Here’s a working root method for Samsung Galaxy Tab that already runs or already upgrade to the latest official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware. The old rooting method and guides will not tend to work now on the latest ICS 4.0.4, it will just give you a failed error while attempting to install root. Now, you should try this newly and fresh root method for 2013 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 either its the GT-P7300 or the WI-Fi version GT-p7310 as long it’s recently runs with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Here’s the official Android 4.0.4 ICS build number releases for The Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300
Check your device software details it it’ll match one of these firmware update builds.
P7300XXLQD (2013 released)
And for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7310 Wi-Fi
P7310XXLPR (2013 released)
Step 1: USB Driver and Odin
First download the USB driver and installed it in your computer or laptops that runs in Windows, odin will not work on Mac PC.
USB Driver [link]
Then also download odin flasher tool.
Step 2: Recovery and SuperSU
1. Download the CWM Recovery ClockworkMod_Recovery_v188.8.131.52.tar.
Galaxy Tab WiFi Only GT-P7300/P7310 Tab8.9Recovery
2. Download the GALAXY Tab 8.9 super user 3.1.3 at http://androidsu.com/superuser/
Step 3: Boot the Tab in Download Mode
Reboot your GALAXY Tab 10.1 in download mode – Turn it OFF then Press and hold “volume down and power button” and then connect it to your PC/laptop.
Step 4: Run Odin and Load the Recovery file
You should see that Odin ID:COM box highlighted in yellow color.
Then click on the PDA button then load the CWM Recover.tar file
Step 5: Hit “Start” and watch out for the word “PASS”
Once the CWM recovery file is loaded, now simply click the “START” button, then wait until it finishes. You then see a word “PASS” in Odin. Once it’s completely finishes, remove it from PC.
Step 6:Copy the SuperSU file to SDcard
Next, you need to copy the SuperSU file in root directory of your SD card.
Step 7: Reboot in Recovery Mode and Install
This time you need to reboot in recovery mode. Turn the tab OFF then press Volume Up and Power button, you will then into recovery mode option. Once in recovery mode, ‘toggle down in “INSTALL ZIP from SDCard” using the volume buttons and select using power button.
Then navigate to the place you downloaded the super user file then select install it. Once the installation completes, select reboot system now. Now, your Galaxy Tab 8.9 is finally rooted.
Any, questions and suggestions will be answered accordingly, or just drop some comments below.