November 27, 2013

How to Root Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware

The Sprint subscribers of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with model number SPH-L710 has started receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number L710VPUCMK3. The new official firmware is currently available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 users who have already installed their devices with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by Elite Recognized 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 4.3 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

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.
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 the Sprint version of the Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710). 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 4.3 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 to light 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 the computer.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) SPH-L710 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now rooted successfully. Open the app drawer of the phone and check for an app called SuperSU. 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.

How to Fix "Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped"?
Step 1: Download and install the latest APK of SuperSU on your device.
Step 2: Open SuperSU app (update the binary if prompted) and allow it to disable KNOX.
Step 3: Reboot your device.

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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58 comments:

  1. The phone is rooted this way as I did it before I saw this post because I used this file to root the Android 4.1.2 on the S3 but rooting this way on 4.3 doesn't add an SUbinary which is needed to use SuperSU. Therefore, while you may have root on your phone, you can't do much with it. How do we fix the issue with SuperSU?

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    1. It's the same set of steps but with a different model of S3. I did post a comment on the other page though so maybe I can get some help. Thanks though.

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    2. afterwards go onto the play store and update supersu then open supersu in app drawer and update the binary it will ask to disable knox hit yes and wait...knox will disable and it will tell you it was successful then reboot your device and you're golden thats how i did it and it worked for me

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    3. your root method is good straight forward etc. there is so much different ways other there I like this just check your model your carrier thats it. The root went well but knox blocked superus from starting whats another way to disable knox?

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    4. What if... you go to the play store to update supersu, but it doesn't give you that option? Mine is already updated.... so it just says "installed"... hmmm

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  2. Everything seems to work fine for me but root checker says it is not rooted. Suggestions? Thanks

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    1. Woah. Wifi tether no longer works?

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    3. This method works if you redownload SuperSU, update it, allow it to block knox, then go here to download a different wifi tether app that works per Andrew below. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2571287

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  4. What about Wifi. Treve's Mod no longer operational.

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  5. Does this work with Virgin Mobile even though its the same model?

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    1. Read the post people. The problem with this county is you can type bold letters saying this root ONLY WORKS WITH SPRINT S3. ONLY WORKS WITH SPRINT SPRINT SPRINT SPRINT SPRINT. And yet people still ask will this work with verizon. Lol. Come on you dumbasses read or go back to school. Better yet YEAH THIS WORKS WITH ANY PHONE. SO PLEASE USE THIS METHOD ON ANY PHONE BECAUSE ITLL ROOT AND SHIT OUT GOLD AT THE SAME TIME. so you win twice buddy. But yea go ahead and ignore the warnings and install this on any s3 verizon att etc. Doesnt matter. Bye bye stupid idiot.

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    2. It Does NOT work on Sprint phones I tried it.NO SU installed. Any body know how?

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    3. Yes it does, just rooted mine after the 4.3 update! I had problems at first, but realized I did not follow the instructions correctly! Once I figured out what I did wrong (selected Phone instead of PDA option in Odin program, Dagh!). It worked like a charm... though the wifi tether does not work. (not due to this fix but with 4.3 and Treve's Mod) Looking at using WiFi tether router, as advised by others on this forum. And yes it's 100% rooted, verified.

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    4. So Does It work with Virgin Mobile

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    1. It does work, but you need to download SuperSU after rooting because the binary is not installed. Once you download SuperSU, it will tell you the binary needs to be updated, allow it to update and you're set. I did this in 10 minutes last night, with no issues. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 for Sprint.

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    3. This will solve the tether problem as well ;) lol... no more cf-autoroot ;)

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    4. I have sph- L710 with factory 4.3 and the above method did not work for me either. The problem I had was that the CF-Autoroot was not updating the SU Binary and once my phone started there was no way SU would update the Binary no matter how many times i removed it or reinstalled it. Even with the CF-Autoroot succesfully installed the SU binary would not update. My solution is I found a .tar file for CWM v6.0.4.3 here: http://goo.im/devs/mskip/recovery/samsung_galaxy_s3 (found d2spr for sprint) flashed it to my phone with Odin 3.07. Then I downloaded SuperUser v1.86 zip file. copied it to phone with computer. Reboot into recovery flash your SuperUser . zip file (make sure it is v1.86) SuperUser.zip v1.86 contains all the SU Binary updates neccesary for the playstore app to work properly.

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  7. it worked fine for me. I re installed supersu and all is well

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    1. Funny how people are tap dancing around the WIFI ISSUE!!! ROOT IS ONLY 50% of the problem. WIFI WIFI WIFI

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    2. look a post above for my solution to tether problem..

