Former Writer · Dec 11, 2012 at 04:00 am

Root for the Galaxy S III Mini I8190

Most developers, users, and consumers have thoroughly enjoyed the Samsung Galaxy S III—even Verizon users, despite the carrier’s best efforts. However, some find the device a tad large. It’s with those people in mind that Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. Now, it has been rooted.

XDA Forum Member avicohh released a root method for the Galaxy S III Mini, and it isn’t very difficult. For the time being, there isn’t a custom recovery available for the Mini, so users will have to flash a pre-rooted stock image via Odin.

The process is pretty simple. Users simply need to flash the image in Odin. The Galaxy S III Mini differs from its siblings because there is no key combination to launch recovery. So if users need to perform a factory reset, they have to do it in the Settings menu. To help those experiencing boot loops, the developer has provided an Odin-flashable wipe image.

For full instructions and download links, visit the original thread.


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