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[HOW TO]Root the Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1

25th February 2014, 11:24 AM   |  #1  
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Credit to @roustabout for providing @Chainfire with the stock recovery. And to @blulite for monitoring the CF thread for the release of CF Auto-Root.

NOTE #1: This procedure WILL trip the Knox flag.
NOTE #2: It is advisable that you do not connect your Tab Pro 8.4 to your computer until reaching Step 7.

STEP 1
Download Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones (Windows Only):
Softpedia
Samsung's Website (you'll have to search a generic device, like Galaxy S4, in order to find the driver)
OR
Install Kies:
http://content.samsung.com/us/conten...n/kiesIntro.do

STEP 2
Tab 8.4 Download CF Auto-Root (8.4)
Tab 10.1 Download CF Auto-Root (10.1)

STEP 3
Extract files to a folder on your desktop, open newly created folder, run Odin.

STEP 4
In Odin, for the Tab 8.4, choose "PDA" and select the file "CF-Auto-Root-mondrianwifi-mondrianwifixx-smt320.tar.md5" (included in the CF Auto-Root zip)
For the Tab 10.1, choose "PDA" and select the file "CF-Auto-Root-picassowifi-picassowifixx-smt520.tar.md5" (included in the CF Auto-Root zip)

STEP 5
Power off your Tab.

STEP 6
On your Tab, hold the Power and Volume Down buttons until you see a "Warning!!" screen with a large yellow triangle at the bottom. Press Volume Up to continue.

STEP 7
Connect your Tab to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
Your computer should now automatically install the appropriate drivers for use in the Tab's "Download Mode".

STEP 8
In Odin, verify that your Tab is connected to a COM port (yellow box with text "COM x" where "x" is a number)

STEP 9
In Odin, press "Start"

FINISHING UP
Upon a successful flash, Odin will display "PASS" and your Tab will reboot.
You can expect to have to disable Knox, and SuperUser should prompt you to do this.

Be sure to thank @Chainfire; he's an amazing contributor to all that is Android.
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26th February 2014, 07:58 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by leatherneck6017

Credit to @roustabout for providing @Chainfire with the stock recovery. And to @blulite for monitoring the CF thread for the release of CF Auto-Root.

NOTE: It is advisable that you do not connect your Tab Pro 8.4 to your computer until reaching Step 7.

STEP 1
Download Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones (Windows Only):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2038555
OR
Install Kies:
http://kies.samsung.com/

STEP 2
Download CF Auto-Root (link is at the bottom of the page)

STEP 3
Extract files to your desktop and run "Odin3-v1.85.exe"

STEP 4
In Odin, choose "PDA" and select "CF-Auto-Root-mondrianwifi-mondrianwifixx-smt320.tar.md5" (it was included in the CF Auto-Root zip)

STEP 5
Power off your Tab.

STEP 6
On your Tab, hold the Power and Volume Down buttons until you see a "Warning!!" screen with a large yellow triangle at the bottom. Press Volume Up to continue.

STEP 7
Connect your Tab to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
Your computer should now automatically install the appropriate drivers for use in the Tab's "Download Mode".

STEP 8
In Odin, verify that your Tab is connected to a COM port (yellow box with text "COM x" where "x" is a number)

STEP 9
In Odin, press "Start"

FINISHING UP
Upon a successful flash, Odin will display "PASS" and your Tab will reboot.
You can expect to have to disable Knox, and SuperUser should prompt you to do this.

Be sure to thank @Chainfire; he's an amazing contributor to all that is Android.

The link on that thread for the usb drivers has been deleted, and the kies site isn't loading.
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26th February 2014, 08:06 PM   |  #3  
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The link on that thread for the usb drivers has been deleted, and the kies site isn't loading.

Thanks. Updated OP.
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Thanks. Updated OP.

Thanks, and does this delete anything on my device when I root like it did on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4?
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Thanks, and does this delete anything on my device when I root like it did on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4?

No.
26th February 2014, 08:09 PM   |  #6  
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No.

Awesome. I'll have to try this soon, sometime when I have the time to fix it if I screw up somehow!
26th February 2014, 10:11 PM   |  #7  
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STEP 1
Download Samsung USB Driver for Mobile Phones (Windows Only):

Erm.. latest Samsung USB Drivers are linked to on this very site...

SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x86 & x64) v1.5.33.0
27th February 2014, 04:59 PM   |  #8  
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SuperUser hasn't asked me to disable Knox. How do I do it manually?
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Thanks for the detailed instructions for rooting. I do have a question as a newbie, if it's okay.

If I root my Tab Pro 8.4, can I still use Comixology and Zinio accounts? If yes, can I use the SD card as the main installation for Comixology and Zinio since I have lots of digital comics and magazines I would like to download.
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Will this root work on the 10.1?

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