The Galaxy S3 Mini was released as a stripped out version of Galaxy S3 to take advantage of the popularity of the latter. Compared to S3, it is available at a much lower price but spec-wise it is a little monster. The device sports a 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800) capacitive touchscreen display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 5 MP Auto Focus rear camera, 1GB RAM, and a 1,500 mAh battery. When the Galaxy S3 was released, it had Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean which was later bumped to 4.1.2.
With due course of time, the device has gained much popularity but unfortunately it could not receive due attention of our developers. As a result, there was a lack of a valid rooting procedure for this handset. Things, however, seem to be changing now as recently mskip from XDA developers has released his root tool kit for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Mskip’s tool kit is already available for a number of Galaxy devices and it is really a good new for the owners of S3 Mini who wish to root their phone.
The Samsung GS3 Mini ToolKit is an easy way to do a lot of things on your device. The best part is that it can root all three variants of the Galaxy S3 Mini namely GT-I8190 (internation GSM), GT-I8190N (international GSM model with NFC) and GT-8190L (Latin/USA GSM model). Here are some of the tasks that the tool kit can perform:
Mskip’s ToolKit offers even more!
Just download the file from below and install it on your Windows computer. When it is installed, run it as administrator, turn on USB Debugging mode on your phone from Settings> Developer options and connect the device to computer using USB cable. Make sure you phone is booted, that means you do not have to start it in Download Mode. Also make sure you have installed Samsung USB Drivers. If not, download now from HERE.
To check the successful root, install and run the Root Checker app from Google Play.
Do not forget to share with us how it worked for you. For more cool stuff, tips and downloads checkout our tutorial, and downloads sections from the site menu above. Cheers!