Rooting method for Galaxy S3 Mini has been released.SGSIII Mini I8190 has been released lately and many have purchased this as its the kinda a little brother of the hugely popular Galaxy S3.Even we could see the Android development for this device has started to take off and because of that we can see developers have made available Root for the Galaxy S3 Mini.
Now if you want to tweak your Galaxy S3 Mini’s performance even more, or if you want to install custom ROMS on your phone, then very first step is rooting Galaxy S3 Mini.
But no worries guys, we have covered here an easy tutorial to successfully Root Galaxy S3 Mini Smartphone.
Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Firmware
Reasons to Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean firmware :
Basically if you intend to get access to special system files , if you want to edit those files or customize you need to Root Galaxy S3 Mini .You can even tweak your SGS3 Mini Jelly Bean in much better ways.In simple words ,Rooting provides you and the apps to get a control of your entire mobile system.You basically become a “Superuser” through which you can alter :
1. Preinstalled system apps like clocks ,maps etc.
2. Boot screen images
3. Special Apps
4. Edit themes
5. To make a backup of all the applications installed.
Methods provided here are often considered risky, can brick the device and void warranty.So , it is advised to read the below mentioned procedures with utmost attention and meticulously.This is solely at your own risk, we are not to be held responsible for any damage done to the device !
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
2.Back up your phone data.
3.Make sure that you have installed Samung drivers on your computer.
Download 32bit drivers here
Download 64 bit drivers here
4.Sync your contacts with gmail.
5.Enable USB debugging mode(Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean :
Now,to begin with the process to Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean , initially you need to download Odin software. Following is the ODIN download link. Odin Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean
Next, we need to download the CF-Root Kernel to Root Galaxy S3 Mini. Following is the File to Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean. Download the latest Root file for Galaxy S3 Mini from there.
Having done with the downloading, you will get a .zip file.Extract it further to get .tar file.Thats it
Now you need to switch of your device Galaxy S3 Mini and then your device need to boot in the download mode. In order to do the same ,
do press the Volume down Key and OK button and Power Button simultaneously.Now, when you get the Warning message just press the Volume UP key to enter the download mode.
Now with the phone being in download mode, plug in your phone into the PC via USB cable and then open the ODIN tool (Downloaded from step 1).
Once the phone is connected , ID:COM section in the top left corner would become yellow thereby indicating that connection has been established with the device successfully.
Now make sure that you tick on F.Reset Time and Auto Reboot Checkboxes
Now in the PDA tab in odin , upload the tar file you had extracted (from step 2).
Now everything required has been set for rooting of Galaxy S3 Mini to take place.You can check the image below.Off course you need to upload that .tar file in PDA section!!
Now in order to start the process to Root Galaxy S3 Mini , click on the start tab and in no time, it will Root Galaxy S3 Mini Jelly Bean. While this process is on your device may reboot several times but no need to worry about it.
Then when the final reboot takes place, the process to Root Galaxy S3 Mini on Jelly Bean is completed and “Pass” would be displayed on top left corner in ODIN and also the phone will automatically reboot and then you can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini from Computer.
Go to your app drawer.You will see a “Superuser” app installed indicating that Galaxy S3 Mini has been rooted.
XDA Developer Note : For some reason in some models it’s impossible in this device to boot into recovery mode (by combination of buttons).
If you want to do wipe data doing it from the settings menu (factory reset) or if you have a boot loop problem, flash the attached file WIPE_I8190.zip (the tar file inside zip) via odin in pda, it will do wipe data automatically.
Who happened to him soft brick as result of wrong flash (for example cf-root of I9300) and the phone stuck on boot, first flash root file and after this flash param_i8190.tar (attached). it will fix it.