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How To Root Samsung Galaxy Tab On Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-gingerbread-rootOwners 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.



  1. 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.
  2. Make sure your device is disconnected from the computer and then start ODIN.
  3. Click on the PDA button in ODIN and select the file named CF-Root-TAB7_XX_OXA_JQ1-v3.3-CWM3RFS.tar.
  4. Now put your phone in download mode and connect it to your computer.
  5. Make sure to see that Repartition is not checked.
  6. Once all the above steps are completed, simply hit the Start button in ODIN.
  7. 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.


  1. if it stuck on pc/phone screen. u need p1wifi_20110128_r10_00.pit
    P1010-CSC-ZZHKF1.tar.md5 and P1010ZHKF1-REV03-ALL-mid-CL1008827.tar.md5

    should be available on the net. load them up using odin and it will reinstall fyro.
    you can then update this to the new gingerbread using odin again
    hope this helps

  2. I’ve rooted my Galaxy tab successfully but after my device rebooted it’s stuck on home screen and is not responding on touchscreen at all. Please help what to do next guys!?
    Thanks in advance!

  3. my galaxy seem as if every thing went well but it won’t power on and keep’s flashing on and off with the samsung logo .help please

  4. Thanks for a quick, painless rooting procedure. Worked flawlessly.
    Added Titanium Backup and it was smooth sailing.
    Linking this to my blog, where I’m describing the process.

  5. Hi.. i tried the steps exactly as above….but my tab is taking ages to root..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..

    its just stuck up there….any ideas?

    • > SetupConnection..

      Stuck at that same point too. Did you figure out how to get past that?


    • nvm, just restarted the device, re-hooked and clicked START on Odin after re-detection and it worked fine the second time.

      The big yellow “Don’t Turn Off Target” message gave me pause from restarting outright πŸ™‚

  6. After getting my first Android device and after hours of trying other methods of rooting my Galaxy Tab running 2.3.3 I was about to give up when I found the link to your post… Quicker than you can say “I’m rooted!” my tablet was done!

    Thank you!

  7. I figured out hot to fix the problem…I think we used a tar file that didn’t work. Use this link and it will work perfectly πŸ™‚ http://droidangel.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-root-sprint-samsung-galaxy-tab.html

  8. Im sure there was something at the end of the line :
    Removed!! (is 009 in my case), so pls all help me to format or roll back

  9. Hi all pls help me , i follow step by step and now my samsung galxy tab and all not good at all, the phone go crazzy reboot after reboot, what can i do , pls help, or mai me. Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

  10. Pliz help me… i had to upgrd my galaxy tab. Then its failed. At now its just only stuck in the samsung screen. Pliz mail me if somebody knows the solutions. Tq before

  11. i have a quit similar problem with Oops, currently my version is DXJPD. any idea, please share with me, thanks

  12. I got the following messages on ODIN:

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:16)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    And now the Tab is stuck on a screen showing an image of:

    Any ideas?
    Have I well and truly shafted it?

    • Happened to me when i attempted to restock to Rogers. i charged it for days and the only thing that happened was the screen would turn on and off with the sybols you described( phone to pc) simply connect your phone to the pc with odin open and rotohammers 001001-GB-Stock-Safe-v5 and EVENTUALLY(took 10 minutes for me the first time and had it go off and had to wait another 20 minutes before it was recognized again) the phone will be recognized by odin and flash away. will restock everything to stock GB euro firm.

  13. Unfortunately can’t make it work on mine…I am not sure if it has something to do when I initially rooted my tab with Z4root before upgrading to Gingerbread. My device current Kernel is showing root@se-s604 #8.

    Is there another way of re-rooting my TAB. Thanks.

  14. Dear Zayed Rehman,

    You are simply awesome! Installed Gingerbread + Rooted my device.

    Suyog Dixit

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