This walk through makes it possible for you to do grave damage to your device. We take no responsibility for what you do to your own equipment.
0. THIS ROOTING PROCESS REQUIRES WINDOZE:
Boot computer into windoze. Run files as admin
1. INSTALL WINDOZE DRIVERS:
Download and install the gt-p7510 drivers. (GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe | par2) Reboot was not necessary on Win7
2. EXTRACT ROOTING APPLICATION:
Download tabrooteasy.zip and extract contents to a folder named tabrooteasy.
3. PUT GALAXY TAB INTO ODIN MODE:
Connect your powered off Galaxy Tab by USB to your windows computer
- A. Press and hold both the down volume button (closest to the power button) and the power button. The Galaxy Tab will start to boot - keep holding those two buttons
B. Immediately after the Samsung logo you will see two icon pictures side-by-side (recovery and download); very quickly release both the volume-down button and the power button and then press-and-hold the volume-up button until the screen changes
C. You will be shown a "Warning!" screen asking if you wish to continue. Press volume-up again to continue into ODIN mode.
4. RUN THE ODIN "EXE":
Go to the tabrooteasy folder above and run the Odin3 v1.85.exe program file. Once the Odin3 program window opens, you should see in the "ID:COM" area a yellow rectangle box that indicates a COM #. This # is different on each computer because of different hardware. If you don't have a COM # listed then you either still need to install the drivers, or you have the incorrect drivers installed
A. Click on the PDA button and an "open file" dialog box will open. Locate the file recovery-cwm_184.108.40.206-sam-tab-10.1.tar.md5 in the tabrooteasy folder above and click open.
B. Click on the big Start button in the Odin3 window. This will flash the clockwork module (CWM) recovery. Above the yellow rectangle, both the big square and the rectangle below it should end up being a green color. When Odin3 is finished with the process of flashing, the Galaxy Tab will reboot itself
5. COPY ROOTING FILES TO TABLET:
A. If USB debugging is enabled then perform the following two steps. Otherwise, skip down to step 5.B.
- 1. Disconnect the USB cable
2. Disable USB debugging: Click the bug icon by the clock, then click on the message saying USB debugging is enabled. This will take you directly to the Settings page where you need to clear out the checkbox to disable USB debugging
C. Power off your tablet.
6. ENTER CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY:
This is what you flashed your tablet with in step 4.
A. Press and hold both the volume-down and power buttons. After the Samsung logo, you will again see the two icon pictures. Immediately release the buttons the moment you see the two icon pictures
B. Press the volume-down button to select the icon picture on the left. Then press the volume-up button to enter ClockworkMod recovery mode
7. INSTALL .ZIP FILE FROM STEP 5:
A. Use the volume button to move the selection bar to the option install zip from sdcard.
B. Press and release the power button to accept the selection.
C. Use the volume button to move the selection bar to the option choose zip from sdcard.
D. Press and release the power button to accept the selection.
E. Use the volume button to move the selection bar to the file Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip.
F. Press and release the power button to accept the selection.
G. Use the volume button to move the selection bar to the Yes - Install Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip option
H. Press and release the power button to accept the selection.
This will install ROOT access onto your Galaxy Tab
I. Use the volume button to move the selection bar to the option +++++Go Back+++++.
J. Press and release the power button to accept the selection.
K. The option reboot system now will already be selected. Press and release the power button to reboot the tablet
PROCESS COMPLETE. You now have a rooted Galaxy Tab (For info on unrooting see this link here.)
This has been tested on the following Build Numbers:
- HMJ37.UEKME P7510UEKME, HC3.1 - works
Notes on rooting your tablet:
- Gaining root access varies based on manufacturer, model, and carrier. Please refer to your search engine of choice to find the appropriate support areas for your specific rooting needs. Example device search may include: ("make + model" + root) or ("make + model + carrier" + root).
- Busybox is NOT required to root your device. However, many applications that require root permissions also make use of the Busybox libraries. As a result, it is recommended that you have it installed
- It is recommended to NOT uninstall factory/OEM installed system applications! It has been reported from multiple sources that removing those applications may prevent you from updating your system (though I have not tested that myself). In addition, it is possible to brick your device by uninstalling the wrong program(s). It is instead recommended that you use ROM Toolbox Pro to freeze (aka: hide) them from the system so that they do not run. You can refreeze those applications at a later time if needed. By freezing factory/OEM applications that you don't want or don't use very often you can substantially increase your battery life between charges. This is possible because they do not run in the background sucking up CPU cycles and battery power WARNING!! If you don't know what an application is then don't touch it. If you freeze the wrong program you could possibly brick your device
- It is recommended that you upgrade your superuser app to SuperSU. You can also use SuperSU to view a list of which programs have access to root permissions. You can also use this program to revoke root permissions from applications
- After your tablet has been rooted you can make use of programs such as AdAway which removes many ads from the browser and other programs.
This post has been inspired and adapted from the article here.
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