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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T331 on Android 5.1.1 [Guide]

Galaxy-Tab-4-8.0-SM-T331 [1]Each day a large quantum of people are becoming root users because they have learned the distinct advantages that a root user has over the Android operating system in comparison to the non-rooted user. While the non-rooted user can bask in their additional layers of security, it is the root user who can revel in the full system access that gives them the power to uninstall and install anything that they should choose. Most of that has to do with either removing the apps that are already on the Android operating system put there by the manufacturer or the phone carrier networks and not Android themselves, or installing additional apps to bolster the features that you already possess.

One of the root apps that you can choose to install after you complete the guide below is the Disk Digger Undelete [2] app—arguably the best way to recover deleted files on the Android operating system. Most of us have deleted something and later wished that we had not. If you have ever thought to yourself that it seems a bit critical that you are not able to undelete files, that is because you can turn back the clock and fix your mistakes. You just need the right tools to do. The FBI has those tools and now you do too!

Here is everything you need to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T331 tablets when they are running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates you can install root apps like the Disk Digger Undelete:




  1. Log into the Windows computer using the administrator’s account so that the Odin flashing tool has sufficient permissions to run.
  2. Download the CF-Auto-Root [5] tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T331 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates.
  3. Open the Downloads folder and extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder and the flashing tool executable (.exe) and the rooting file (CF-Auto-Root) will now be there in the Downloads folder.
  4. Double-click on the Odin flashing app executable file so that the flashing app opens is you are greeted with the user interface.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T331 into download mode (Power + Home + Volume Down when started with the device off) and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  6. Check Odin gives a yellow or blue box and the added message on the screen which is both there to let you know that the device is ready for the flashing. (No color and no message mean that the drivers are not yet working, or you are not using the Odin app running as an administrator).
  7. Click the Ap button from Odin and browse through to the Downloads folder and click on the MD 5 file to upload to Odin.
  8. Click the Start button and the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet begins.
  9. You know it is complete when the Odin flashing tool shows a new green box available with the pass message inside.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T331 tablets running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates using Chainfire’s super popular one-click rooting tool he calls CF-Auto-Root. The SuperSU app is now installed thanks to the CF-Auto-Root tool that just automatically installed and enabled it so you can open the Google Play Store immediately and begin installing the new root apps that could not run before.