Have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ tablet and want to gain root-access on it? No worries, this guide should help you do that. Rooting the Samsung devices have always been easier as Odin helps out in the rooting process and the same is true for the Tab 2. Here’s how you can root your device:

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. This procedure will install a custom recovery as well.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Root Package and save it to your Desktop.

P3100_CWM_RECOVERY-6.0.2.7_SUPERSU-0.99_BUSYBOX-1.20.2.tar.md5.zip (It’s attached in the first post)

2. Download Odin and save it to your Desktop.

Odin

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″:

1. Extract files from both archives by right-clicking on them and selecting Extract here.

2. Double-click on Odin executable file and it’ll launch.

3. Click on PDA and choose the file you extracted from the Root Package archive.

4. Uncheck Re-partition and F. Reset Time options if they’re already checked.

5. Checkmark the Auto Reboot option.

6. Turn OFF your device.

7. Turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

8. Press Volume UP and you should be in Download mode.

9. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.

10. Hit Start in the Odin and it’ll start rooting your device.

11. Once Odin says successful, you’re rooted!

All done! Your device’s been successfully rooted and is ready to be loaded with your favorite root-only apps!

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ to learn how to do that.

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  • yhan

    does it still work with windows 8?

  • ;(

    it failed, followed every step why fait ;(

  • Ficho

    worked

  • Deeptam

    My desktop runs ubuntu. How do i proceed ?

    • You need a PC that runs Windows to do this procedure. The tool that we use in the procedure only works on Windows.

  • danny

    it says fail.. what do i need to do? unplug?

    • When does it say so?

      • danny

        after i start and then it shows some process at the left bottom. and then it just say fail… then what?

        • flex

          possibly because you have a different model number to the recovery package you downloaded

  • Haddon

    I followed the instructions and odin says this.
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    P3100_CWM_RECOVERY-6.0.2.7_SUPERSU-0.99_BUSYBOX-1.20.2.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)

    The tablet is still on the download screen. Am I missing something?

    • Vishal Kompalli

      same state!!!!

  • Eric Palya

    it works for a small amount of time then fails, not sure what to do
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    P3100_CWM_RECOVERY-6.0.2.7_SUPERSU-0.99_BUSYBOX-1.20.2.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    recovery.img
    NAND Write Start!!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  • Vishal Kompalli

    it isn’t working!!!!!