Ready to flash a custom ROM or overclock your Samsung Galaxy S III already? Don’t blame you. Rooting your Galaxy S III and loading a custom ROM afterwards will allow you to flash Jelly Bean and even a vanilla Android Jelly Bean version onto the device removing the weird Samsung UI skin. That alone would be reason for me.

In this how to, we’ll show you how to easily root your Galaxy S III regardless of the version using developer MSkip’s Toolkit.

I. Before You Begin

1. This will only work on Windows.

II. Install the Toolkit and Drivers

1. Download the MSkip Toolkit for your device version below and save it to your desktop.

Galaxy S III (Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T Version)Β (Click on the Download link in the first post under the list of functions)

[Mirror Link – Some of our readers complained that the original toolkit link doesn’t work. Use this mirror link if you’ve having the same issue]

Galaxy S III (International Unlocked Version)Β (Click on the Download link in the first post under the list of functions)

2. Double click the Toolkit to launch it.

3. Click Next

4. If the next screen asks you for what version of the Galaxy S III you have, select that option and hit enter.

5. Type 1 and hit enter to install drivers.

6.Β On the phone, pull down the notification shade and click on Settings, then click on Developer Options and turn ON USB debugging mode.

7. Once done, plug in your Galaxy S III via USB cable to your computer.

III. Root the Galaxy S III and Install ClockworkMod Recovery

1. Get back to the main menu, type 2 and hit enter to get to the rooting options.

2. Type 3 to do the AllinOne option.

3. Follow the on-screen options until it is finished.

IV. Load a Custom ROM (Optional)

1. Head to our how to load a custom ROM procedure to flash a custom ROM.

If this procedure helped you, please thank/donate to the developer, MSkip, for his amazing toolkit!

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  • matt

    help me, my phone turn to pitch black after i pressed reboot into recovery in rom manager.. pls help!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Try rebooting your smartphone into the normal mode and then try entering recovery mode again.

  • Kevin

    will this tool reset the device using it to root, or am I safe?

  • oFcak

    What i can do if I can’t turn my phone? I can go only to odin mode.

  • Sweet_Droid_Babe

    > How To Root the Galaxy S III (All Versions)

    You left out MILLIONS of USA Verizon users.


    • Just waiting for the developer to update the program. Shouldn’t be too long actually. If you want to ask him why he hasn’t added it yet, go ahead.

  • Anton Kaluzhanov

    I got android ice cream sandwich run on N9. BUT!!!

    When I try to switch on my camera,it says that ” can’t connect to the camera ” that was first problem πŸ˜€

    Second problem is that internet and Wi-Fi isn’t working at all πŸ˜€

    What should I do πŸ˜€ ?

  • john

    where is this supposed custom rom section?

    Also I have never seen any vanilla jelly bean roms…where is this?

  • superbass1919

    Hello Sir. My phone is downloading a new software update. When I install it, after rebooting the phone it displays this.

    – Installing package…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Please help. Thanks.

  • Bradley

    This needs to me marked as not compatible with samsung jellybean builds.

  • mike

    will this work with 4.1.2 on att

  • Shane

    wifi wont work after root…will not turn on.