While I can frequently be spotted saying online that the main reason to root the Android operating system is to install root apps, there is another reason that would give that a run for its money. A good deal of people also root the operating systems to install a custom ROM because a custom ROM can often come with the bonus of updating to newer versions of Android when your OEM and smartphone carrier network refuse to update your device first. While the percentage of people between rooting for updating and installing apps might be close, you cannot update to a newer ROM with root access alone. You will need to install a custom recovery and root your device to install a custom ROM then.
For anyone who does plan on installing a custom recovery to go along with the root access you will obtain after following the guide after the break, you can check out the NANDroid Manager application from the Google Play Store as one root app that will help you along with your custom ROM experience. Taking complete backups of your data is essential to anyone who plans on installing a new ROM because you need to wipe the data and apply a hard reset between flashing the ROM. That’s the main reason for the birth of the NANDroid feature. While taking a complete backup in just one tap of a button is always useful, it’s even better if we can restore that same data at a partition at a time. That’s what the NANDRoid Manager application can do for you when you install it on your smartphone.
These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P605M tablets running the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by using an updated version of the CF-Auto-Root package by Chainfire.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet that has the SM-P605M model number to use this guide.
- You must have a computer that is running Windows for an operating system to use this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Unlock the hidden Developer Options menu from your Note 10.1’s Settings app by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number continually until it says that you are using the device as a developer now from a friendly pop-up message on the screen.
- Now we must enter the Developer Options menu we just unlocked by tapping on the Settings app > Developer Options and then check the box so we enable the USB Debugging Mode. You will see the box for the USB Debugging when you scroll down the screen within the Developer Options.
- You must install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer  before you use this guide or else the Odin flashing application will not detect your device. With the drivers up and running, you can connect to the computer and the Odin app with ease.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 SM-P605M RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1
- Download the updated CF-Auto-Root package for the Galaxy Note 10.1 P605M for Android 5.1.1 from here .
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking the file when it’s on the desktop and choosing the option that says it will extract to the desktop.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to the computer with the USB cable in Download mode and then click the AP button from the Odin user interface.
- Browse the desktop for the rooting package and then click the Start button to flash the package you just uploaded to the Odin user interface.
- Wait until you can see a green box with the pass message inside on the Odin user interface before unplugging from the computer.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets running the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update using the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root package.