5,604,686 Members 37,909 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[How To] Root - Galaxy Tab 2 7"

Tip us?
 
nycbjr
Old
(Last edited by Mikey; 13th May 2012 at 07:32 PM.)
#1  
nycbjr's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 948
Posts: 585
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York

 
DONATE TO ME
Default here it is

 
since we have no forum yet (um come on mods get to it!) I can't post a shiny new thready for my very first real dev, ROOT FOR YOUR GALAXY TAB 2 7.0!!

so I'll put it in this post, and I'll mention I posted this on rootzwiki first, we have our very own forum there... (XDA I love ya, and I know you will get there hehe)


** Edit ***
I just attached the files as well as mediafire, rename the txt file to pit (xda won't accept the file as is..
_________________
Method

I have gained root through using a modified boot.img from the gt-p3110 leak posted a few weeks ago, took me all day but here it is.

Note I haven't only tested this on my device, its 2am est and all my testers are asleep (that being termitech lol)..

Standard YMMV
So big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

The method will have you using hemidall/heimdall-frontend there is a way to put this all into an odin package but I'm too exhausted to do so (for now).. Also I will not re-hash how to install or use heimdall.. you can look that up on your own

Get it here:
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

Process
Once that is installed do the following:
  • reboot tablet into download mode
  • adb reboot download
  • launch heimdall-frontend
  • go to flash tab
  • load attached pit file (gt-p3110.pit)
  • Then from partion details choose "KERNEL", click "Add"
  • then choose "Browse" and select the attached boot-bjr.img
  • choose "Start"

after the tablet reboots:

Code:
adb shell
./su
./gtab2-root.sh
Congratulations you are now rooted!

I'm going to try and stay up a bit longer and monitor this (and the xda thread) please let me know immediately of success or failure, I will pull the files if failure.. Issues with heimdall aside, I want reports back on if things work.. They work for me.. and I tested a fresh factory img just a few minutes ago.. pretty sure we are good!

gt-p3110.pit

boot-bjr.img
Attached Files
File Type: img boot-bjr.img - [Click for QR Code] (5.38 MB, 2095 views)
File Type: txt gt-p3110.pit.txt - [Click for QR Code] (4.0 KB, 2588 views)
CMB Roms Headmaster

Current Devices
Nexus 5
LG G Pad 8.3
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Tablet Z SGP311

Recognized developer on Rootwiki
"Rooter" of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (and Tab 2 10.1)
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to nycbjr For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
nycbjr
Old
#2  
nycbjr's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 948
Posts: 585
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York

 
DONATE TO ME
Default [How To] Root - Galaxy Tab 2 7"

Big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

Flash xoomdev's CWM recovery First, then flash the package in this post.

Xoomdev's thread

Paste of his instructions:


Download the recovery.tar.md5

Make sure Kies is closed
Reboot into Download mode (adb reboot download)
Open Odin, confirm connection
Click PDA
Load recovery.tar.md5 file
Click Start
Device will reboot when the flash is complete

To reboot into recovery, just like any other device; adb reboot recovery

Link to the CWM Package

Link to root package

Congratulations you are now rooted!
CMB Roms Headmaster

Current Devices
Nexus 5
LG G Pad 8.3
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Tablet Z SGP311

Recognized developer on Rootwiki
"Rooter" of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (and Tab 2 10.1)
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to nycbjr For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
ejpyle
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 105
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by nycbjr View Post
Big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

Flash xoomdev's CWM recovery First, then flash the package in this post.

Xoomdev's thread

Paste of his instructions:


Download the recovery.tar.md5

Make sure Kies is closed
Reboot into Download mode (adb reboot download)
Open Odin, confirm connection
Click PDA
Load recovery.tar.md5 file
Click Start
Device will reboot when the flash is complete

To reboot into recovery, just like any other device; adb reboot recovery

Link to the CWM Package

Link to root package

Congratulations you are now rooted!
Thank for making this possible!

