Root XXEMC2 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy S3 I9300 Official Firmware

In this page you will learn required steps to root Galaxy S3 I9300 running I9300XXEMC2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. The process is quite simple. First you need to download and ODIN zip. Then follow the below mentioned guide to get rooted Galaxy S3 I9300.


  1. Rooting your Galaxy S3 I9300 will void manufacturer warranty.
  2. Though root usually not effect your phone data but it’s advisable to follow pre-requisites that we mentioned in previous page as precaution.
  3. By following this instruction you only receive root. You have to install custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Recovery separately to flash custom ROM or hacks in your Galaxy S3 I9300.
  4. This root process may increase binary flash counter.


File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. CF-Auto-Root file for I9300XXEMC2 Firmware [Filename:]
  2. Odin 3.07

How to Root Galaxy S3 I9300XXEMC2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

  1. Extract downloaded CF-Auto-Root zip file and you will find a .tar.md5 file within it.
  2. Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
  3. Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  4. Now, put the Galaxy S3 I9300 phone in Download Mode by pressing pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button. A Warning! screen will come up; press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode. [You may require to press Volume Up to enter into download mode in green Robot screen]
  5. Now run Odin3 v3.07.exe (see Step 2) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly.
  6. Now connect your Galaxy S3 I9300 with your PC using USB cable. A message will arrive under Odin’s message box in the bottom left saying “Added!!”. If you don’t get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too don’t work then you should then reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the “Added!!” message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
  7. Select these files in Odin at respective buttons:
    1. Click the PDA Button, and select CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5.
  8. In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.
  9. Double check everything that we mentioned. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
  10. Once flashing completed, the phone will reboot and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Congrats! Your Galaxy S3 I9300 running I9300XXEMC2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted. You can now install apps that require root access. To verify your device is rooted or not follow this guide: How To Verify Android Device is Rooted or Not.

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