How to root Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3?

Yes, you can enjoy official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S III now. And you might wonder how to root Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3. Well, the rooting process is the same as Ice Cream Sandwich firmware. All you need to have ~ Odin3 and CF-Root.

How to root Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3?
Just follow this guide will do – How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 with CF-Root? (Video)

That’s all. Enjoy root access on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3.


  1. Lots of user said JB firmware cannot be root using CF root 6.4,hope next CF Root version will fix it.Other method to try is using SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 TOOLKIT V5.0 by mskip.

  2. hi Jayce,
    i used CF 6.4 and when i open CWM it says “This version of CWM should be used with CF-CWM v1.1 or newer. It appears u are running a different recovery. Various features have been disabled.”

    Plzzz heeeeelp…

  3. hi, jaycee, im wondering when is the sgs3 in ‘our’ region/area getting the official update…
    afraid to use odin n stuff. Or is it our region not considered major market enough to receive it.

  4. Hi Jayce.. hoping you can help me.

    1. Bricked my s3 sgh 1747M
    2. Can boot into recovery mode or download mode
    3. Wiped all factor data – everything
    4. Tried to install ROM from external sd card – android man fell over dead
    5. Reinstalled CWM 10 and Superuser from external sd card, no problem
    6. Still cannot flash a ROM

    Any thoughts? I am getting desperate, and going slightly crazy.

  5. tested the jellybean before it was released over here in finland, then decided to go back to the stockfirmware. now the jb is officially released and i can download it fine with my phone BUT, once it starts installing it, android dude falls over looking dead *sad*. Any idea what i can do ? do i have to flash some other countrys jb and what would be the best to keep track on.

  6. hi jayce, when i want a root my s3 gt 19300…i push 3 button (volume up, home an power) whwn turn phone show option..

    reboot system now
    apply update from ADB
    apply update from external storage
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partiotion
    apply update from cache

    what should i choose ??

  7. Hi,

    I have just one more question!

    The samsung auto-software updater won’t let me update now that it is rooted. Do I just update manually or do I have to unroot 1st?

    Many many thanks.

  8. Hi Jayce,
    Greetings from India.
    I had rooted my samung galaxy SIII i9300 yesterday with Odin 1.85 and CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.
    It was a clean root,I was very happy.I did not have any problem.
    I then started experimenting around.
    I did a backup with the ROM manager app of the present system.
    Then I downloaded CYNOGENMOD 10 nightly directly from ROM manager and flashed it using that app.
    After flashing the ROM,I had a bootloop problem as I did not wipe the date & factory reset (which I read about after the flashing process).
    Somehow I got back into recovery and using the backup I flashed the ROM and my phone started running back in the normal state before the CYONGENMOD.
    Now I have rooted phone running the ROM as before,quite stable.
    Only problem that I found is that I get this error when I open CWM app.”This version of CWM Manager should be used with CF-CWM v1.1 or newer. It appears you are running a different recovery. Various features have been disabled”.
    But I am able to boot into recovery using this app and the ROM MANAGER APP.
    So my queries are:
    1)What the consequences of this problem,should I just ignore it,What are the”various features” that are diabled?
    2)When I flash some other ROM will I have a problem?
    3)Will there be any problem to unroot the phone?
    4)What is the best ROM available according to you out there?

    Thank you.
    Waiting for your reply.

  9. Hi Jaycee,
    I have rooted my s3 to android revolution HD.
    The root was successful.
    There are two folders sdcard0 and extsdcard.
    I find that all the programs that I had before root are stored in sdcard0 evethough I have done a wipe data and factory reset.
    Is it possible to remove all the data in sdcard0 so that I can have a clean install of applications.Of course only the data is present in sdcard0 there is no corresponding app installed.
    What should I do?
    Can i remove all the data in the sdcard0.?
    There is also a 0 folder that contains the previously installed apps before root.


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