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How to root Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III and and install ClockworkMod recovery [Guide]

[1]Samsung Galaxy S3, the current flagship model of the Samsung Galaxy series phones, is proving to be a tough competitor for its market counterparts. Rooting your phone lets you enjoy the full power of this device. This guide will help you to install ClockworkMod recovery [2] and root the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of Samsung Galaxy S3. Don’t get set back by the length of the procedure; the length nearly irrelevant and  the procedure is very simple.

If you are looking to root your Verizon [3] or International [4] versions of your Samsung Galaxy S3, please refer to their respective guides [5] rather than taking a risk by following this guide. You may also refer to an alternate method [4] to rooting your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Proceed at your own risk. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty. Install a custom recovery at your own risk. Installing a custom recovery may void your warranty.


This guide is applicable for both the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of Samsung Galaxy S3 on Ice Cream Sandwich. Though the process of installing CWM Recovery might be theoretically same for other versions of Samsung Galaxy S3, there is no surety whether it will be practically effective. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

Before we begin with the procedures, be ready with the following following packages:

And, before starting with the process, make sure that USB debugging (under Settings -> Developer options) is enabled in your phone.

How To Root and Install CWM Recovery on Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3

In order to root first we must install ClockwordMod. So the following procedures take you through the steps of first installing ClockwordMod then rooting.

To install ClockworkMod on your device, follow these procedures:

After installing CWM recovery, follow the procedure below to root your device:

After rooting your phone, follow the procedures below to complete the process:

If you need more guidance, watch the following video by qbking77 of XDA which shows the rooting in action:


Enjoy a rooted Sprint or T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3. Now you can do things such as block ads [11] or deny apps Internet access [12]. Have fun — and be safe!

[via XDA [13]]