Rooting and installing CWM on Samsung Galaxy S3 without Odin/Computer/USB connection

Are you totally new to rooting Android phones ? Can’t fully understand the whole new terminology ? Finding Odin Confusing ?……

Then this thread is for you !

I am assuming you already did you research about rooting and you know all the risks involved .

I am also assuming that you got stuck with some Odin errors like the Stuck at “Get PIT for Mapping” or any other issue , despite of this post I still recommend using Odin as it’s widely supported . Finally , I am not responsible for any damage that happens to your phone . This method worked for an S3 I9300 with Android JB 4.1.2. 

Now after you have been lectured with the usual warnings and recommendations it’s time for action :

FIRST STEP : Downloading and installing Farmaroot.apk

Farmaroot is a tool that uses software workarounds to root the phone without having to flash a custom ROM.

1 – Download Farmaroot-1.6.0

2- Connect your phone to the PC and copy Farmaroot-1.6.0.apk to your sdcard .

3 – Install Farmaroot (make sure you checked installation from untrusted source from the security settings) .

4-  Run the app , choose “install Superuser”  option inside Framaraoot and Select any of the exploits that appears in the app and wait for some time(sam worked for me) .

  • If you get a “Success  … Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device” then you have successfully rooted your phone .

5- you can ensure that your phone is rooted by downloading the root checker from the app store.


SECOND STEP : Flashing the Clockworkmod recovery.

1- Now you have your phone rooted you can simply install CWM using the ROM manager app from the play store which fully supports the i9300 . Run Rom manager and follow the steps to flash the CWM.

2- Reboot your phone in recovery (by pressing Home + power + vol down buttons) and you will get the CWM recovery screen ..


That’s it ! Congrats !