Recently the international Galaxy S3 received Jelly Bean 4.1.1 XXDLIB firmware update via OTA (over the air) and those of you have upgraded their Samsung Galaxy S3 with that firmware and looking for a root for this firmware, here you can find it, thanks to Chainfire’s CF root.
The below guide will walk you through how to root Samsung Galaxy S3 on XXDLIB Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware. Use a Windows PC and USB drivers must be installed on the PC, you can use Samsung KIES for installing drivers, but during rooting it must be disabled, after installing drivers disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program that disturb you. Be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download Rooting Package for XXDLIB Firmware to your PC and unzip it.
Step #2: Download the Odin3 1.85 to your PC and unzip it too.
Step #3: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3_1.85.exe file.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down the volume down, home and power buttons.
Step #6: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #7: Click on PDA Button and locate CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 1. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #8: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #9: Unplug the phone from PC.
That’s it, your phone is rooted now, go to the Play store, from there download and install Root Checker app for checking the root access.
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