When you choose to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablet you are gaining control of the root user account that is always there on Android but gets covered up. Those in control of the root user account can install anything they want on the operating system. Likewise, they can also uninstall anything they want too, including anything that is currently residing on the system partition.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro with the SM-T525 model number to use this guide. The CF-Auto-Root tool usually comes in a different file for each model number and flashing the wrong file on your device can mean the bricking of it.
- You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to use this guide. The Odin flashing tool works for Windows operating systems only.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Note that Chainfire was running the KOT49H.T525XXUANAF firmware build number when he created the rooting method found in this guide. You don’t need to be running on the same version as Chainfire. He just gives that firmware version for you to see just in case you want to use it as an indicator in the future.
- You do need to have the Developer Options menu unlocked so that you can then go ahead and enable the USB Debugging Mode from that same Developer Options menu. Doing so means that the Android software will now allow for changes to be made to it whereas before that would not have been possible for developers.
- You need to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the Windows computer if the Odin flashing tool is to detect your device when you connect it to the computer via the USB cable and thus allow for the rooting to happen.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB PRO SM-T525 RUNNING ON ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T525 tablet when running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
- Open the Downloads folder where your CF-Auto-Root file ended up since it is the default download location for Windows operating systems and then extract the file to the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T525 tablet into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that you use for charging the battery.
- From the Downloads folder, double-click the mouse of touchpad on the Odin executable file and then check that the ID: COM port is lighting up with a blue or yellow color, and the added message is available from the Log entry which are both signs that your Samsung USB Drivers that you were meant to install before are both working.
- Do not make changes from the default settings on offer in Odin.
- Click on the AP button from Odin and then browse through to the Downloads folder and select the MD5 rooting file that is going to root your device.
- Click on the Start button and the Odin tool then flashes the CF-Auto-Root on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T525 tablet.
- Wait until Odin displays a green box with a pass message inside and for the tablet to reboot before disconnecting from the computer.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T525 tablets running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates by using Chainfires’ one-click rooting tool that he called CF-Auto-Root. The CF-Auto-Root tool has done a decent enough job to install and enable the SuperSU which is all you need to start installing your root applications.