So you’ve purchased the new Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 and now thinking that what you should with your newly purchased tablet, of course, if you want to customize the device, first thing you should do with the tablet is root. Rooting voids all limitations of manufacturer on the device and allows you install all apps that required manufacturer permission.
To install custom roms and other hacks, you’ll also need to install a custom recovery on the device like ClockworkMod recovery, well-liked custom recovery that allows you to install custom ROMs, tweaks, mods, etc, wipe your device, and take the backup of your existing ROM.
A root tool has been released for the Galaxy Tab 2, it’ll also install ClockworkMod recovery on the device, thanks to XDA developer member weltwon. The tool has been tested on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 model GT-5113 but it also should work on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 model number P3110 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 model number P5110. Read on how to root and install ClockworkMod recovery on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1/7.0, you can check the device model from Setting>About Tablet. Keep in mind that rooting will void the warranty of your tablet, so think twice before you proceed.
Before you start installation first make sure that device drivers are installed on PC, you can download 32 bit (x86) Windows from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows from here. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the root package according to your device model:
Step #2: Transfer the downloaded root zip file to the external SD card that also called micro SD card.
Step #3: Download Odin 1.85 to your PC and unzip it.
Step #4: Download the ClockworkMod Recovery to your PC.
Step #5: Make sure that the tablet isn’t connected with the PC.
Step #6: Double click on Odin3 v1.85.exe file that you’ve extracted in third step to run the file.
Step #7: Turn the device off.
Step #8: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down power and volume up (right button) buttons until a yellow triangle appear on screen, then press volume down (left button) button to enter into download mode.
Step #9: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear.
Step #10: Click on PDA Button and locate recovery.tar.md5 that you’ve downloaded in step 4.
Step #11: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS. (Note: If Odin fails for installation, simple unplug the device from PC, close Odin, remove battery from the device for a few seconds, then re insert battery into device and reboot the device into download by following step 8, then run Odin and start from step 9).
Step #12: Once the tablet boot after installation, disconnect it from PC and turn it off.
Step #13: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume down and power button until Samsung logo appear on the device, keep the volume down button hold until device enter into download mode (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #14: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #15: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, you have no rooted Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 with ClockworkMod recovery installed, you can comment below for queries.
Credited via: XDA
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