How To Root Galaxy S3 I9300 XXEMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Earlier we come up with a detail installation guide to update Galaxy S3 I9300 to I9300XXEMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware manually. Now, we are here to help you out on rooting this newly flashed firmware. A rooted Galaxy S3 I9300 comes with some serious benefits including ability to install root only apps, ability to access system files and installing extensive hacks to modify functionality. Go through this page to obtain step-by-step rooting guide for Galaxy S3 I9300 running on I9300XXEMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

To obtain root we will flash CF-Auto-Root in your Galaxy S3 I9300 running I9300XXEMA1 firmware using ODIN. Flashing of which root your device. However, in this process you may lose your personal data and settings. You should follow this guide carefully to properly backup your data that you can restore later.

Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update.

To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.



This tutorial is only for Galaxy S3 , model number I9300. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names


  1. Make sure your device have at least 40% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S3 in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]

If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to root Galaxy S3 I9300 running I9300XXEMA1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

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