Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 (SM-G313HU) is a low-cost Android smartphone, which was released on August 2014. The device comes with a 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor alongside a 512 MB RAM, and the smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. This is the third device in the Galaxy S Duos series from Samsung.
If you have purchased this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, so that you can remove the unwanted pre-installed applications in your device or to install custom-built Android applications which only supports rooted devices or to install custom ROM firmware’s of your choice, then you are in the right place. Here, I have given a step by step tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 along with a procedure to install CWM recovery in it.
WARNING: Rooting your Samsung smartphone will void its warranty. Also, if you don’t follow the instructions given here properly, there is a chance that your device might get bricked. If that happens, don’t held us responsible. Proceed at your OWN risk.
1) Before getting started with the rooting procedure, make sure that you have taken a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone using Samsung Kies or any other backup application.
2) Next, make sure that you have enabled USB debugging mode in your smartphone. If you don’t know how to do it, follow our guide to enabling USB debugging.
3) Download Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 USB drivers in your computer, so that you can connect your device with the PC successfully.
4) Ensure that device has a good battery backup in it, or else risk getting bricked. Also, make sure to disable Antivirus programs in your computer as they tend to interrupt the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward with the tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 (SM-G313HU):
1) To get started, download Odin, Galaxy S Duos 3 Root package and Kingoroot in your computer. Once done, extract Odin zip package and launch the program. Next, extract the Galaxy S Duos 3 Root package and save the Sduos3ROOT.tar in your computer.
2) Next, switch off your smartphone and boot it into the Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down, Power Button, and Home Button simultaneously. Once your device boots into download mode, connect it with the computer using the original USB data cable.
3) If you have installed the USB drivers of your device properly, the connection between the computer and the smartphone will be successful, and Odin will show the “Added” message.
4) Now, click on the PDA button in Odin and select the Sduos3ROOT.tar file from Step 1. Once done, make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are enabled. Now, click on the “Start” to begin the flashing process. Once the flashing process is over, you will get a green PASS message in Odin and your device will get rebooted automatically.
5) Next, close the Odin window and install Kingoroot in your computer. Once done, open up its Window. Now, the Kingoroot program will say that your device is rooted already. Just ignore it and click on Root to begin the rooting process. Once the rooting process is over, your device will reboot automatically.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting your Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 Android smartphone. For confirmation, open up your Apps menu and look for Kinguser app. If it is located in there (it will be there for sure), then your device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you can use the Root Checker app to confirm the root permissions of your device.
Tutorial To Install CWM Recovery In Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3:
If you would like to install a custom ROM firmware after rooting your device, then you will need to flash CWM recovery in your smartphone. Let’s find out how:
1) To get started, download Galaxy S Duos 3 CWM recovery zip package to your computer. Once done, extract the zip package and save the recovery.tar.md5 file in your desktop.
2) Now, open up Odin Window in your computer. Once done, switch off your smartphone and boot it into the Download mode by holding and pressing the Volume Down, Power and Home Button simultaneously. Once in download mode, connect your smartphone to the computer using the Original USB data cable.
3) An “Added” message will show up in Odin. Next, click on the PDA button and select the “recovery.tar.md5” file (Step 1) and click on “Start” button to begin the flashing process. Once done, you will get a success message, and your device will reboot automatically.
4) Now, you can unplug your smartphone. After reboot, switch off your device and press and hold the Volume Up, Power and Home button simultaneously to boot into the CWM recovery mode.
That’s it. Now you have successfully flashed CWM recovery in your smartphone.
If you encounter any issues while following the rooting and CWM recovery installation procedure, do let me know via comments.