August 18, 2013

How to Root Galaxy S3 (AT&T) SGH-I747 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

The AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747) has just received a new software update based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The new software update is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T) SGH-I747 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. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

Note: Using this root increases your flash counter. The flash counter keeps track of how many custom firmwares you have flashed, as this voids warranty. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter after installing CF-Auto-Root.

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!

1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy S3 (AT&T) SGH-I747. 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 (AT&T) SGH-I747 (
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Root Galaxy S3 (AT&T) SGH-I747 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: Launch 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-d2att-d2uc-samsungsghi747.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 (AT&T) SGH-I747 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.

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

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  1. Hello, I'm having trouble with step 6. The options check boxes are greyed out, so I can't select the F.Reset Time option. I'm not sure why this is occurring, as I have followed the instructions precisely (out of fear for my phone lol). The only thing I notice is that the ID:COM box is yellow rather than blue as you said it should be. Any suggestions? I appreciate it!

    1. I changed the F.Reset Time value in the text file that I extracted to 1 and it was then checked off when i restarted odin. All set and rooted!

  2. thanks installed S3 i747 at & t 4.1.2 from Honduras

    1. Hey, can you provide me with the 4.1.2 MD5 file for SGH-I747 AT&T? i'm stuck on 4.1.1 and it's killing me

  3. im getting stuck on odin it saids get pit for mapping help!!

  4. How long does this take? Odin has been at the message recovery.img for awhile now...

    1. Been stuck on cache.img.ext4 now for almost 30 min...Is this normal?

    2. Try changing USB port. i faced similar issue for COM7 after changing the port to COM4, it worked fine. not sure if that was the reason but worth a try :)

  5. It said that it worked for me but I tried running Titanium and it said that it didn't have root access.

  6. Hi There, i tried to do the update on my phone, but it was unsuccesful after step 7. below is the text from message box:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-d2att-d2uc-samsungsghi747.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    RQT_CLOSE !!
    RES OK !!
    Remain Port .... 0
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    Kindly help
    what could be the problem

  7. Hey, can you provide me with the 4.1.2 MD5 file for SGH-I747 AT&T? i'm stuck on 4.1.1 and it's killing me