How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

With no cellular support whatsoever, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is a tablet for those who don’t need much from a device, even though it does offer plenty in the specs department for a mid-range tablet.  Rooting the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 may not give it the power to make calls but it will surely open up a world of new apps and customizations that were previously not possible on this dual-cored, 7-inch device.  And if are okay with rooting it, the guide below is just the one for you!

Rooting is the process of gaining administrative rights on your Android device. Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes to it to customize it well beyond what it normally can do.

Once you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0, you’ll be able to:

  • Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
  • Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Tons of other customizations when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).

Interested? Here’s how to root your Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0:

 I.  Before You Begin

1. Rooting your device may void your warranty or damage your device. Proceed at your own risk.

2.  Charge your device to 75% or more and back up everything you feel is important before you start.

3.  Make sure you have the necessary drivers installed before you start.  Installing Samsung Kies usually takes care of this.

II.  Necessary Downloads

1.  Odin_v3.07.zip

2.  T110.CWM.v6.0.4.8.tar.md5 [Download link available in this post under the  CWM Recovery 6.0.4.8 section at the beginning of the post]

3.  android-armeabi-universal-root-signed.zip [File attached to this post]

III.  Installing Custom Recovery on the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

1.  Enable USB debugging on your device by going to Settings > Developer options.  If you do not find Developer options on your device,  go to Settings > About phone and keep tapping on the build number until you see the message ‘You are now a developer.’

2.  Connect your device to your PC and copy android-armeabi-universal-root-signed.zip to your device’s SD card (internal or external); copy it to the main folder, not into any subfolders.

3.  Disconnect your device and power it down.

4.  Boot your device into Download mode.  To do this, press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for five seconds or so until you see the warning screen, then press the Volume Up button.

5.  Extract Odin_v3.07.zip to a folder on your desktop.

6.  From the extracted folder, double-click on Odin3 v3.07.exe to run the Odin tool.

7.  On Odin, uncheck the Auto Reboot tickbox and make sure that only F. Reset Time is ticked under the Option section.  This is important as ticking anything else here could end up bricking your device.

8.  Connect your device (now in Download mode) to your PC using a compatible microUSB cable.  The ID:COM field should now show the message ‘ADDED!’ which means your device is recognized and ready for flashing.  If not, reinstall drivers and try again.

9.  Click on the PDA button on Odin and navigate to the location of T110.CWM.v6.0.4.8.tar.md5, select it and then click Open to load it on to Odin.

10.  Click on Start to starting flashing the ClockworkMod Recovery file.

11.  Wait until you see the RES OK! message and then reboot your device directly into the custom recovery using the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously; let go of the Power button when you see the Samsung logo but continue holding the Volume Up and Home buttons until you get into recovery.

You now have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your device!

IV.  Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0

1.  Once in recovery, use the volume buttons to highlight ‘install zip from sdcard’ and use the home button to execute the option.

2.  Navigate to the location of the android-armeabi-universal-root-signed.zip file you copied to your SD card above and highlight and select it.

3.  Select Yes on the next screen.

4.  Once flashed, go back to the main menu and select ‘reboot system now.’

Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is now rooted!

25 responses to “How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0”

  1. Laura says:

    Hi, with rooting the screen mirroring will be unlocked?

    • Hi Laura,

      Rooting doesn’t unlock the screen mirroring (does your screen mirroring app ask you it’ll work if you’re rooted?). It just lets you install root-only apps on your device.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Mike says:

    What do you mean by MAIN folder, as in ANDROID folder? or dont put it in ANY folder? (once connected to pc)

  3. Brandon Hileman says:

    I do not have an SD card, where do I ut the ZIP file?

  4. tjenarvi says:

    Hi,

    i could not get into recovery mode, no matter how hard I try, and I confirm the combination to reboot the device into recovery mode, but never succeed…
    please give me any solution?

  5. mick says:

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial! After a few attempts It worked. But I still can’t remove the weather and yahoo apps. I Google on it but I can’t find how. Is it possible if so, how?

    Thanks!

  6. cnob says:

    after saying ”RES OK!!” it says ”Removed”. I’ve wait, then it says”Remain port…0” and it doesn’t work. Please helppp

  7. Martin says:

    I managed to get into clockwork recovery by pressing the power and home button simultaneously.

  8. cassie says:

    always when i do root on him, happened a bootlop. wth i do? :c

  9. bliw says:

    I got stuck on recovery mode and cant get out of it. Help me please.

  10. DGittins says:

    I briefly saw “signature verification failed” after selecting the .zip.

  11. Zemlion says:

    Hello,

    I’d love some help if anyone could. My tablet is in download mode and Odin is open. When I click PDA, I cannot find the T110.CWM.v6.0.4.8.tar.md5 file anywhere in the browse option even though I have downloaded it and it is on my desktop. When I type in the name of the file and click open, Odin says the the file is invalid. I’m not sure what to do at this point.

    • Remove “.md5” from the file name and then see if it works.

      The resulting name should be “T110.CWM.v6.0.4.8.tar” (without quotes).

      Let us know if it works for you. Thanks!

  12. Bad Luck Barry says:

    I followed everything step by step and all was fine, but I was not able to get into recovery mode using button combos, so I had to install adb/fastboot in order to reboot into recovery. I completed the steps, rebooted and now the phone shuts down after displaying the Samsung logo. Is this bricked? Is there anything I can do to resolve this or did I just destroy my tablet? (SM-T110)

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  15. Amanda Tillaart says:

    im currently stuck on step 11 please help, it wont let me do the power+up volume+ home. nothing happens.

  16. Omer Farooq Ahmed says:

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    this is the message i got. And there was a “FAILED” prompt at the top. What do I do now

  17. Little Fox says:

    All these people with questions and confusion, but nothing from the OP? Great job.

    The Odin process went fine for me and everything, but when I try to go into Recovery Mode after it’s done, the tablet gets stuck on the Samsung logo with a small red exclamation mark in the top-left corner. I can still boot the tablet, and use it just fine, but even after trying to put the stock recovery image back onto it, I have no luck. So does anyone have a suggestion? I also tried to put TWRP on it, same issue.

  18. Ilia says:

    Use magisk intsed of Android universal root. it’s better and safetynet can’t detect it so u will still be able to use like bank applications…..

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