How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 was officially released back in January, 2014 with the latest Android OS, 4.4.2 KitKat. So far Tablet has received a good response from the users, I don’t know about yours!! We would like to listen your opinions as well? In this section, We will learn using the step by step rooting instructions on how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 using the CF-Root method. I have been using this rooting procedure and it is definitely the best, easy, safe and quickest way to gain root access on most Android Smartphones. We should be really thankful to Chainfire’s Guys, who has made android rooting much more simpler, which helps you to safely get root access without having to brick your device. No more gupshup!! Let’s move on to get started!

Root Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Rooting your phone will obviously voids its warranty so root at your own risk. But most of the time, it can be restored by installing the official stock ROM.
  • You definitely need Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 with USB cable and PC.
  • Download and install USB drivers from Here. If Samsung Kies is installed! That’s fine, no need to download drivers.
  • Go to Settings>>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging. If you’re unable to find Developers Options, then at the bottom, hit the About device and tap the Build Number for about 8 times, until you’re prompted that it has been enabled.
  • Before you proceed for rooting procedure, make sure you’ve got enough battery on your tablet.

Required Files:

  • Download Odin3 v3.07 from Here
  • Download CF-Root package for Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 SM-T520 (Wi-Fi) from Here
  • Download CF-Root package for Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 SM-T525 (LTE) from Here

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 1o.1 Using CF-Root

Step 1: Download the required files from the above link. Depending on your device model, make sure you’ve downloaded the correct file.

Step 2: Extract both files Odin3 and CF-Root zip packages on your desktop.

Step 3: Launch Odin3 v3.07.exe by double clicking it.

Step 4: Reboot your Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 into Download Mode by Pressing and Holding the Volume Down+Home+Power button simultaneously at the same time and release it when you see a warning message on your screen. Further hit the Volume Up to continue into Download Mode.

Step 5: While in Download Mode, Connect your tablet to PC via the USB cable and it this stage make sure that Odin3 detects your device. The ID:COM port will turn light blue and you’ll also notice Added!! in the message section of Odin.

Step 6: Click on the PDA button and select the tar.md5 rooted kernel file from the files you’ve extracted earlier.

Step 7: After selecting the correct file, Hit the START button to initiate the rooting process for Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.

Step 8: Give it a minute and once it completes your device will reboots and Odin3 will you PASS!! green signal which confirms your tablet has successfully been rooted.

Congratulations!! You’ve just successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Using CF-Root.  Once your phone reboots normally, check that SuperSU has been installed. To verify root access, Open Google Play Store and install “Root Checker” and Launch it to confirm root access.

That’s it folks, It was indeed a simple rooting procedure, Hopefully you’ve learned and Rooted your Tablet. Do let us know and share your feedback with us. If you do need further support, feel free to ask and will shall try our best to help you as soon as possible. For More Latest Android Rooting Tutorials, keep visiting us.

Troubleshooting: How to Fix “Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped”?

What if you’re experiencing any errors or issues with SuperSU after rooting. Follow the instructions to solve the issue:

  • Download and install the latest version of SuperSU from Google Play Store.
  • Open SuperSU app (update the binary if prompted) and allow it to disable KNOX
  • Reboot your device.
  • That’s it!! It should be working fine.

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  1. In step 5 Odin3 did NOT recognize the device. Windows saw that the Samsung was connected, but Odin 3.07 and 3.09 didn’t. Tried several times on two different computers. What went wrong?

    In the windows directory which contained odin 3 v3.09.exe there were the following files:
    Odin 3.ini

    The .exe file is dated June 21, 2013. The tablet was recently updated to kernel 3.4.39-1977750 dated Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 18:33. The build is KOT49H.T520UEUANF4. It looks to me like the CF-Auto kernel was built after the June 24 kernel on the tablet.

    Odin 3.09 doesn’t see the tablet either.

    Is there anything you can suggest?

      • Not sure. He gave up on the project and returned the Samsung. In case he gets interested again in rooting the one we still have, which drivers do you mean and where can they be found?


          • Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe didn’t work, so I tried Kies3Setup.exe which required unavailable internet access. At no time has Odin3 recognized that the Galaxy tablet was connected. The driver says it’s for mobile phones, but the site from which I downloaded the drivers specifically said it was for the tablet.

  2. The issue that I have isn’t that my pc doesn’t recognize my tablet. It is that Step 6 never happens and when I return to the unzipped files, tar.md5 doesn’t exist. Where did things go wrong in this process with this tablet? Please help!

    • So I found the file and tried to complete the sequence as stated, even selecting the file in the unzip folder and right clicking on it to choose open with odin3 v3.07 and still I receive a failed 1 in the message window. There is something in your process that isn’t working correctly for the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 model. If there is something else to suggest or a different method of rooting my tablet. I would greatly appreciate it.

  3. This worked flawlessly, except it has made the tablet unstable. It frequently reboots when restarting as well as rebooting randomly during usage.

    As a result, I opened the settings on SuperSU and clicked to permanently unroot the tablet, but it continues to reboot which is a big nuisance. Has anyone got any suggestions as to how to fix this mess?

  4. After rebooting the device into recovery mode Odin never see’s the device again. So stuff the files onto an sd card, and use load from ext sd.. Anyways, then I got an error “E:footer is wrong” & then “E:signature verification failed”, then it repeated. Finally it says install from sdcard complete. I need root to write to SD cards, wtf? These are here for a reason, not just read-only memory guys.. wtf samsung?? GTA San Andreas can’t install on my sh1^ either, without writing to sd-card, which is frustrating.

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