The Tab 4 10.1 is a tablet that comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and hasn’t received much love since then on the software side of things. If you are searching for a new way to keep yourself occupied while you wait for updates how about giving root access a go and unchaining the tablet to new potentials? If you decide yes is the answer you should know that the stock over the air update notifications will not come into the system anymore until you revert the OS back to a stock experience. However, usually, the file becomes available manually to download and install instead. So, all you need is to follow the guide and the stock software update will flash perfectly for you.
What’s more is that flashing firmware is done using the same Odin toll we have here today. It is developed by the real Samsung Developers, and they love this type of thing so there’s no reason to not give it a try.
Details of Note
- Download the correct USB drivers that are up to date. These are found by themselves or via the Samsung Kies pack. By using Kies the drivers will come too. However, make sure you disable Kies for the time being after you have the drivers so that it doesn’t interfere with the program we are using today.
- Likewise, make sure you have temporarily disabled any virus protection, spyware protection and malware protection on the computer. failing to turn them off can result in interference once more.
- Make sure you enable USB Debugging Mode by stopping over at the Develop Options and marking the box that permits the option.
- Verify the model number of the Tab by navigating to the Settings > About Device area and taking a look. If it does not match with T530 this is not the guide for you. It is vitally important you only go ahead with gaining root access on the model numbered device that the file labels for otherwise it can harm the device.
- We follow most of the steps with the tablet plugged in the computer. Therefore, battery won’t be a huge issue and USB charging will take care of most of the battery concerns. However, keep in mind that a device that shuts down before the steps are complete can result in soft-bricking and that presents a huge problem. Make sure you have at least 40% battery power when looking at the status bar icon before starting. That way, when we combine the existing power with the USB charging it will have enough juice to see it through to the end.
- The guide is using Odin that is a tool for Windows PC only and won’t work if tried on Apple’s MacBook, mac OS X software or Ubuntu-Linux-based kernels. try using it for nothing older than Windows XP or newer than Windows 8. However, when Windows 9 comes out it will likely gain support.
- Furthermore, sometimes people find trouble at the end and see a continuous boot loop on startup. Fix it by entering recovery mode and selecting “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition.” Now go back and select “reboot system now” and it will fix the problem. Note: the problem described is not a known bug in this method and it a general guide on how to get out of trouble for most cases to do with unchaining the operating system.
- Do not forget to backup using the maximum user storage of 12 GB’s or the 64 GB’s of available storage space with MicroSD, microSDHC and microSDXC storage expansion slots. make copies of the contacts (or sync them with Kies or the Google account) photo galleries, videos, market apps, SMS and MS texts and more. if you have a hard time storing the apps try using Helium available from Google Play and see how you go with that instead. many people prefer using applications to store their apps because they find it easier.
How To Root The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 T530 Using The Matisse WiFi CF-Auto-Root
1. Start with the Galaxy Tab 4 turned off and boot the computer instead.
2. Download the CF-Auto-Root-matissewifi-matissewifizs-smt530.zip here. Use the desktop for a one and done scenario. Try out the C: Drive if you want to keep the file for a long period.
3. Download Odin v3.09 to the computer here. Have it up and running on the monitor.
4. Unzip the root package.
5. Find the USB cable. Look at the wire used with the charger if you cannot find it elsewhere.
6. Turn the Tab 4 ‘on’ and put it in Download Mode by pressing Volume Down= Power + Home keys together. Take your fingers off the keys when the Android logo presents itself.
7. Make a wired connection between the tab 4 and the computer with the USB wire.
8. Wait for Odin to pick up the tablet. The ID: COM port will change colors.
9. Click the AP button.
10. Upload the Matisse WiFi file here and wait for the file extension to show up before continuing.
11. Click the start button and do not touch any buttons until root access completes.
12. Stop the USB Mass Storage device by visiting the “safely remove hardware” icon in the system tray.
After the tablet reboots it will officially be unchained and ready for Custom ROMs and applications. You can download the root checker app from the Google Play store if you want to make sure it works.
Furthermore, once you are satisfied the internal system is official unchained you can start probing through some apps to use that you otherwise couldn’t. Look out for Greenify, LMT Launcher, Titanium Backup, ROM manager, WiFi tethering, System Tuner, DroidWall, GMD gesture Control, ScreenCast Video recorder, EF File Explorer, Call Blocker pro, Tasker, DiskDigger, DataSync and more.