CWM/TWRP Recovery

This is a list of CWM and TWRP recovery for Galaxy S3.  Please find the appropriate CWM or TWRP for your Galaxy S3.

You can install CWM or TWRP recovery easily using an app, see How To Install IMG Files using Flashify App on Android!

Note: You will need CWM or higher OR TWRP or higher to install KitKat ROMs.  If you are getting status error 7 while installing KitKat ROM, try updating your CWM or TWRP recovery to one of these below.

For Verizon S3 users with Android 4.3 or higher, you have locked bootloader, DO NOT INSTALL!  You need to use SafeStrap Recovery instead.  See Verizon S3 SafeStrap here.

If for some reason, you mess up or you want to re-install stock recovery to get OTA updates, see here.

Download AT&T Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.7 – TAR (Use this for Canadian SGH-i747M)

Download T-Mobile Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 – TAR

Download Sprint Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 – TAR

Download Verizon Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5

Download Cricket Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 – TAR

Download US Cellular Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 – TAR

Download MetroPCS Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 – TAR

Download GT-i9300 Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 – TAR

Download GT-i9305 Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.7 – TAR

Download Galaxy S3 Mini CWM Recovery v6.0.2.7 – TAR

Download AT&T Galaxy S3 TWRP Recovery v2.7.1.0

Download T-Mobile Galaxy S3 TWRP Recovery v2.7.1.0

Download Sprint Galaxy S3 TWRP Recovery v2.7.1.0

Download Verizon Galaxy S3 TWRP Recovery v2.7.1.0

Download Canadian Galaxy S3 TWRP Recovery v2.7.1.0

131 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    How do I flash .img files to my SIII. The link you have in the cwm/twrp area does not go to the instructions or has a link to the Flashify App.

  2. Reaper says:

    Hi Mike,

    I was puzzled about that also, but when i read “App” from the Flashify description, the first thing that came to my mind was in playstore. you can find the app in playstore and free.

  3. Mike says:

    Thank you very much.

  4. Mike says:

    Thank you Max for fixing the link.

  5. dawdi says:

    bon soir m. je cherche root pour samsung S3 verizon SCHI-535 .urgent.. merci m.

  6. bharat says:

    Which TAR file is used for canadian s3 Sgh-i747m?

  7. Bill says:

    Hi, I was on your latest article on rooting 4.4.2 s3 and I wanted to know which tar. file i should use for my canadian SGH-i747M? thanks 🙂

  8. Nodle says:

    Hi Max, can you fix the link to the tar file for AT&T sgh-i747m on this page “”. Thanks!

  9. Michelle says:


    I’ve got a Virgin Mobile S3. Would I use the Sprint link to root?

  10. androidfriend says:

    that odin3 v1.85 is not flashing cwm on my s3. It shows it pass but I still have stock on the phone when I boot into recovery.

  11. carol says:

    i have the same problem with androidfriend “”that odin3 v1.85 is not flashing cwm on my s3. It shows it pass but I still have stock on the phone when I boot into recovery.”

    • Juan Carlos says:

      When you flash the recovery file with odin you should disable autoreboot and take the battery off your phone and then turn it on and go into recovery, otherwise it will load the factory recovery boot.
      That was an addition by samsung to make it harder to root.

  12. Ricardo says:

    Okay… What can you tell me about ” Get PIT for mapping..”
    Can you please explain what this is? I got the CWM for Sprint, have my phone on Downloading… Do not turn off target!! and is connected to laptop through USB and have the YELLOW ID:COM 0:[COM4] like yours. (except for the number)
    I do not know what I am doing wrong. Please reply..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File Analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..

  13. wojo says:

    Need help SGS3 cdma boostmobile sgh-l710t try to root nothing in the listing but the sprint.tar seem close can u help me. Thank you

  14. betzabe garcia says:

    how do i find out what kind of samsung to choose from? im with att

  15. Micayah says:

    I’m stuck. Everything goes fine until The end where i have to hold down the up, home, and power buttons. When i do that all i see is blue words at the top left screen saying, “Recovery Waiting” what do i do?

  16. Nancy says:

    Does this process work with Virgin mobile and boost mobile? If so which one of the ones above do I use?

  17. larry nunez says:

    can i root my s3 from boost?

  18. kevin rivera says:

    what do u use if u have boost mobile?

