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How To: Gain Root Access on a Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Running Android 4.4.2 Kit-Kat

Last updated: October 2, 2018.

Root Access on a Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet released by Samsung in January 2014.  The device runs on Android 4.4 KiKat.

Like for many other Samsung devices, CF-Auto root is a valid method of gaining root access in the Galaxy Tab Pro.  The only problem is, there is now 2G or SIM support for the Galaxy Tab Pro.  Its only connectivity is WiFi.  Luckily, CF-Auto root can still work with that.  Follow along with our guide below.

Prepare your device:

  1. This guide is only for use with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520.  Check your device’s model number by going to Settings> About
  2. Charge the battery to at least over 60-80 percent.  This will prevent you from losing power before the process ends.
  3. Back up all your important contacts, SMS messages, and call logs.
  4. Have a back up of your Mobile EFS Data.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

Root

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  1. Download CF-Auto-Root Android 4.4.2 Package
  2.  Download Odin.
  3. Turn your phone off then turn it back on by pressing the power, volume down and home buttons.  When you see text on-screen, press volume up.
  4. Open Odin and connect your device to a PC.
  5. If you successfully connected your tablet to the PC, you will see your Odin port turn yellow and the COM port number will appear.
  6. Click the PDA tab and then select file “CF-Auto-Root-picassowifi-picassowifixx-smt520.zip”
  7. Click the start button and installation should begin.
  8. When installation is finished your device should restart automatically.  When you see the Home Screen and a Pass message on Odin, you can disconnect your device from the PC.

Troubleshoothing:

If you get a Fail message after installation

This means recovery has been installed but your device is not rooted.

  1. Go to Recovery by taking the battery out and putting it back in after about 3-4 seconds.
  2. Then, press and hold down the power, volume up and home buttons until you get Recovery mode.
  3. From recovery mode, the rest of the process should automatically start and SuperSu will begin installation on your device.

If you get stuck in a bootloop after installation

  1. Go to Recovery
  2. Go to Advance and choose to Wipe Devlik Cache

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  1. Choose Wipe Cache

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  1. Choose Reboot System Now

Have you gained root access on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1?

Share your experience in the comments box below.

JR

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