How to Root US Cell Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U Running on Official Firmware

If you are looking for an easy and working method to root your Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U (USA, US Cellular) Smartphone, then you're on right place. Here you'll find a simple step by step guide to root Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U running on official firmware. If you own the device, then you can now root it using the below tutorial.

After having an Android phone or, after updating official firmware, many of us prefer to root our device to enjoy some additional features that unrooted android phone doesn't offer. With a rooted android phone, you can install apps that ask root permission, flash various custom ROMs, install MODs and tweak various features. Root removes default bloatware apps that free-up lots of memory space and extend the battery life. To know more about benefits of rooting android phone, read- Complete Note on What is Rooting and Benefits of Rooting Android Phone.
So, want to root your Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U? Continue reading this page to get all the necessary steps to successfully root your device. The root file (CF-Auto-Root) we used in this tutorial is safe and have nearly 100% success rate. We'll use Odin software to flash the root file.

The tutorial is made with simple step by step guide, so that even an android newbie user can follow and successfully root his/her device. However, in this process you may loss your personal data and settings. So, we recommend you to follow all the backup instructions before proceed to rooting guide.


  • This rooting tutorial is only applicable for Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U model (d2usc). So, don't try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from- Settings-About Phone
  • Rooting voids your phone's manufacturer warranty. However, you can get back the warranty anytime by flashing official firmware.
  • This guide is for educational purpose and you should try this at your own risk. We are not responsible if your device experience a soft brick after following this tutorial.


  • Check battery percentage, charge your device to a decent level of at least 60% battery power. Your device should not turn off during installation.
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points and done as mentioned. Now, you are ready to move to the final step of this tutorial where we have arranged a step by step details guide on how to root Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U running on official firmware.

How to Root Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean through Odin:

  1. Download CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy S3 R530U and extract the Zip file:
  2. Download Odin 3.07 and extract the Zip file: Odin 3.07.Zip
  3. Now, Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S3 R530U into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together (long press until the boot SCHreen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy S3 R530U to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 SCHreen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-d2usc-d2usc-schr530u.tar.md5 file.
  9. Finally, click on the Start button to begin the rooting process, wait few moments.
  10. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  11. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  12. You can now diSCHonnect your phone from computer
  13. Finish
Congrats! You have completed the tutorial to root Galaxy S3 SCH-R530U running on official firmware. Hope you successfully done the rooting process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your Galaxy S3 R530U should now rooted and you have complete control over your device. Now, install apps that ask root permission or flash various custom ROMs. To verify your device is rooted or not, you can download and run the Root Checker App from Google Play Store. If you have any doubt or query about the tutorial, feel free to contact with us using the comment form below, and share your rooting experience with us.


  1. Hi will this method root 4.3 also??

  2. it justworked for me ...i have 4.3 on a sch-r530u...just remember to put phone in download mode.. i got the correct cf root from chainfire. i had a couple snags with a security block ...had to disable knox.....good luck.

  3. one more thing to add to my last get this phone into developer menu to enable usb must first enable the hidden control...".kinda reminds me of the old legend of zelda game" i had to go to, -settings-top tab more-about device-build number. tap build numer 7 times to make the developer options menu magically appear. i also threw a pinch of salt over my left shoulder...i dont know if it was necessary, but hey...couldnt and once again, good luck.


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