Does anybody know how to root the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini?

  • Model Number : GT-I8190
  • Android Version : 4.1.2
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    You might like to start by reading the tag wiki for rooting.
    – Dan Hulme
    Jun 23, 2013 at 13:44
  • And if the hardware is not that different, steps for the Galaxy S3 might apply for the mini as well.
    – Izzy
    Jun 23, 2013 at 14:35
  • Usually Faramaroot app works for root , incase if it is not working that you should try by connecting you mobile to pc with usb debugging and use Root Genius software and try root. Download from here - shuame.com/en/root
    – BrotskyTv
    Oct 12, 2015 at 6:34

2 Answers 2


You can root your Galaxy S3 Mini without computer without PC.

  1. Go to Settings>Security>Check Allow Unknown resources.
  2. Download Root Master 2.0 apk from here.
  3. Install it as normal apk. Open the app and click root.
  4. Now the phone will restart and you'll see Kinguser in your app drawer.
  5. To Verify Root, Download Root Checker Basic from Playstore.



  • Did not work for me
    – Legisey
    May 15, 2015 at 15:11
  • Strange. Well you can try flashing the cf root file via Odin.
    – Phantasam
    May 19, 2015 at 12:31

I used towelroot


to root a GS3 Mini (another variant though) successfully. I guess its worth a try!

  • Thank you for suggesting an answer (though link-only it is). However, there is not much in this answer other than the name of the app (already in the tag-wiki suggested in a comment under the question). Please make this answer useful by adding instructions(know-how).
    – Firelord
    May 29, 2015 at 14:07
  • link says - "Your connection is not private". Mar 22, 2018 at 22:10
  • Dear, Firelord. If someone succeeded using this resource, than the answer is valid. Now, let's see how many upvotes it will get. Mar 22, 2018 at 22:11

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