How to: One click root AT&T Galaxy S3 mini (SM-G730A) running latest update

AT&T branded Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (SM-G730A) was present for those who desire to have the original Galaxy S3 but with compact size. Despite its has mini dimension, but almost all the features had by its big brother also owned by this device. The best thing is, you can get this smartphone for free with 2 year contract with A &T, so you can take benefit from super fast AT&T 4G LTE without having to spend more money to purchase a smartphone.


If you have a passion for mod an Android device, choosing this device is not a mistake, as the superuser access can be obtained on this device. So, when our AT&T Galaxy S3 mini has root privileges we can easily customize it, for example, using Xposed framework to customize the TouchWiz UI, use Titanium Backup to remove bloatware, or even Overclocking the CPU.

Many root methods available out there, but nothing is working on this smartphone, since it’s not a flagship smartphone, so only a few Android developers who willing to contribute. However, fortunately there is an app called Kingo, which succeeded in making our AT&T Galaxy S3 mini has a root privilege, this is not surprising as previously this app also works when used on the Verizon variant of the S3 mini.


  1. A Windows computer with internet access.
  2. An ADB interface driver for Galaxy S III mini from USB driver or Samsung KIES.
  3. Download and setup Kingo Android Root on your computer.
  4. Make sure you enable USB Debugging from Developers option, read here how to reveal it.

One click root AT&T Galaxy S3 mini (SM-G730A) by using Kingo

  1. Run Kingo on your PC.
  2. Connect your phone and wait until your device is recognized, when the process of connecting taking a very long time, we advise you to reinstall the USB drivers.
  3. Once identified, then you will see your device model number and the root status of your phone.
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  5. Now hit ROOT button at the bottom and let Kingo do its job, never unplug the USB or close the window until you get a success or fail message.
  6. Once you get a success message, your AT&T Galaxy S III mini has root access now with SuperSU as the su management app.



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6 Responses

  1. Deonta Alexander
    March 27, 2014 at 3:14 PMReply

    So i did this about a week ago to delete bloatware, but i was wondering do i need to reflash all the stock apps and un-root to update when KitKat is availabe for update or will that not matter

  2. Nader
    September 17, 2014 at 6:49 AMReply

    I made All steps many Times and evry time root faild can you help

  3. Nader
    September 17, 2014 at 6:50 AMReply

    I have galaxy s3mini g730a AT&T and I made All steps many Times and evry time root faild can you help

  4. Jason
    September 19, 2014 at 9:27 AMReply

    I had to UNroot to install the KitKat update but now since it is installed, it won’t RE-root I’m guessing BECAUSE of the update.

  5. Jason
    October 14, 2014 at 1:47 AMReply

    Anyone have any info on rooting this after the KitKat update?

  6. T.Smith
    December 4, 2014 at 1:53 PMReply

    Tried with Kingo but it keeps failing or it will get stuck in a loop where it says “Checking Root Status. Downloading Requisite Dependency Files. Waiting for Device.” Over and over while restarting and restarting my phone. Sometimes it wont even connect via USB. So annoying. I need another way to ROOT this phone. If anyone has any info on how to do it differently for this phone Galaxy S3 Verizon Variant please email me at


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