We recently covered the steps to update Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.1 XXDLJ4 firmware. Now we will cover the process on how you can root your phone with this firmware installed. The method covered is the CF Root method, one of the easiest methods to root your phone via ODIN.
Rooting allows you tinker with phone settings otherwise not possible. This includes apps that can alter CPU speed, voltage as well as other advance tasks. Be sure to backup all your important data before commencing and make sure your phone battery is fully charged.
CF Root package contains the following
- SuperSU v0.93
- ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery v5.5
- CWM Manager v3.60
Step 1- Download the CF Root package and extract it in a folder
Step 2- Download ODIN (if you have not downloaded it already)
Step 3- Boot your phone into download mode. Do this by switching it off and then pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then pressing the Power button. You’ll see a triangle and an Android logo. Press the power button to enter download mode
Step 4- Open ODIN on your PC. Make sure USB drivers for the phone are installed. Upon successful connection one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.
Step 5- Select the file you downloaded in step 1. You will find these once you extract the package. Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar.
Step 6- In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
Step 7- Click Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start which takes a few minutes to complete. After this your phone will restart and your phone will be rooted.
To verify whether your phone is successfully rooted, download the Root Checker app from the Play Store.