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 responsibilitywhatsoeverfor anything that might go wrong withyour 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%.
  • Root.zip
  • 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. EnterBootloadermodeby 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 theVolume Down, then press Volume Up to enter.

4. SelectInstall zip from sdcard, then selectchoose zip from sdcardand look for theRoot.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 downloadSUPER 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.

Installing CWM

1. Just like installing the root.zip, go to custom recovery and selectInstall zip from sdcard, then selectchoose zip from sdcardand look for the7300 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, downloadTerminal Emulator and input the following commands:

mount -o remount, rw /system
rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
rm /system/bin/su (or “xbin” instead of “bin” in some cases)
umount -o remount, ro /system

Then reboot your device.

Installing a custom ROM, like AOKP is another process.

Enjoy your rooted tab!

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