ClockworkMod Recovery and Root for Galaxy S3 LTE GT-i9305 from Samsung


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  • Glen

    I have a Galaxy s3 LTE Telstra Version …. I have done this 4 times and it fails on each attempt …. any suggestions ?

  • cefur

    I have a International S3 LTE and after flashing I9305_CWM_Recovery.tar.md5 sucessfully and passing it in Odin.. i am not able to get into recovery mode… when i press Volume up + Home + Power button it takes me to Samsung’s default recoevery mode.. I also have S3 I9300 and it works fine on that.. but no matter how much i try on LTE it doesnt take me to modified recovery mode?

    Help ?

    • mad_rao

      It looks like CWM has not gotten flashed…pls repeat the ODIN steps and try again

      • cefur

        i have done this 3 times… and no luck :(

  • Andrew wishlade

    Do you have to have USB debugging ticked in settings while performing this procedure?

  • PhilMcCavity

    Another happy Aussie Telstra customer… brand new S3 4g and rooted perfectly within an hour of receiving phone thanks to this extremely helpful page. Huge thanks to Author!

  • zaki Buddy

    help my doesnt work even though it enters into android system recovery everytime even though i redo the process lots of time helppp

  • Chrisseytre

    Sorry – please ignore my last post. All good. Re did the steps as per the advice in your instructions and all worked fine. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorial.

  • Chrisseytre

    Flag as inappropriateI’ve done everything up until step 8… I get to the Odin 3 screen – and keep getting a big red FAIL. What am I doing wrong?

  • Chrisseytre

    Hi, I would like to root my Galaxy S3 (GT-I93005) which is connected via the Optus Network in Australia. I have read some horror stories about people on other forums bricking their device. Can I confirm with you that this procedure is safe for the Aussie GS3 version on the Optus network?

    • Trey

      I set up my Galaxy s3 yesterday after getting it from Melbourne Central Optus store. Can verify the root and mod work pretty straightforwardly and the root only Adaway [ad blocker] app I use to test clockwork on my devices had full access to the root no issues.

      In fact compared to the Nexus 7 and a lot of other devices it is by far one of the easiest rooting processes I have dealt with, and you don’t need to fully flash/wipe the phone to do it.

      • Chrisseytre

        I’ve done everything up until step 8… I get to the Odin 3 screen – and keep getting a big red FAIL. What am I doing wrong?

  • Quin

    Hi I encountered a problem. After installing CWM recovery as stated and holding down the Volume Up + Home + Power, I was brought to the Android system recovery screen instead of CWM recovery. Do you have any idea why is this so? Thanks in advance!

    • mad_rao

      Looks like CWM has not installed correctly. PLs attempt to install it again

    • Chris

      How dod you get around this, I get the same problem

  • Michelle

    All done on my Samsung Galaxy S3 4G Telstra Au phone. Great instructions thanks.

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  • g_b

    Just got the S3 LTE having had an iphone 4 for 2 years so the whole “rooting” thing is a bit of a mystery although i’m used to cydia and other iphone repos.
    Should the “” file be installed from a micro SD card or should it actually be on the phone ?
    If it’s supposed to be on the phone should i be choosing “install zip from sdcard ” then “choose zip from internal sdcard ” as opposed to “choose from sdcard ” again and what folder should the file be in on the phone?
    I’m sure this is a really simple question but i just dont want to brick my phone.

    • mad_rao

      HI…just copy the zip file to the root of your internal sd card…and then in recovery select “install zip from sdcard”…then “choose zip from internal sdcard” …navigate to the zip file you pasted and select it…it doesnt matter whether you place the zip file inside a folder or at the root…i suggested root because it saves you those additional clicks :)

  • Kenan

    Thank you very, very much. This is the easiest way to understanding how easy it is to root his S3 LTE. THANKS :thumbsup:

    • Kapil