Samsung Galaxy Tab S devices are the premium tablet devices from Samsung which packs premium hardware and Samsung own Magazine UX User Interface. The Galaxy Tab S is exceptionally thin and light, measuring only 6.6 mm thick which we feel like a Samurai sword rather than a Smartphone. Despite its thin and simple looks, the Tab S device packs a powerful hardware and sharp display with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. The Galaxy Tab S devices are launched in two sizes – 8.4 inch and a 10.5 inch model.

Rooting unlocks the full power of the device by giving full permissions to the user. So user becomes the master of the device and has complete control over the device. Even the powerful devices as the Galaxy Tab S devices require root to unlock full functionality and explore the full resources of the device.

CF Auto Root Tool is a simple root tool that roots the Samsung devices using the Odin tool. User has to simply click the start button to root the device after plugging it to the PC. Hence it is called as the One Click Tool. Luckily CF Auto Root team announced root firmwares for the Galaxy Tab S devices recently and we’ve decided to show you how to install the rooted firmware on your Tab S devices.


This Guide is intended only for the Galaxy Tab S variants, not for any other device of Samsung. Be extra cautious when you choose the firmware builds as flashing wrong firmwares might result in a bricked device.

Rooting your device might void your device warranty either temporarily or permanently. You alone are responsible for any consequences that might occur during the process. DroidViews or any of its community members shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device.


This guide is confirmed working on the following Galaxy Tab S Variants:

  • Samsung SM-T700
  • Samsung SM-T705
  • Samsung SM-T705C
  • Samsung SM-T705M
  • Samsung SM-T705Y
  • Samsung SM-T800
  • Samsung SM-T805
  • Samsung SM-T805C
  • Samsung SM-T805M
  • Samsung SM-T805W
  • Samsung SM-T805Y

Prepare Your Device

  • Charge your Galaxy Tab S above 60% battery level to avoid shutdowns during the process.
  • Enable USB Debugging: Link
  • Install Required USB Drivers: Link
  • Backup your device storage, Contacts, SMS etc. using Google Sync service or any third-party app.
  • Download the Odin flashing tool and extract the downloaded zip to your PC, so now you have Odin3.09 folder: Odin3

Download Root Package

This guide is confirmed working on the following Galaxy Tab S Variants:

Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S

  1. Download the CF Auto Root file corresponding to your device model.
  2. Extract the CF Auto Root File on your computer. You should get a file with .tar.md5 format. Don’t extract the file twice, you should use a .tar.md5 file for the guide.
  3. Move the downloaded .tar,md5 file from the download location to the Odin3.09 folder on the desktop.
  4. Double-click on Odin3 v3.09.exe to start the flashing tool.
  5. In the Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked and everything else is unchecked.
  6. Make sure that Re-Partition is not checked as this might corrupt your partitions.
  7. Power off your phone. Now press the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons altogether until you see the warning screen, then use the power button to confirm and enter Download Mode.flash-tar-file-odin
  8. Connect the device to the PC.
  9. As soon as you connect, the Odin window will display the acquired ID:COM port on the top-left and message box shall display Added!! message.
  10. Click on AP and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  11. Click on Start and the process will begin.
  12. It will take a few seconds to complete the flashing process and upon completion will display a PASS!! message. 
  13. Your Galaxy Tab S will reboot automatically after the process is finished.

Note: Sometimes the device does not boot into recovery mode to complete the installation. In that case follow the entire process but uncheck Auto Reboot option in step 5. After flashing, pull the battery and manually boot the device into recovery by pressing Volume Up, Home and Power Keys simultaneously to start the process.

That’s it. It is very simple to root your Galaxy Tab S device, right?

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