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How to root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III and install ClockworkMod recovery [Guide]

[1]This guide will help you to root the AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy S3 to enjoy the real taste of your device, to full extent. If you are looking to root your Sprint [2], T-Mobile [2], 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.

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. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty. Instal a custom recovery at your own risk. Installing a custom recovery may void your warranty.


This guide is applicable to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 on Ice Cream Sandwich, to help you root and install ClockworkMod recovery on your device. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

Get yourself equipped with the following before starting with the procedure:

How To Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3

First, let us start with rooting your device. Follow the steps below to root your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3:

The rooting procedure is now done with, and if you just wanted a rooted phone with the official ROM, you can stop here. If you would like to get your hands on the wide range of features ClockworkMod recovery has to offer, continue reading.

You can install ClockworkMod recovery on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 either using ADB [13] or using Terminal Emulator [14] for Android.

How To Install CWM Recovery Using ADB

How To Install CWM Recovery Using Terminal Emulator


Enjoy a rooted AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 along with the extensive ClockworkMod recovery (if you chose to install it). Now you can do things such as block ads [16] or deny apps Internet access [17], flash custom ROM’s such as Cyanogenmod [18].

[via XDA [19]]