Originally Posted by rnwalker7
Correct...the bootloader will remain unlocked. I tested it out by flashing TWRP last night, since I had noticed I had the stock recovery. So to recap, flash CF Autoroot, boot, (optional, but recommended...make a backup,) reboot into Download Mode, flash the new AOC1 image, then start into that and install SuperSU.
However, I'm holding off on installing anything MM until the SD card and Bluetooth bugs are fixed. Resurrection Remix 5.1.1 works very well on my Droid Turbo, so I may run that on my Tab Pro until then. And no worries on the questions...we've all been there. I was just a lurker until recently.
Now I am confused. Visited ChainFire's CF-AutoRoot page, downloaded proper file for SM-T320. While reading info/instructions at top of page, I see:
CF-AUTO-ROOT IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATIONAL FOR ANDROID 6.0+, OR SAMSUNG ON ANDROID 5.1+
I'm assuming that means stock Samsung MM or LP builds, which of course are not available for the SM-T320.
But, I notice at end of info for Odin flashing:
If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device - with the exception of Nexus devices, which will usually automatically "OEM unlock" and wipe your data !
I'm assuming I have a locked bootloader, since all I did to root this on the stock KOT49H.T320UEU1ANK1 build was the procedure described in this thread. I did flash original kernel back to the tab after rooting with the custom kernel (also per this thread), and that's the way it has stayed ever since then (a little over a year ago).
Download mode screen shows:
PRODUCT NAME: SM-T320
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: Custom
KNOX KERNEL LOCK: 0x0
KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0
QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE (CSB)
AP SWREV: S1, T1, R1, A1, P1
WRITE PROTECTION: Enable
And when I start stock recovery, it shows:
Android system recovery <3e>
and the recovery options menu.
I see several advantages to running 5.1.x, and if there are sdcard and bluetooth issues with 6.x that would be a deal-breaker (for me) with the current test 6.x AICP rom build that I'm interested in. However, I think I prefer to just wait until those MM issues are fixed instead of taking the time to get used to a 5.1.x rom (no 5.1.x AICP available), then switching again to MM . One big advantage I can see with unlocking & flashing TWRP is having nandroid backup capabilities, which I have used extensively on my GS3.
Think I'm going to have to ponder all the plus/minus sides of changing systems on the tab at this time.
I'd like to apologize for sort of hijacking this thread to discuss these topics. Hope I'm not stepping too far away from the original intent of the thread.
Thanks again, all your info is very much appreciated. Hope you have safe and happy holiday season!