There are two main ways you can use the operating system on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablets. One of those ways is by keeping it the way it is now which is considered a locked operating system. The other thing you can do is use it with root access which is what is called an unlocked operating system. Not to be confused with an unlocked SIM, an unlocked operating system is when you have free control over what is installed and what is taken away. It’s also what is required is developers are going to develop because the way the operating system now does not allow or any changes to be made to it.
The following is everything you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T535 tablet running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet that comes with the SM-T535 model number to use this guide. The CF-Auto-Root files are made for one model number only and flashing the wrong one bricks the device. If you do flash the wrong one, then you need to find your stock ROM and flash it to make the device work again.
- You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system because the Odin flashing tool only runs on a Windows environment.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Chainfire was running the KOT49H.T535XXU1AND9 firmware build number when he developed the version of the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T535 tablet that you are finding in this guide. That doesn’t mean you need to be running on the same firmware build number. You need the right model number and for the device to be running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates and it should work.
- You need to have the Developer Options menu unlocked and the USB Debugging Mode enabled before the device connected to the computer in the guide or else you cannot make the necessary changes to the Android software for the rooting to happen.
- The computer you are using to run the Odin flashing applications needs to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on it. Install them now if your computer doesn’t have them already.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 4 10.1 SM-T535 RUNNING ON ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT WITHOUT CHAINFIRE’S CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T535 running Android 4.4.2.
- Open the Downloads folder—the location where your rooting file ended up since it is the default download location for Windows operating systems unless you have changed it—and extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T535 into the Download Mode that comes with the device and then connects the phone to the computer with the USB cable that is available for you to charge the battery with usually.
- Run the Odin flashing tool app that is available from the Downloads folder and then check that it shows a blue or yellow color coming from the ID: COM port so you know that your device is connected thanks to the USB drivers correctly.
- Click on the AP button from Odin and then search through to the Downloads folder and then select the MD5 rooting file that is there since you extracted the rooting file earlier.
- Click on the Start button and the rooting begins.
- Wait until Odin shows a green box with a pass message inside of it before disconnecting from the computer.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T535 tablets when they are running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates by flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool using the Odin flashing application fro ma Windows PC. The SuperSU app is installed on your tablet now, and it means that you can begin installing any of the root apps that you wanted to test out on your mobile device.