Finally decided to root mine.
Here are some things that I ran into that differ from this guide:
- My device (16GB Wifi) would not show me the two icons when holding power+vol down.
I had to let go of them as soon as I saw the galaxy tab logo.
If I did not let go of them it would power cycle as if it was in a bootloop.
Second, when flashing recovery I got a warning about installing a custom OS/recovery and I had to make a selection as to whether or not I wanted to do this.
Otherwise it was all the same.