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Default I will give $15 to whoever can help me root my Galaxy Tab

Like the title says, I will paypal $15 (or more if you give me extra help) to whoever can help me root and upgrade my Galaxy Tab SCH-i800. I need it rooted and an upgrade to 4.0 or higher would be nice. I've tried one click roots and none worked. I've tried following youtube videos and they never turn out to work. Seems like cyanogenmod would be the best route, but I just can't seem to get it right.

Now, I've done my fair share of computing: I'm familiar with torrents, keygens, cracks, I've also accomplished several circuit board repairs for my car stereo, car window switches, and my macbook. But when it comes to software I'm more of an apple person, windows and android frustrate me.

I should also mention I made another attempt to root my tab last night. I was following a youtube video on how to use heimdall and I got pretty far and everything seemed to be working, but after the part where heimdall automatically reboots the tab it booted up like normal, but the touchscreen doesn't work. it senses my finger but the directions are off, like up is right, and down is left, and vice versa. Now I need to figure out how to fix this.

I'm exhausted after spending hour after hour googling all these problems and trying to understand all this android and root lingo. I figure I should just have an expert completely walk me through it so I can stop wasting my time sitting in front of my computer and so I don't mess up anymore.

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You can try
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1585619
it is for Sprint tab, but will work on Verizon tab.
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You can try
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1585619
it is for Sprint tab, but will work on Verizon tab.
I'm sure this is helpful, but the problem is I don't understand what all of this means, I've tried figuring it out but I screw up everytime.
 
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Firstly, do you have access to a windows or Linux machine ... Aka not a mac
 
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Firstly, do you have access to a windows or Linux machine ... Aka not a mac
Yeah I have a pc with windows 7. I've tried several attempts with heimdall and I finally got it to work after watching a few youtube videos, and it rebooted my tab and I thought I finally got it, but when it turned on things were very messed up. the screen digitizer is Waaayy off, up is right, left is down, and vice versa. I don't think its communicating with the battery correctly since it says it been 100% for 3 days straight. also a big problem is it won't turn off.

I must have loaded the wrong file for something in the process and got something screwed up. Should I download all the stock firmware or software and reload it on my tablet?

Also back to rooting, I was talking to someone and they suggested I use odin instead of heimdall, they think I will have better success.
Also since I have your attention, I want to upgrade to 4.0 or higher. Do I root before I upgrade or after?

Thanks!
 
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There are many resources on these websites... Www.xda-developers.com and www.rootzwiki.com. check out the forums for the galaxy tab. Both have step by step instructions on doing this. When looking for Roms, make sure you download the p1c ROM. Cyanogenmod and other roms use that designation. That is for the CDMA tab (Verizon and sprint). I've used heimdall and Odin. IMO they are both equally as useful and user friendly.

If your tab doesn't shut down, hold the power button down for about 8 seconds. It will shut down.

Which ROM did you flash when you started seeing the touchscreen problems?

Hang in there. I remember when I started tinkering with rooting and flashing Roms. It takes some time to understand and get it right. Hang in there.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
 
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Yeah I have a pc with windows 7. I've tried several attempts with heimdall and I finally got it to work after watching a few youtube videos, and it rebooted my tab and I thought I finally got it, but when it turned on things were very messed up. the screen digitizer is Waaayy off, up is right, left is down, and vice versa. I don't think its communicating with the battery correctly since it says it been 100% for 3 days straight. also a big problem is it won't turn off.

I must have loaded the wrong file for something in the process and got something screwed up. Should I download all the stock firmware or software and reload it on my tablet?

Also back to rooting, I was talking to someone and they suggested I use odin instead of heimdall, they think I will have better success.
Also since I have your attention, I want to upgrade to 4.0 or higher. Do I root before I upgrade or after?

Thanks!
Can you boot into recovery by pressing power-on and volume-up keys together?

If you can and you have installed a correct CDMA kernel via Heimdahl everything can be worked out and you can get to 4.0, not latest 4.4.2 though at this point.

However, the behavior of your screen suggests you installed a wrong kernel...
 
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I've recently rooted/flashed my newly acquired sch-i800 to all kinds of roms. if you want me to zip up the heimdall files i've used, let me know.

alternatively, this is the guide i used:
well due to being a new member it wont let me link, pm me for a link to the guide i used.

the first rom i successfully flashed was the p1c download cm9.1 and corresponding gapps

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