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How to root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi SM-T800 on Android 5.0.2/4.4.2 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 [1]The following tutorial demonstrates what you need to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi SM-T800. We know the guide works on the original Android 4.4.2 KitKat this device came with out of the box. In addition to KitKat, it also works on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update. It’s highly possible this guide works for future updates too; however, we cannot see that until they came out. Therefore, we only recommend following this guide for the software updates listed.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S 10.5 WIFI SM-T800

  1. Download the CF-Root tool from this link here [3].
  2. Download the Odin 3.09 flashing tool you need to flash that rooting tool from here [4].
  3. Download both of the above files and move them to the desktop.
  4. Right-click over the Odin file and select the ‘extract here’ option.
  5. Right-click over the CF-Root file and select the ‘extract here’ option.
  6. Double-click the Odin file so that you open and run the app on the desktop.
  7. Completely power off the Samsung Galaxy Tab device by holding in the Power button until it switches off.
  8. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi in download mode [5].
  9. Connect the tablet to the computer using the USB cable.
  10. Look for the ID: COM port in Odin to change color. That signifies that the USB drivers are working and your device is detected.
  11. Click the PDA/AP button in Odin and browse the desktop for the extracted CF-Root file.
  12. Leave the Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options checked.
  13. Make sure the re-partition box is left empty.
  14. Click the Start button and your device will be rooted in a few minutes. You’ll know it’s done when you see a pass message on the display of Odin and your device reboots.

That’s all you need to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi tablets. You can now learn how to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi [6].