How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE SGH i957 – Tutorial

Samsung Guess LogoSamsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE SGH i957 which is the Honeycomb powered tablet gets the rooting treatment. This rooting process paves the way for accommodating the latest Android firmware release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So, first up before one can accommodate the ICS Android 4.0, let’s check out on how you can root the device. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty will get void, the only way with which you can restore back the warranty is by applying the original firmware. So, for that you need to note down the current firmware version your tablet is on as it will help us to come with an article to restore back the original firmware in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE SGH i957.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible for any damage happened to your device which is a very unlikely if you follow each and every instruction properly.

To make things simple, you will have to go through the list of pre Requisites you need to follow, after which we will see the procedure to update in the next page. In the next few articles, we will soon be coming out with few more articles like on how to overclock Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE and also the we will see on how to install Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.

Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE

Quick Pre Requisistes & Requirements:

  • Backup all the data which is there in your tab so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets lost, corrupted or modified, the same can be restored easily from the below mentioned tips.

Note: Don’t backup the below mentioned data with the help of KIES as it may or may not support KIES after the update.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Notes – Manually save the notes in your mail as these will be lost in the process of firmware update
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • A minimum of 50% battery charge needs to be there left in the device so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, disable all the antivirus suites as well as firewalls in your computer and tab if any installed as these tools generally interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Install the latest version of KIES in your computer and also you need to install the latest version of Samsung Drivers so as to ensure that all the required drivers are installed successfully.

So, assuming that all the instructions mentioned above are followed successfully you can now proceed to the next page where we will see on how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.