Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S3 Value Edition smartphone means you can do things like install custom ROMs and any apps that need full system access to run. The reason as to why all of this becomes possible is because you are going to start using the Android operating system as if you were using a Windows administrators account or running a command with Sudo in Linux. There are usually two sets of apps available from the Google Play Store: the one’s that anyone can install, and others that need root to run. The latter is easily identifiable because when you attempt to install them, they will give you a message that lets you know you cannot run them because they need root to run. Those apps will work for you after you complete this guide.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Value Edition with the GT-i8200 model number. Like you know, the KingRoot universal one-click rooting application will open up the operating system for many devices, but it is the GT-i8200 model number that it is confirmed as working on the S3 Mini. You can check out the model number of your S3 Mini by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Make sure you have enabled the Unknown Sources option from your Galaxy S3 Mini Value Edition’s settings by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > and then under where it says “Device Administration” check for the Unknown Sources.
- Note that by rooting the Android operating system you are most likely also voiding the warranty at the same time. Moreover, rooting does not require an unlocked bootloader but installing a custom recovery does. The following guide does not install a custom recovery or unlock the bootloader for you.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI GT-I8200 VALUE EDITION RUNNING ANDROID 4.2.2 JELLY BEAN
- Turn on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini VE smartphone and open your web browser app.
- Point to the KingRoot link from XDA-Developers and install the APK file directly from your browser just like you usually would.
- Navigate to the app drawer on your smartphone and tap on the newly installed KingRoot app icon.
- Tap on the button from the front page of the app that suggests it will try to root your device.
- Wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and for the success message to show up on the display before exiting the app and then rebooting the smartphone.
- Reboot the Galaxy S2 Value Edition handset before attempting to install any root apps.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-i8200 Value Edition smartphones running on the Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean software updates. The Android 4.2.2 JB update was the only Android version these phones are documented as ever running so you should find the guide works for everyone. You can check that everything worked wonderfully by opening the Google Play Store and installing one of the many root checker apps that are out there and made available by several developers. You should have no worries finding a version that is free for checking root access on your handset.