Originally Posted by gforums
I today received an update to Android 9 on my tablet. Was kind of surprised. Anyone else can confirm?
Update contains new "Le Tab UI".
Confirmed. I'm at Android 9 after an OTA update.
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Originally Posted by ZHIONZY
so there is no way to root this tablet?
My tablet is rooted. I found a root solution a little while back, but I haven't posted it yet because it's not very user-friendly. Basically it requires that you do a fresh install of Oreo and it gets bricked on an OTA update. If you're interested in getting it rooted like that then send me a private message. If there's enough interest I'll create a root thread. I consider myself quite capable with Android but not a full expert. I'm really hurting without custom recovery and without a fastboot OEM unlock that works longer than once. That temporary unlock command successfully allows me to swap out the bootloader image but upon reboot it doesn't like the new image as it asks for a password that must be part of the bootloader security because it won't accept any passwords that I have set. Perhaps with a root thread we could all contribute to getting this working. I have two of P10s now so I'm able to test on my spare, but I don't have unlimited time to devote to this.
I know that a lot of people would be excited to get root on this device. I assure you sure you that it is possible. However, I don't want to start a thread with a solution that will force people to do a fresh install of Oreo and possibly lose data. And of course there's the problem with the OTA update which will brick the device. Of course everyone understands that they modify their device at their own risk, but I consider my root solution still a bit dirty and I was hoping at least to get it to accept OTA updates before I wrote up a root guide. I really think that if we could get a permanent bootloader unlock instead of a temporary unlock that we could get past this problem. And if somebody is out there that could make a TWRP image for this device, I think we would be golden as we could do a standard magisk root install via custom recovery.