With the following guide, root Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. Samsung’s latest reincarnation of the tablet is the new Galaxy Tab S3. It is meant to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad. With enough horse power, this device is marketed as a laptop replacement. Running Android, fundamentally, users would want to root the device to gain more functionality. Gladly, we have the root procedure with us and we guarantee to have you rooted within minutes. The Galaxy Tab S3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat therefore, to root, you first have to have TWRP custom recovery installed. If not, then please read our previous post: how to install TWRP 3.0 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Once installed, flashing the SuperSU package is very easy. Still not sure about rooting your Galaxy Tab S3? read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Gain root on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 running Android 7.0 Nougat through our detailed guide given right below.
As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of how to root Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with all the instructions and files needed. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your tablet, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Make sure you go through all the tips given below and keep them in mind before performing the tutorial. Also make a backup of your data. Let’s continue with the tutorial now!
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 😉
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SuperSU Root Package Details:
SuperSU is one of our favorite rooting package as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet. Even the SuperSU app has more features than SuperUser. Other than this rooting tutorial, you might also want to install a custom recovery for installing custom ROMs on your tablet.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- TWRP Recovery: How to Update Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with TWRP Recovery.
- Install Nougat: How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 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 3 backup data to Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend a 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 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.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!
All set and ready? Good. You can now read below on how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with the original/stock Android firmware.
How to Root Galaxy Tab S3 with SuperSU Package on Android 7.0
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your tablet.
- This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the tablet.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your tablet before proceeding.
- This will void your warranty.
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 i.e. ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery before proceeding below.
Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip) and Download Patched Boot Image (no-verity-no-encrypt_ashyx.zip) for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip file to your SD card or internal memory. Make sure the file is in the SD card / internal memory root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your tablet and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the tablet while pressing and holding Volume Up + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Tablet.
Step 6 – Once you are in the Recovery Mode, use Format Data option from Wipe menu. After that navigate to “flash zip from SD card” from the main menu.