Connected on the go was four words that made a market for this neat tablet and it did so nicely with a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU on board. It marks the latest efforts from Samsung to capture an ever-increasing tablet market and the specs for this one are not bad at all. It has the newest Android 4.4 KitKat that is much faster than the old Jelly Bean. After being announced in January, it was then released officially during March of 2014. By now, roughly one month on, many people now have their hands on this new beauty and want to know how to root it. This root guide is made specifically for those running 4.4.2 KitKat. To check what you are running go to Settings > About Phone and click on the build number.
Developer Chainfire makes the tool we will be using today. Chainfire’s tool is made to give as close to a stock experience as possible. It is also notorious for being very easy to install so you do not need to be an expert to do this.
Details of Note
- Before you do anything, backup each and every bit of your data to the internal memory or applications made available from the Google Play store.
- We will be using ODIN during this guide. ODIN is software that is specially made for Windows-based PC is only so do not try to cover this tutorial from a mac or Linux operated unit. Windows are so popular that even if you do not have one, there should be somebody whom you know that does run Windows. Also, the newer the operating system the better. For example, it would be beneficial to use a computer with Windows Vista compared to WIndows XP.
- As long as you are running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above you have the Developer options. Enable USB Debugging mode by visiting the developer options menu.
- Sometimes we get conflicts between security software such as antivirus or antimalware that stops a procedure like this from being successful. It is necessary to temporarily disable anything you have run that could interfere in its own right. There is no need to completely uninstall it, but if you did, remember to reinstall it before you start browsing the web again so that your machine is safe. There are no harmful threats to be found during this guide so don’t worry about that.
- There is no need to worry about saving your device’s battery for this. When we plug the device into the computer with a USB port, it will automatically start charging itself. You should finish up this guide with more battery power than when you started.
- Install the Samsung USB drivers from here so they are up to date and working.
- Following the instructions will void the warranty on the Galaxy Tab.
How To Root the Samsung galaxy tab pro 8.4 LTE SM-T325 On Android 4.4.2 KitKat
1. Download the CF-Root package here.
2. Download ODIN 3.07 here.
3. Extract the contents from both files and store it on the desktop.
4. Turn it off and boot in Download Mode by pressing Home + Power + Volume Down buttons.
5. Wait for the logo to appear before letting go. Now it will be in Download Mode.
6. Connect the Galaxy Tab pro 8.4 to the WIndows-based computer with a USB cable.
7. Open the ODIN application.
8. In ODIN click on the PDA button.
9. Upload the tar.md5 file from the root package into this spot.
10. Leave all other settings as default.
11. Click the start button to begin the root process.
12. Do not touch anything until it is finished. That includes the tablet and the computer.
13. Wait for ODIN to say “pass” on the screen. Now it is complete