  19. Avi Lemon says:

    Which do i use for Galaxy s3 Virgin Moblie SPH-L710

  20. gilly says:

    Hi, am unable to open Odin on my computer. It just opens up a text box

  21. Josh Harris says:

    Is this available for virgin mobile, and do you have a 5.0 Lollipop mod?? I already have the 4.4.2 update… On a side note, does anybody know how to put this phone in roaming mode????

  22. Shawn says:

    i want to root my galaxy s3 Verizon, do I need tar file? cos I cant see any listed from your site.

  23. Chris says:

    Any word which one should be used for Virgin Mobile phones?


  24. juan says:

    the tar file link for the GT- I9300 does not wok… could you fix it or can you tell me another way of downloading the file?


  25. Scoot says:

    Hi, I’m looking to root my s3. It’s on Canadian network Virgin Mobile. The model is i747m will the at&t rom work. I’m thinking it will becaude that at&t one works with Bell and Virgin Mobile runs on the same mobile network as bell. Will this brick my device I just wanna check.

  26. n says:

    I have the i747 on Telus, unrooted. just got notification of a new update, if I update will I still be able to root?
    My baseband version is I747MVLUFNH2 which is 4.4.2. I don’t know what the update is for.
    Does anyone know what this update is?

  27. batman says:

    he i’ve been looking for ever on how to root the sch-s960l.. can you help me plzzz!!!!!

  28. Daniel olvera says:

    Where is from s3 sph-l710 4.4.2 Sprint

  29. kemistrypops says:

    hey max i was on liquid smooth 4.4.4 and i tried flashing the stock rom to my att s3 and after flashing, y screen go blank and i am not able to boot in recovery mode to restore. plz help

  30. kayla says:

    first time every trying this. i have a sg3 sch710 with 4.4.2 through csprire wireless. which would i use?

  31. Dwayne says:

    hey so to use the .img to install the phone has to be rooted so how am i going to do this if im trying to rro the phone in the first place

  32. zerl says:

    whatdo i use for my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A

  33. FToast says:

    Hi. I’ve followed all the steps to root S3 sgh-I747M. When I get to the install .zip part in my phone I don’t have that option listed…I have multiple “:apply” options but no install from zip? How can I resolve this issue?

  34. iLaria says:

    Which TAR file is used for my USA At&t s3 Sgh-i747m with 4.2.2 Kitkat?

  35. abhs says:

    i flashed cwm after rooting with flashify. after that i rebboted my s3 and after that it is dirrectly going to cwm recovery menu and i cant switch on my phone.please help me fix i cant switch onn my phone everytime it is going to the cwm recovery and even if i selet rebbot from that menu..the same repeats..please help!!

  36. ace says:

    evrytym i open my cwm it always say “this version of cwm manager should be used with CF-CWM v1.1 or appears you are running a diferent recovery. various features have been disabled…….what should i do pls help

  37. PK says:

    Instructions said use SafeStrap if phone is Verizon and Android 4.3. I have AT&T and Android 4.4.2. I suspect mine also has a locked bootloader (how to verify?) If I try to install CWM as-is, will it simply fail, or corrupt the existing installation?

  38. I like what you guys are usually up too. This type of intelligent work and exposure!
    Carry on the excellent works guys I’ve included you guys to references.

  39. islem says:

    Does it work on gt-i9301l

  40. Bob says:

    Which CWM download do i use for Virgin Mobile SPH-L710 4.4.2? I downloaded the sprint tar one and it keeps giving me errors that say there are no trailing zero-filled records please help!

  41. Sonu says:

    Hi Max,

    Every time I try to download the TAR file a zip file is downloaded which contains img file using the link provided for GT-I9300.
    Please help asap.

  42. Jesse says:

    I’ve tried downloading a couple tar files from your links but am getting errors that the files don’t exist. Have they been removed?

  43. Simon Hsu says:

    I can not download the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 – TAR, Thanks,

  44. Daksankit says:

    hey its very simple
    1- download latest cwm recovery.img file for the phone model
    2-copy it to the phone
    3- install flashify app
    4-choose recovery , and search and select the .img file you downloaded
    5-select reboot and .thats it you`ll be booted into cwm recovery mode !


  45. 1/Os car says:

    i am tyring to figure out the proper .TAR for my samsung s3 sgh i747 on ATT , running 4.4.2, baseband I747UCUFNJ1. which download file is appropiate for my device? I just want to root my phone and possibly run a custon ROM in the future. My constant research shows older stock ROMs that is 4.1 at best. Any help or direction is appreciated. thanks

  46. brandy says:

    I am trying to update my straight talk galaxy s3 model sch-s968c from 4.1.2 to the 4.3 could you please help me ?
    Thank you

  47. 2kdrift says:

    I had to flash a stock rom for programming issues. I did a full backup VIA Gummified TWRP. I have also restored my original ROM VIA regular TWRP. I cannot find the original Gummified TWRP Recovery anywhere! does anyone know where to find this??


