Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has started receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. New update has brought a lot of changes go the device. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop has a completely new UI, new features include notifications on lock-screen, multi-user and guest modes and etc. It also turned out to be the biggest update in the history of Android yet. Keeping in view the changes and goodies in this new firmware, Galaxy Tab S 8.4 users won’t be able to resist themselves from updating their device to the all new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. If you’re planning to update your device and you want to check out what your device is capable of running this latest and greatest Android version, you will need to gain the root access.
Rooting your device will allow you to bring all the root-required applications on it. You will be able to modify your device, apply different tweaks and enhance its performance to a greater extent. Rooting is recommended for Android power users, if you’re a novice user, you may proceed if you’re confident about it, otherwise you may not root your device. The methods to root Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700, T705 & T707 are available now. If you’ve already updated your device and now you need to root it now, you may follow this guide to the letter. We are about to root and install TWRP 220.127.116.11 recovery our beloved Galaxy Tab S T700, T705 & T707 running official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. We will use Odin3 to flash the file that contains both, root and recovery for Galaxy Tab S 8.4. We will go through some precautions and early preparations to make the method safe and secure. Let’s move forwards now.
Following are some precautions and early preparations.
- This guide is only for Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the variants listed below.
- Root & Install TWRP 18.104.22.168 Recovery On Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700/SM-T705/SM-707 Running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- Do not try this method on any other smart phone. Doing so will brick your device. Check your device’s model number in settings > system > about device.
- Make sure that your phone is charged at least over 50%.
- Use only original data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
- Backup your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content. This is recommended in case something goes wrong, you will still have all of your data safe and secure.
- While using Odin3, turn off Samsung KIES, any Antivirus or Firewalls if active.
- Enable USB debugging on your device. To do so, you need to enable developer options first by going to settings > system > about device > tap build number for 7 times. Once you’ve the developer options enabled under settings > system > developer options > enable USB debugging.
Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.
Required Downloads & Installations
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download & extract Odin3 V3.10.6 on your PC.
- Download Root+Recovery.tar file for your device.
How To Root & Install TWRP Recovery On Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Running Android Lollipop
- Put your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in download mode. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once it boots up and shows warning, press Volume Up to continue.
- Now open Odin3 v3.10.6.exe file on your PC.
- Click on “AP” tab in Odin and select the CF-Autoroot.tar file that you got after downloaded.
- Let Odin load the file and connect your phone to your PC in the meanwhile.
- If Auto-reboot option is unticked in your Odin, tick it. Leave all other options untouched.
- As soon as Odin has detected your phone in download mode, the “ID:COM” box on the top-right corner will turn blue.
- Now click on the Start button. Odin will start flashing the Auto-Root file.
- As soon as the flashing ends, your phone will reboot.
- Once it has booted up, check out the SuperSu application in the app drawer. If it asks you to update SU binary, update it.
- Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
- Verify root access using Root Checker.
- That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.
Just in case you’re facing any difficulties following this procedure or you’re stuck with something, feel free to reach me out in the comment box below. Thank you.
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