Root VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 on Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 Official Firmware

An easy to follow root guide in now available for VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware running on Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 at Android Jinn. We are sure you must have already updated to the latest firmware update for Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 and now you can also root VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update. Installing a new firmware update removes root access and you have to perform the root process again to run apps that ask root permission. The root method works for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 on VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 updated from Samsung KIES or OTA update or manually using our firmware installation tutorial. You can now easily root VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 with the root package given in this tutorial. The old root package came with ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery but the new root package no longer comes with CWM recovery but only offer you a successful rooting. You may be interested to read – Benefits of Rooting Android devices.

Read: If you yet to update your Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 to this firmware then read this: Update Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 To VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

In this article we will help you to root Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 running L710VPBMD4 firmware. For this we will flash a small .tar file using ODIN. 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 L710. 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.

Backup Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 Data & Settings:

Although installing official firmware automatically restore your previous phone data if your device in running on official firmware prior to flashing this firmware, however accident may happen. That’s why We always recommend you to backup your phone data and setting before following manual firmware installation guide, 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
WhatsApp MessengerManually Backup WhatsApp Messenger Data.

Note: You can always backup your device data using Kies but we recommend you to backup data manually, so that if situation demand then you can easily transfer your data to any other manufacturer Android powered device such as HTC One or Xperia Z. If you have custom recovery installed such as TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery then use its backup feature which is better than any other backup we mentioned already as this backup create an image of whole system.

Download Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 USB Drivers

You need to connect your Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 to computer so that Odin can access it. However, it won’t be possible until you have proper driver installed. Technically, after you connect your device to Windows PC for first time, it will download and install the required driver but if it don’t then download it from below link.

Download Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 USB Driver

Few More Important Tips!

  1. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power, otherwise your device may see a hard brick if device turn off during installation. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. [Guide]
  3. This installation guide use ODIN utility which work only in Windows OS. If you use Linux OS (such as Ubuntu) or Mac OS then use CrossOver Utility to run ODIN in your OS.

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 L710 running L710VPBMD4 firmware.

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