21/09/2013

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Not so long back, we shared the Official Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100. As is in the case of most stock roms and official updates, flashing the official update removes any kind of root access you might have previously gained on your tablet. In this guide we shall list down all the instructions you need to follow in order to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Before you begin with the guide:

  • Be warned that Rooting will void your manufacturer warranty. A yellow exclamation mark will appear on booting indicating the same. However, unrooting the tablet and using CF TriangleAway might restore your warranty later on.
  • Make sure that the tablet you are having has the Model Number P3100. To confirm this, go to Settings > About Tablet and look for the model number of you device.
  • You must be on latest Jelly Bean update from Samsung i.e. Jelly Bean 4.2.2. If you haven't already updated your Galaxy Tab 2, do that using this guide.
  • Charge your tablet to decent levels. Anything over 40% will make sure that your tablet doesn't run out of battery during the rooting procedure.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 on your Windows PC to make sure that your PC can communicate with the tablet.
  • Rooting generally doesn't wipe any of your data, it just installs the superuser application and its binaries. Still, backup anything that you might consider important enough.

Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Firmware

  1. Download and extract Chainfire's CF Auto Root zip file for Tab 2 P3100 on your computer.
  2. Download and extract Odin 3.07 on your computer.
  3. Boot your Galaxy Tab 2 in Download Mode. To do that, Power off your android tablet. Once it shuts down completely, press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons together until Android logo appears on your screen. A warning message might be displayed, press the Volume Up button to bypass that message and to proceed to Download mode.
  4. In the folder in which you extracted Odin 3.07, right click on the file named Odin3 v3.07.exe and select Run as Administrator. You will obviously need to have administrator rights on the computer you are on to do this step.
  5. Connect your tablet to your PC using USB cable. (The tablet should still be in Download mode.)
  6. If the drivers have installed properly, an Added message will appear in Odin's message box, signifying that the connection of the tablet has been recognized by the computer. If that message doesn't appear, try connecting through a different USB port, rebooting your system or installing the drivers again.
  7. If all is well till now, click on PDA button in Odin and locate the file named CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.tar.md5 which should be present in the folder in which you extracted the CF Auto Root zip file.
  8. Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are checked while Re-partition option remains unchecked.
  9. Click the Start Button in Odin to begin the rooting procedure on your Samsung Galaxy tab 2 P3100.
  10. As we had ticked the Auto Reboot option, the tablet will restart automatically once the flashing process completes. A PASS message in the Odin window will confirm the same.
  11. Check if your Android device has been rooted successfully.
Enjoy the new Android world you just unlocked by rooting your tablet. Here is a list of some cool little things that you can do once you root an android device.
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