Rooting Samsung Galaxy Tab Possible; Download Z4root and Accomplish One-click Root

Written By Sam on 15 November 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab has hogged a lot of media footage, more for being touted as the closet competitor to Apple’s iPad. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that jailbreakers should find this gadget enticing to fiddle with. And the latest development on this front is that the tablet has been successfully rooted.

Rooting the device will enable users to:

  • Install root-only apps
  • Uninstall pre-loaded apps and crapware that you do not intend to use
  • Complete backups (Nandroid)
  • Apply themes
  • Change boot animations, and more.

Here’s is a step-by-step guide to enable rooting of your Galaxy Tab using Z4root ‘one-click root’ app, developed by RyanZA from the the XDA Developer.

1. Download z4root from Android market or scan the QRcode given below to install it.

2. Enable USB debugging. For this, press the Menu button, then tap Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.

3. Next, launch z4root and hit the ‘Root’ button.

4. Your device will restart. All that’s left to do is run z4root again to check if the rooting process had been successfully accomplished. If rooting was successful, a Superuser app will be visible in the device’s app drawer/tray.

We may also note Z4root works for:

  • Droid X
  • Droid 2
  • HTC Hero
  • Galaxy S devices.

Finally, a customary word of caution: Rooting your device will void its warranty.

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