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[Recovery] Official TWRP for the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) with S-Pen (gtanotexl)

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Team Win Recovery Project 3.0.2-0



This is for the SM-P580 (gtanotexlwifi) and SM-P585, SM-P585N0, SM-P585M, SM-P585Y (gtanotexllte) Exynos models only! Do not flash on other models!

WARNING #1: Flashing a custom recovery to your device will trip the Knox warranty bit on your phone. Check with your mobile provider to see if they will still cover warranty on Knox bit triggered devices. If you understand this risk, continue on.
You generally don't have to worry, as it's incredibly hard to brick a Samsung device, and physical damage warranties should be exempt from Knox triggering.

WARNING #2: The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) stock boot image has dm-verity, which prevents you from booting if you swipe to enable system modifications!
SOLUTION: Follow the full rooting steps below, in order, to allow system modifications without the risk of a boot loop!


WHAT IS TWRP?

Oh come on, you know what it is - don't try to fool me!
In case you're serious, though...

Team Win Recovery Project is a custom recovery for Android devices.
It allows you to back up and restore your data, flash custom ROMs to your device, repair broken file systems, and root your device.

DOWNLOAD

You can find the device page here:
WiFi version: http://teamw.in/devices/samsunggalax...i2016spen.html
LTE version: http://teamw.in/devices/samsunggalax...e2016spen.html

There is a download link there, as well as instructions on how to flash it.

I highly recommend using Odin 3.12.3+ to flash when possible.
You can find a zip containing Odin as well as a link to Samsung's Mobile drivers page here:
https://build.nethunter.com.com/samsung-tools/

FULL STEPS FOR OBTAINING ROOT

Follow these instructions until someone nice comes along and makes a video from them (without ads):
  1. In your ROM, go to Settings -> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
  2. Now go to Settings -> Developer options. (above About device)
    You need to enable OEM unlock, otherwise you might end up with boot problems or be unable to flash later on.
    Do not ever turn off Developer Options or OEM unlock. Doing so will cause your device to refuse to boot and require a full factory restore.
  3. Extract Odin_3.12.3.zip to your computer.
  4. Install Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers for Odin to find your device.
  5. Download a .tar image of TWRP for gtanotexlwifi (WiFi) or gtanotexllte (LTE).
  6. Reboot your device into Download mode. To do this, select reboot from the power menu and hold the [Volume Down] + [Home] + [Power] buttons while your device reboots.
    Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
  7. Open Odin and place that TWRP tar file in the [AP] slot and disable Auto-Reboot, then press [Start].
  8. Hold [Volume Down] + [Home] + [Power] to get out of Download mode and immediately swap to [Volume Up] when the screen blanks.
    If you don't see then TWRP boot splash try again from step 6.
  9. At this point, you will reach the screen asking you if you want to allow system modifications.
    By swiping right, you will trigger dm-verity, and if you don't follow step 10 you will be unable to boot!
    If you are going to root your device and follow the rest of these steps, then it is safe to swipe right and enable modifications.
  10. If you want to be rooted with SuperSU:
    Download the latest SuperSU by Chainfire.
    Without exiting TWRP, transfer the SuperSU zip to your device over MTP* and flash it using [Install] in TWRP.
    --- or (not both) ---
    If you only want a bootable system partition or writable data in TWRP:
    Download the latest dm-verity and force encryption disabler zip.
    Without exiting TWRP, transfer the no-verity-opt-encrypt zip to your device over MTP* and flash it using [Install] in TWRP.
  11. Go to [Reboot] -> [System].
  12. Wait 2-5 minutes for your device to finish setting itself up.
* MTP, known as Media Transfer Protocol, is the same way you transfer files from your PC to your device when booted into system.


CHANGES
  • v3.0.2.0 - Official release on twrp.me

FEATURES
  • MTP support
  • USB Mass Storage support
  • Micro SDcard and USB OTG storage support
  • f2fs file system support (read, write, format, backup & restore)
  • exFAT file system support (read, write, format, backup & restore)
  • NTFS file system support (read, write, format)
  • ADB root
  • Full SELinux support
  • Built in android 6.0 tree

KNOWN ISSUES
CONTACT & SUPPORT

You can find us on IRC at #twrp on chat.freenode.net.
You can also post in this thread and I will attempt to answer any questions you may have.

SOURCE CODE

TWRP: https://github.com/omnirom/android_bootable_recovery (android-6.0)
Device tree (WiFi): https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d..._gtanotexlwifi (android-6.0)
Device tree (LTE): https://github.com/TeamWin/android_d...g_gtanotexllte (android-6.0)
Kernel: https://github.com/jcadduono/android..._universal7870 (twrp-6.0)

CONTRIBUTIONS

Gerrit for TWRP: http://gerrit.omnirom.org/
Gerrit for officially supported devices: http://gerrit.twrp.me/
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10th October 2016, 05:54 PM |#2  
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It's possible to use this metod with T585 ?
21st October 2016, 01:15 PM |#3  
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Working very well on my tab A 10.1 P585Y.. bug.. cant read internal storage but it can use sd card..
I already root my tab a 10.1 p585y using this twrp.. thanks for making this recovery for our p585y.. now we need custom rom such as resurrection remix..
3rd November 2016, 11:23 PM |#4  
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Worked well
Followed the instructions carefully and I'm now rooted! The swipe bar in TWRP seemed to have a little problem. When I first swiped it didn't stick and floated back over to the left side. I tried with my finger several times and then with the spen. It finally registered. It did the same swiping to install SuperSU. Not sure if it just was slow in registering the swipe or something with my system. I was a little nervous when I rebooted but all seems to be well. Thanks for the guide!
4th November 2016, 05:08 AM |#5  
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Is there a link to the firmware for the device (SM-P580)? Rooting it and installing TWRP all went well while following the directions, but using App2SD to fix some system apps caused a "Verification Failed" error. Stupid mistake... now I gotta reinstall the ROM, but I can't find it anywhere.
5th November 2016, 08:23 AM |#6  
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Anyone tried installing "adoptable storage fix" from Tab S2 forum (see link below)?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/tab-...1/post68658862
6th November 2016, 02:07 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by loraxnope

Is there a link to the firmware for the device (SM-P580)? Rooting it and installing TWRP all went well while following the directions, but using App2SD to fix some system apps caused a "Verification Failed" error. Stupid mistake... now I gotta reinstall the ROM, but I can't find it anywhere.

I haven't found a good stock ROM yet (proper US version). No way I'm rooting my tablet before that.

My current tablet is untouched (in terms of custom recovery and ROMs). Is there a way of pulling out a stock ROM from it?
6th November 2016, 03:09 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by loraxnope

Is there a link to the firmware for the device (SM-P580)? Rooting it and installing TWRP all went well while following the directions, but using App2SD to fix some system apps caused a "Verification Failed" error. Stupid mistake... now I gotta reinstall the ROM, but I can't find it anywhere.

Im using p585y version.. same here i didnt find any firmware on internet.. so my solution is using kies.. just install kies and recover it.. work for me.. right now sammobile also doesnt have the firmware yet..

Hope im helping.. press thanks if im help..

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Anyone tried installing "adoptable storage fix" from Tab S2 forum (see link below)?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/tab-...1/post68658862

Will try it bro.. right now im using s7 mod on p585y but doesnt show on settings>storage but it seem working background..
7th November 2016, 02:04 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by focus-pocus

Anyone tried installing "adoptable storage fix" from Tab S2 forum (see link below)?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/tab-...1/post68658862

So sorry this mod doesnt work for our Tab A series, look like samsung has made weird app to read our storage capacity..
7th November 2016, 06:31 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by cliemonster

Followed the instructions carefully and I'm now rooted! The swipe bar in TWRP seemed to have a little problem. When I first swiped it didn't stick and floated back over to the left side. I tried with my finger several times and then with the spen. It finally registered. It did the same swiping to install SuperSU. Not sure if it just was slow in registering the swipe or something with my system. I was a little nervous when I rebooted but all seems to be well. Thanks for the guide!

It is not your system - I had the same issue with the swipe bar. Like you, I tried several times and it finally accepted the swipe (even the pen had a few non-registering swipes).
7th November 2016, 02:41 PM |#11  
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Hi, can you plz update the links. Cuz idlekernel.com is currently not reachable nor the page of your source code for kernels :-/

And I remain highly unclear if I need a kernel for this dm-verity thing or not. I don't understand the issue reg. system boot partion. What is this? Android is already installed on the TabA - so what should I change there? Or is it for root apps?
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