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[Firmware] Unbrick & restore Galaxy Tab 3 7in SM-T210R

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oz_ezekiel

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Nov 6, 2014
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hi guys.
i have a samsung sm-t210 and every time show me the kies recovery error.
i tried all button option. volume up plus home button plus power button.
The problem is that i can enter in download mode as description.
I tried odin v3.07 flash the stock rom and says ok pass. try to boot in recover again same screen mark yellow exclamation mark.
ANy one can help me?
 

Tomsgt

Senior Member
hi guys.
i have a samsung sm-t210 and every time show me the kies recovery error.
i tried all button option. volume up plus home button plus power button.
The problem is that i can enter in download mode as description.
I tried odin v3.07 flash the stock rom and says ok pass. try to boot in recover again same screen mark yellow exclamation mark.
ANy one can help me?

the kies error is the same as download mode. you can flash with odin with this screen up
 

oz_ezekiel

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Nov 6, 2014
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the kies error is the same as download mode. you can flash with odin with this screen up

i did
i flashed and i still have the same screen.
dont have the samsung logo or dont boot to recover or other thing.
can you help me

---------- Post added at 10:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 PM ----------

the kies error is the same as download mode. you can flash with odin with this screen up

what kind of the stock recover you recommend me?
because i took it from here: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/confirm/42530/T210XXBOA3_T210BTUBOA2_BTU/
 

xxgethxx

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Aug 9, 2014
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Need help

I am no expert like some of you in the community and I am not novice, I've rooted/installed Roms/ unbricked devices before. I purchased a Samsung Tab 3 T210R that was stuck in the Samsung loop. Upon receiving the Tab 3 I reset to default and wipe cache, it then restated and took me to the set up process if the device (like logging into my Samsung acct, setting up date/time) but it would freeze through the process. So, I then I followed everything stated in this thread*http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2459734*..after following the steps in the thread I got a "kernel panic" message. I followed the task a second & third time using the first two links in Sammobile (Canada and Cellular South), the device now stays in the Samsung loop and sometimes shows a pixelated/ distorted Samsung logo.

Since I bought the device on eBay "as-is", I don't know what Android version was installed, but from the looks of it, it may have been a stock rom. I do know the model number is T210R 8 GB WiFi. I hope you guys can guide me and explain how to fix this issue. I would truly appreciate your help!

I forgot to mention after rebooting it to wipe cache/reset there's a message in red that reads " E: failed to verify whole-file"*
Thanks in advance!
[Firmware] Galaxy Tab 3 7in SM-T210R

How to restore your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7in wifi tablet with odin and the stock firmware. Unbrick your device

Directions [NOTE] make sure your battery is fully charged before starting this process.
Download files listed to your computer
UPDATED LINK WITH ALL Firmware in one easy spot HERE
1. http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=SM-T210R&pcode=0#firmware or MK1 Firmware to fix screen flicker
2. ODIN 3.07.ZIP
3. Samsung drivers
extract the drivers and install.
extract odin 3.07 program to desktop
extract firmware to desktop
Enter download mode / odin mode on the tablet from a powered off state.
Press and hold power, home, and volume down. you will see a warning screen then press volume up to continue
Now the device is in download mode. plug in usb cable to computer and device and let the drivers install give it 3 minutes
run odin 3.07 and wait to see the com port connect.
Click on pda button in odin and find the firmware file you extracted to your desktop and select it
press start and wait for device to finish the flash and reboot.
Thats it you just restored the firmware on your device.

Link to samsung mobile firmware
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=SM-T210R&pcode=0#firmware

How to video linked here VIDEO
 

smt210rdev

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Aug 12, 2016
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I've got a SM-T210R with regular firmware and I tried updating the rom I believe to kitkat. I'd like to restore the firmware and CAN access the download mode and have Odin 3.07 on my pc alongside the samsung usb drivers --- I tried downloading the US VZW firmware restore but it prompts me to pay money for the file. If anyone could provide a mirror and/or instructions to restore I would be greatly appreciative! $100 tablet down the garbage if I can't restore it
 

raheelkhattal

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Mar 2, 2015
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I am glad I found this I just got mine a week ago and was in a hurry to root it so I could play around and in doing so I spaced off making a backup. So again thanks your a lifesaver. Can do the updates then back it up before I root it again. You happen to know of any good roms for this tablet?
There are quite a few roms out there for this device.
 
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Wilmerin

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Jun 17, 2015
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Punto Fijo
It worked, but not at first try, thanks

[Firmware] Galaxy Tab 3 7in SM-T210R...

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I did the step by step and then the tablet restarted and updated the android system.

Then, strated in bootloop until samsung logo.

Flashed firmware again, this time I did a wipe cache partition and factory reset. Now, is everything ok.

