The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 T535 is one of the best tablets in the Sammy range, and it gets even better with root access to the internal system. Rooting a tablet running Android isn’t for everyone, and most people who do root are usually experienced Android users. That’s a good thing considering the accidental changes you could make to the intern system, or the malware you could let through if you don’t know what you are doing.
Assuming you do know what you are doing and are an advanced Android user, having root access makes your Samsung Galaxy tab 4 10.1 that much better for several reasons. The main reason is always going to come down to the applications. More to the point, what new applications you can install on the Samsung Galaxy Tab device that you couldn’t install before.
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the Tab 4 10.1 from here.
- The rooting file in this guide that is brought to you by Chainfire comes with the flashing tool package inside. You just need to extract the file on the desktop during the guide below and then watch the flashing tool end up on the desktop.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 T535 On Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOD8
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 device.
- Extract the rooting file to the desktop of the computer and you will get your tab’s rooting exploit and the flashing tool.
- Right-click the mouse on the flashing tool executable file and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not change any of the default settings from the Odin user interface when it opens up on the computer.
- Press the Power button and hold it in until you see the option to turn off your device.
- Tap on the button to turn off the Samsung Galaxy Tab device from the display.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy tab 4 10.1 by holding the hardware key combination to get it into download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy tab 4 10.1 to the computer with the USB cable once it’s in the download mode.
- Check for a blue or yellow ID: COM port from the Odin application’s user interface on the computer. No light showing up after about 10 seconds means you should install the universal Windows ADB driver and try again. Likely the drivers are not working and that’s why your device is not detected.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop of the computer for the rooting file for the Tab 4 10.1 that is sending in the tar.md5 extension.
- Click the Start button.
- Look over at the display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and check for when it says your device is getting the SuperSU installed, is cleaning up the cache partition and then re-flashing the stock recovery.
- Now look up the Odin applications’ user interface again and check for a green box with a pass message inside that box.
In conclusion, that’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 T535 running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update. Any device that does not get into recovery mode during the last step will need to be booted to recovery mode instead. You can get into recovery mode manually by using the hardware button combination. Chainfire states that no recovery mode at the end of his guides means that your Samsung Galaxy tab device will not be rooted.
Furthermore, anyone who has the Galaxy tab 4 10.1 and followed the steps above, but didn’t have any success can try installing a different version of the Odin flashing application. From time to time, the Odin flashing application doesn’t work for all devices and you need to try a new version. Your device will start working with at least one version.