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[Q] Galaxy Tab - Missing USB Settings

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Storage [Q] Galaxy Tab - Missing USB Settings


Apologies if this has been asked before, but I did look at the suggested related threads and many other forums.

Ultimately, I am trying to root my son's Galaxy Tab 2 7" (wifi only) but I am falling at the first hurdle. When I plug the phone via USB to the laptop it claims the USB has malfunctioned and the device cannot be recognised, however, all my USB ports work perfectly. I have also installed the latest Samsung Drivers on the laptop (running Windows 8).

When I go to the Settings menu of the tab itself, there is NO USB connection settings at all, in any sub-menu and so I can't even check if it is set up to allow transfer. I have factory wiped in the hope that some updates removed this option, as I do recall (perhaps wrongly) that I was able to connect when we first purchased the device.

Is this a common issue with the Tab 2, or is it an issue with my set-up. If already known is there a solution, or is he doomed to walk stock for all eternity?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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If I'm not mistaken you actually want download mode, not usb, in order to flash a custom recovery via Odin. I think it's power plus vol down while plugging the phone to computer (phone is off).

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