Thanks, this thread help me to find a solution.
 

syjchrister

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Sep 19, 2016
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guys please help, i flash my galaxy tab 3 to stock rom via odin, now it won't boot anymore, it only shows black screen when i turn it on, i think it's hard bricked? because it won't get to recovery and download mode, i also try to connect it to my computer but it won't recognized anymore
 

N00BY0815

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Nov 6, 2011
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guys please help, i flash my galaxy tab 3 to stock rom via odin, now it won't boot anymore, it only shows black screen when i turn it on, i think it's hard bricked? because it won't get to recovery and download mode, i also try to connect it to my computer but it won't recognized anymore

First make sure it is charged. Then maybe build yourself a USB plug to put it into download mode. It was just a microUSB plug and a resistor IIRC. Then try again. But really first try charging it over night. If it still won't react to the Downloadmode dongle and your charging attempt, then you should be slightly worried about having a bricked device. Does it react to your charger?

Sent from my SM-G925F using XDA Free mobile app
 

gian20

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Apr 19, 2013
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Manila
hard brick but detected as EMEI device MARVELL

my SM-T210 is hard bricked it was I think fully drained. THen the device wont boot anymore, no downlloadmode, odin, recovery no LIFE. It only shows this if plugged in a Windows machine:
dm.jpg

On a Linux PC:

Code:
$ dmesg
[ 8587.060023] usb 1-1: new full-speed USB device number 19 using uhci_hcd
[ 8587.227045] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1286, idProduct=8164
[ 8587.227054] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 8587.227059] usb 1-1: Product: EMEI
[ 8587.227063] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: MARVELL
$lsusb
Bus 001 Device 019: ID 1286:8164 Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

any idea on how to fix this. what is the resistor setup?
 

SMT210R

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Jan 2, 2017
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I'm having an issue with my USA WiFi 8GB SM-T210R ~ I slightly remember foolishly trying to get android 5.0 or something onto the device a couple years ago, and have been reading and re-reading this thread every couple of months in hopes that maybe something new would be found out about having lollipop on the device with my firmware.

I tried basically installing lollipop first and then flashing the firmware but unfortunately this didn't work, however it did not brick my device except it would bootloop alot, sometimes not work properly when getting into the nitty gritty (battery screen would only keep rebooting and never display a charging indicator, although the little circle on the battery would constantly flash and then it would try to boot instead of just display the logo with the battery icon and charging symbol but nope, just trys to boot.

I have tried using ODIN 3.07 to flash the two following files with no success each time ~ KIES_HOME_T210RUEAMG4_T210RXACAMG4_1304745_REV00_user_low_ship.tar
KIES_HOME_T210RUEAMK1_T210RXACAMK1_1304745_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5

However when I tried flashing either, it did finish successfully or at least displayed that it did in the ODIN portion but when I went to boot, just the samsung logo flashing and now it won't even flash the samsung logo (I did all this last night before I was going to bed and was super wasted when I did it)

after it told me it did it successfully it brought up the android guy with the progress bar and stuff and finished or whatever and then dun dun da da da dun sounds and now only shows a black screen with the backlight on.

What am I missing here?
 

RealWelder

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Sep 17, 2014
692
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Muncie, IN
I'm having an issue with my USA WiFi 8GB SM-T210R ~ I slightly remember foolishly trying to get android 5.0 or something onto the device a couple years ago, and have been reading and re-reading this thread every couple of months in hopes that maybe something new would be found out about having lollipop on the device with my firmware.

I tried basically installing lollipop first and then flashing the firmware but unfortunately this didn't work, however it did not brick my device except it would bootloop alot, sometimes not work properly when getting into the nitty gritty (battery screen would only keep rebooting and never display a charging indicator, although the little circle on the battery would constantly flash and then it would try to boot instead of just display the logo with the battery icon and charging symbol but nope, just trys to boot.

I have tried using ODIN 3.07 to flash the two following files with no success each time ~ KIES_HOME_T210RUEAMG4_T210RXACAMG4_1304745_REV00_user_low_ship.tar
KIES_HOME_T210RUEAMK1_T210RXACAMK1_1304745_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5

However when I tried flashing either, it did finish successfully or at least displayed that it did in the ODIN portion but when I went to boot, just the samsung logo flashing and now it won't even flash the samsung logo (I did all this last night before I was going to bed and was super wasted when I did it)

after it told me it did it successfully it brought up the android guy with the progress bar and stuff and finished or whatever and then dun dun da da da dun sounds and now only shows a black screen with the backlight on.

What am I missing here?
I've bricked mine a few times with Odin trying to flash system.img that was smaller than the original system partition.(because of a kitchen) After the partition size changes my backups wouldn't restore, error tarfork, etc. Everytime though ive been able to recover it with my flashable zip for the ROM I did for this device. You can try installing it through TWRP and It might get you going.

