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HOW TO ROOT Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Model GT-P5113, GT-P5110 or GT-P5100

This solution requires access to a PC running Windows. Linux & Apple install info: post #203.
This process adds 1 to your Download Counter (indicates tablet is customized unless reset to zero).
Like everyone else on xda-developers, I make no guarantees nor bear any responsibility for your Samsung Galaxy Tablet(s).

This procedure works on stock 4.03 ROM but may not work if your new tablet comes with 4.04 installed.
For those who receive a new tablet running 4.0.3 : ROOT your tablet BEFORE you install 4.0.4 update
and if you update to a 4.0.4 ROM by installing a zip file via CWM5 your access to CWM5 should remain.
If you used KIES to update to 4.04 BEFORE rooting OR received a new tablet that came loaded with 4.04,
use
workaround at post 325.


What you need:
1. Odin3-v1.85_3.zip
2.ClockworkMod Recovery Version 5.5.0.4: is no longer available for download so you can try using philz_touch_4.93.6-p5100.zip and his .tar versions which should work as well or better than 5.5.0.4 did. Download BOTH the zip and tar versions.
3. If you never installed Samsung KIES, you MUST install Samsung USB Drivers BEFORE any of the above (so your PC connects to tablet).

IMPORTANT: Copy philz_touch_4.93.6-p5100.zip to the ROOT of your external sdcard ( /mnt/extSdCard ). This is the micro sdcard you insert in tablet slot. Your /mnt/sdcard folder is internal memory (not recognized in CWM recovery).

To avoid confusion about using the Volume rocker switch, I'll refer to side closest to POWER button as LEFT/Volume DOWN and side away from power switch as RIGHT/VolumeUP.

STEP 1:
Turn tablet OFF and restart in download mode by pushing and holding Power & Volume UP/RIGHT buttons at same time. When wording with yellow triangle appears, push Volume down to continue into download (ODIN) mode. Don't plug tablet into computer yet.

STEP 2:
Make sure KIES (if installed) is closed and not running.
Extract Odin3 v1.85.exe and run it.

STEP 3:
Connect tablet to computer.
In Odin, click PDA button. Select philz_touch_4.93.6-p5100.tar file you downloaded and click START button.
Let Odin install files. When it's done installing CWM, box turns GREEN and tablet will reboot.

STEP 4:
Disconnect tablet from computer. Turn tablet OFF and restart in recovery (CWM) by pushing and holding Power & Volume DOWN/LEFT buttons at same time. When Samsung Tab 2 10.1 logo appears, you can release power button but continue holding volume button for a few more seconds. Note: If you've done this on other Samsung devices, you will notice that it takes longer before blue CWM text appears ... just be patient.

Once you are in recovery, use volume button (UP/DOWN/LEFT OR RIGHT) to move around and POWER button to select an option.
Select install zip from sdcard. Choose philz_touch_4.93.6-p5100.zip) file you already copied to root of sdcard.

When rooting is finished, choose reboot system now from CWM menu.

DONE !

You should now be rooted. Depending on your Tab2 model, you may need to manually install SuperUser and disable SuperSU before you can install or use all root goodies.

Now that your Tab 2 10.1 is rooted, I strongly suggest going to Play Store and install a free app called Quick Boot. It lets you reboot into CWM the easiest & fastest way. Then reboot into Recovery (CWM) and make a Backup BEFORE you do ANYTHING else to your tablet.

WARNING: Do not install ROM Manager until developer says app will support Tab2 10.1 < Posting this because someone bricked their Tab2.
In addition, ROM Toolbox may not work properly (1 crash reported).

Thanks to nycbjr, xoomdev, Android Groupee, nitr8, Codeworkx snd trevd for help and pieces of the aforementioned process.

RE-ROOTING
If you do a firmware update, simply re-root using same procedure and tablet will retain root status (until you do another firmware sometime in the future).

UNROOTING
I have successfully unrooted my GT-P5113: [How to] UN-ROOT Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 [GT-P5113 / 5100 / 5110]
If you're curious about my complete analysis of this tablet, where to buy accessories at LOW prices
and my feedback after testing a few custom ROMs, read my Galaxy Tab2 10.1 Review on epinions.

Enjoy,

Glenn


| Nexus 7 | Galaxy S II | ASUS TF700 | Jura J9 < Love my digital expresso machine
(Sorry y'all ... sold my Tab2 10.1 many moons ago but I have updated the download links shown above).

Those who click THANKS are appreciated.

P.S. Samsung 4.0.4 was my NEW favorite ROM (until I sold my last T2).
404 was faster & smoother than ANY other current custom ROMs!
and found more WiFi signals & faster tether to my Sprint E4GT Hotspot! Now my Asus TF700 is The Bolt.
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Do you know if this same method will work on a 7" galaxy tab 2?

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Yes, exact same method and requirements.

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I have achieved successful root of my new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 thanks to help from nycbjr, xoomdev, Android Groupee and my many prior experiences using ODIN ...

That's it. If everything went well, you should now be rooted.

I'm posting this within 5 minutes of having successfully rooted my new Tab 2 10.1 and before even stopping for morning coffee, so PLEASE don't hate me if i overlooked any minute details! It has not affected any other aspects of the new smooth-running Tab 2 10.1 except that I can now install and use apps that require root such as Quick Boot.

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Hay Glenn can you give some more details and screen shots when you get a chance. Any issues with any apps. Looking forward to rooting my new10.1, also am going to be looking for some ics theming, would like to get rid that GB green.


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Hay Glenn can you give some more details and screen shots when you get a chance. Any issues with any apps. Looking forward to rooting my new10.1, also am going to be looking for some ics theming, would like to get rid that GB green.


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Screen shots of what? Nothing changes in the way it boots or runs apps (no yellow triangle, no slow down when booting). Difference you'll see is in the recovery mode. The stock recovery (CWM) doesn't allow you to run the root zip or other custom zip files (I know, I tried). That's why you must first use ODIN to install the custom CWM.

When it comes to compiling themes and custom ROMs I'm clueless, but it's just a matter of time before the other REAL wizards here will satisfy our appetites. I just contribute what & when I can because open source is all about teamwork & sharing knowledge.

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Thanks for the quick reply, looking forward to getting rid of bloatware
mainly. Will give it a try tonight.
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This is quick work and excellent news! Thanks to all involved!!
 
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This is quick work and excellent news! Thanks to all involved!!
You're welcome. I credited the people and places where I found the components they used to root the 7 inch Tab 2 and then I gambled $399 that doing the same to my Tab 2 10.1 would deliver the same results.

We won !

If I have a drink or two tonight I might try one of the Tab2 7 inch custom ROMs on my 10.1, however, the intelligent part of my brain (still functional as I type this) says I might be wise to first see if both models use the same processor and have the same screen resolution. If anyone reading this has any insight as to what may happen if I try a 7 inch ROM, please post a response to this!

Regardless, I will go into CWM and make a back of my current setup BEFORE I wander into the unknown.

If you see a new Tab 2 10.1 Custom ROM thread in the next 24hrs with WELTWON as the author, you'll know we won again.

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Followed steps in OP and I have ROOT!, Thanks to all involved, this is great.
Installed rom toolbox and cleaned things up, got rid of a lot bloatware and all is well. Now to find some themes and custom roms and bask in the ICS goodness.
Kudos to Weltwon for putting this out for us.

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