Universal root methods like KingRoot and IRoot failed to root the SM-T555, also known as Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, but a workaround has been found out to root the said device.

What the workaround does is use the CF-Root file that’s been developed for another Android device and flash it on our beloved SM-T555. That way you get root-access on your device to then run root-requiring apps on it.

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Samsung Tab T555

So without further ado, here’s how you can root your device:

Files You Need

  1. There’s no official root method for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (SM-T555). So, what you’re going to do in the following tutorial is flash CF-Root for another device and magically it works for yours. Please do it at your own risk as we won’t be held responsible if you end-up bricking your device.
  2. You need a Windows running computer to do this tutorial.
  3. Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your computer, if they aren’t already installed.
  4. Download Odin to your computer. You’ll need it to flash CF-Root on your device.
  5. Download CF-Root to your computer. It’ll root your device.
  6. This tutorial is only for the SM-T555 variant.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (SM-T555)

  1. Extract files from Odin and CF-Root to your computer by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
  2. Double-click on Odin executable to launch it.
  3. Uncheck Repartition in the Odin so that the tutorial goes without any issues.
  4. Click on PDA in the Odin and select CF-Root available on your computer.
  5. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
  6. Turn off your device.
  7. Reboot your device into download mode so that Odin recognizes it. To do that, hold down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together on your device.
  8. Press Volume UP and you should be in download mode on your device.
  9. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
  10. Click on Start in the Odin and wait for it to flash CF-Root on your device.
  11. When it’s done flashing CF-Root, your device will automatically reboot.
  12. You’re now rooted!

You now have root access on your SM-T555 – Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and you can now go ahead and customize it however you want.




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