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  8. Funny how people are tap dancing around the WIFI ISSUE!!! ROOT IS ONLY 50% of the problem. WIFI WIFI WIFI

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  9. And just for the record, this method does work. I ran root checking and it did verify root access. but it is useless without WIFI WIFI WIFI

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    1. My solution is I found a .tar file for CWM v6.0.4.3 here: http://goo.im/devs/mskip/recovery/samsung_galaxy_s3 (found d2spr for sprint) flashed it to my phone with Odin 3.07. Then I downloaded SuperUser v1.86 zip file. copied it to phone with computer. Reboot into recovery flash your SuperUser . zip file (make sure it is v1.86) SuperUser.zip v1.86 contains all the SU Binary updates neccesary for the playstore app to work properly.

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  10. Read about this on another forum. 4.3 was forced OTA on me, and I had my s3 rooted prior. Now, I'm rooted again using this technique, but treve's wifi tether no longer works. Apparently he's coming out with a newer version... Hopefully I can wait that long.

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  11. .If you want Wifi Tether on Android 4.3 ...
    Check this out: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2571287

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  12. This DOES NOT WORK, I have been at this for 6 hours.

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-d2spr-d2spr-sphl710.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    recovery.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    cache.img.ext4
    RQT_CLOSE !!
    RES OK !
    Removed!!

    Just now received the Removed warning, I have uninstalled and reinstalled aswell as updated SuperSU and still nothing.

    I have also made sure that i did not extract twice!!!!!

    This is Extremely frustrating, And the more i read into this, The more i see the same problem from other users.

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  13. Can I install CWM on this? I'm new to rooting, please help :)
    This 4.3 update is really getting on my nerves....I'm trying to root my phone and then flash a lower version of jelly bean to my phone manually. I understand that CWM fits in here somewhere since it is mentioned in nearly all root procedures except this one....any clarification would be awesome and very helpful :)

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  14. I have sph-l710 and used "WiFi tether router" in play store and have free wifi...well had to pay less than $2 for the app but it worked like a charm.

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  15. Goes through all the motions but Root is not achieved for me. Model is correct, etc. Titanium Bakup: "Asking for root rights..." but never does anything else.

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    1. SU update never progresses either. Asks which method to use, there is only one option, then sticks on Installing Superuser...forever

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  16. Tried this process a few times...this is all i get. any suggestions?

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-d2spr-d2spr-sphl710.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

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  17. This method simply does not work. If anyone knows how to root s3 4.3 please post.

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  18. Just used this method on my stock 4.3 Sprint Galaxy S3 and it worked just fine after I updated SuperSU and allowed it to disable Knox. Then Rom Manager was able to flash CWM and now I have a rooted phone and custom recovery!

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  19. Worked wonderfully for me, updating from a Sprint GS3.
    Thanks!

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  20. I tried this and it did not work for me it got all the way to the point where it says
    recovery.img
    then it stops, doesn't say fail or anything so i figured it needed time, left it on all night, woke up the same thing. Anyone else have this issue? Ive been trying to root this thing for years.

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    1. read my post if ur still having this issue

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  21. I think the problem that some of you are having is with odin. find the right one (google odin v3.07, should be on first page), repeat steps; this will work.

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  22. It took me a couple of hours, but that was the problem. the link to odin posted on here didn't work for me for some reason.

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  24. I can't get this to work i have tried everything from updating odin to making sure its above 80% i 'redid it over and it just go through the motions says it passes does the recovery reboots but it still isn't rooted any ideas what's wrong

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  25. Same here. Not sure what steps I'm missing, but I'm getting the same errors as above. I ran through everything. It appears to do what it's supposed to.

    Root Checker says it's not rooted. It never installs Supersu, which I believe it's supposed to automatically? When I manually download Supersu, it says no su binaries installed message. Knox is unchecked.

    Can someone give us rookies some help? Are we missing an important step here?

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  26. Flawless procedure.. Thank you much!

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  27. This method worked for me.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2596697

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  28. I cant seem to update Supersu. i skimmed the comments but didnt see anything on how to update it. the play store says its updated and i cant uninstall it to redownload it. theres no option. any kinda help is appreciated

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    1. Try to download and install the latest APK of SuperSU through the links provided above.

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  29. At first I had a problem with KNOX blocking SuperSu, but after doing some reading, I found out, that all you have to do is download and side-load the updated version of SuperSu! Also, make sure you install Busybox. Thank to all for the contributing comments!

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  30. I'm doing everything by the letter and everything is fine until I install the Root File. It will say Passed but then it will say Removed and my phone will come to a msg screen (in red letters) and my phone will reboot. Anyone else come across this ? I don't know what to try next. Thx.

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