Most people are choosing to root the Android operating system these days because they want to get more out of their devices, use the device with real freedom to install and uninstall whatever they choose and to be in control of the device. These days that control is lying firmly with the phone carrier networks and the manufacturers who install system apps in the system partition and expect you to keep the apps there for the entire lifespan of the smartphone until it leaves you. Not even the laws view that is ethical, and it is not against the law to root a device. Moreover, it is against the law for these corporations to not accept your device under warranty if it has root access, although hit is easy to understand why they would love to refuse your service.
Rooting the Android operating system that is running on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T310 tablet means being able to install more apps from the Google Play Store and other websites online. These apps can help you do things like remove system apps, take full backups, make the music coming out of your headphones sound way better, tweak the user interface in similar ways to a custom ROM, help you enhance your NANDroid backups and heaps more.
What rooting does not do, however, is help you install the custom ROMs that may be available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets. A custom recovery can usually be installed if you unlock the bootloader and then install a custom recovery. When it comes to Samsung smartphones and tablets, a lot of the time you do not even need that much. A custom recovery can often be installed on a Samsung smartphone or tablet without having to unlock the bootloader at all manually yourself. See more details about what is required for installing custom recoveries for that information.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire was running on the KOT49H.T310XXUBNH3 firmware build number when he created the rooting file that is available in this guide. It does not mean you need to be running on the same firmware build number as him. It just means that you can use that information as an indicator if you ever need it in the future. The following guide should work for all of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets with the SM-T310 model number when they are running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates.
- The following guide should work for all of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates because the only times the CF-Auto-Root tool stops working is when Android is updated to newer versions. Sometimes when Android is updated to a more recent version, there is a new bootloader in the software and Chainfire needs to update it. Nonetheless, it can happen in standard software updates too. To fix the problem, you need to let Chainfire know about it first by leaving a message that includes the recovery image from the new firmware on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread made over at the XDA-Developers website.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T310 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows computer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T310 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Start by logging into the Windows computer with the administrators account so you can use the flashing tool with adequate permissions.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet so you can turn on the USB Debugging Mode.
- Enable the USB Debugging from the Developer Options menu so that you can make changes to the Android software.
- Open the Downloads folder where your rooting file automatically ended up by default on the Windows PC and then extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder.
- Run the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 can connect to the computer with the USB cable and the Odin flashing tool can detect the device.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T310 into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Open the Downloads folder and double-click on the Odin executable file that is available there, so the flashing tool user interface opens.
- Check that Odin shows a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port which is there to let you know the Samsung USB Drivers are working correctly.
- Do not make any changes to the default options that are available from the box in Odin.
- Click the AP button and then select the rooting MD5 file available in the Downloads folder—where you extracted the rooting file earlier.
- Click on the Start button and the rooting begins.
- Check the text that is rolling down the display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet for all the information on what is happening to your device and what to expect.
- Wait until the display of the tablet tells you that it is about to reboot in ten seconds.
- Check that Odin shows a new green box with a pass message available inside.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T310 tablet running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates by flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. The CF-Auto-Root tool is a one-click rooting tool designed to install and enable the SuperSU on your Samsung mobile device. That SuperSU is going to block everything that you install by default but also the send you a message asking whether or not you would like to grant it root access to the device. here is where you need to be the experienced Android user because you have to know what is safe to allow through and what is not. Anything that you installed and know is trusted because thousand of people use it is, of course, safe. Just be sure always to read what you are choosing to grant the rooting permissions to and don’t always assume that it is not malware and not even look at what you are allowing the root access to on the device.
As we have already outlined, rooting is about installing root apps, built those apps are not much use if you do not know what they are. There is no dedicated area from the Google Play Store that lets you browse for the root applications only so you need to know what they are by their names. You can learn about many of the best root applications for the Android operating system and then keep some of those names in the memory bank for the next time you are browsing the Google Play Store.