May 30, 2013

How to Root Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung has released its latest official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update firmware for the Sprint subscribers of Galaxy S3 with model number SPH-L710. The firmware is now available as Over-The-Air (OTA) update for the users.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy S3 users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S3 on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options (Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings >> Applications >> Development (Android 2.3 or earlier).
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root (Mirror Link) for Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 (CF-Auto-Root-d2spr-d2spr-sphl710.zip)
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Root Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 Running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy S3. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-d2spr-d2spr-sphl710.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is not selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start button in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart 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.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You can now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

Click here to know How to Update Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 with Android 4.1.2 VPBMD4 Jelly Bean official firmware.

37 comments:

  1. my play store dont work now. how do i enable the rooted version? please contact me at wac1587@gmail.com.
    Thank you!

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  3. This worked absolutely perfect. Sprint Galaxy s3. android 4.1.2. Used Goomanager to install TWRP as well as new rom. Simple and painless. Thank you for the post.

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  4. what happens when it does not allpow me to check the f.reset time box?

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    1. Would like an answer to this too.

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    2. what i found is open the oden3.ini file and where it says FResetTime=0, make the 0 a 1 AND save it

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  5. hi i did factory reset ..and lost all my contacts..dont have any back up...after using dr fpone android soft ware im not getting back my contacts...is their any other option to get back my all lost contact nos.. i rooted my phone

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    1. Um simple answer is think before you do. You've formatted your PC, right? What made you think this would be any different? But, anyway, you may not have actually wiped everything. Stuff may still be on your sd card, if that's the case, you could root it again and run Root Explorer app and see if you can find your shit. To find out if there's a bunch of stuff on there before rooting, try loading up your phone with USB and see if there's a lot of space taken up that shouldn't be.

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  6. question after rooting it worked successfully, but then for some reason apps started crashing randomly like maps. or id run wifi tether and it would work, but then id get a message saying phone has taken control over root access, as if id have root but then phone would override it and then the wifi tether would restart. any suggestions? also is it a good idea to update the superSU? also i just ended up unrooting through superSU and then i did factory erase and now everything seems to be working better, gonna root again and see, any suggestions or insight before i go again.

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  7. I have the Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware. The problem I’m having is getting the root successful. I’m very experience with the process. I've flashed it 16 times now. I’ve tried resetting the count but without root i can’t reset it either. I’ve tried doing a hard reset to start all over, but still no luck. What else could i do to reset the count and root the bad boy?

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    1. Have you tried Triangle Away? It can be used to reset the flash counter after installing CF-Auto-Root.

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  8. this did not work for me. ODIN says it worked "passed" but root checker says no and no root apps will work i have dont 3 times now what do i do

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  9. playstore wont open anymore. worked at first then i power cycled
    the phone and it just doesnt open

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    1. You need to get root explorer and in the root tab, do a search and search the file host. When you find the file, delete it, restart the phone, and play store should work

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  10. Same as Roger potter I tried this and nothing works I even looked for the mobile root app it didn't work either how do I root now? Please help

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  11. Worked like a charm. Greatly appreciate it.

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  12. New Galaxy S3 (Sprint). Followed the directions, all worked as described, but the phone did not root. Must be something new that Sprint has done to the phone. This same issue is appearing on a number of other forums.

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  13. This crap does not work,I've done many of phones... Your missing half of the files

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  14. I bought this model phone "Sprint GS3 16 GB SPH-L710" from a guy and have spent 2 days in various forums trying MANY ways to get the MSL (SPC) for this phone becase I want to switch it to straight talk. If I do this method, will I be full admin so I can get the MSL or will this process unlock the phone by its self; at which pointI could then call my provider to set service? Also, reading this process it sounds like some videos I have seen about downgrading the JB 4.1.2 to 4.1.1 so the "getprop fil.MSL" code works; is this what the process is doing or am I completely lost?

    pleaaaaaaasssssee help :(

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    1. DONT KNO IF U FLASHED IT TO STRAIGHT TAK YET, BUT I JUST FLASHED TO VERIZON PREPAID WHICH IS THE SAME, BUT THE FASH IS A CAKE WAK COMPARED TO STRAIGHT TALK FLASH (AND SCREW WALMART, THEY DONT DESERVE A CUT).
      EMAIL ME IF YOU NEED ME TO FLASH IT FOR YOU (TO VERIZON PREPAID)... i HAVE A FEW DONORS TOO IF YA NEED ONE...
      MJGIBEAULT029 @ GMAIL

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  15. Does this unlock the phone so I can switch carriers, or do I have to install a custom recovery to switch from sprint to Net 10?

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    1. ROOTING DOES NOT UNLOCK THE PHONE... TO SWITCH CARRIERS YOU HAVE TO FLASH THE PHONE WITH THE CORRECT CONFIGURATION SETTINGS FOR THE NEW CARRIER- VOICE, NETWORK, PRL, APN, AAA/HA/SSDA/SSDB/A KEYS.... ITS AN EASY BUT COMPLICATED TASK, ESPECIALLY W/O EXPERIENCE...
      EMAIL ME IF U NEED SOMEONE TO FLASH FOR YOU (REMOTELY)...
      MJGIBEAULT029 @ GMAIL

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    2. Can u root remotely? Or finish one?

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  16. What could be used instead of Odin on a Mac?

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  17. I tried this root with boost Mobile sgs3 can I make it work? Its like it has most of the root. Recovery screen has red patch eyed android on it. What can I do

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  18. i did all the steps but now when i tried the root checker app it said sorry this device does not have proper root access

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  19. does this work for boostmobile version? i have 4.1.2 SPH-L710

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  20. SE Andriod is disabling root access on Sprint L710 with Ver 4.3.any solution?

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  21. Does this work for my s3 on boost mobile

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  22. Actually this shit put my sprint s3 in bootloop... BOOST S3 & SPRINT S3 ARE THE SAME DEVICE.... SPRINT AND BOOST ARE THE SAME WORD IF U WILL

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    1. Your best bet to root the sprint and boost s3 is to pay the $5 to get a license to "sprint s3 ultimate rootkit" just google it and download the free version then click on support dev... it will guide you thru donating the $5 and the dev will then email you a code to activate the unlocked version...

      The full version roots the phone with out delay or error... but i needed twrp recovery and the program installed CWM, AND THE WRONG VERSION... Make sure u get right recovery or your gonna bootloop into recovery over and over....

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  23. I would like to know if this works also for phones Samsung galaxy S3 SPH-L710 with 4.3 Android from BoostMobile, since I have one and I can't get it to connect to my Tablet using wi-fi. Thank you

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