How To Root Galaxy J3: Easy And Quick Methods You Can Do – The Samsung Galaxy J3 was announced in November, 2015 and was released in January, 2016. The bar type smartphone measures 5.60 inches (L) x 2.80 inches (W) x 0.31 inch (T) and weighs 4.87 ounces. It has a 5.0 inch super AMOLED capacitive multitouch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (294 pixels per inch). The display is protected by Asahi Dragontrail Glass.
The mobile phone has two variants – the Galaxy J3 with a Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU with a Spreadtrum SC9830 chipset and the Galaxy J3 Pro which has a Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 with an Exynos 3475 Quad CPU chipset. A Mali-400 GPU (Mali-T720-US) handles the graphics and video needs of the mobile device. The Galaxy J3 has 8 gigabytes of internal memory paired with 1.5 gigabytes of RAM while the Galaxy J3 Pro has 16 GB memory with 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone has a dedicated microSD card slot that supports up to 256 GB of external storage.
The Galaxy J3 offers decent cameras for those who enjoy mobile phone photography. The J3 has an 8 megapixel primary (back-facing) with an aperture of f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 5 megapixel secondary (front-facing) camera with the same features and the primary one.
The Galaxy Pro, on the other hand, offer bare minimum camera specs when compared to the J3. It has a 5 megapixel primary (back-facing) camera and a 2 megapixel secondary (front-facing) one. Samsung has done this to balance the Pro’s greater storage and RAM capacity as compared to the J3.
Both primary cameras also have the following features: Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face Detection, HDR, 720p video recording @30 frames per second (fps).
Other notable features of the smartphone include:
Accelerometer and proximity sensors
Bluetooth 4.0/4.1 (A2DP/LE)
Global Positioning System (GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS)
Near Field Communication
Micro USB 2.0 (USB OTG)
Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot)
The smartphone has a user-removable 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery to power all of these specs.
For this article, I am going to show you how to root Galaxy J3 with and without a computer.
Warning: Rooting your device will void its warranty. inforaid.com will not be responsible for any lost data/files or damage to your gadget. You take all responsibilities by following the rooting methods below.
How To Root Galaxy J3: Using A Computer
Make sure you do the following before rooting your phone:
Create a backup of all your data.
USB drivers are installed on your computer.
“Unknown Sources” is enabled in “Security Settings“.
“USB Debugging” is enabled
Your smartphone is charge to at least 50% full.
Just follow the steps below to root your smartphone using a computer.
Method 1 – Root Using TWRP Recovery and Odin
Install TWRP Recovery
Step 1. Download TWRP Recovery for your Galaxy J3 to your computer from this link.
Step 2. Download Odin from this link and install it on your computer.
Step 3. Put your J3 in download mode by turning it off then simultaneously press and hold the “Home”, “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons.
Step 4. Launch “Odin” on your computer and connect your smartphone using the correct USB cable.
Step 5. An “added” message will be displayed once connection is established. The ID:COM field should change to blue or yellow. If your phone is not recognized, reinstall the drivers and try again.
Step 6. Select the “AP” option from Odin and load the “TWRP Recovery” file. The “Re Partition” and “Auto Reboot” options should NOT be checked.
Step 7. Click the “Start” button and wait for the flashing process to finish.
Step 8. A “Pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM field should turn green when the flashing is successful.
Step 9. Disconnect your phone from your PC and reboot your mobile.
Rooting Your Galaxy J3
Step 1. Download SuperSu from this link and the boot image from here. Save both files on your computer.
Step 2. Connect your Galaxy J3 to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3. Copy SuperSu and the booti image file to your smartphone.
Step 4. Disconnect your device from your PC and reboot into recovery mode.
Step 5. From “Recovery Mode”, select the following: “wipe cache partition“, “wipe dalvik cache” and “wipe data factory reset“.
Step 6. After wiping all data, go to the “Recovery” main menu and tap “Install”.
Step 7. Select and flash the “SuperSu” file.
Step 8. Do the same step for the “boot image“.
Step 9. Go back to the “Recovery” main menu and choose “Reboot system now“.
You should now have a freshly rooted Galaxy J3 on your hand!
The video below shows how the complete process is done.
You will not need a computer for the second method below.
Method 2 – Root Using Kingroot
Follow the steps below to root your Galaxy J3 using Kingroot.
Step 1. Using your smartphone’s browser, visit this site to download Kingroot. Choose “Download APK for Android“.
Step 2. Install the app after the download is finished.
Step 3. Start Kingroot by tapping on its icon.
Step 4. Once Kingroot is open, tap the blue “Start Root” button.
Step 5. Wait for the process to finish. This could take several minutes.
Step 6. You will get a “Root Successful” message when Kingroot has done its job.
Watch the video below to see “Kingroot” in action.
Gaining root access is easy if you follow the two methods outlined above. Please share this post with your friends if you found it useful. Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think.