How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999V
Galaxy S3 SGH-T999V is in for many different changes. They will only benefit this phone. To be able to use a much better device, you have to make sure this guide is considered. By following it, the device will have root access!
The device saw the light of day almost two years ago. It may sound like it’s old, but this phone still has what it takes to keep you happy. However, by letting it deal with SRSRoot you’ll find the device even more entertaining. And certain of its elements will be improved by a lot. The app we mentioned just now is free. It also comes with support for your phone’s Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. But the latter isn’t the only version compatible with the app. The SRSRoot works mighty fine with all the Android versions.
The benefits of this procedure
The handset runs with this CPU: 1.5 GHz. You’ll very soon own a faster smartphone; this is also something offered by the app. Then your device shall welcome custom ROMs and admin / superuser permission. This tool is powered by an SRS Server and it has these to offer, too: root-only apps. Do you want access to different customization options? The rooting will offer all of that. New features get delivered, too, as do these: options for a longer battery life. More than that, the app is ready to share these novelties with every gadget that’s been out so far.
You need to find a Build ID if you want to root your device. The SRSRoot gladly works with all kinds of such tools. We used the following: IMM76D.T999VVLALE6. You need to also know this: the app can turn itself into the perfect unrooting method. By using this rooting instrument, your phone will not encounter unwanted stuff. Apart from delivering no bloatware, this app protects the handset it’s on from viruses and other security-related problems.
Right before you begin the rooting, read this: the procedure revokes your phone’s warranty. Many guides will tell you how to get a hold of it again; only make sure your handset’s model is mentioned in the tutorial you choose. Another thing should be mentioned; only this time, the damage we’ll discuss is done if you update the phone after it has root access. The upgrade revokes the latter; after that, it deletes the system partition. Internal and external SD cards as well as important data are preserved. Restore all of the lost elements with a guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999V.
As far as a rooting goes, you’ll always need to perform requirements. As such, here you go:
- locate, on this site, some USB drivers that work with the Galaxy S3 SGH-T999V;
- have them downloaded on the notebook;
- then install them on it;
- see if the handset needs a battery recharge;
- backups must be generated to prevent major data loss during the rooting;
- initiate a full NANDroid backup;
- the phone’s security programs are to be deactivated;
- the notebook’s own security programs need to be deactivated, too;
- USB Debugging has to be enabled on the phone;
- the notebook has to feature Windows.
Step by step instructions
Once you have both handset and notebook done with these guidelines, the rest of your time should be devoted to the steps below.
- Start the procedure by looking for the SRSRoot freeware. You can’t find it? It’s on this page. Launch it, then wait till you spot a download button.
- Once the latter is clicked on, the app will be downloaded on your laptop. The download will be over really soon. When it is, the app has to be launched on the laptop; but first, install it there.
- Tap Menu on your phone next. Next, select Settings, tap it and look for Unknown Sources under it. Upon finding it, tap this option, then grab your phone’s USB cable.
- But before doing that, enable USB Debugging if you haven’t. This next step asks you for the following action: use the cord to plug the Samsung SGH-T999V to your laptop.
- The moment you see the devices connected to each other, this needs to happen: start the rooting. You are now required to enable the option that’s called Root Device (All Methods).
- If you’re done with that, then wait no more than 15 minutes. If 16 minutes are over and the rooting isn’t done, repeat our steps. But if the procedure is completed, reboot the handset.
- Which is done by enabling Reboot System Now. You have to wait again. After the Galaxy S3 SGH-T999V restarts, nothing should stop you from having fun with those root-only apps, custom ROMs and such!
We have, for those of you experiencing rooting problems, a comment field. And there’s always the SRSRoot to revoke the phone if you ever want to do that.