Root life on the Tab S 8.4 is sweet 😎 do it now, trust me.

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I usually root all my android devices so it's nothing new to me, but this tablet has seen such a big improvement ever since I tweaked a lot of things with rooting it more so than any other device I own. I froze (disabled) all the bloatware and more, changed the SD card speed for faster reading, got Ad Free with no more ads, and much more! It's ridiculously snappy and the battery life increased because a lot of programs aren't running now. The only thing I really want to do it disable the capacitive buttons and add the on screen android buttons. If you haven't rooted your Tab S yet, Do it tonight you will enjoy this device so much more. If you have any questions, just ask!

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Can you give some details on what exactly you did? Did you install a custom ROM and if so which one?

Do you still have multi-screen capability?

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Like dynot said, how about some details? Sounds like you are a root expert, having rooted all your android devices, but many of us are not, so if you give any details, please supply URL's and needed details.

I was intrigued with your hints of faster microSD card read times, and better battery life. I have some root experience, but it's been a while and I'm, by no means, an expert! :)

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I've got the Tab S, 10.5. Do the same ROOTING tools work for it? I understand that ROOTING will void the warranty? Or is there a way to ROOT and not void the warranty (some googling shows that in 2013, there was a way on some of the older Samsung devices to keep warranty).?

Someone in another thread mentioned an app or apps that can overcome the limitations on accessing EXTERNAL sd cards and that would interest me but these apps may need rooting.
 

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Like dynot said, how about some details? Sounds like you are a root expert, having rooted all your android devices, but many of us are not, so if you give any details, please supply URL's and needed details.

I was intrigued with your hints of faster microSD card read times, and better battery life. I have some root experience, but it's been a while and I'm, by no means, an expert! :)

Thanks.

I wouldn't call myself an expert, i just like to have access to everything on my devices 😁. I didn't install a custom Rom, just tweaked things like I said in my post. There's apps out there that can fully uninstall bloatware, but I just like freezing (disabling) them so they are still there just not running, taking up ram and saving battery life. another app is called SD card booster that increases the reading speeds. Plus another app that you choose what apps start up when you power on your device so they're are not running at all times draining your battery/performance.

Here are Step by by step instructions to make it easy for you all (make sure you have a PC & not a mac) - How to ROOT the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Tablet: http://youtu.be/6Rc17Hj11RM

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Correct, Custom Roms are optional for rooted devices. Root just takes away a layer of security that the manufacture put on there so a new user doesn't break anything...(amongst other reasons). After that, there are apps (paid and free) that will freeze what ever startup apps you want.
 

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I usually root all my android devices so it's nothing new to me, but this tablet has seen such a big improvement ever since I tweaked a lot of things with rooting it more so than any other device I own. I froze (disabled) all the bloatware and more, changed the SD card speed for faster reading, got Ad Free with no more ads, and much more! It's ridiculously snappy and the battery life increased because a lot of programs aren't running now. The only thing I really want to do it disable the capacitive buttons and add the on screen android buttons. If you haven't rooted your Tab S yet, Do it tonight you will enjoy this device so much more. If you have any questions, just ask!

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Hey there I've been planning to root mine as well and have been reading all the forums but maybe you can clarify for me on some questions.
Do I need some kind of recovery when I root? Like twrp is it required when rooting? Also you said you froze (disabled) your apps, can't you already do that without root? I want somehow get arrid of the app so it doesn't show updates in the playstore so is deleting the app bad in anyway? If anyone could clarify that would be great.

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Hey there I've been planning to root mine as well and have been reading all the forums but maybe you can clarify for me on some questions.
Do I need some kind of recovery when I root? Like twrp is it required when rooting? Also you said you froze (disabled) your apps, can't you already do that without root? I want somehow get arrid of the app so it doesn't show updates in the playstore so is deleting the app bad in anyway? If anyone could clarify that would be great.

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It can be very bad to delete some applications because most people don't know which ones are safe to get rid of. Because if you get rid of one's that the Android system needs your tablet will continue to give you errors. And you are right about apps being able to be disabled without root, however there is only a number of one's that can do so. Root will allow you to disable/delete every app/system file therefore speeding up your tablet and give you better battery life because those applications won't be running in the background. And for recovery that is optional, most people do it. Because they put custom Roms rather than stock if I'm not mistaken.

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It can be very bad to delete some applications because most people don't know which ones are safe to get rid of. Because if you get rid of one's that the Android system needs your tablet will continue to give you errors. And you are right about apps being able to be disabled without root, however there is only a number of one's that can do so. Root will allow you to disable/delete every app/system file therefore speeding up your tablet and give you better battery life because those applications won't be running in the background. And for recovery that is optional, most people do it. Because they put custom Roms rather than stock if I'm not mistaken.

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Ok I understand what your saying here so in order for the app to not show up in the playstore for updates I would need to permanently delete the app correct? I have them frozen right now but starting to get irritated seeing them show up for updates.
 

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Ok I understand what your saying here so in order for the app to not show up in the playstore for updates I would need to permanently delete the app correct? I have them frozen right now but starting to get irritated seeing them show up for updates.

Ya, almost everything you see in the play store with updates you can disable or uninstall without rooting. I'm talking about the core system files like the ones that have the lil green android by the app title... Go to settings > applications > all and you'll see what I'm talking about. Root is needed to disable/delete those

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Hi there .i need ur help plz.ive just purchased a Galaxy tab s sm-t705 and I'm needing to know how to root it plz.im only used to Apple devices so android is all new to me .cud u help me plz? Many thx brook
 

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Just rooted but I have no idea how you saved battery and I installed all the stock apps you wanted to get rid of.
For instance, I want to delete the stock "Internet " app but it still will not allow. And yes, I've verified I'm rooted.

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