How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 on Android 4.4.2 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S3Once you root Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 smartphones, you can install a great deal more apps on the device. One of the bes tapps you can install on your Samsung galaxy S3 smartphone after getting the root access is the WiFiKill app. Once you install the WiFiKill app, it stops all of the connections that are chewing up your bandwidth.


  • The following guide is proposed for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone with the model number SPH-L710 only.
  • It is recommended to follow this guide if you are running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
  • You can find out both those bits of information by heading over to the Menu > Settings > About Device.


  • You must have your Samsung Galaxy S3 bootloader unlocked before you can get root access on the device using the guide.
  • You should download the Samsung USB Drivers from the Samsung link found on our USB drivers page. You should also find a link that goes to the official Samsung website if you prefer using it, or try installing the universal ADB driver from ClockworkMod.
  • You do void the manufacturer’s warranty by following this guide. Any device that comes with Samsung Knox security does not got that same warranty back ever again. However, those without the Samsung Knox security can unroot the device and return to the stock ROM to fix the warranty.
  • Have the USB Debugging Mode enabled by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. Once you tap the box, it will automatically remember your settings so you can just leave the Developer Options.


  • Download the CF-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy S3 from this link.
  • Download the latest Odin version from this link.
  • Download both of the files above directly to your computer and then shift the files over to the desktop.
  • Right-click over the files and select the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
  • Reboot the Samsung Galaxy S3 in download mode (start with it off and reboot by holding the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons).
  • Connect the S3 to the computer using the USB cable.
  • You know the Samsung USB Drivers are working when you see the ID: COM port light up with a color that’s usually yellow. If you do see the color in the port, you know all problems from this point on are not driver related. If the process fails, try using a different Odin version.
  • Click the PDA/AP button and browse the desktop for the extracted CF-Root file.
  • Click the Start button without adjusting any of Odin’s default settings.
  • Wait until the Odin message box gives you the pass message and the device reboots.
  • Now you are ready to unplug from the computer and start download new apps.

You are now ready to install the WiFiKill app from the website and install it as an APK, plus loads more apps available from third-party sources or the Google Play Store.

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