Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 can now be easily rooted as CF-Root solution can be anytime used for the mentioned tablet. Therefore, in case you were trying to find an easy to follow and safe root method for your Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, you are now in the right place. Anyway, don’t forget to read all the guidelines from this tutorial before heading to the proper root steps in order to review the risks and the advantages that come along with an unlocked Android device.
Unlocking an Android device represents a complex process that basically removes the factory and default restrictions from the internal system, so in the end the user can access and modify built in settings, apps, processes and even features. In that matter, gaining root access might be considered the first step to make when thinking in unlocking the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. By completing this step by step guide you will be able to use your tablet on full power and also you will be able to power up its performances, to gain more speed and to upgrade the battery life.
Moreover, on a rooted Tab 4 10.1 you will finally be able to install a custom recovery image like CWM or TWRP recovery or to update with a custom ROM firmware such as CM11, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid. At the same time, on a rooted device you can remove bloatware (in built programs), add new features, personalize and customize the Android user interface, optimize the performances or overclock the CPU frequency. As you can see, gaining root access is more than recommended especially for advanced Android users who are trying to use their devices on full power without dealing with factory or default restrictions.
Of course, all these processes aren’t official; thus rooting has nothing to do with Samsung or with Google. The root package is developed by third party devs and represents a custom app that makes changes on the default Android system. So, due to same reasons, by completing this guide you will void the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 warranty. Therefore, you should be careful when applying the steps from below as you don’t want to end up in soft bricking your tablet. Without the warranty, when taking your device back to service you will have to pay for the technical assistance (or you will have to try to fix your bricked device by yourselves).
As mentioned, Odin will be used for rooting your Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. Odin is an official program developed and offered by Samsung and usually used on update types of operations. Therefore, for rooting your Android tablet you will not have to use third party programs that can damage your device. Anyway, in order to make things right and for avoiding unpleasant situations from happening, first you should take a look over the list from below where I have detailed the pre requisites tasks.
- Start by making a backup; it is important to save your data because you might end up in losing everything that’s saved on the internal storage memory of your tablet – your data might get corrupted or wiped out.
- So, due to same reasons, you should use a cloud service or other backup and restore tools in order to ensure that your contacts, messages, call logs, EFS folder, internet settings, market apps, images, videos, audio files or other personal data, info and accounts are in safe hands.
- Also, if possible you might also consider in saving your current ROM by applying and completing a Nandroid backup.
- Make sure that a Windows powered computer can be used for this operation because you have to download and install some programs and files on the same.
- Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 model number T530 and its USB cord must be near you; do note that this root method is compatible only with the mentioned Android tablet and with no other smartphone or handset – try not to mess things up in that matter.
- On your computer you should temporarily deactivate any security feature including antivirus and antimalware programs because the mentioned tools might interfere with the root process.
- On the same time, on your tablet, USB debugging option must be enabled; you can do so by going to “menu – settings – developer options”.
- Finally, before doing anything else check the battery status of your Tab 4 10.1; if there is less than 50% power left, plug in the charger – your device might get damaged if during the root process it gets turned off.
Root Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 T530 using Odin
- Download Odin, Samsung KIES and the root package (get it from here) on your computer; place all the files on desktop.
- Unzip Odin and install the program by following the on screen prompts.
- Install Samsung KIES and by using the same flash the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 USB derivers on your computer.
- In the end unzip the root package on desktop and run Odin on your computer.
- Enter your tablet in download mode – first turn off your device and then press and hold power, volume down and home buttons at the same time, for a few seconds until download mode is being displayed.
- Connect your handset with your computer by plugging in the USB cord.
- Odin will display the “added” message while the ID:COM section will turn yellow or blue – if not, unplug the USB cord and reinstall the drivers on your computer; then retry the steps from above.
- On Odin now click on “PA” and pick the root file from desktop.
- Don’t make any other changes and select “start”.
- Your tablet will now be rooted; when the root process ends, on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will turn green.
- Remove the USB cord and reboot your Galaxy Tab 4 10.1.
If you will be experience a boot loop after completing the steps from above you should enter recovery mode from where you should choose “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “reboot system now”. Also, if Odin gets stuck, you have to remove the USB cable, close the program and force restart your tablet; from there just reapply all the root steps from above.
So, there you have it; that’s how you can anytime safely root your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 by using Odin.