How To: Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab

I. Before You Begin

1. This will root the Samsung Galaxy Tab so you can load root required apps on to the device.

2. This will also allow you to flash a custom recovery image once you are done.

II. Sync with Kies

1. Download the Samsung Kies Software from here and install it to your computer.

2. Open Kies

3. Connect your device to your computer via USB cable.

4. Unplug the Tab.

5. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > and check USB Debugging ON.

6. Plug the Tab back in via USB cable and leave Kies open. It should try to connect to it this time and start installing drivers.

7. Once it installs the drivers, close Kies (regardless of whether it actually connected to the device or not).

III. Root it Using SuperOneClick

1. Download the SuperOneClick App from here.

2. Extract the SuperOneClick .zip file.

3. With the phone still plugged in from Section II, right click the SuperOneClick app and Run As Administrator (if no such option exists, just click Open).

3. When it opens, click on Root and wait 5 minutes for it to finish.

4. Once it is done, you are rooted. Enjoy!

IV. (Optional) Flash a Recovery Image and Load ROMs

1. If you want to be able to create or restore backups and load custom ROMs, then head to our How To Unlock Your Bootloader procedure.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A GSM GALAXY TAB OR YOU ARE NOT ON ONE OF THE ABOVE FIRMWARES, SKIP THE UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER PROCEDURE AND GO TO THE NEXT ONE:

How To: Flash a Recovery Image on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Thanks to CLShortFuse over on XDA for his awesome one click rooting app! If you appreciate his work, please let him know or donate to him!

 

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • Sameer Cdcl

    I think it rooted but how come i don’t see the icon of phone. Do I need to download extra app for that?

  • Patrick Mcglynn

    I start Super One Click, It says Killing ADB Server Kill server 0.7s
    Starting ADB Server 4.37s …Daemon not running,,,,starting it now on port 5

    and on the top  where it says Super one click. It says Super one click (Not Responding)
    Sometimes when I get the not responding message I just let it go for a bit and it works itself out so I’m going to let it go for awhile BUT if it never starts working how to I fix that? or how else can I root this?

  • Kat

    Super thanks!!! my phone is now rooted! kinda new with this stuff… 

  • Hurley Kim

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