The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been receiving several Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) firmware updates in recent times. One of these was the XXALJL official firmware, which was released last month. S3 Mini owners with that particular Android 4.1.1 update can now root the device, by following this tutorial.
However, IBTimes UK cautions its readers to proceed at their own risk and re-iterates we will not be held responsible for damage to the device during the rooting process.
- Ensure all important data is backed-up
- Ensure device has at least 80 percent battery charge
- Enable USB debugging
- Ensure all necessary USB drivers are installed
To Root Galaxy S3 Mini on Android 4.1.1 XXALJL:
- Download Rooted Android 4.1.1 I8190XXALJL to the PC and extract the same
- Download Odin v1.85
- Switch the device off and let the device enter Download mode (to do so, press and hold Volume Down and Home buttons and then press the Power button until the Android robot and a triangle appear and then press Power button to confirm entry into Download mode)
- Double-click on Odin to start programme in the PC and connect the device to the computer via a USB cable. If the device has been connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number
- Choose the files that you have to flash or install on your device
Click on PDA and choose file CODE
Click on Phone and choose file MODEM
Click on CSC and choose file CSC
Click on PIT and choose file .pit
- Ensure that "Auto Reboot" and "F.Reset" options are checked in Odin
- Now, click on Start button in Odin. Installation process will begin
- After installation is completed, the device will restart. After home screen appears, unplug the device from the computer
To ensure the root method has been properly installed, verify with the Root Checker app.
[Source: Team Android]