December 4, 2013

How to Root Galaxy S3 (Canadian) SGH-I747M on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware

The Canadian version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) - Rogers, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Koodo, Fido, and SaskTel has already received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. The new official firmware is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (Canadian) SGH-I747M users who have already updated 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 Senior 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!

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 Canadian version of the Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M). 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 (Canadian) SGH-I747M (
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Root Galaxy S3 (Canadian) SGH-I747M 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-d2can-d2vl-sghi747m.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 (Canadian) SGH-I747M 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.


  1. the 4.3 update its fido makes battery go from 100 -80 in 1 hour. five hours run time prior to update I could use the phone for web over 3g and get 8 hours on 4.1.2 (the last update before 4.3 all official very disappointed hopefully after root this can be solved. btw will root do a factory reset? ie I'll lose all my calendars apps emails settings notes bookmarks etc? ?

  2. Did the rooting process, it completed with the Green Pass message but still not rooted.
    Here is the script:
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-d2can-d2vl-sghi747m.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:2)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    RQT_CLOSE !!
    RES OK !!
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    Any idea why it didnt work?

  3. Having the same problem but I notice that each time I boot after doing the root process there is an Updating process. Maybe Samsung is getting smarter? :s

  4. if you got root access download app master. go to system apps and delete anything with knox in it. if you don't have root access cause knox is blocking it download the latest supersu by chainfire and update the binary. it will then say knox detected do you wish to disable knox. simply press yes

  5. I have followed all of your steps successfully, and have seen the green PASS in Odin.
    After installing superSU, it says it cant update the binary, or disable knox, because my phone is not rooted. I have done the process 5 times now with no error messages. But it is still not rooted.
    Any Ideas?

    Thank you for your effort and patience.

  6. Please disregard my previous post.

    Turns out the 7th time was the charm, no idea why...
    I doubt it was your technique, as I had some issues with the phone earlier, thnx for the post, my phone is now rooted.

  7. how much time does it takes for odin to detects your devices????????

  8. Since rooting my phone my WiFi has stopped working.
    Im stuck on step1 on "unfortunately, super su has stopped"
    Ive downloaded the super SU update but i am unable to install it. The only methods Ive seen require my WiFi to work.