The Speed Mod kernel is a fast, stable and efficient (good battery life) alternative Android kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S, S2 and Note, compatible with Samsung Android Gingerbread roms.
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How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
In this article, we have explained you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 device. Please make a note that once you root your device the warranty will get void. For successful rooting please follow the given below pre requisites without fail.
- Before start to proceed, we are highly recommend you to take backup of all your datas (i.e SMS, MMS, Call logs, APN Settings etc) which was available in your phone. Just in case, you lost your data due to any reason you could recover them with the help of backups.
- We also advise you to charge your device battery fully. Atleast 70% of charge is recommend from our side; to avoid your device getting switched off due to battery low during the middle of the process.
- And also disable or uninstall all the antivirus suites because this may interrupt the process.
- Finally, you need to have KIES previously installed on your PC, for the USB Drivers.
DISCLAIMER : Best Android Blog would not held responsible/liable for damages that occur to your device by following the given below procedure. So, do everything at your own risk.
1. Download the Odin and the kernel
- Download the Odin 3.04 from here and extract the files into a temporary folder, for example C:\Temp\Odin\.
If you are using the Galaxy S3, download the kernel from here.
If you are using the Galaxy Note, download the kernel from here.
If you are using the Galaxy S2, download the kernel from here.
If you are using the Galaxy S, download the kernel from here.
- Make sure download the Odin flashable version (not the -CWM version).
- Copy the speedmod-kernel-x-y.tar file into the same directory as Odin.
WARNING : The Galaxy S2 and Note users must be aware that their device keep a track of how many times you have flashed a custom kernel or firmware. This could void your warranty. The counter can be reset but the procedure is not trivial, and you will need to use a hardware.
2. Put your phone into download mode:
- First power off your phone.
- Then wait for the phone to completely shut down it takes about 30 seconds.
- Press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power button at the same time.
- The phone should boot into the download mode with the words “do not turn off target”.
3. Run the Odin and Connect your phone:
- First make sure to quit/exit KIES!
- From the directory where you extracted the files, run Odin3 v1.52 exe.
- Now plug in your phone to the USB port of your PC. If you have KIES previously installed, you should see one of the ID:COM boxes turn yellow.
4. Now select the kernel file:
- In PDA Select the speedmod-kernel-x-y.tar file you extracted.
- Leave the other settings as default: Phone, CSC, PIT should be blank, repartition should be unticked.
5. Flash the firmware:
- Click on the Start button to start the firmware upgrade. Do not disconnect your phone or PC at this point.
- After the upgrade finishes, your phone should reboot. Go to Step 6.
If error: In case Odin does not start flashing and shows an error, your phone might go into the “download error” mode. This happens sometimes when there is a USB connection error.
- So, first disconnect the USB cable from your phone.
- Next shutdown your phone, by either press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds. The phone will power off. If it does not, just take out the battery and put it back in.
- Close the Odin and try again from Step 2.
6. Checking the kernel version:
- Your phone should reboot automatically and boot into Android. Congratulations!
- You can check the kernel version by going into Settings > About Phone and checking Kernel Version.