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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So without further ado, here’s how you can root your device:
Files You Need
- 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.
- You need a Windows running computer to do this tutorial.
- Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your computer, if they aren’t already installed.
- Download Odin to your computer. You’ll need it to flash CF-Root on your device.
- Download CF-Root to your computer. It’ll root your device.
- This tutorial is only for the SM-T555 variant.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (SM-T555)
- Extract files from Odin and CF-Root to your computer by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
- Double-click on Odin executable to launch it.
- Uncheck Repartition in the Odin so that the tutorial goes without any issues.
- Click on PDA in the Odin and select CF-Root available on your computer.
- Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
- Turn off your device.
- 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.
- Press Volume UP and you should be in download mode on your device.
- Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
- Click on Start in the Odin and wait for it to flash CF-Root on your device.
- When it’s done flashing CF-Root, your device will automatically reboot.
- 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.