Samsung Galaxy S 3 Mini was released recently and till now no CWM recovery or rooting for the device has been released. However, XDA Member avicohh has managed to root the device on pre-rooted firmware build number XXALK6.
Rooting of your device will void warranty and to regain warranty you will be required to install Stock official firmware.
The guide mentioned below is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 and cannot be tried on any other device.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Root Galaxy S 3 Mini I8190 on XXALK6 Firmware
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Official 4.1.1 Jelly Bean I8190XXALK6 should be running on your Galaxy S3 Mini. Go to Settings >> About Phone >> firmware version.
Download Root Package and Odin required to flash firmware. Extract the content of Root Package to get a fil with extension “.tar.md5″.
Extract the contents of Odin to obtain “Odin3 v3.04.exe” file.
Switch off device and boot into download mode. Pressing and holding Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.
Connect device to computer via USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. You will be required to re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.
Click on PDA Button and navigate to select “.tar.md5″ file which you have extracted in earlier step.
Click on Start button in Odin to start rooting procedure. When rooting procedure is complete you will get a PASS message.
Disconnect device from your computer.
You have rooted Galaxy S 3 Mini I8190 on XXALK6 Firmware.