Anyone with experience on the Windows operating system will know all about the administrator’s account and how important it is for people who need to have certain programs installed. There are many programs out there, and settings that cannot be adjusted until Windows sees that you have the administrator permissions.
Microsoft’s Windows OS isn’t unique in following this ideology here. Most operating systems will allow for different types of accounts, and those accounts can have different sets of permissions. Android is an operating system that has what is called a root user. The root user account is blocked off by default because there is no way to offer the same security for both the root user and the non-root user. The best thing to happen was for Chainfire to develop what is called SuperSU and the SuperSU provides all the security we need by default. However, it also relies on us to have the final say, and that is why rooting Android is not for everyone.
Developers and Android enthusiasts in general from all over the world are rooting Android operating systems every day because they need to do it before they can get the adequate permissions to do what they need to do on Android. They can also do what they need to do without any risks because they understand how to use SuperSU.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 that comes with the SM-T337T model number to use this guide.
- You must have a computer that is running on the Windows operating system to use this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Chainfire had the KTU84P.T337TUVU1BNI8 firmware build number running on his Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T337T tablet when he created the rooting file in this guide. You do not have to be running on the same firmware build number as him. If you have the SM-T337T model number, and it is running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update, then this guide should work.
- If you flash the CF-Auto-Root file in this guide, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 does not boot afterward, let Chainfire know about is by posting a message on the CF-Auto-Root thread at XDA-Developers. Your message needs to include the new recovery image file from the firmware running on your device for him to be able to fix the problem.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer before getting started with the guide.
- Make sure you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled from the Developer Options menu.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 4 8.0 SM-T337T RUNNING ON ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT SOFTWARE UPDATES
- Log into the Windows PC using the administrator’s account so the flashing tool can run.
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T337T running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat software updates.
- Extract the rooting file to the desktop and then open the Odin flashing tool file that is available on the desktop after the extraction.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T337T into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Leave all the default options from the Odin flashing app the same.
- Click the AP button in Odin and browse through to the desktop location and choose to upload the MD5 file to Odin.
- Select the start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T337T begins.
- Have a read of the text rolling down the display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab from the CF-Auto-Root program so you can understand what is happening, and wait until it says the device is going to reboot.
- Wait until the Odin flashing user interface shows a new green box that has the pass message inside.
In conclusion, that is how to Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T337T tablets running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software updates by flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool using the Odin flashing app on a Windows computer. The tablet reboots now by itself, and you can see the SuperSU app that CF-Auto-Root just spent some time installing and enabling correctly so that you can install your root applications. You may head there now and start installing any of the root apps that you had planned to install most of which are available from the same Google Play Store that you have always used for standard apps.