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How to root Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 on Android 5.0.2 [Guide]

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Pro-12.2 [1]By rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet with the CF-Auto-Root one-click rooting tool, you are getting the chance to grant rooting rights to the apps that need it to run. The Android operating system is very secure without root access because no apps can get into the root file system. However, with a rooted Android, you could grant rooting permissions to malware, and that becomes a problem if the malware then chooses to exploit those rooting permissions and start browsing through your tablet.

Coming across malware is rare and granting malware rooting rights is much rarer yet again because it takes an additional human error in not identifying what malware is. The CF-Auto-Root tool installs and enables the SuperSU on the smartphone and that SuperSU stops everything in its path. So the act of rooting itself does not make a device less secure. It is what happens next. Everyone with a thorough understanding of what they are installing can use a device with SuperSU without any malware getting into the system because they do not ever let it in. However, those with less knowledge and understanding might grant rooting permissions from SuperSU to malware without knowing it is malware.

As long as you browse the Google Play Store for your apps and install apps that are names you know you can trust online then there is never any worry about installing malware because you know those apps you are installing is not malware. For example, if I open the Google Play Store with my newly rooted Samsung Galaxy Note Pro tablet and download the Titanium Backup app and then nothing else for the day I know that I do not have malware because Titanium Backup is a trusted app and I downloaded the official app from a source of confidence. It is also very easy once you know what to do when you are online.




  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [4] tool for the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates.
  2. Open the Downloads folder on the computer and extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder, so the Odin flashing tool and the CF-Auto-Root tool files are now visible in the Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click on the Odin flashing tool’s executable file so that the flashing tool opens up on the computer.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 into the download mode [5] and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Check that the ID: COM port that is available on the top left-hand corner of Odin is now displaying a yellow, or blue color which is there to let people know that the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is connected to the computer and the USB Drivers from Samsung is working.
  6. Click the AP button from the Odin app on the computer and browse to the Downloads folder and select the MD5 rooting file to upload to Odin.
  7. Click the Start button from the Odin app on the computer and the rooting begins.
  8. Wait for the Odin to show a green box with a pass message inside before unplugging from the computer.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 SM-P905 when it is running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. The version of the CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide is not the systemless root version like we get with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates and the Android 7.0 Nougat, so that means you need to unroot from the SuperSU app that is now in the app drawer or by heading to the Sam Mobile website and flashing the correct stock ROM for your tablet.