  48. Gerardo says:

    Which file should I use for a Virgin Mobile Galaxy S3? Is it the sprint one? :/

  49. walt says:

    I am looking for Twrp for the Boost Mobile S3 should I use the Sprint version? Are they the same/compatible?

  50. boichar basten says:

    i dont see any odin file
    plz help me

  51. Shawn says:

    Which twrp can I use for my US Visa rgn Mobile Galaxy S3 SPH-L710T?

  52. Shawn says:

    Virgin Mobile sorry

  53. Jessica says:

    Do you have a TWRP for my US virgin mobile galaxy s3 ?

  54. marcin says:


    I have got a problem with my galaxy S3. I did what you present on video it’s mean:
    – dowlonad appropriate soft for my phone Download GT-i9300 Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 – TAR
    – used ODIN
    and when I keep volume up + power + center button I am not able to see recovery window but on screen appear “NO COMMAND” message and phone is going to MANUAL MODE only with several options

    Do you know answer why this is happen?

  55. kostas says:

    Hi !! im trying to flash the recovery i have the galaxy s3 i9300 international actually says EU model wich means that works only with EU sim cards !! i have download the correct recovery file odin3v185 and i fallow all the steps !! odin says recovery – pass green 0:05 !! but there is no recovery only the stock one in a strage way im going to the download mode again and there says 3 files downloaded … cause i tried 3 times….but no clockwordmode recovery !! i dont wanna root it just to have the recovery instead to back up my stock rom samsungs one and install the <> can you send me please an email to explain what should i do?? thank you very much !!

  56. faizan says:

    i get this when i boot my phone any fix
    using d2vzw 4.4.4

  57. junaid says:

    dear brother plz give me correct link of samsung galaxy s3 at&t (candian) i747m . iould not download CWM recovery from your website plzzzzzzzzzz

  58. nizam says:

    there is no TAR file in Download GT-i9300 Galaxy S3 CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 – TAR, only recovery.img file in the folder. need advice please

  59. ken says:

    I try to root my sgs3 after saw your video.

    Tried to find the TAR file as per your instruction on youtube,
    Why my sgs3 SGH-T999V is not there?

    Is this model not recognized in Samsung Galaxy S world?!?

  60. Forrest says:

    i have a SPH-L710 and i cant find it anywhere on the list help please!

  61. tristin says:

    hey where i can find the update-supersu v im abit lost and cant find it to download it and move it to my phone thanks

  62. chris says:

    CWMS3ATTrecovery error
    I downloaded the Canadian tar file and unzipped it with 7zip
    it then gives me another zip called recovery
    when trying to unzip this I get an error saying internal processing iso image
    I have tried winzip, 7 zip, magic iso, power iso
    any tips please

  63. Carlton says:


    Your website seem to have a catch-22 on it. Your instructions for rooting the galaxy s3 is to download a .tar file that you have saved as .img file. Then your site says to download Flashify…for rooted phones!

    It seems I can’t open the .img file to root my phone because the app I need to open the file needs my phone to be rooted. I’m sure that I’m missing something here; I’m a newbie with a Sprint SPH-L710 s3 and I’m trying to root my phone. I would appreciate any advice you can offer on how to get out of this catch-22. Thanks in advance for your help.

  64. Dan says:

    What version would I install on a sch-s960l?

  65. harry schrovski says:

    hey mike
    i successfully installed recovery on my s3 and flashed that super su zip file
    but still my phone is not rooted help me out.

  66. tony baumgartner says:

    i dled the TAR file but i got a disk img. it wont open

  67. Marek says:

    i can’t find any odin file ;C plz give me link ;D

  68. Marios says:

    Why recommend TWRP when there are versions up to for this device? Are OpenRecovery and TeamWin TWRP two different recoveries? How to decide which one to choose?

  69. Juan says:

    Which one should I use for a virgin mobile s3

  70. Kim says:

    Any twrp for galaxy s3 e210k please…

  71. KB says:

    Can I use Odin v3.10.7 for rooting my Samsung Galaxy s3 (GT-I9300), or must I specifically use Odin3 v1.85?

  72. 7assona says:

    Hi sir,
    the gt-i9300 version link is down , can you repair it

  73. жека says:

    Как скачать?

