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Good Evening from the uk

earlier on today a bunch of devs managed to actually root this tablet using a modified version of gingerbreak

below is the walkthrough of how to root this device

1. make sure usb debugging is turned on and unknown sources is selected
2. have a micro sd card inserted and turn the tablet on portrait and lock it with the switch to fix it in portrait
3. download and execute the attached apk. (i had to download from my comp and transfer to the tablet for it to work)
4. once the apk is installed run the root procedure within the app which was installed
5. wait and you will receive full root access

Edit to add original dev and thread

A BIG BIG thank you to monki-magic who provided the modified apk and the original thread is

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1046277
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Thanks!!! So glad the a500 is getting some love
 
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how would one go about unrooting this device?
 
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how would one go about unrooting this device?
Select unroot under gingerbreak apk
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Sat apr 19 20:56:39 KST 2014
Build - KOTH49H.L710VPUDND8

Sprint Samsung TAB 3 Rooted
 
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how would one go about unrooting this device?
Select unroot under gingerbreak apk
GALAXY S3
L710VPUDND8
Kernel - 3.4.0-1368792
DPI@swdd5812 #1
Sat apr 19 20:56:39 KST 2014
Build - KOTH49H.L710VPUDND8

Sprint Samsung TAB 3 Rooted
 
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thats fantastic! great job guys! i will still be returning for asus though, lol. ips ftw
 
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thats fantastic! great job guys! i will still be returning for asus though, lol. ips ftw
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GALAXY S3
L710VPUDND8
Kernel - 3.4.0-1368792
DPI@swdd5812 #1
Sat apr 19 20:56:39 KST 2014
Build - KOTH49H.L710VPUDND8

Sprint Samsung TAB 3 Rooted
 
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Fantastic job! I got my Iconia A500 rooted.
I could run the file without having to transfer from PC.
 
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hmm it gave me a pharse error when i downloaded it straight to the tab

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