This guide will show you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablet from Samsung.
Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for the steps given in this guide and they are accurate at the time of writing but please follow all the steps carefully and back up the tablet before proceeding. You perform rooting at your own risk and it is your own responsibility.
What is needed to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.2?
In order to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro you will need the following:
- The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro you wish to root in your hand.
- A PC.
Step 1- Download the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.2 root file
The first you need to do is download the root file you will use to root the tablet which you can get from here. When you have downloaded it to your PC save it in an easy to find location such as the desktop and extract the contents to its own folder.
Step 2 – Download the Odin rooting tool
In order to use the root file in step 1 you must use Odin which you can download from here.
Step 3 – Install the Samsung USB drivers
So that the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.2 is recognised by your PC when you connect it, so that Odin can see it and allow you to root it, you must download and install the USB drivers on your PC which you can get from here.
Step 4 – Put the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro in Download mode
Now that you have downloaded everything it is time to root the device.
The first thing you need to do is put the Galaxy Tab Pro in Download mode. You can do this by performing the following steps:
Make sure the Galaxy Tab Pro is powered off completely.
Hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons until the tablet turns on and download mode appears.
Press the Volume up button to put the phone in download mode.
Once the tablet is in Download mode connect it to the PC and run Odin.
Step 5 – Root the tablet
With the tablet in Download mode run Odin which you downloaded in step 2 and it should say ADDED! if everything is installed properly (if not make sure the USB drivers are installed – see step 3).
Once Odin sees the tablet click the PDA button and browse to the folder that you extracted in step 1 and select the MD5 file and it will be added to Odin.
Once it has been added click Start to start the rooting process.
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE TABLET FROM THE PC WHILST ROOTING IS IN PROCESS.
Once rooting is complete the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.2 will restart and boot up and Odin will say PASS! You can disconnect it from your PC.
Inside the applications list look for SuperSU which means that the tablet has been successfully rooted.
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