Procedure: How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab Andriod 2.3.3 Gingerbread Using CF-Root JQ1

 Here's the procedure on how to root the Samsung Galaxy TAB P1000 using Chainfire CF_ROOT Kernel JQ1 for Samsung Galaxy Tab that already upgraded or runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware update:
Biggest thanks to Chainfire of XDA who shared with us the CF-Root kernel for rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Now, Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab can now root their devices in just a simple steps ahead. CF-Root is built upon the stock Samsung kernel and adds root, Busybox and ClockworkMod recovery to it.

  Disclaimer: Please follow this instruction at your own risk. Droidangel will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

This kernel is meant only for the GSM version of the Galaxy Tab and if you wanted to try it out on another variant shall do so without any support from the developer.

Needed files in this Process:

    * Galaxy Tab that runs stock Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware.
    * ODIN 1.7 (use this version to avoid any issues) Download and have it installed on the PC.
    * Samsung USB drivers installed. Download USB drivers for 32 bit Windows | For 64 bit Windows.
    * Chainfire


   1. Download the CF-Root file from the link above and extract it CF-Root-TAB7_XX_OXA_JQ1-v3.3-CWM3RFS.tar.
   2.  Run ODIN EXE. downloader program.
   3. On the PDA button in ODIN, select and place the file named CF-Root-TAB7_XX_OXA_JQ1-v3.3-CWM3RFS.tar.
4. Prepare the Device Into Download Mode ( Press Volume Down + Power ON button at the same time). Then connect it to your PC or laptop.

  5. Make sure to: DO NOT CHECK the Repartition checkbox.
   6. If everything is all ready...  flash the phone, by simply hitting the Start button in ODIN.

   7. Wait until the whole process successfully completes.
Once completed the device will then reboot.

That's It! Now your Samsung Galaxy Tab is already rooted...

For more information and updates visit this Chainfire's thread at XDA-Developers forum.


  1. Followed directions.
    I get a Green PASS! on the left most square in Odin.
    All threads completed. (succeed 1/ failed 0)
    And my tab reboots to the Samsung screen, then reboots, repeat.

    Repeated root procedure, same results.
    Any suggestions?

  2. Thank you for a detailed and flawless process and procedure! Less then 2 minutes all done.

  3. After multiple unsuccesfull tries with gingerbreak and dozens of sites pasting the original text from xda I finally found your site and now "su" works.

    Many Thanks.

  4. Works with my Galaxy Tab 2.3.3 GingerBread. Thanks.

  5. anyone know where to get the tun ( tun.ko ) file for this kernel ( ) ?


  6. anyone know where to get the tun.ko file for that kernel?


  7. apparently tun support is already built into this kernel so no need for tun.ko anymore.

  8. thank you so much!! really appreciated.... my God bless u forever on your great work... thank you one more time!!!

  9. Hi, after execute the procedure, the touch screen of my galaxy tab, doesn´t work anymore. Can you help me? Thanks!

  10. Hi,
    After execute the procedure, the touch screen doesn´t work anymore. Can you help me? Thanks.

  11. What do you mean the touch screen doesn't work.. It's only rooting. never heard of that one before. Can you tell what your TAB product code number?

  12. After I root my galaxy tab.

    1. When I connect USB to windows. It automatic run MTP Application and shows USB connected. But on windows side cannot shows my Tab's folder.

    2. At tab side, I go to Setting->Wireless & Network, the USB Setting is gray. Cannot change the setting.

    Please Help.

  13. My screen is not working too, after rooting.
    It downloads, do the stuff rightly, reeboot and, after rebooting, I can't do a thing with the touch screen, not even unlock my Galaxy Tab. It's a P1000N, Gingerbread 2.3.3 Someone?!

  14. black screen p1000L, touch not responding

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  16. my touch screen doesnt respond