Just like the WiFi only and WiFi + 3G variant of this tablet, you can now also root Galaxy Tab3 8.0 T315 (LTE) on the official Android 4.2.2 firmware. Most of Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 tablets have been updated to the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software update and they all can be easily rooted for maximizing your tablet capabilities. We have selected CF-Auto-Root for our guide as it contains the long process in just a few clicks which everyone loves — more like the famous 5 minutes root! Why should anyone be rooting an Android device? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. You can now root Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 official firmware using the tutorial below. The experienced users of Android know that a custom recovery is needed in most rooting methods but CF-Auto-Root doesn’t require it rather it uses a simple flash tool which is to be installed on your PC known as ODIN. Do keep in mind that this tutorial will work with any firmware as long as it is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 on Android 4.2.2 official firmware. It is not really necessary, but please make sure you backup your tablet as a precaution and also read all the important tips given below before proceeding to the tutorial. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Also make sure, your tablet is updated to the latest most software update available for this tablet on Samsung KIES. Let’s continue below to the tutorial. Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) 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 😉
Root Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 – CF-Auto-Root Details:
A few important things to note here. CF-Auto-Root method has been only tested on the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmwares for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 — so before you continue, please go to Settings > About device > Model number to confirm you are on the exact model. You might find these following Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 related articles interesting:
- Install Android 4.2.2: How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 – Complete Tutorial.
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 custom ROMs, click here!
For those who do not know about CF-Auto-Root:
CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.
NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.2.2 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 on Android 4.2.2 official firmware.