How To Root Sprint Galaxy S3 After Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Update

Find out How To Root Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Update with Odin flash tool. follow Easy method and step by step instructions. In our last article we wrote about How To Update Sprint Galaxy S3 To Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. After updating your device to Android 4.4.2 you’ll lose root access in your device. But in this method we’ll show you how to get root access back in your Sprint Galaxy S3. So, Just follow this simple steps given below and get root access back in your device.


Some Benefits Of Rooting :

  • Free up storage space by removing apps and services that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Increase performance with Tweaks & Mods available for device.
  • Update to a new version of Android with Custom ROMs.
  • You can flash Tons of Custom ROMs after rooting and flashing Custom Recovery for better performance and looks.


Below are some warning statements that you must be knowing before preparing to Root or Install Custom Rom in your Android Smartphone/Tablet:

  • Rooting/Installing Custom ROM is not an authorized process hence you’ll be losing all your warranty benefits over your Android Smartphone  after Rooting/Installing it.
  • There are certain risks of damaging your Android Smartphone/Tablets while Rooting/Installing Custom ROM in it. Hence, it is recommended that you proceed at your own risk and we are not to be held responsible even if your Smartphone gets damaged during or after completing the Rooting/Custom ROM installation process.
  • You might not receive any future official software or firmware updates after rooting and installing Custom ROM in your Android Smartphone.

Before You Begin:

  • You need a Windows based PC or Laptop.
  • You device must be updated to Android 4.4.2 kitkat.
  • This method is working and tested on Sprint Galaxy S3 only.
  • Download Samsung USB Drivers Here and connect your device with PC for complete the installation.
  • Enable USB Debugging in your Sprint Galaxy S3.Click Here if you don’t know how to enable.
  • Your device must be charged 50% minimum.
  • Make backup of device data for safety.

Download Required Files:

How To Root Sprint Galaxy S3:

  • Download both Odin & CF-Auto-Root zip files.
  • Extract Odin flash tool on your desktop
  • Now Turn off your device completely.
  • Boot your device in Download mode , Press & Hold Volume Down + Home Button + Power Button at same time.
  • Now launch the Odin .exe file and connect your device to PC with USB cable.
  • Wait for Odin to detect your device.ID:COM box in Odin turn Yellow after detecting.(Make sure the drivers is installed). Click on PDA button in Odin and select the CF-Auto-Root tar file. Only check Auto Reboot & F.Reset  option, don’t tick any other option like given below.


  • Now click on Start button in Odin to start the installation process.It take few minutes to finish.
  • You will see a PASS message in Odin message box after successful installation.
  • Your device reboot automatically.

Congrats!!! Your Sprint Galaxy S3 is rooted on Android 4.4.2 kitkat successfully.

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  • MuddyDroid Jun 28, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Worked perfect with Sprint Galaxy S3 running on Android 4.4. Kitkat. Couldn’t of been any easier. Thanks, to everyone involved in making this so easy.

  • Christopher savage Aug 5, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    I have 3 att Samsung galaxy s3 agh-i747, I read your write up several times before attempting the root via Odin….everything went perfect, rebooted, ran root checker and no root. Also super su keeps force closing. I’ve rooted several evo 4gs and 3ds and this was the easiest by far. Suggestions?

    • Sourya Kharb Aug 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      But this method is for Sprint Galaxy S3 running on Android 4.4. Kitkat. Why are you rooting AT&T Galaxy S3 with this method?

  • John Alan Aug 3, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Will this work with Boost Mobile Galaxy S3? Thanks 🙂

    • Sourya Kharb Aug 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      This method is only for Sprint Galaxy S3 🙂

  • Nick Jul 23, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    Do you think this would work with a Virgin Mobile GS3?

    • Sourya Kharb Jul 23, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      No its for Sprint Galaxy S3 only