Root Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 using Odin

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Looking a way to root Galaxy S3 Mini? Well here is a tutorial that will set you up with a procedure that is simple and you won’t need any technical knowledge for it, completely nil. You just have to follow a simple set of instructions and you’re done. So lets begin.

Before you Root Galaxy S3 Mini:

You bare expected to have a complete knowledge about android rooting and stuff related to it before you begin to root Galaxy S3 Mini. Since you need to make sure that you completely know that what really are you. Doing to the device and not really rooting for the sake of it. What would be the benefit of rooting your device if you don’t even know what it really is and how can you benefit or lose by it? So if you do not know much about it, then you should really take out some time and have it to read and study about android rooting and things related to it. Below is a brief intro of rooting, some advantages and disadvantages as well. Note that if you already know about it and have been rooting since quite a bit of time now then you can really skip this part and move on to the next section of the tutorial.

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Android Rooting let’s you get the root access which in turn gives you the power to control the device better than ever before. You are even able to interfere in the core functioning of the device and make various changed and tweaks in the system processes according to your own preferences. You can perform many tweaks and customization which by default android does not let you do. It is like, when you root an android device you are completely on the driver seat and have the power to control many to almost everything about how your device works. There are many more things related to android rooting that we cannot discuss right here in this post, so if you desire to know more read this post.

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Since rooting allows you to perform tweaks and customizations on the device, you can use it your own advantage. Like you can increase the power and performance of the device and level of personalization that you have on your android device. To list a few tweaks that you can do, you could Custom ROMs, Play HD Games, increase the internal memory, increase the RAM, and also you could overclock processor. And not only this there are many more things out there, and to know about more tweaks you can refer to this post right here. And so as to get to know about more detailed advantages of rooting your android smartphone, this post would help you out.

Also android rooting has some disadvantages. Yes and the most common of them all is, when you root an android device, you. Lose the warranty on the device that has been provided by the manufacturer on it. Though nowadays many manufacturers allow and support rooting but ark majority of them don’t at the point of time. There are many other disadvantages as well, which are quite technical and so as to get to know about them in detail you would have to reach out to the detailed post, disadvantages of rooting your android device.

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About this Tutorial:

Since there are many ways out there to root a device, let us first have a look that what method will be using in this post to root galaxy s3 mini. We will be odin which will help us to root the device and you guys should know that odin is a flash tool is provided by Samsung itself. We will use odin and flash the root file on the device which will get us the root access on the device. It is comparatively a long method but it is safer and really dependable. You need to note that if any damage or harm is caused to the device we would not be responsible for it, so proceed at your own risk.

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Pre Requisites:

Before you rush to the instructions part of the tutorial and begin to riot Galaxy S3 Mini using one click, there are some things that you would have to get done in the first place. Below is a list of all those things and you can refer to it.

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode under the Developer Options of the device.
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  • In case you don’t see any Developer Options on the device, then you need to tap on the Build Number of the device 7 times.
  • You will need a laptop or a computer with adequate drivers setup on it.
  • You can download the drivers for your device from this page right here.
  • Download the files from the download section below.
  • Also backup the important data on the device, though it won’t get wiped, still it is better to be on the safer side.
  • You can use the tutorials given right here to help you in backing up data.
  • Backup Apps for Unrooted Devices
  • Backup and Restore SMS and WhatsApp Chats
  • Backup and restore Contacts
  • Lastly also make sure that you have charged the device properly before you begin, as you would not want that the device should interrupt you in the middle of the process and ask to plug in power.


Before we begin with the rooting process, there are a few rooting essentials that you need to download before you can begin with the rotting process. Download them from the links below on your computer. And before you do, you will first have to do things mentioned in the locker box below.

How to Root Galaxy S3 Mini:

Follow the steps below to begin with the procedure to root galaxy s3 mini and note that before you begin, you need to make sure that you have gone through the previous sections and downloaded the required files as well.

  • Boot your device into download mode by first turning it off and then holding and pressing by holding and pressing the volume down button + home button + power button together for about 10 seconds.
  • Then let go off the buttons once you see a warning message with a yellow triangle sign and press the power button to continue.
  • Now launch Odin on your computer and connect your phone on download mode to the computer using a USB cable. If the phone is connected properly, you will see a successfully connected message on the left bottom portion of the Odin window.
  • Now extract the root package file that you downloaded before step 1.
  • Click on the PDA field in Odin and select the .tar.md5 format file from.the extracts files of the root package.
  • Check the boxes next to Auto Reboot and Re-Partition and leave everything else as such. Click on the start button to start the rooting process.
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  • Once the process is complete, the device will automatically reboot following which you can disconnect it from the computer.
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  • To make sure of the root, you can download the Root Checker app from the Google Play Store and use this app to confirm the root.
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Yes this is it, you are set to know do those things and customizations or tweaks that you were looking forward to do after to root Galaxy S3 Mini. Note that if in any case you got stuck or faced any errors or issues or maybe even the download links don’t seem to work then you could let us know by commenting below, anyone of the users or the member of our team would get back to you with a solution of your issue as soon as possible.

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