Vzw galaxy tab root guide?

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  1. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    I am looking for an easy root guide for the vzw galaxy tab. I am coming from the Dinc root world, which I was in from the beginning. I feel a bit lost here with all of the various galaxy tabs. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    Nevermind. Z4Root takes care of that in a snap.
  3. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    I was not able to find Z4 when I used the barcode or searched in the market on my VZW tab. Can you tell me how to get it?
  4. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    Follow this link. The app is not in the market so you have to Download the .apk and install it from your SD card.
  5. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    I found it, thanks. I noticed today I couldnt see the gtab on my pc when I went to add some music to it, wondering if I need to adjust some setting
  6. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    it takes my PC and Tab a minute to figure out the connection. It should connect though.
  7. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    I did the Z4 at like 4Am and forgot to turn off the debugging:rolleyes: Now Im all set.
    What else have you done to your tab?? if you dont mind me asking
  8. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    Nothing yet. I cannot find much in the way of development for the model I have, SCH-I800. Everyone seems to have GSM tabs.
  9. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    Yeah all the stuff I read over the weekend is primarly for GSM and even many people had issues
  10. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    It is a little disappointing, but this is a good tablet as is. I will probably do some voodoo this weekend... or sell it and get something else.
  11. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    Please keep me posted on what you Come up with
  12. BaadAndy

    BaadAndy Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking there are only 3 of us thy have the vzw tab, I love mine I just wish it had more development in the vzw model. Netflix, July would be nice to have sitting in an airport or in my "off hours " at work.
    Btw I also have a Dinc. Rooted that's my tablet internet connection.
  13. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    XDA. Has a much more active gtab section but even then not much is for Verizon. I have the same phone rooted but my tab has data as well. I use wifi most of the time but if I need it I have it or my Inc as back up. We really need to get this forum going
  14. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    I have been reading XDA for a good week now. Lots of good information, but a lot of it assumes you know this or that, and the people there are not very willing to teach. I am super busy at work right now, but as soon as I get the process down and get some free time, I will try to type up a guide for CWM and Voodoo.
  15. Evil Sports

    Evil Sports Well-Known Member

    Yeah not the friendliest folk over there. It does seem like Verizon tabs have some issues with custom rom's. Since z4 all I did was the xt4 conversion by the Verizon bootstrap app. Look forward to your posts here.
  16. ukyfan

    ukyfan Member

    I just got my Verizon Tab about 2 weeks ago. So I take it Z4root will root it, but there isn't much more going on for it? I haven't rooted it yet, but after I do can I still download and install Rom MGR to at least be able to back up?
  17. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    From what I understand, you cannot do much in the way of backing up your system without a custom recovery such as CWM (clockworkMod), So Rom manager will be worthless until you install CWM. There are a couple of custom Roms and some sound and OC (overclocking) hacks, but there is not a N00b proof guide for any of it. Galaxy S is a pain in the ass compared to HTC's Sense. There is an app (SGS kernel flasher, which will allow you to backup your stock kernel. I recommended doing that before anything. If you screw something up you can reinstall that kernel via Odin or Heimdall and save your tab from a brick. I would not recommended doing ANYTHING(beyond basic root) until you learn Heimdall and/or Odin.
  18. ukyfan

    ukyfan Member

    Yeah I think I might just root it so I can use a few root only apps. I play around on my OG D1 enough to where I feel like I don't really need to on the tab.
  19. kinghen

    kinghen Member

    I down loaded z4 with dolphin hd on my vzw tab and tried to open it up and the tab says there is no app. to open what else do I need? Or should I down load it to my computer then transfer it not sure on how I would do this?
  20. jawilliams0072

    jawilliams0072 New Member

    I just got my tab and I tried the z4 and it didnt work. Does anyone know if it works with the recent update vzw sent out. Or is anyone aware of a new way to root. please help.
  21. gadzooks

    gadzooks Well-Known Member

    Some people were able to root with z4 after the update; others, not and I was one of those. There's a related thread in this subforum where SuperOneClick was suggested as an alternative. It worked for me.

    I got it from developer's web site, shortfuse.org

    It's also available on xda-developers forum. You have to be registered to download.
  22. dsauch

    dsauch Active Member

    Got my tab as free device with new line, not planning to use it with service at all, so upgrading to ICS would be a nice change.

    SCH-i800, Firmware 2.3.5, Kernel, Hardware I800.0.3

    Tried latest one click - didnt work, dies on step7

    Tried DooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su.zip - didnt work:
    [-] Zerglings did not leave interesting stuff
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)
    --- pushing busybox
    1583 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.663s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    --- checking free space on /system
    3 KB/s (439 bytes in 0.108s)
    df: /mnt/.lfs: Function not implemented
    df: /mnt/secure/asec: Permission denied
    --- Free space on /system : 10464 bytes
    --- no cleanup required
    --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    --- pushing SU binary
    failed to copy 'files\su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    --- pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy 'files\Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    --- cleaning
    --- rebooting
    ALL DONE!!!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    z4 doesnt work either - after clicking on permanent root, it exists after 15 or so seconds, and the tablet becomes very slow until reboot.
  23. walt the green

    walt the green New Member

    what's the latest way to root? I've had my tab only for a few months. Just learned about rooting. All the posts are contradictory. What do I do and where do i start?
  24. infoalchemist

    infoalchemist New Member

    Same results on my GT using z4, super1click, and zergrush. Are we doomed?
  25. Genyc07

    Genyc07 Well-Known Member

    going to try now ill let you know my results same device

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