I followed these directions exact. But, I am getting the following error - E:signature verification failed - when updating 'cmw-root-gtab2.zip'

I did run that Samsung update on the device last week when it was first powered on @ BB - could this have any issues with the root process?
The Following User Says Thank You to ejpyle For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
nycbjr
Old
#4  
nycbjr's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 948
Posts: 585
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York

 
DONATE TO ME
are you sure you have clockwork mod for recovery?

you would only see this error with stock recovery
CMB Roms Headmaster

Current Devices
Nexus 5
LG G Pad 8.3
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Tablet Z SGP311

Recognized developer on Rootwiki
"Rooter" of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (and Tab 2 10.1)
 
derek1387
Old
(Last edited by derek1387; 8th May 2012 at 07:06 PM.) Reason: picture too msall
#5  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 18
Join Date: May 2012
I have tried doing it this way 5x now, and when I try to use Odin, it loads the recovery.tar.md5 file, I click start, then I get what i linked below


I dont know what I am doing wrong. I am in the download mode


<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)


That is what I get since you cant see the picture very well.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Odin.jpg
Views:	3007
Size:	14.6 KB
ID:	1048956  
 
nycbjr
Old
(Last edited by nycbjr; 8th May 2012 at 07:37 PM.)
#6  
nycbjr's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 948
Posts: 585
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by derek1387 View Post
I have tried doing it this way 5x now, and when I try to use Odin, it loads the recovery.tar.md5 file, I click start, then I get what i linked below

I dont know what I am doing wrong. I am in the download mode


<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)


That is what I get since you cant see the picture very well.
Try to redownload the file, also try hiemdall instead.. and check out the thread on rootzwiki until more gets posted here, the issue is with flashing cwm, not the root.

Also did you reboot after flashing and try to access recovery mode?
CMB Roms Headmaster

Current Devices
Nexus 5
LG G Pad 8.3
Sony Xperia ZL
Sony Xperia Tablet Z SGP311

Recognized developer on Rootwiki
"Rooter" of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (and Tab 2 10.1)
 
derek1387
Old
#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 18
Join Date: May 2012
My tab doesnt reboot after the flash, its like it never even happened.

I tried the heimdall way, but the img file cant be found anywhere at the moment.

I am new to the android world, so bear with me. I followed the exact steps for this one that you posted, and my tablet acts like nothing even happened.
 
bark777
Old
(Last edited by bark777; 8th May 2012 at 08:33 PM.)
#8  
bark777's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 42
Posts: 171
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ejpyle View Post
Thank for making this possible!

I followed these directions exact. But, I am getting the following error - E:signature verification failed - when updating 'cmw-root-gtab2.zip'

I did run that Samsung update on the device last week when it was first powered on @ BB - could this have any issues with the root process?


Quote:
Originally Posted by derek1387 View Post
My tab doesnt reboot after the flash, its like it never even happened.

I tried the heimdall way, but the img file cant be found anywhere at the moment.

I am new to the android world, so bear with me. I followed the exact steps for this one that you posted, and my tablet acts like nothing even happened.
Pretty sure you need to follow the thread over on rootzwiki called "Stopping recovery overwrite" in the Galaxy Tab 2 (7") Development forum. After that use ODIN to flash CWM. You need to do this if the upgrade was applied to your stock tab (UEALD3 / SEP-66 #1).
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bark777 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
termleech
Old
#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 896
Posts: 880
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: McPherson, KS

 
DONATE TO ME
If you follow the instructions it will work. If you get a signature error, you are NOT on CWM. Look at the top of the screen, if do you not see Clockwork Mod you are not using CWM you are using 3e recovery which is the stock. Start over and flash CWM.

Once you have CWM flash the root package. You should then be all set. I've done it a dozen times now and it worked every time.

Team BAKED Developer / Maintainer

Donations are never expected but always welcomed. Click here to donate.
 
montormabur
Old
#10  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: Jul 2011
is this method for p3113 or p3100?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes