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[ROOT][BOOTLOADER][RECOVERY][STOCK][ SCH-I705 ] ROOT Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 LTE

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How to root VZW Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 LTE



RECOMMENDED METHOD
07/09/2014
Working root method by geohot. This is now the recommended method!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783157


CAN ALSO WORK ON VRBMI1
It has been said the following root method: saferoot
Has been able to root VRBMI1. Give this a try before using the system image below.



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!!!!WARNING!!!!
Many of you have been complaining about broken wifi and other issues.
I do not own this tablet anymore, which means I can no longer support it.

Verizon/Samusung released a new update: VRBMI1
Check your firmware version
THE LAST VERSION SUPPORTED BY THIS GUIDE IS VRBLL2.

IF VERIZON/SAMSUNG CHANGED THE KEYS THEY SIGN THEIR FIRMWARE WITH, THAN ANY ATTEMPT TO DOWNGRADE/UNLOCK MAY POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR DEVICE.
This has been seen on the VZW Galaxy S4 and just recently the VZW Galaxy S3 (The VZW Tab 2 is a clone of the S3!)


If you are on the latest build (VRBMI1), then it is entirely possible things will not work. It is also possible the bootloader unlock may brick your device.

If the root method doesn't work, flash a stock odin tar for VRBLL2.
AGAIN... IF VERIZON/SAMSUNG CHANGED THEIR KEYS, YOU MAY BRICK!

If you are on VRBMI1 and have semi-bricked using this method, flash this stock ODIN image using ODIN 3.04.
DO NOT CHECK RE-PARTITION, FLASH LOCK, OR LED CONTROL

VRBMI1
http://garrettek.com/android/SCH-I70...w_ship.tar.md5

The above information is unknown to me. Do all at your own risk!

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
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READ FIRST
*** *** *** *** Disclaimer *** *** *** ***
I am not responsible if you break your stuff. READ READ READ
If you DO NOT own a VERIZON Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 then DO NOT flash this! If you have not verified and flash this on a p3xxx tab, something will break and I will not help you!

Table of Contents
Step 1: Root
Step 2: Bootloader
Step 3: Recovery

OPTIONAL: Return to Stock

YOU MUST DO ALL STEPS IN ORDER 1-3
This will probably trip your flash counter!


Step 1 - root Make sure to READ! Select the correct method below.

Root ICS 4.0.4 - Use if you are on STOCK Ice Cream Sandwich ONLY
This is a pre-rooted J1 base system image. It has all the latest updates from Verizon.

*Pre-requisites*
A. Reboot into stock recovery and data wipe / factory reset.
B. Reboot directly into Download Mode.

*Flash Pre-Rooted System Image*
1. Install Samsung drivers for SCH-I705 - Download Here
2. Download stock rooted 7zip archive and extract ODIN image sch-i705_4.0.4_VRLJ1_prerooted_ODIN.7z
3. Open ODIN ODIN 3.04
4. Select the system.ext4.tar.md5 file in the PDA section, uncheck f. Reset time
5. Press START. This process can up to 10 minutes. DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR TAB!!! Reboot.
6. Press the Thanks button
7. Go to Step 2

Root JB 4.1.2 - Use if you are on STOCK Jellybean ONLY
This is a pre-rooted VRBLL2 base Jellybean system image. It has all the latest updates from Verizon.

*Pre-requisites*
A. Reboot into stock recovery and data wipe / factory reset.
B. Reboot directly into Download Mode.

*Flash Pre-Rooted System Image*
1. Install Samsung drivers for SCH-I705 - Download Here
2. Download stock rooted 7zip archive and extract ODIN image jellybean-4.1.2-rooted_sch-i705.tar.md5-COMPRESSED.7z Just extract it
3. Open ODIN ODIN 3.04
4. Select the jellybean-4.1.2-rooted_sch-i705.tar.md5 file in the PDA section, uncheck f. Reset time
5. Press START. This process can up to 10 minutes. DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR TAB!!! Reboot.
6. Press the Thanks button!!
7. Go to Step 2
Step 2 - Bootloader
Unlock Bootloader
Unlock your bootloader
How to UNLOCK VZW Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 bootloader
Go to Step 3

Step 3 - Recovery
Custom Recovery
Flash CWM recovery OR TWRP recovery
How to flash unofficial ClockworkMod
How to flash unofficial TWRP
Once you got custom, NEVER accept an OTA!

Return to Stock

Download stock firmware, ODIN flashable. Extract .md5 from the .zip file. DO NOT EXTRACT ANYTHING OUT FROM THE .md5!
I705VRBLL2_I705VZWBLL2_VZW.zip

Reboot into DOWNLOAD mode.
Connect Device.

Open ODIN, select the .md5 in the PDA section. The ONLY checkboxes that should be checked are Reset Time and Auto Reboot.

Press START and WAIT! DO NOT UNPLUG DEVICE. IT WILL REBOOT ON IT'S OWN!

You are now stock.


Original root method for VRALG3 (original factory firmware) was achieved using RootDebugFS.bat




Thanks to
miloj
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sparkym3
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14th September 2012, 08:08 AM |#2  
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Good job man. I hope the vtab gets its own development subforum here. Xda has a request thread for new threads for new devices. All of you with these new tabs should go post in it.

Edit: this is the thread. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1660354

I posted in it in hopes of getting it done. Good luck vtabbers
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THIS WORKED!

Just wanted to post in this thread too... so ppl know that this method works...

Thanks again MrHyde

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Thanks for the tip Scottx. Posted there as well and you're welcome nextonomy!
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Root Fail SCH-i705 Galaxy 2 Vzn LTE 7.0
cant figure out why this isnt working... could someone give a little more detail about why? followed every step to the letter.

Thanks in Advance
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cant figure out why this isnt working... could someone give a little more detail about why? followed every step to the letter.

Thanks in Advance

Are other apps such as TB, Terminal, or AdFree Android able to gain root privileges? If so, then Busybox Installer may have been denied. Check Superuser and remove it from the Denied list if it's there. After removing it, try again and make sure to tap "Allow" when it asks.

EDIT: Downloaded that app to test. SU asked if I wanted to grant SU permissions, tapped 'Grant'. All is fine. If it's NOT in the SU denied list, Force Close the app. Reopen it and it should ask.
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This is awesome. Thanks! One thing - is there a way to stop the OTA update nag?
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This is awesome. Thanks! One thing - is there a way to stop the OTA update nag?

Do this

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Yes, using titanium you can freeze SDM.

Green icon with a phone and up arrow. Freeze or uninstall with titanium and verizon won't know what hit em.

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Yes, using titanium backup freeze or remove SDM

Sent from my SCH-I535 using xda app-developers app
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Thanks, I did that. I also noticed in system/app there were SDM.apk and SDM.odix. I went ahead an renamed them SDM.apk.bak and SDM.odix.bak. I'm hoping this will get rid of the nag notification. One last thing - the update tried to run overnight once but CWM stopped it. When I woke up the tab was sitting on the CWM screen. Since then every time I reboot the tab it acts as if dalvik cache was cleared (I get the "android is upgrading - optimizing applications" screen before the tab loads). I think OTA set a reboot/clear cache flag somewhere I need to clear, but I don't know where that is set. Any ideas? Thanks again.
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That will get rid of it. As for the reboot issue, have you tried clearing cache? Or even a factory reset? Factory reset won't hurt your root any nor restore the update app.
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