Sunday, October 23, 2011

How to Root Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab Running on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread EF17

As of now, there is currently no exploit out to root the Sprint Tab runs on 2.3.4 Gingerbread using with
Super One Click Root, even with GingerBreak, nor will z4root will not work. Gingerbreak only works for 2.3.2 and below, Sprint update EF17 is 2.3.4.
But owners of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab now running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread can now root their device, biggest thanks to XDA-Developers forum member zhangqip , who compile a rooted ROM already patched with root/superuser.apk for the latest EF17 gingerbread update. This ROM  can now root the Galaxy Tab for in no time. .

This ROM is meant and only work for the Sprint/CDMA version of the Galaxy Tab. Don't ever  try it out on another variant shall do so without any support from the developer. Flashing this firmware with  No data wipe, and still you can have all your apps and settings.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Droidangel will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Original Blog (In Chinese):



The rooted 2.3.4 Gingerbread can be flash via ODIN3 Downloader tool.

 1. Download the Rooted EF17 Stock ROM from links above.
2. Reboot your Galaxy Tab into download mode by turning off the Tab. Then press and hold Volume Down and then Power until the triangle Downloading Target screen show up. Then Connect your Galaxy TAB on PC.

3. Run Odin3 v1.70, click on PDA button and then choose the Quens_P100_EF17_Rooted_PDA.tar file. make sure that "Re-Partition" is NOT checked.

4. Click Start and the progress meter should fly and ultimately say PASS! when done. It takes around 1min 56sec to flash the rooted ROM. After reboot it takes a short while for the OS to load so be patient!

rooted 2.3.4 gingerbread EF17 sprint galaxy tab

You may then now have a rooted 2.3.4 gingerbread on your Galaxy Tab.
rooted 2.3.4 gingerbread EF17 sprint galaxy tab
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