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?ur...share_tid=3510449&share_fid=3793&share_type=t

ROM Release-T210(r)
 
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Jakeman02

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Jan 26, 2017
1
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Advice Appreciated

Hello,
I recently picked up a Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T217S at a yard sale, figured it would be something for me or the kid to play with. It works and looks new but my issue is it seems it was used and configured for business in its past life. It logs in to a screen with only two tabs both related to business and is locked down beyond the two tabs. I can’t even access settings or the top menu. Task Manager and the other choices using the home button have also been locked out.
I’ve done some research the last few days and downloaded Odin, the T217SVPUBOH1 firmware and USB Drivers hoping I could reset everything back to factory android. My problem is it’s not keeping a connection through USB longer than a fraction of a second. I connect the cable and it disconnects almost instantly, it charges fine through usb and I’m using a data cable, it does show a connection when the cable is first plugged in but disconnects immediately after that. I’ve also tried through sd card and recovery mode but that didn’t work either. It detected the sd card and seemed like it did something but when logging back in went to the same business screen.
I'm not real experienced at this and not sure if this is the right place to post or if anything can be done but if anyone has any thoughts, can point me in the right direction or let me know either way I’d appreciate it.

Update: I've managed to get the USB to stay connected, installing the USB Driver for a 2nd time solved that. I've opened Oden, loaded the MD5 file let it verify and click start. It runs through it's sequence and says succeeded when finished but when I restart it goes back into the same company screen. I've done this twice so far with the same results.
 
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diesal91

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Dec 16, 2014
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Hello,
I recently picked up a Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T217S at a yard sale, figured it would be something for me or the kid to play with. It works and looks new but my issue is it seems it was used and configured for business in its past life. It logs in to a screen with only two tabs both related to business and is locked down beyond the two tabs. I can’t even access settings or the top menu. Task Manager and the other choices using the home button have also been locked out.
I’ve done some research the last few days and downloaded Odin, the T217SVPUBOH1 firmware and USB Drivers hoping I could reset everything back to factory android. My problem is it’s not keeping a connection through USB longer than a fraction of a second. I connect the cable and it disconnects almost instantly, it charges fine through usb and I’m using a data cable, it does show a connection when the cable is first plugged in but disconnects immediately after that. I’ve also tried through sd card and recovery mode but that didn’t work either. It detected the sd card and seemed like it did something but when logging back in went to the same business screen.
I'm not real experienced at this and not sure if this is the right place to post or if anything can be done but if anyone has any thoughts, can point me in the right direction or let me know either way I’d appreciate it.

Update: I've managed to get the USB to stay connected, installing the USB Driver for a 2nd time solved that. I've opened Oden, loaded the MD5 file let it verify and click start. It runs through it's sequence and says succeeded when finished but when I restart it goes back into the same company screen. I've done this twice so far with the same results.
Well I'm no expert but I think it might be something on the phones system memory Odin reflashes the ddl and bin files the framework of the machine my guess is that you have some sort of launcher app instead of the standard home screen I would try booting into recovery using vol+ home and power button and see if you can factory reset it also what version of Odin are you using
 

elpeke82

New member
Jun 14, 2017
3
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Hi guys!
I was trying to install TWRP with Odin. The process failed (i think it was the wire) and now i cant enter to download or recovery mode and when i try to turn it on, the message "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue".

Is it bricked and no solution is available?

Please help me!!!
 

DRAKOITYU

Member
May 15, 2013
15
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tablet error extraño

I have a problem in updating an official ROM on the tablet tab3, the tablet has a custom ROM installed and I tried to do the following:

1.- Rootearla with the King ROOT application, made with success.
2.- I connected by Recovery and make the format factory and wipes, well after doing it and restart the tablet as if nothing, continues with the same ROM and does not delete any application.
3.- As apparently the recovery did not do anything, I decided to install the TWRP recovery via ODIN to see if it was solved and could leave the tablet as a new factory outlet, even though ODIN finishes all the steps correctly and does not give any errors. After completing everything correctly, I restart the tablet and my surprise that it is not even allowed to update Recovery.
4.- I try again to install an official ROM for this tablet and to do the distribution again by inserting the corresponding pit. In ODIN everything is done correctly and all steps are completed correctly and the PASS message appears in ODIN indicating that the installation was successful, but when it restarts it follows the same ROM.

Can someone help me and tell me how to format the tablet or what happens? Because I do not understand the pass or because it does not leave nor return to factory values ​​nor does it leave update recovery, nor eliminate the root ROM.

If someone can tell me if they have a solution I would appreciate it because I do not know what else to do to the tablet.

Thank you very much
regards
 

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    [Firmware] Galaxy Tab 3 7in SM-T210R

    How to restore your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7in wifi tablet with odin and the stock firmware. Unbrick your device

    Directions [NOTE] make sure your battery is fully charged before starting this process.
    Download files listed to your computer
    UPDATED LINK WITH ALL Firmware in one easy spot HERE
    1. http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=SM-T210R&pcode=0#firmware or MK1 Firmware to fix screen flicker
    2. ODIN 3.07.ZIP
    3. