[GUIDE] How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 [Video Walkthrough]

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djR3Z

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A big thanks to RoboBear, tphillips, Lorddeff07, and anyone else that has helped make this happen.

I try to make my guides simple and straightforward so that the average user can root their device. I show every detail and walk you through the process. This guide is a complete video walkthrough on how to root the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi with edits based on the issues that some may run into with previous guides. Without further ado, let's get started!


LINK TO MOD EDIT:eek:utdated links


◄●REQUIRED DOWNLOADS●►

Just download, do not install or run anything yet.

◄●Instructions●►

This method is done on Windows. I recommend this way as its the easiest. If you don't have Windows, borrow from a friend.

◄●Downloading Files and Installing Drivers●►

  1. Download the I have linked.
  2. Extract the zip file by right clicking and selecting "Extract All," or by using an extracting program of your choice.
  3. Open the folder and double click the driver file labeled "GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe"
  4. Install the driver. Its pretty much just Next, Next, Install, and Exit when its done.

◄●Connecting the Device●►

  1. Turn on USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and checking USB debugging. Click Okay to confirm
  2. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
  3. Put the device into Downloading mode
    1. Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
    2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
    3. Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Downloading mode.
  4. Connect the device to your computer with the USB cable.

◄●Flashing a Custom Recovery●►

  1. Go into the same root folder as before.
  2. Double click the root application named "Odin3_v1.85.exe"
  3. Select PDA
  4. Double click the clockworkmod recovery file labeled "recovery-cwm_4.0.0.4-sam-tab-10.1.tar.md5" to select it.
  5. Click Start
  6. Once it is complete, you can close the program

◄●Completing the Root●►

  1. Disconnect your USB cable
  2. On your device, turn off USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and unchecking USB debugging
  3. Plug your USB cable back in
  4. On your computer, go to the same root folder as before and transfer the zip file labeled "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" to your device. Don't put it inside any folder.
  5. Confirm that it was transferred by clicking inside the device folder
  6. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
  7. Put the device into Recovery mode
    1. Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
    2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
    3. Press the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) to highlight the left icon.
    4. Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Recovery mode.
  8. You should see that you are in ClockworkMod Recovery. If not, start over
  9. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Install zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
  10. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Choose zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
  11. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" and hit the Power button to select it.
  12. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Yes - Install..." and hit the Power button to select it.
  13. When it finishes, the last line should say "Install from sdcard complete."
  14. Use the volume buttons to highlight "*****Go Back*****" and hit the Power button to select it.
  15. Hit the Power button to select "reboot system now"
  16. Your device will reboot

You're now rooted!
 
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djR3Z

Senior Member
Mar 9, 2010
649
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Austin, TX
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I love how you have proper grammar and punctuation skills. Spacing is good, fonts are bold where they need to be, this is how a guide should look!

All guides should be written like this, can u offer classes for the uneducated?

Would there be a higher demand for that than my guides? lol. But thanks a lot, I appreciate it :) Just trying to make it easy for everyone.
 

ens04

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Jan 31, 2011
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just rooted this way. It was the easiest root I have ever done!
I have rooted two different androids and the rooted process took really long on my other phones. This took me the same amount of time as your video.

Very good guide. :)
 

bdejong11129

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1,000,000 points for not hosting your files on one of the uber-annoying file hosting sites. I used your video to root my EVO phone as well, have been waiting for your guide for the 10.1. great job....:D
 
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A big thanks to RoboBear, tphillips, Lorddeff07, and anyone else that has helped make this happen.

I try to make my guides simple and straightforward so that the average user can root their device. I show every detail and walk you through the process. This guide is a complete video walkthrough on how to root the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi with edits based on the issues that some may run into with previous guides. Without further ado, let's get started!

Thanks for the detail root instruction, it is very clear easy to understand (I have clicked the thank button).

Question: Just want to confirm whether this root method only applied to wifi only tab or applied to all wifi and 3G tab and with different version.
 

djR3Z

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Mar 9, 2010
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Austin, TX
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1,000,000 points for not hosting your files on one of the uber-annoying file hosting sites. I used your video to root my EVO phone as well, have been waiting for your guide for the 10.1. great job....:D

Haha yeah I hate that too, which is why I will always host files myself. But thanks a lot man, I really appreciate the support.

Thanks for the detail root instruction, it is very clear easy to understand (I have clicked the thank button).

Question: Just want to confirm whether this root method only applied to wifi only tab or applied to all wifi and 3G tab and with different version.

Unfortunately this is just for the Wifi only version. I could probably make a written guide for the others, but I don't have the devices to support that. Sorry dude.
 
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Boot loop and no recovery mode ability

Sorry in advance for the long thread.

