Root Samsung Galaxy S3 MetroPCS SCH-R530M with Debugfs Automated Root Tool

Name Debugfs Automated Root Tool
Warranty Voids Warranty.
Stability Stable without any issues.
Root Manager App SuperUser. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits sparkym3


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Before you begin with the instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.


To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be SCH-R530M!

Please know that this page is meant only for Samsung Galaxy S3 MetroPCS. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been Warned!


Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.



You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully root your Samsung Galaxy S3 MetroPCS.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Samsung device on your computer.




Download the Debugfs Automated Root file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).


DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: (1.97 MB)

For latest version of this tool, check the original page →


Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after using the Debugfs Root Tool, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Extract/Unzip the root package, on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably)You’ll get the following files:
    • adb.exe
    • AdbWinApi.dll
    • AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    • debugfs
    • debugfsinput
    • isroot
    • RootDebugfs.bat
    • su
    • Superuser.apk
  2. Enable app installation from Unknown sources. For this:
    • Go to your device’ Settings » Security » Scroll to the bottom and tick on Unknown Sources to allow installation of non-market apps.
  3. Turn on USB Debugging  on your Galaxy S3
    • Enable developer options: Go to your device’ Settings » select About device » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
    • Enable USB Debugging: Open device’ Settings » select Developer options » Tick the “USB debugging” checkbox. (under Debugging section)
  4. Connect your Galaxy S3 to computer with a USB cable and if a pop-up screen shows up on Phone asking you to Allow USB debugging for the computer, make sure to tick the checkbox and tap OK.
  5. Double-click the RootDebugfs.bat file to open a command windows which should look like the screenshot below.
  6. Press 1 on the command window to root your device. It will display some instructions which we already covered, so just press any key to move forward.
  7. Now the command window will wait for the device to show up.
    If the device is not detected for a longer time, here are some troubleshooting tips:
    • Make sure you have installed driver for Galaxy S3 as said above in ‘Before you begin..’ section.
    • If you have already installed driver, then uninstall them and reinstall back.
    • Connect using a different USB port on your PC.
    • Try a different USB cable. The original cable that came with your phone should work best, if not, try any other cable that’s new and of good quality.
    • Reboot your phone and PC and then try again.
  8. Now if there isn’t a hassle with the phone’s connection with PC, your device will be rooted in a few minutes.
  9. Follow the On-Screen instructions which prompts a few keyboard clicks to continue over the process.

NOTE: In the process of rooting the phone will reboot several times before the phone is completely rooted. It is supposed to reboot a few times, So don’t disconnect your device from PC until the process is finished.

That’s all. If you need help regarding this, feel free to ask us in comments below.


It was easy to root your Galaxy S3 SCH-R530M with Debugfs Automated Root Tool, right?  Let us know how you plan to use root privileges on your Galaxy S3 MetroPCS.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

  • Pat

    (sigh) no luck. The daemon started successfully, then hung there for up to 15 minutes. I aborted and restarted the procedure, but still the same result.

  • Pat

    (sigh) no luck. The daemon started successfully, then hung there for up to 15 minutes. I aborted and restarted the procedure, but still the same result.

  • Josh

    mine prompts me with failure to find a system partition

  • Josh

    i guess no one cares about this…

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