In order to get full advantage of your Android device, or for being able to use your Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 on full power, root access is being required. Therefore, in case you are an advanced Android user and want to tweak your high end tablet, take a look over the present step by step guide and learn how to apply a one-click-root solution. This root method can be easily performed even by a newbie as the CF-Auto-Root tool will be used – the tool is now compatible with both 3G and LTE models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2.
Gaining root access should be the first process to complete when owning an Android device. Why? Well, if you want to have access and control to your Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 you need to remove the factory and default restrictions and by root access you can achieve the same. That’s why on a rooted device you can perform many unofficial operations and you can also improve the performances or change the Android system. Many advantages are related to the root process, so this tutorial is really a must have and not an option for most of the Tab Pro 12.2 users.
Basically, on a rooted tablet you can replace the stock recovery image with a custom one, you can unlock the bootloader, install a custom ROM firmware (based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, or on any other version of Android), flash a custom kernel, overclock the CPU (for bumping the speeds) or undervolt the CPU (for improving the battery life), remove bloatware, remove I built programs, add new custom and complex apps, install extra features that cannot be found in the default version of Android OS and lot more.
Gaining root access is not official. So, the CF-Auto-Root tool has nothing to do with Samsung and it is not an official root app that is available for your Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (3G or LTE). The root tool has been actually developed by third-party devs, so we should thank those of xda-developers for the present tutorial. The best is that CF-Auto-Root tool offers a root solution that is using Odin – Odin on the other hand is an official program so you can safely use the same for completing this operation. Therefore, you will be using an official program for performing an unofficial operation.
Anyway, due to same reasons, by gaining root access you will also void the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 warranty. This is happening because the binary flash counter will be increased and because the factory and default restrictions will be removed. So, for restoring the warranty you need to reset binary flash and restore your tablet to initial state. In order to do so, you need to revoke root access; do that by downgrading or updating your Android device to stock or official Android OS – use compatible step by step guides for your Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 LTE and 3G models.
Now, I recommend you to backup your data before going any further. Even though when using Odin it is unlikely to lose something that’s saved on the internal storage of your Samsung Galaxy Tab pro 12.2, remember that this is a root operation. In rare cases users declared that the data has been corrupted or even wiped out, so because of that take your time and use suitable backup and restore apps for saving everything that you might need afterwards (mainly personal data, info and accounts, market apps, contacts list, text messages and so on).
On the other hand, since this is a manual root operation, if you want to safely complete the same, a Windows running computer must be used. Of course you will have to connect your tablet with the mentioned computer, so your Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and its USB cable must be near you. On both computer and tablet disable the antivirus protection – the security programs might interfere with the root process. Your device must have at least 60% power left; else you need to plug in the charger before going any further. Also, on your tablet from “menu – settings – developer options” enable the USB debugging option.
Use this guide only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 3G or LTE variant. The CF-Auto-Root tool from below will work only for the mentioned Android device – using the steps from below for a different or similar device will probably make you brick your handset so try not to mess things up.
How to Root Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (LTE and 3G) with CF-Auto-Root
- From here download the root package for your 3G Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2.
- If you have the LTE model of the Tab Pro 12.2 download the root package from here.
- Then, download Odin on your computer.
- Also install the Tab Pro 12.2 drivers on your computer – you can use Samsung KIES in that matter.
- Now, unzip Odin and also install the program.
- On the same folder as Odin unzip the root package.
- Run Odin on your computer.
- Turn off your device and reboot in download mode.
- For download mode press on power, volume down and home buttons at the same time.
- Up next, connect your tablet with your PC; use the USB cord for establishing the connection.
- On Odin the “added” message should be displayed. Also, the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue.
- From the program select the “PA” option and pick the root package.
- Then, without doing any other changes, click on “start”.
- Wait while the root process is being completed.
- When the “pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section turned green you will be able to remove the USB cord and reboot your device.
So, there you have it; now you know how to easily root your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (LTE and 3G). That was all for today, but stay close as further step by step guides will be developed for you. Use the comments section from below if you want to share your experience with us or with other users too.