Great documentation. I hope you can help me. I posted the below at the stickied root thread but I haven't received any responses. It seems I blew away recovery mode. My tablet consistently boot loops. I have the option to choose recovery but when selected the screen goes blank for several seconds then reboots. I can get into download mode but my PC doesn't recognize the hardware and will not install the proper Samsung drivers. After reading your thread I'm wondering if this is because I didn't set debugging mode properly.

"Hi all I need some help. Verizon LTE 10.1 tab is boot looping after attempting bone head maneuver. Attempted root per Lorddeff07's method. Installed recovery file, system rebooted. Installed kernel file, system rebooted. Installed clockwork mod premium from market. Installed clockwork mod recovery for galaxy tab. Initiated backup via cwm, system rebooted and started boot looping. I can get into downloading mode but when I try to access recovery mode the tablet starts to boot loop.

I tried odin but the USB drivers are not installing properly. If I force the driver to install as Samsung ADB the tablet will display "start odin" when in downloading mode. However the odin app does not recognize the tablet. I'm running W7 pro Sp1 x64.

I also tried to use nvflash per shep211's tutorial but that didn't work. I get to section 2 step 17 when the command fails and the tablet will disconnect from the PC.

I know there has to be a way to fix my fUP. can anyone asist?"

FIXED: Removed the Verizon SIM card. Booted into download mode. Manually added the unrecognized driver as Samsung Mobile USB Serial Port. Opened odin flashed the ltecwm.tar.md5 file. Rebooted. All is good. Rebooted into recovery and installed root using Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip. Everything is up and running.
 
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djR3Z

Senior Member
Mar 9, 2010
649
650
Austin, TX
TheDroidDemos.com
Sorry in advance for the long thread.

Great documentation. I hope you can help me. I posted the below at the stickied root thread but I haven't received any responses. It seems I blew away recovery mode. My tablet consistently boot loops. I have the option to choose recovery but when selected the screen goes blank for several seconds then reboots. I can get into download mode but my PC doesn't recognize the hardware and will not install the proper Samsung drivers. After reading your thread I'm wondering if this is because I didn't set debugging mode properly.

"Hi all I need some help. Verizon LTE 10.1 tab is boot looping after attempting bone head maneuver. Attempted root per Lorddeff07's method. Installed recovery file, system rebooted. Installed kernel file, system rebooted. Installed clockwork mod premium from market. Installed clockwork mod recovery for galaxy tab. Initiated backup via cwm, system rebooted and started boot looping. I can get into downloading mode but when I try to access recovery mode the tablet starts to boot loop.

I tried odin but the USB drivers are not installing properly. If I force the driver to install as Samsung ADB the tablet will display "start odin" when in downloading mode. However the odin app does not recognize the tablet. I'm running W7 pro Sp1 x64.

I also tried to use nvflash per shep211's tutorial but that didn't work. I get to section 2 step 17 when the command fails and the tablet will disconnect from the PC.

I know there has to be a way to fix my fUP. can anyone asist?"

FIXED: Removed the Verizon SIM card. Booted into download mode. Manually added the unrecognized driver as Samsung Mobile USB Serial Port. Opened odin flashed the ltecwm.tar.md5 file. Rebooted. All is good. Rebooted into recovery and installed root using Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip. Everything is up and running.

Glad you got it fixed! Did you use the Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip in my pack or from the LTE section in lord's thread?
 

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    A big thanks to RoboBear, tphillips, Lorddeff07, and anyone else that has helped make this happen.

    I try to make my guides simple and straightforward so that the average user can root their device. I show every detail and walk you through the process. This guide is a complete video walkthrough on how to root the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi with edits based on the issues that some may run into with previous guides. Without further ado, let's get started!


    LINK TO MOD EDIT:eek:utdated links


    ◄●REQUIRED DOWNLOADS●►

    Just download, do not install or run anything yet.

    ◄●Instructions●►

    This method is done on Windows. I recommend this way as its the easiest. If you don't have Windows, borrow from a friend.

    ◄●Downloading Files and Installing Drivers●►

    1. Download the I have linked.
    2. Extract the zip file by right clicking and selecting "Extract All," or by using an extracting program of your choice.
    3. Open the folder and double click the driver file labeled "GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe"
    4. Install the driver. Its pretty much just Next, Next, Install, and Exit when its done.

    ◄●Connecting the Device●►

    1. Turn on USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and checking USB debugging. Click Okay to confirm
    2. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
    3. Put the device into Downloading mode
      1. Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
      2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
      3. Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Downloading mode.
    4. Connect the device to your computer with the USB cable.

