[How To] Root The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was provided to all the 5000 developers present at the Google I/O, and the device has already been rooted within just a few days of its release. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S II this device has also not been locked by Samsung and the bootloaders have been kept unlocked, which is again a great news for the dev community to explore and mod a very powerful device.


The procedure to root the Galaxy Tab is not very hard thanks to @_mrbirdman_ well with root access already taken care of, the custom ROMs will show up just before the official launch of the device. Well if you own or will own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 then you can go ahead and follow the simple procedure given below.


  • This Procedure will VOID your WARRANTY
  • This Procedure will grant you root access


  • Download and update Android SDK from here
  • Download and install Samsung Kies from here
  • Download Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_rooting.zip from here


  • Install KIES and then sync your device, so that the drivers get installed
  • Close KIES and fire up cmd prompt
  • Go to the folder where you copied the┬áSamsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_rooting.zip through cmd prompt
  • Type the command “adb push Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_rooting.zip /sdcard/Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_rooting.zip” and hit Enter
  • Now type “adb reboot recovery” and hit enter
  • You will boot into recovery in some time
  • Once you boot into recovery choose the volume key to toggle and power button to select “apply update from /sdcard”
  • Now select the .zip which you just copied to the SD card
  • The device will take some time to flash and you will be rooted
  • Reboot the device
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