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Super Easy Root Method for Tab 10.1 (Noob Friendly Guide)

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16th May 2012, 10:16 PM   |  #1  
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If this is some sort of duplicate post, please delete it, but I could not find something like this anywhere. I want to share my method for gaining root access + installing CWM recovery on the Rogers Galaxy Tab 10.1. This should work on other variants, those who can confirm please comment and I'll update the post.

Update:
Now confirmed on WiFi model AND Verizon Model (thanks Rockaholic94 and badogg for testing).

Rooting:

1. Download this file and rename it as "update.zip"
2. Put the update.zip file on the root of your tab's SD card
3. While your tab is powered on or off (doesn't matter), hold the volume down (volume up on VZW Model) + power key to bring up the option to select recovery mode or download mode.
4. Choose the recovery mode option (box picture) by hitting the volume down key then selecting with the volume up key.
5. Now that you're in the factory android recovery menu, choose "Install update from SD card".
6. Highlight the update.zip file using the volume buttons and the power button to select.
7. Confirm Superuser is in your list of apps

Let it do its thing and it is now rooted.

Installing Clockworkmod:

1. After confirming the Superuser app is installed and you in fact have root access, download ROM Manager from the Play Store.
2. Open ROM Manager and choose "Install Clockworkmod Recovery"
3. Select "Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" to make sure the right recovery is installed, and wait a minute or so as it installs.
4. Towards the end, ROM Manager will prompt you for root access to complete the install.

Congrats, you now have root access and CWM Recovery.

This was tested on my 3G device running 3.2 for the record, but it should work on 3.1 also. Please let me know what devices you've been successful using this method for, and remember the "thanks" button too .

Guide was written by myself, but I grabbed the root file from this post on Android Authority. Props to whoever the original owner of that file is... Also, not responsible for bricking devices etc etc etc.
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17th May 2012, 05:38 PM   |  #2  
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For which versions of the 10.1 will this method work?
17th May 2012, 05:43 PM   |  #3  
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It works 100% on the Rogers GSM 3G model, so it should work on any 3G variant. The tabs are branded as "4G" here in Canada but this method has not been tested on an actual 4G (Verizon) device, or the Wifi only model.
17th May 2012, 05:48 PM   |  #4  
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I did it on my Wifi only 10.1 tab and it worked perfectly.
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Awesome! Great to hear.
18th May 2012, 12:24 PM   |  #6  
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Great! I don't like using Odin (once had a semi-brick when flashing with Odin, probably due to a bad cable connection), so I like this Odin-free approach
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I'm not a huge ODIN fan myself. I only have experience with ODIN from my 7" Galaxy Tab but I like simple methods that don't require a computer. I completed this method by simply using Dropbox to transfer the root file to my device, the built-in file manager to rename the file, stock recovery to flash it, then CWM via ROM Manager from the Play Store......... NO WIRES
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20th May 2012, 08:37 AM   |  #8  
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Thumbs up unroot?
Many thanks for this!!

I also don't like ODIN, not to mention that I only have Mac thus booting into Windows everytime I want to use it.

This "no wire" method really is better and way easier, do you thing unroot method can also be made that way?

Bye, Dejan.
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I'll look into the un-root method and update the post accordingly.
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worked on my 4g rogers model.

Thx!

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