8) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint) should have at least 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint) using Odin

  1. Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on the computer. If in case Samsung USB Drivers are already installed on the computer, then SKIP this step.
  2. USB Logo
  3. Download and extract the root files on the computer. Once the archive is extracted, you will be able to see the following files:
  4. Chainfire Root File for Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)
  5. Now, Switch off your Phone. Power Off Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)

    Step 4: Now, you have to enable Download Mode on your phone. To enable download mode Press and hold Volume Down Key, Home Button and Power key at same time for 5-8 seconds (you have to press and hold all three buttons at same time) until download mode is not active.

    Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)
  6. 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.
  7. Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint) Warning Sign
  8. Now, Open Odin3 (found in the extracted files, that you have downloaded in the Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your phone to the computer. Open Odin3.07 for Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)
  9. Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.
  10. Samsung Galaxy Added Odin 3.07
  11. Once your device detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5 file (you have downloaded this file in step#2).
  12. Add PDA Odin 3.07 for Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint) Odin3.07 PDA file for Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)
  13. Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the Flashing.
  14. Samsung PDA File Added Odin
  15. Flashing usually takes 30-50 seconds to complete the rooting process on your Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint). Once Rooting process got completed, you will be able to see a Green Box with Pass written on it in Odin. During this process phone will re-boot automatically. Odin3.07 Flash Completed for Samsung Galaxy
  16. Once you see, the Pass message in Odin, you can disconnect your Device from the computer.
  17. Now, to make sure you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint), open Applications Menu on your phone and Find SuperSU App. If this app exist on your phone then it means you have successfully rooted your device. Congratulations.
  18. SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint)

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

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[*] Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 4.4.2 with the built id KOT49H.L710VPUDND8.

[*] If your device isn’t running on the same built id KOT49H.L710VPUDND8, then you may need to download and flash (install) the firmware based on the same build id. Later try to root your device from the above method.

[*] No data loss process: Your Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with the above method. In short, no data loss process.

[*] 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.

[*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their CF Auto Root file for Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint). Without using the CF-Auto Root file, the above tutorial was not possible.

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