How to Root HP Slate 8 Pro: A Complete Guide

How to Root HP Slate 8 Pro: A Complete Guide

HP, one of the well- known brands is now looking to acquire some market share for its Slate series comprising of new generation tablets. HP Slate 8 Pro is the latest emphasis of the series. It comes with a huge display screen of 8 inch coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for additional protection. This tablet is powered by 1.8 GHz cortex A15 quad-core processor accompanied by 1GB RAM and NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40 S Processor. It is installed with v4.4.4 Android Jelly Bean featuring a primary camera of 8 megapixels with features like auto focus and LED flash. These days, most of the tablets come with preinstalled applications out of which some may be useful to you and other may not be useful to you. The problem lies, when you are not allowed to delete those useless pre- loaded apps from your tablet. Therefore, for deleting such apps you will require the administrative permissions and you can only get it by rooting your HP Slate 8 Pro. So, here are the steps that will help you to root your HP Slate 8 Pro.


  • Make sure you tablet contains minimum battery up to 80%.
  • The bootloader of your tablet must be unlocked.
  • Make sure you download and install ADB Drivers on your PC before starting the rooting process.
  • Also, make sure that you enable the USN Debugging mode on your device.
  • Create backup for all the important files and data in your tablet before rooting.

How to root HP Slate 8 Pro

  • The first step is to download the CWM Recovery file on your computer system.
  • Extract the downloaded “” file in the C Drive of your PC, for instance C:\ Fastboot.
  • Now copy the image of CWM Recovery in the extracted folder.
  • Now, connect your HP Slate 8 Pro tablet your computer system by making use of a USD data cable.
  • Open the command prompt with shift + right click by navigating to the C:\Fastboot.
  • Once the command prompt window appears on the PC, type the command “adb reboot bootloader” in it.
  • Now a bootloader screen will appear. By using the power button, choose the “Fastboot” option.
  • To flash the recovery image file, you must type “fastboot -i 0x03F0 boot recovery.img” in the command box.
  • Once above process is accomplished, you are required to reboot your device.
  • In the meantime, a dialog box will get displayed on the screen asking “would you like to root your device”, simply click on the yes option.
  • After this, you can reboot your tablet and then install “SuperSU” app that can be accessed from Google play.

Final Words

The above mentioned process will help you in rooting your HP Slate 8 Pro tablet. If you wish to gain the administrative permission of your device, in order to remove the pre-installed apps in it you can carry the rooting process for your tablet. However, the rooting process will void the warranty of your tablet. You must unroot your device once again for gaining back the warranty of your tablet.

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