Galaxy S3 T999 can be rooted on UVDLJC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware which was recently released for T-Mobile US. Go through the guide to update UVDLJC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Firmware on Galaxy S3 T999. Once you install official firmware on your device you lose root access and hence you have to root your device again. You can go through the step by step guide to root Galaxy S3 T999 can be rooted on UVDLJC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware.
Rooting will void warranty of your device and can be regained only after you install official firmware.
Before you go ahead with the rooting tutorial make sure that Galaxy S3 T999 is running on official UVDLJC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware.
The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy S3 T999 and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About phone.
We will be using CF-Root Package to root.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Root Galaxy S3 T999 On UVDLJC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 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.
Download Kies Software to install drivers.
Extract the firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.
Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.07.exe” file.
Switch off device.
Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.
Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.
Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.
In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.
Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.
Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.
You have rooted Galaxy S3 T999 On UVDLJC Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware. You can check if your device is rooted by installing “Root Checker”.