Galaxy Tab rooted

So you have your new shiny Galaxy Tab, and you want to root it.  I like the way you think.  The good news is that the days of SDK's, cryptic shell commands, and crazy Windows USB drivers are over.  An app from the Market (z4root -- links after the break) will root your Tab, as well as other Galaxy S phones and other NAND unlocked devices with just a button press.

  • Download and install Z4Root from the Market
  • Enable USB debugging (menu>settings>applications>development)
  • Run the app, and press the "root" button

Your Tab will restart, and you're rooted.  Unrooting is just as easy, just run z4root and "unroot."  Of course a lot of the goodies available for other devices just haven't been made for the Tab just yet, but they're coming.  Hit the jump for download links and a list of other phones this will work on.  [XDA Developers via Pocketables]

Other devices that z4root will root:

  • Samsung Galaxy S (All variants)
  • Backflip
  • Sony X10
  • Xperia Mini
  • Droid 2
  • Galaxy Tab
  • Galaxy I5700
  • Galaxy 3 I5800
  • Droid X
  • Samsung Acclaim
  • Cricket Huawei Ascend
  • Motorola Cliq
  • Huawei 8120
  • Hero
  • Optimus T
  • Droid 1 (z4root 1.2.1)