This root method works only on Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablets running Lollipop or Marshmallow.
Compatible Tab A 9.7 models are listed below:
Before you start, please check if your Galaxy Tab A 9.7 model is supported by going to Settings/About Phone
Warning: Rooting voids device’s warranty. You should proceed at your own risk.
Before proceeding, please read the comments section below.
Please note that warranty can be restored by flashing back any of the supported stock ROMs.
Root will not erase device internal storage or SD memory card, but it’s still strongly recommended to back up all data before getting started.
• The device should have at least 60% charge left on the battery.
• If you have Samsung Kies in PC, it should be completely turned off to not disturb all the process.
• USB drivers must be installed. Skip this step if you have Samsung Kies, it already comes with the necessary drivers.
• USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking must be enabled on the device. To enable it go to Settings/About phone and keep taping on Build number until you see Developer mode has been turned on. After that go to Settings/ Options then check USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking (this enables bootloader to be unlocked).
- Using PC download CF Auto Root file depending on your device model:
- If there’s a zip file, extract it. You should find a .tar.md5 file and the Odin3-v3.10.6.exe included.
If you got a autoroot.tar file only, do not extract it. Just download Odin3 v3.10.7 separately.
- Turn off Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and boot in to Download mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. When a warning screen is displayed release all buttons and press the Volume Up button to enter Download mode.
- Run Odin3.exe as an Administrator.
- Connect Galaxy Tab A 9.7 to the PC via USB cable. Message showing Added!! will appear in Odin’s message box, if not, try another USB port. If the issue persists, try reinstalling the USB driver.
- Click on the AP button and select the CF-Auto-Root file (a .tar.md5 or .tar file) downloaded in step 1.
- In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked while Re-Partition must stay unchecked.
- Click Start button in Odin to begin the process.
- After the process is complete, Galaxy Tab A 9.7 will restart and a PASS message with green background will appear.
- Turn off Odin and unplug USB cable from device.
- Galaxy Tab A 9.7 will boot up with SuperSU app on the screen.
Congratulations for successfully rooting Galaxy Tab A 9.7!