Root Samsung Galaxy S3 AT&T with Clockworkmod Recovery
The Galaxy S3 AT&T was launched and now you can learn how to root it by using this article and the CWM-based Recovery. The tutorial is for advanced Android users and you shouldn’t try to apply the root if you’re a beginner because you might apply a wrong step and that might damage the smartphone. Make sure to read the entire info I’ve posted in this article and that you don’t skip any of the tutorial steps listed.
Rooting the AT&T Galaxy S3 isn’t a very hard task to complete, but it is recommended for advanced Android users to try and apply this change. This root has been created by the guys at XDA forums and now you can use it to gain access to all the system’s files to improve the phone performances, gain root access, use better Android apps that usually are working only with rooted devices, install custom ROMs etc.
Before we can move to the tutorial guide, you need to read the guidelines below and learn what you need to do before starting the root process. Here’s what you have to do:
- use the files in this post only with the AT&T variant of Galaxy S3.
- Do not attempt to apply the root files on other devices as this might damage them and your phone might be bricked in the process.
- Install CWM Recovery files. Here’s a guide that teaches you how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S3 AT&T.
- Since you’ve installed the CWM Recovery, it means that you already have a full backup of the current system that in case something goes wrong you will be able to restore it.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on your smartphone.
- Charge the phone’s battery until it reaches at least 70% in power levels. This will prevent it from discharging during the root process
- Make sure that you don’t skip any of the steps listed in the tutorial guide as that will result in a failed attempt to root your Galaxy S3 AT&T model.
That’s all the extra info you had to read and now you’re free to move to the tutorial and learn how to properly install all the files and gain root access for your phone. Please note that neither we nor the developers will be responsible in case you damage the device. You are the only individual responsible for this type of changes done to your device. Now that you know all this, move to the tutorial and root your phone.
How to root AT&T Galaxy S3 using only CWM Recovery:
- Download the root CWM Super user .zip package from HERE. Save it on your computer without extracting it.
- Connect your phone to your computer and then move the ‘cwm superuser’ zip file on your SGS3 internal sdcard. After the transfer is complete, disconnect the device from your PC.
- Power off the phone and then boot it into CWM Recovery. It can be done by pressing and holding ‘volume up’ + ‘home’ + ‘power’ buttons. Wait until the CWM Recovery mode screen appears.
- When in recovery, select ‘install zip from sdcard’ and from the next menu select ‘choose zip from sdcard’ or ‘choose zip from internal sdcard’. Find the CWM SuperUser zip file and select it.
- Confirm the installation and then wait until the file is flashed.
- When the installation of CWM SuperUser has been finished you should return to the main recovery screen.
- Select ‘reboot system now’ and wait for your Galaxy S3 AT&T to load the home screen.
- Launch Google Play Store on your device and search for the ‘BusyBox’ application or, click this Play Store link on your PC and install the app from your Google account.
- Launch BusyBox Free application.
- Confirm that you want for it to gain root access.
- Tap the X button.
- Confirm that you wish for the BusyBox app to scan your smartphone.
- Click Install for BusyBox Free app to install and apply all its files. When the installation process is complete, you should close the application and this is the last step you had to take.
Now your device is rooted and you’re free to start searching for new custom ROMs that you can install on your device. Make sure to return to our website as we will post new tutorials on how to improve the overall performances of your smartphone. In case you didn’t manage to install the root files, then you should try to repeat the tutorial and use the comments section to ask for our help.
The Galaxy S3 AT&T is now rooted and it should have the BusyBox app shown in the application drawer. Install custom ROMs and gain access to all Android’s sub-system files and with these you can improve the overall performances of your phone. Now your phone should much more easier to handle as you can use rooted applications for WiFi tethering, CWM Manager, ROM Manager, ROM Toolbox Lite, Titanium backup and multiple other. These apps are extremely helpful for tech savvy Android users who wish to benefit from the full power of their Galaxy S3 device.