    ◄●Flashing a Custom Recovery●►

    1. Go into the same root folder as before.
    2. Double click the root application named "Odin3_v1.85.exe"
    3. Select PDA
    4. Double click the clockworkmod recovery file labeled "recovery-cwm_4.0.0.4-sam-tab-10.1.tar.md5" to select it.
    5. Click Start
    6. Once it is complete, you can close the program

    ◄●Completing the Root●►

    1. Disconnect your USB cable
    2. On your device, turn off USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and unchecking USB debugging
    3. Plug your USB cable back in
    4. On your computer, go to the same root folder as before and transfer the zip file labeled "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" to your device. Don't put it inside any folder.
    5. Confirm that it was transferred by clicking inside the device folder
    6. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
    7. Put the device into Recovery mode
      1. Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
      2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
      3. Press the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) to highlight the left icon.
      4. Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Recovery mode.
    8. You should see that you are in ClockworkMod Recovery. If not, start over
    9. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Install zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
    10. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Choose zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
    11. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" and hit the Power button to select it.
    12. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Yes - Install..." and hit the Power button to select it.
    13. When it finishes, the last line should say "Install from sdcard complete."
    14. Use the volume buttons to highlight "*****Go Back*****" and hit the Power button to select it.
    15. Hit the Power button to select "reboot system now"
    16. Your device will reboot

    You're now rooted!
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    I love how you have proper grammar and punctuation skills. Spacing is good, fonts are bold where they need to be, this is how a guide should look!

    All guides should be written like this, can u offer classes for the uneducated?
    4
    I love how you have proper grammar and punctuation skills. Spacing is good, fonts are bold where they need to be, this is how a guide should look!

    All guides should be written like this, can u offer classes for the uneducated?

    Would there be a higher demand for that than my guides? lol. But thanks a lot, I appreciate it :) Just trying to make it easy for everyone.
    4
    Root.Zip link is broken

    A big thanks to RoboBear, tphillips, Lorddeff07, and anyone else that has helped make this happen.

    I try to make my guides simple and straightforward so that the average user can root their device. I show every detail and walk you through the process. This guide is a complete video walkthrough on how to root the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi with edits based on the issues that some may run into with previous guides. Without further ado, let's get started!


    LINK TO VIDEO WALKTHROUGH FOR HOW TO ROOT THE Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi)


    ◄●REQUIRED DOWNLOADS●►

    Just download, do not install or run anything yet.


    ◄●Instructions●►

    This method is done on Windows. I recommend this way as its the easiest. If you don't have Windows, borrow from a friend.

    ◄●Downloading Files and Installing Drivers●►

    1. Download the root.zip I have linked.
    2. Extract the zip file by right clicking and selecting "Extract All," or by using an extracting program of your choice.
    3. Open the folder and double click the driver file labeled "GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe"
    4. Install the driver. Its pretty much just Next, Next, Install, and Exit when its done.

    ◄●Connecting the Device●►

    1. Turn on USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and checking USB debugging. Click Okay to confirm
    2. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
    3. Put the device into Downloading mode
      1. Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
      2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
      3. Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Downloading mode.
    4. Connect the device to your computer with the USB cable.

    ◄●Flashing a Custom Recovery●►

    1. Go into the same root folder as before.
    2. Double click the root application named "Odin3_v1.85.exe"
    3. Select PDA
    4. Double click the clockworkmod recovery file labeled "recovery-cwm_4.0.0.4-sam-tab-10.1.tar.md5" to select it.
    5. Click Start
    6. Once it is complete, you can close the program

    ◄●Completing the Root●►

    1. Disconnect your USB cable
    2. On your device, turn off USB Debugging by going to Settings>Applications>Development and unchecking USB debugging
    3. Plug your USB cable back in
    4. On your computer, go to the same root folder as before and transfer the zip file labeled "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" to your device. Don't put it inside any folder.
    5. Confirm that it was transferred by clicking inside the device folder
    6. Power off the device by holding the power button and selecting Power off
    7. Put the device into Recovery mode
      1. Hold the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) and then hold the Power button as well.
      2. Keep holding until you see two icons. First you'll see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 logo and then the icons will show up. Let go.
      3. Press the Vol Down button (the left Volume button) to highlight the left icon.
      4. Press the Vol Up button (the right Volume button) to select Recovery mode.
    8. You should see that you are in ClockworkMod Recovery. If not, start over
    9. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Install zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
    10. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Choose zip from SD card" and hit the Power button to select it.
    11. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip" and hit the Power button to select it.
    12. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Yes - Install..." and hit the Power button to select it.
    13. When it finishes, the last line should say "Install from sdcard complete."
    14. Use the volume buttons to highlight "*****Go Back*****" and hit the Power button to select it.
    15. Hit the Power button to select "reboot system now"
    16. Your device will reboot

    You're now rooted!

    root.Zip link is broken
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    Hi,

    Soon i will get my Tab 10.1 3G...
    So my Q is, will this work also on a 3G model? And i read a lot of stuff about a locked Boot loader?? do i have to unlock it first?? Or can i just use this method?

    Thx in avance...

    This method is for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Works on a 3G P7500 as well. Thats the one you proberly bought in Holland... :p

    So the short answer is: Yes!
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