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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S3

Tutorial Name: How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S3  

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How to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3


    The instructions in this guide are intended for use with theVerizon Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SCH-I535. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.

    The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.

    Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.

    Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.


    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535

    A Windows PC

    Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You can download the USB driver from [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

    Enable USB debugging on your handset.

    Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.

    Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

    For backup tips, check our guides on how to sync your data to the cloud and how to create local backups of your mobile data.

    Download [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Odin307.zip, 453 kB) to your computer.

    Download a modified system.img tarball from one the following sources (choose only one):

    Stock pre-rooted image without bloatware

    [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (stripped.rooted.system.img.tar.md5.zip, md5sum: 4d664b60b1ad5952a332bd1d78aa228b)

    [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (i535-stripped-stock-rom.zip.torrent, md5sum: b2343ad6fdf54abc378a282db2ed3ad0)

    Stock pre-rooted image including bloatware

    [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (rooted.system.img.tar, md5sum: e937f4a460806e75575c02add8035276).

    [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (rooted.system.img.tar.torrent, md5sum: 0f50fd1d2a8e18154cca712bf1e9d1bd).


1. Download the rooted stock ROM to your PC.
    If you downloaded the ZIP version without bloatware, unzip the file first in order to extract a *.tar.md5 file.

    If you downloaded the TAR version that includes bloatware, no need to untar or extract the file. Just use it as it is.

2. Extract Odin307.zipinto a folder on your computer.
3. Go to the extracted folder and double-click Odin3 v3.07.exe to launch Odin on your computer.
4. Switch off your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3.
5. Reboot your phone into Download Mode. You can do that by pressing the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button simultaneously until a warning message appears. Press the Volume Up key to continue into Download Mode.
6. Connect your Phone to the computer via USB cable. An Added!! message will appear in Odin. If it doesnt appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers on your computer.
7. Make sure that Re-partition is not selected under Options.
8. Select the PDA button and locate the downloaded TAR or MD5 file.
9. Click the Start button in Odin to begin flashing the ROM to your mobile phone. This will take a while. If Odin gets stuck, or you get a FAILED message, remove and reinsert the battery, then start over from step 5.
10. Your phone will automatically reboot. You phone will also get a PASS message in Odin.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. With a rooted phone, you can now flash ClockworkMod Recovery and customize your Android phone.

All Credit goes to androidauthority website


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