The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo is a variant of the well known Galaxy S3 released in February 2014. The substantial differences are the possibility of using two SIM, the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Cortex-A7 processor, the Adreno 305 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM in favor of the Galaxy S3 Neo. In this guide I would like to show you how to get Galaxy S3 root permissions with all versions of Android and Galaxy S3 Neo with Android 4.4.2 installed.

Galaxy S3 Neo root permissions with Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Pre-requirements

  • Battery charged at least 30/40%.
  • Back up all sensitive data to be used in case of problems.
  • A PC with Windows installed.

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Guide

  • Download the Odin tool from this link.
  • Download the file for the root CF-Auto-Root from this link.
  • At the end of the download, extract the contents of the CF-Auto-Root package. You will end up with a file called CF-Auto-Root-s3ve3g-s3ve3gzh-gti9300i.tar.md5.
  • Turn off the smartphone.
  • Now start it in Download Mode. To do this, hold down the Volume Down + Power keys. When a yellow triangle appears, press the Volume up key to enter Download mode.
  • From the previously extracted folder, start the Odin3 application.
  • Connect the smartphone to the PC and wait for it to be recognized by Odin (the message Added in the box at the bottom left will appear ).
  • After the Galaxy S3 Neo has been recognized, click on the PDA button (or AP, depending on which version of Odin you are using) and, from the window that opens, select the file CF-Auto-Root-s3ve3g-s3ve3gzh-gti9300i. tar.md5.
  • Click the Start button and wait for the operation to finish.

When the message Pass in the box at the bottom left will appear, you can disconnect the smartphone from the PC. To check for root permissions, you can download the Root Checker app from the Play Store.

Galaxy S3 root permissions

This method to get root permissions on Samsung Galaxy S3 works with all versions of the operating system from Android 4.0.3 ICS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Pre-requirements

  • Battery charged at least 30/40%.
  • Back up all sensitive data to be used in case of problems.
  • A PC with Windows installed.

Guide

  • Turn off the Galaxy S3. Now hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power keys until a screen with a yellow triangle appears.
  • Now press the Volume up key to enter Download Mode.
  • Download the ClockworkMod package compatible with your Galaxy S3: GT-i9300 Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 – GT-i9305 Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.7.
  • Download the Odin tool from this link and extract the contents of the .zip package.
  • Connect the smartphone to the PC, then open the Odin3v185 folder and start odin3v1.85.exe.
  • You should see a yellow-colored rectangle in the Odin tool. If not, your smartphone has not been recognized by the PC.
  • Click on the PDA button and open the file with the .tar extension previously downloaded.
  • Press the Start button and wait for the ClockworkMod installation to complete (a PASS message will appear on Odin).
  • When the smartphone is restarted, download the SuperSU file from this link and copy the zip file to the Galaxy S3 internal memory.
  • Turn off your smartphone and start it in recovery mode, keeping the Volume up + Home + Power keys pressed.
  • When the Samsung logo appears, release the Power button while holding down the other keys.
  • Once you have entered recovery mode, select Install zip.
  • Select choose zip from/sdcard.
  • Search for and select the previously transferred SuperSU file.
  • When the installation is complete, restart the smartphone.

To check if there are root permissions on Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 Neo you can download the Root Checker app from the Play Store.