The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s one of the most successful devices and it beats every Android device out there. This flagship phone comes with a massive 4.8-inch smartphone and being a very popular phone, it attracted many developers who would develop custom firmware, rooting and custom recovery. However this phone is not for everyone, particularly not for those who hate large and bulky devices. That’s where Samsung’s new offering – the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 steps in, which can be called as a smaller brother of Galaxy S3.

The S3 Mini lacked custom recovery, which is a necessary tool to gain root access to the system. But all these challenges could not prevent the phone from being rooted. The Galaxy S3 Mini has now finally got rooted firmware, thanks to a member of XDA Developer forum named as avicohh. In this tutorial, let’s learn how to root the Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.

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Requirements:

  • Pre-rooted XXALK6 firmware for Galaxy S III Mini
  • Odin 3 tool
  • Samsung USB drivers

Instructions:

Step 1: Download Odin 3 and pre-rooted firmware for your Galaxy S III Mini from the source link below. After downloading, extract it.

Step 2: Open Odin 3 as administrator and point to the .tar file that you extracted from the rooted firmware.

Step 3: Put the device in download mode by pressing Volume Down + Home + Power button, and then press volume up key.

Step 4: Connect your phone to USB and wait for Odin to detect the device.

Step 5: Click on Start and let Odin work its magic.

After the flashing is complete, reboot your device and you will see the SuperSU in the app drawer.

Enjoy root access on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.

(Source: XDA Developers Forum)