  74. saeed .m says:

    how do i download odin 3 v1 85 file
    plzz help me out

  75. DANGO says:

    I need a PIT file for SGH T999

    The ones found online they all fail.

    PIT FAIL total sectors S

  76. yafet says:

    what about – s3 mini GT-I8200 version – 4.2.2

  77. mhamad says:

    how to root my galaxy!

  78. mhamad says:

    Hi !! im trying to flash the recovery i have the galaxy s3 i9300 international actually says EU model wich means that works only with EU sim cards !! i have download the correct recovery file odin3v185 and i fallow all the steps !! odin says recovery – pass green 0:05 !! but there is no recovery only the stock one in a strage way im going to the download mode again and there says 3 files downloaded … cause i tried 3 times….but no clockwordmode recovery !! i dont wanna root it just to have the recovery instead to back up my stock rom samsungs one and install the can you send me please an email to explain what should i do?? thank you very much !!

  79. Fletch says:

    Hey can some help?
    Download the tar for I9300,did the process with Odin, but I didn’t get the SuperSU?
    Please help!

  80. Lidi says:


    I have a Samsung S3 Mini, 4.4.2, from CANADA. Can I use your “Download Galaxy S3 Mini CWM Recovery v6.0.2.7 – TAR” to root my phone?
    (FYI: my end goal is to recover some deleted videos from phone, which I’ve been unsuccessful doing and read cannot be done without rooting).



    • Lidi says:

      Response to this was yes, so I used it. 🙂 But, at the end of process (pushing up, center, power buttons) it gives blue text “Recovery Booting” at top left and hangs/ eventually screen turns green then goes blank. Removing battery at odin’s green “pass” stage does not fix it. If anyone knows a fix, please let me know.

  81. Worried guy says:

    what about s3 SC-06D model???? which tar file should i download or my model doesn’t have any???what i mean is ……..can my model root???

  82. Stephe says:

    Hi,Please help me root S3 T999L, I have tried Kingroot and successfully rooted the phone but it could not disable KNOX .. so I unrooted it.. Was searching everywhere and found this site..
    Please help..


  83. Eliyah says:

    can i use the SGH-i747M for my SGH-i747?

  84. wael says:

    which tar file should i use for s3 mini GT-I8200

  85. Gary Simonton Sr. says:

    I have the same question that many have asked in this thread and not a single reply. I have a Galaxy S3 Model SPH-L710 from Boost Mobile. What file above is used to Root “our” devices?

  86. Maplesyrup says:

    What if mine is koodoo and I live in canada, Just choose the canadian one?

  87. Bobbi says:

    Hello, I have a track phone galaxy s3. I tried to root it and i failed. Now i am trying to recover and use the phone again. Which tar file should i download.

  88. Shk ahmed says:

    Hi, if i install custom recovery in my phone it will be efect (wipe) on my personal data and apps or not

  89. Shk ahmed says:

    Hi, i have s3 mini gt-i8200. I have rooted my phone but i can’t install supersu. When i try to update supersu it showing update fail. I tried many times but it fail. Please can u help to update supersu and installing custom recovery. Is it possible to give me links

  90. Shizzil Manizzle says:

    I got half way through your video and got to this page and I don’t see any downloads like you were talking about in the I’m stuck with my phone in download mode..niceee

  91. samuel solomon says:

    where is v6.0.1

  92. Dystn Williams says:

    Which one do i use to root my TextNow galaxy s3?

  93. Rob says:

    I have an S3 mini SM G730A and the OS is Android 4.4.2. through AT&T. I downloaded Download Galaxy S3 Mini CWM Recovery v6.0.2.7 – TAR above, went through the process, but it showed the red FAIL! block. What did I do wrong please? I’m trying to ultimately root my phone so that I can recover some deleted photos. Thanks.

  94. shane says:

    which tar file will work for straight talk galaxy s3 model SCH-S968c running andriod 4.1.2

  95. frank says:

    i dont get the same page in the youtub i am trying to root a samsung galaxy s3 SPH-L710 can u help me do this

  96. Michele T says:

    does anyone know how to root a galaxy s3 J120A every app I have tried will not download onto the phone

  97. sledge says:

    Regarding the US version of the S3 i747…
    If I use ODIN to flash AT&T Galaxy S3 TWRP Recovery v2.7.1.0
    listed above, does that have the effect of rooting the phone?
    Or do I need to perform some other step first? I have stock 4.4.1… Unlocked Phone.

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