I’ve just successfully rooted my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wifi+3G) P7300 in less than 3 minutes. I’ve written a guideline below on how to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300. Rooting your Tab 8.9 won’t delete any data, but do make a backup of your important files (contacts, messages, call logs, APNs, etc.) just in case.
NOTE: I take no responsibility whatsoever for anything that might go wrong with your tablet. Do this at your own risk.
- Enable USB Debugging in your tablet (Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging).
- Battery should not be lower than 50%.
- 7300 CWMR.zip
1. Connect your Tab to your PC using USB cable and copy both files (root.zip and 7300 CWMR.zip) to your Galaxy Tab. If your PC can’t detect your tab, you might need to update Kies.
2. Enter Bootloader mode by turning off your tab, then hold down the Power button and Volume down button at the same time, and release it once you see this:
3. Select the image on the left one (stock recovery) by pressing the Volume Down, then press Volume Up to enter.
4. Select Install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard and look for the Root.zip – Use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to confirm your selection.
5. Once it’s done flashing the file, reboot your device.
6. Open Google Play Store and download SUPER SU. Upon opening the app for the first time, it will prompt for an update. Once it applies the update successfully, it means that you’re finally rooted! The app will then ask for root permission, so just tap Allow.
7. Done! You can now install apps that require root permissions.
1. Just like installing the root.zip, go to custom recovery and select Install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard and look for the 7300 CWMR.zip
2. Once done, reboot your device.
3. You now have CWM installed and can now make a backup of your current ROM.
To unroot your device, download Terminal Emulator and input the following commands:
mount -o remount, rw /system
rm /system/bin/su (or “xbin” instead of “bin” in some cases)
umount -o remount, ro /system
Then reboot your device.
Enjoy your rooted tab!