Root XXLQ8 ICS Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 Official Firmware

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Samsung has officially rolled out ICS for Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 (Android 4.0.4 XXLQ8). Along with the official firmware, we now also have the method to root ICS Android 4.0.4 XXLQ8 on Galaxy Tab 10.1 with full Superuser or SuperSU installation.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 on Android 4.0.4 XXLQ8 official firmware using ODIN. This tutorial will not wipe your existing installed apps and personal settings, but it is always better to backup your data as a precaution because you never know when anything might go wrong.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android tablet with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your tablet battery should be 80-85% charged. If your tablet goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your tablet might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your tablet should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 to XXLQ8 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware.

  • Thank you so much for this information.. 🙂 was wating for this 😀 cherrsss

  • close

    What do I do when one of the steps for the rooting asks for the tablet to be rooted? I mean the Reboot into recovery step. It asks for root but if I had root I wouldn’t need that step, would I.

    I have followed the tutorial step by step.

  • Sujit

    The download link navigate to 404 not found. Can you please update the link? Or include a mirror link?

  • ss

    The download link navigate to 404 not
    found. Can you please update the link? Or include a mirror link?

    • Bayram Muhanov

      have the same issue… any help?

  • Johan

    Done this, works perfectly but I have a battery issue! While the tab sits on the table in flight mode it only takes about 2 days to drain the battery, with the earlier HC3.2 it could sit untouched for weeks and still have lots of battery left!
    Seams to be a problem with kernels (I think) how can i fix this?

  • I can get the 4.0.4 XXLW8 runnig with no problem, but when I try to root, either a got a cwm rolling screen, or a cwm without the mount option, or a ics with flickering screen on turn off/on. Could you please help me?

    • Armand Jansen van Rensburg

      got the same issue, CWM rolling screen

  • sal

    i tried to flash recovery.tar.md5 in odin3 but it was failed. anyone can help me?

  • Nilson

    Its not working. I’ve tried 4 times, but the Root Checker is still saying “Sorry! This device does not have proper root access”

  • QQ

    Does this procedure work for the samsung P7500R 4G ??