Can you jailbreak a handheld device like the Samsung Galaxy S3 or note running an Android OS? You certainly can, but with android devices, it is called rooting, and is perfectly legal.
You can easily jailbreak or root Sprint or T-Mobile Galaxy S3 by using the steps below and watching the video tutorial on How to root Samsung Galaxy. The rooting is provided by Xda developers member, cypher_zero. To root the Galaxy S3you have to install CWM on your S3 via Odin and then install CMW superuser.
WHAT IS NEEDED
Before we begin with rooting/jailbreaking, simply download the following packages:
- Download CMW_SuperUser_v3.07.zip. Do not extract this file. Copy this file to your phone’s internal storage as is–zipped (we usually just copy the root directory).
- Download Odin3-v3.04.zip to your computer. This one you need to extract. Extract the zip file to obtain Odin3 v3.04.exe.
- Download clockworkmod.tar to your computer. Do not extract this file also.
- Samsung USB drivers for Windows, if you are running Windows, or the drivers for Mac or Linux if you are running those. Install the drivers if you haven’t installed them already
Step by Step How to root / Jailbreak Samsung Galaxy S3
Before you can root/jailbreak, you need to Install CWM Clockworkmode.
Install CWM ClockWorkMode
Step 1: This is actually downloading the four files above and preparing them for use: CMW Super User v3.07, Odin 3.04, Samsung USB Kies Driver, and clockworkmod.tar.
Step 2: Check to see that USB debugging (under Settings -> Developer options) is enabled in your phone, then turn Off your phone and just remove and reinsert the battery
Step 3: Put your Samsung Galaxy phone into download mode: Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power keys simultaneously.
Step 4: Run the ODIN application on your PC which you downloaded in step 1.
Step 5: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable. If you have completed the above steps the Odin window will show that the device has been detected otherwise it will not respond, and you will have to redo since Step 1.
Step 6: In the middle of the ODIN screen click the PDA button and select clockworkmod.tar and press Start Button.
Step 7: ODIN will start the process of flashing your Galaxy S3 firmware. Wait a while, then the phone will reboot and the flash process is complete.
How to Root / Jailbreak Samsung Galaxy S3
Step1: Download the software CMW_SuperUser_v3.07.zip
Step 2: Connect your device to your computer or directly copy CMW_SuperUser_v3.07.zip file into Galaxy S3 external SD card.
Step 3: Turn Off the Galaxy S3.
Step 4: Put your device in recovery mode. Press Volume Up + Home Button + Power Button until your Phones boot into CWM Recovery Mode.
Step 5: Once your device is in recovery mode keep pressing the volume down button until you find the option “Install Zip From Sd Card”. Press Power button to select the “Install Zip From Sd Card” option.
Step 6: Select the copied file after you select the option “ Choose zip from SDCard”. Scroll down by pressing volume down and then Power button to choose “CMW_SuperUser_v3.07.zip”
Step 7: Select the option “Yes- Install CMW_SuperUser_v3.07.zip”. The installation will be completed in few moments and you will need to reboot your Galaxy S 3. Now it is rooted.
Watch the video below on how a Samsung Galaxy s3 is jailbroken/rooted from T-Mobile or Sprint