Galaxy Tab 10.1 Root

If you want to customize the Tab 10.1 a lot or simply want to run special apps and utilities that require super user access, you will to root it. Here is a simple and straightforward guide to help with rooting your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. First download, the root.zip file from here and extract it. Open the extracted folder and click the driver file labeled "GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe". Install the driver.

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Now, enable USB debugging on it (Settings > Applications > Development). Power it off (hold down the power button and select ‘power off’). Now, we will be putting it in downloading mode. To do that:

* Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
* Keep holding until you see two icons. First you’ll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
* Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Downloading mode.
* You should connect your table to the computer.

Flashing custom recovery

* Go into the same root folder as before.
* Double click the root application named "Odin3_v1.85.exe"
* Select PDA
* Double click the clockworkmod recovery file labeled "recovery-cwm_4.0.0.4-sam-tab-10.1.tar.md5" to select it.
* Click Start
* Once it is complete, you can close the program

Performing Root

* Disconnect your USB cable
* On your device, turn off USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and unchecking USB debugging
* Plug your USB cable back in
* On your computer, go to the same root folder as before and transfer the zip file labeled "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" to your device. Don’t put it inside any folder.
* Confirm that it was transferred by clicking inside the device folder
* Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
* Put the device into Recovery mode
* * Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
* * Keep holding until you see two icons. First you’ll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
* * Press the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) to highlight the left icon.
* * Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Recovery mode.
* You should see that you are in ClockworkMod Recovery. If not, start over
* Use the volume buttons to highlight "Install zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
* Use the volume buttons to highlight "Choose zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
* Use the volume buttons to highlight "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" and hit the Power button to select it.
* Use the volume buttons to highlight "Yes – Install…" and hit the Power button to select it.
* When it finishes, the last line should say "Install from sdcard complete."
* Use the volume buttons to highlight "*****Go Back*****" and hit the Power button to select it.
* Hit the Power button to select "reboot system now"
* Your device will reboot

All credits go to folks at thedroiddemos.com. Here is a video guide to help you even more.

Also learn – how to use Galaxy Tab 10.1 as flash drive / mass storage.


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