The Galaxy Tab 7.7″ is sure getting some developer love lately. XDA member Jade Eyed Wolf has posted about a rooting method for the Tab 7.7 in his thread over at XDA forums. It appears that the rooting method used for the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus works just fine with the Tab 7.7 as well.
The rooting method is pretty straightforward, and involves flashing the root zip file through the default recovery on the Tab. You do need an external SD card (microSD) card installed though. Let’s go through the usual stuff, and move right on to how we can root this baby, and liberate it from the shackles of the stock OS.
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!
The guide below is specifically developed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7″ . It’s not compatible with any other device and may render the device unusable. Check your device model in: Settings » About Tablet
→ Root.zip file File Name: root.zip | Size: 613 KB
→ Samsung KIES (Required for installation of updated device drivers)
- Fully Charged Tab
- Device drivers installed (for transfer of files between PC & Tab via USB cable)
- MicroSD card installed in your Tab
How To Root the Galaxy Tab 7.7″
- Download the root.zip file (link provided above) to your PC
- Connect your Tab to PC, and transfer the root.zip file to the root of External sdcard (MicroSD) on the Tab
- Power off the Tab
- Now reboot to recovery mode by pressing Vol Up + Power together. Once you see the Galaxy Tab logo, release the Power button, while still keeping the Vol Up button pressed
- Once you are in the recovery menu, scroll down to ‘Install update from External storage‘
- Navigate to the ‘root.zip‘ file we transferred to the sdcard in Step 2, and select it using the Power button
- Recovery will now start flashing the ‘root.zip’ file. Once the flash is complete, your Tab will reboot.
- Once the Tab has rebooted fully, Launch the Android Market, download Superuser and install it
- That’s it!!! Your Galaxy Tab 7.7 is now rooted. Go ahead and enjoy the privileges that only a rooted device can allow you to.
So go ahead and use this guide to liberate your Galaxy Tab 7.7. You can follow this up with installing Clockworkmod Recovery on your Galaxy Tab 7.7. If you need help with either process, just give us a shout in comments below, and we’ll be right there to help out.