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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 SHV-E140K on Android 4.0.4 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

SHV-E140K [1]If you own a Samsung smartphone or tablet and want to get access to the root user account then you need to find a guide that is made to root the device. In your search, you might come across several guides, and each has a unique method for getting it done. That is not to say that they do not all necessarily work, but it is good to know what each one offers and then you can make your choice for the one you want to follow.

There are two main ways of getting access to the root user account on the Android operating system. One of them is by installing a custom recovery (and unlocking the bootloader when required), and the other is by installing a one-click rooting tool. A one-click rooting tool does not need to have a custom recovery image installed on the smartphone before it can root the device. CF-Auto-Root is an example of a one-click rooting tool that works mostly for Samsung devices and it is all you need to begin running root applications.




  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [4] tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 SHV-E140K smartphone running Android 4.0. Ice Cream Sandwich.
  2. Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the computer.
  3. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 SHV-E140K tablet into the Download Mode [5] that it comes with and then connect to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Run the Odin flashing tool app that is available in the Downloads folder.
    Check you see a color coming from the ID: COM port and an added message appearing in the Log which are both good signs that the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
  5. Click on the AP button and browse to the Downloads folder.
  6. Click on the rooting file to upload it to the Odin flashing tool.
  7. Click on the Start button to begin the rooting once you can see the rooting file extension from the Odin user interface.
  8. Wait for the pass message from Odin before disconnecting.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 SHV-E140K tablets running on the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software updates by flashing a version of the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. The result is you now have the SuperSU program available from the app drawer. There is no reason to enter it and make any changes; it is already setup on the tablet to allow for the rooting once you install and run the root applications that you wanted to try.