Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is by no means a new device, it however is quite a well built tablet once you get rid of the bloatware that comes installed on the device and free up some processing power. Of course, to do that, you need to root your device, which is exactly what we will teach you how to do today. So, if you’re looking on a guide on how to root Galaxy Tab 4, look no further.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages done to your device either during or after the process, please proceed at your own risk. Also remember this guide is only valid for firmwares lower than 5.1.1! If you try this on 5.1.1, you WILL brick your device.
Prerequisites: You will need to have
- ADB & Fastboot setup on your computer
- USB Drivers for your tablet installed on the computer
- USB Debugging enabled on the tablet
- Go to this page and download the file appropriate for your model number. Remember, you can look at your tablet’s model number in Settings>About Device.
- Extract the file and open a CMD window containing the adb binaries.
- Connect your tablet to the computer and type: “adb reboot download” in the CMD window
- Open Odin from the extracted folder and check if it is detecting your device by displaying a blue light on top.
- Click PDA, and simply choose the downloaded CF file.
- Click start and wait, your device will reboot soon. Once it comes back to home screen, that is it. You will now have a fully rooted Galaxy Tab 4.
The important thing to remember here is that any Android ver. lesser than 5.1.1 would be rooted by this method, despite what it says so on the CF page. If you do end up bricking your device, you can always unbrick by flashing the stock firmware.