The LTE variant of Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 can now be rooted on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware following our step-by-step guide. The root method uses CF-Auto-Root file by XDA developer, Chainfire.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are advised to ensure their devices meet the following set of requirements.
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the tablet to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the tablet, create a backup. If the device has any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then back up data using the recovery.
4) If the Android tablet powers off due to lack of battery during the rooting process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy Tab should have above 80% battery charge.
5) The device will lose manufacturer's warranty once the root method is installed.
6) The CF-Auto-Root files work only with LTE version of the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (SM-T905). As applying this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy Tab Pro by navigating to Settings>> About tablet>> Model number.
CF-Auto-Root [File name: CF-Auto-Root-v2lte-v2ltexx-smt905.zip]
Root Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-T905) on Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Step-1: Extract CF-Auto-Root zip using any extracting tool such as WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip to get a .tar.md5 file
Step-2: Extract Odin zip
Step-3: Turn off the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
Step-4: Place the tablet into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode
Step-5: Launch Odin on the computer as an Administrator
Step-6: Connect the Galaxy tablet to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under the Odin message box. You should also see the ID: COM box in Odin turn blue with the COM port number indicating successful connection
Note: If the Added message does not appear then try another USB port, try the one located at the back of the computer. If that does not work too then reinstall USB driver.
Step-7: In Odin, click the AP button and select CF-Auto-Root-v2lte-v2ltexx-smt905.tar.md5
Step-8: Verify Re-Partition checkbox in Odin is not selected
Step-9: Click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now
Step-10: When the installation process is completed, the tablet will restart and soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. You may now unplug the USB cable from the tablet to disconnect it from the computer
The LTE variant of Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 should now be rooted successfully on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Open the app drawer of the tablet and check for SuperSU app. To verify the root status of the device, download the Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
Reset flash counter
A number of Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track on how many times custom firmware is flashed on the device. Use Triangle Away app to reset the flash counter to zero.
How to fix Unfortunately SuperSU has stopped
Step-1: Download and install the latest APK of SuperSU on the tablet
Step2: Open SuperSU app and update the binary if prompted and allow it to disable KNOX
Step-3: Reboot the tablet.
[Source: Honai of Android]