- Aug 3, 2013
Are any custom recovery and any roms available for i8200L?
Old thread, I know, but for anyone stumbling across this, the most reliable way I've found to root the i8200 is through Odin and TWRP. Download Odin, TWRP 184.108.40.206 for the i8200, and SuperSU. Make sure your PC has the Samsung driver's installed. Boot the i8200 to D/L mode, connect to your PC via USB cable, and use Odin to upload TWRP as the new recovery, using PDA. From there, put a copy of the SuperSU zip on an SD card and into your phone. Boot the phone into recovery mode and use TWRP to install that zip file. Boom... rooted i8200.I been able to use KingoRoot but not before I tried unsuccessfully vRoot (called iRoot actually, right?), because this one install the ADB drivers when KingoRoot just loop without doing it. That was my experience. I was already rooted KingoRoot the first time successfully (when I actually had the drivers installed because was testing Android Studio) but then I re-installed and lost drivers plus I been trying to change to SuperSu and broken the superuser (it is difficult to me to explain exactly how I broke it in english).
Thanks for the tip.
I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Value Edition i8200L , i'm from Costa Rica and i tried everything to root it , from Android Unified Toolkit (That ensures that root the S3 Mini VE) to DoomLord and SRSRoot but nothing worked , the only metod available to root this phone is with VRoot 220.127.116.1199 this is the chinese version , the english version doesn't work cause i tried and nothing ,i think that was impossible to root it but i tried the chinese version and it works.
Here's my tutorial to root it (Sorry for my bad english)
1-Download VRoot in it official page , google it because i can't put links here cause i'm new member , the version that works it
VRoot 18.104.22.16899 if there are a new version just download it.
3-Download and install Samsung Drivers , google it to
3-Activate debug mode in developer options , if you dont have developer options go to About Phone and press 7 or 10 times in Build Number or Compilation Number and the developer options will be available , after go to it and activate debug mode.
4-Open VRoot and wait to detect your phone , if not reconnect the phone to the computer or reinstall drivers.
5-When VRoot detect your phone press Next in VRoot and the root procedure will begin , it will install 2 chinese aplications 1 is like Aptoide and the other is the Superuser , you need SuperSu because it is the more stable , after the root finishes the phone will reboot and you have root acces.
(Next Steps are optional because i'm gonna show you how to change to SuperSu)
6-Download SuperSu from Play Store , open it and install binaries.
7-Download Link2SD and make SuperSu a system application.
8-Reboot the phone.
9-Open SuperSu and if it asks you to update binaries , do it.
10-Go to Link2SD and uninstall the chinese apps that VRoot install.
11-Enjoy root :laugh::laugh:
I posted a screenshot that VRoot shows when i rooted the phone.
Good Luck , any questions i'm here to answer it.