Android is a great operating system for way too many reasons to name in the introduction of a rooting guide, but one of those reasons worth a quick mention is its uncanny ability to run apps in the background. Being able to run the apps in the background has its distinct grounds for being a feature most enjoy, but it also comes with the downside of using up more battery than it otherwise would have if it didn’t allow applications to run in the background.

Root apps are what you can install after you root your device. These root apps can help you install more features and also uninstall certain things like system apps. There are already great solutions out there for helping with battery issues such as the Greenify app that root users can install. Another great app that people can install after they root Android is the Servicely app to help make the most of the battery life by helping maintain the services running in the background.

These types of apps like Greenify and Servicely are not the easiest to run and won’t do much if you just install the app and keep it sitting there in your app drawer. But if you are willing to set aside a realistic thirty minutes to help understand how the app works and put in the manual work required to help it assist you then these two apps are great and can make your battery lasts much longer.

Details of Note

  • The Android 7.0 software update with build number KOT49H.T530ZSU1AND4 was running on Chainfire’s  Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 tablet when he created the rooting method available in this guide. However, that does not mean you need to be running the same software update. Chainfire states that it should work on any firmware build number for the Android 7.0 Nougat software update.
  • If you flash the CF-Auto-Root tool using Odin on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 tablet and it causes the device not to boot up, don’t stress. The smartphone is not bricked permanently; it just needs firmware flashed on it manually using the Odin flashing tool. You need to let Chainfire know about the problem by leaving a message on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread so he can update the file, so it starts working again.
  • You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet that comes with the SM-T530 model number to use this guide. Flashing the wrong CF-Auto-Root file for your model number does not work, and you need to flash the firmware with Odin to get the device working again.
  • All versions of the CF-Auto-Root tool need to be flashed with Odin. The Odin flashing tool needs to be used on the Windows operating system.

Files Required

  • Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 running on the Android 7.0 Nougat software updates.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system running on your computer.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

  1. Log in to the computer running on a version of the Windows operating system using the administrator account.
  2. Unlock the Android Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 tablet so you can turn on the USB Debugging.
  3. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 tablet so that the Odin flashing tool can make changes to the operating system when flashing the rooting files.
  4. Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows operating system so that Odin can detect your device when you connect it to the computer.
  5. Extract the CF-Auto-Root tool to the Downloads folder on the computer and then double-click on the Odin executable file from the Downloads folder.
  6. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530 tablet into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait for the ID: COM port to light up blue or yellow and give an “added” message. If you do not see that, then the USB Drivers are not installed correctly on the computer yet.
  8. Do not make any changes to the default Odin settings from either of its tabs on the Odin user interface.
  9. Click on the AP button and then navigate through to the Downloads folder and select the rooting MD5 file to upload to the Odin.
  10. Click on the Start button from the Odin user interface and then wait for the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930V smartphone to complete.
  11. While the smartphone is being rooted, have a read of the information that is running down the display of the device, so you know what to expect.
  12. When complete, the Odin user interface shows a pass message in a new green box.

The CF-Auto-Root tool has just finished installing the SuperSU application on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablets. The SuperSU is the same kind of SuperSU that other people install by flashing it from a custom recovery image. The most common type of custom recovery image to do that today is the TWRP Recovery. The difference is that you don’t have to do any work to find out what version of the SuperSU app you needed to install; the developer of the rooting tool has done that for you. And yes, that can be tricky at times because there is a different version of the SuperSU app for each version of Android. The SuperSU app is what is going to be granting an denying root access to apps that request it. By default, it stops everything from having root access, and you get a message on the devices display asking if you want to grant it root access. When you give root access to a root app, then it can then run on your device. However, if you allow root access to malware or an untrustworthy app, you’ll need to reverse that as soon as possible. Enter the SuperSU app and deny the app root access from the settings whenever you make a mistake or realize there is an app on your device that you do not trust. The SuperSU settings from within the app always allow you to change your mind with regards to the root access for individual apps.

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