View in galleryOwners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread can now root their device thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Chainfire, who brought us the invaluable CF-Root kernels for rooting stock Froyo and Gingerbread ROMs, and the very handy Gingerbreak. He has just released a kernel that can now root the Galaxy Tab for in no time. Read on for more regarding the rooting process.
For those of you unfamiliar with the line-up of CF-Root kernels for Samsung devices, CF-Root is built upon the stock Samsung kernel and adds root, Busybox and ClockworkMod recovery to it. Please note that this is not in any way, a ROM.
This kernel is meant only for the GSM version of the Galaxy Tab and anyone wishing to try it out on another variant shall do so without any support from the developer.
So, on with rooting the Galaxy Tab!
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Galaxy Tab running stock Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware.
- ODIN installed on the PC. Download.
- Samsung USB drivers installed. Download USB drivers for 32 bit Windows | For 64 bit Windows.
- To begin, download the CF-Root file from the link above and extract it to find CF-Root-TAB7_XX_OXA_JQ1-v3.3-CWM3RFS.tar.
- Make sure your device is disconnected from the computer and then start ODIN.
- Click on the PDA button in ODIN and select the file named CF-Root-TAB7_XX_OXA_JQ1-v3.3-CWM3RFS.tar.
- Now put your phone in download mode and connect it to your computer.
- Make sure to see that Repartition is not checked.
- Once all the above steps are completed, simply hit the Start button in ODIN.
- Once the process completes – which should not take more then a few seconds – the device will reboot.
That’s it! You should now have complete root access on your Galaxy Tab.
For updates and further queries visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.