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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE SHV-E210K [Guide]

E210K [1]The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been around for years, but would you believe me if I told you there’s still new variants pumping out of the factories? Well, it’s true. The folks over in Korea recently have a new device in their smartphone line-up namely the Galaxy S3 LTE SHV-E210K and today I’ll show you how to open the device away from the default factory restrictions by opening up the system internals. We know this as gaining root access which allows us to customize the look of the device, boost battery performance, install custom ROMs, custom firmware and even a bunch of extra apps you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to use.

The great news is you don’t have to search through repositories like you would with Cydia for the iPhone. Everything is available from the Google play store including apps that would help you overclock the CPU for added performance, so let’s take a look at how to open the operating system.

The method we are using today is the CF-Auto-Root package from Chainfire. As you likely know already, his work is fantastic because it delivers users with an experience that’s close to the stock Android (plus bloatware), while still leaving users with the unchained OS. Furthermore, his guides are relatively easy to follow, so you don’t have to be an advanced Android user for the following.

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE SHV-E210K

  1. Download the CF-Root package from here [2].
  2. Download the Odin program from here [3].
  3. Extract the files to the desktop of the computer.
  4. Open the Odin app and leave it there.
  5. Boot the S3 LTE in download mode [4].
  6. Connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable.
  7. Wait for Odin to say “added” and change the color of the ID: COM port.
  8. Search for the AP button and click the mouse.
  9. Upload the tar.md5 file to this button.
  10. Do not check the re-partition box.
  11. Leave the Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options.
  12. Click the start button.
  13. Do not touch any buttons on the phone or use any computer program until the flashing completes.
    – it can take around ten minutes.
  14. Wait for Odin to show you the “pass” message before disconnecting.
  15. The smartphone will reboot itself; it may take several more minutes than usual or the initial boot process.