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How to Root Galaxy S3 I9300 XXELLC, XXELLB Jelly Bean 4.1.2

You can now root XXELLC & XXELLB on Galaxy S3 I9300 using CF-root. Both of these firmware updates became available earlier today with users being able to update from Kies or download the firmware manually and install it on I9300 device manually using Odin. The firmware brings Android 4.1.2 to Galaxy S3 I9300 smartphone. After installing it, you can root XXELLC Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 using CF-Root. Same tool can be used to root XXELLB Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware which was also released earlier today. Here is the guide:

How to Root XXELLC / XXELLB on Galaxy S3 I9300

Step 1: First, you should update to the firmware that you want to root, if you haven’t updated yet. Follow the links provided below for each version:

Step 2: Download Chainfire Root package: CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.zip

Step 3: Download Odin3_v3.04.zip and extract the downloaded zip file.

Step 4: Run Odin3 v3.04.exe as administrator to start Odin application.

Step 5: Boot Galaxy S3 in download mode:

  1. Switch your device off.
  2. Press & hold Home + Volume down buttons, then press Power button to boot the device.
  3. When the screen appears (you will see Android robot image & a triangle), press the power button to enter download mode.

Step 6: Now connect Galaxy S3 to the computer while it is in download mode.

Odin will detect your device. You could see one of the ID:COM boxes turning yellow and displaying the COM port number. If this happens (Odin detects your device), you’re good to go. If not, please check if you have your device drivers installed on the PC and if the USB port is working fine.

Step 7: Once device is connected, click on PDA button in Odin. Then browse and select the CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.zip file that you downloaded in step 2.

Step 8: Make sure that only following 2 checkboxes are checked in Odin:

  • Auto Reboot
  • F . Reset Time

Step 9: Click on “Start” button in Odin. Your phone will now reboot in Recovery mode and the root package will be installed.

Step 10: Once done, your device will reboot. You can now disconnect it from PC and start using it.

That’s it. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXELLB / XXELLC root is complete.

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Rashid Saeed

I blog about the hottest and latest news updates and trends in the smartphone industry - in particular, the Android platform.

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