How to root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Android 5.0.2/4.4.2

How to root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Android 5.0.2/4.4.2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S10.5 users with updated Android version of Android Lollipop or Android 4.2 KitKat can root their device with the quick and handy tricks. With a little complication with particular devices here we have the tutorial which is specific with the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi SM-T800 model. For other devices you may have to follow a different path.

Also consider that root access to your device voids the warranty but it is also recoverable in most of device. However in some device with additional security, warranty may not work again, once it has been rooted.

To begin with the root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 process you need to check the Android version on your Galaxy Tab S 10.5. This you can do by getting into ‘About Device’ menu in the Settings.

Following the steps mentioned bellow you can root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 carrying the Android v 4.4.2 KitKat out of box or those updated to the Android v 5.0.2 Lollipop. The process hopefully works with later updates but to the listed versions it has been tested successfully.

You need to enable USB Debugging mode that allows your device to connect to the computer during the root process. To connect your device to the computer download the Samsung Galaxy USB Drivers. You can get the download link here, from the official Samsung page.


After you have the USB drivers installed and USB Debugging enabled on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, follow the steps.

How to root Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Step 1: Follow the link here to download CF-Root tool.

Step 2: To flash the rooting tool get the Odin 3.09 flashing tool from here. This is the main tool you will use to root Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

Step 3: After downloading both files, extract them and save on the desktop.

Step 4: Now run the Odin flashing tool on the desktop.

Step 5: Go to your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 , turn it off and boot into the ‘Download Mode.’

Step 6: Connect your Tab S 10.5 to computer via USB cable.

Step 7: On your desktop open Odin and click PDA/AP button and brows the CF-Root file.

After you are done with all these steps, click start button. It will take some time and than you will see the message that you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. You can check this cool video about rooting your device with the Odin tool. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.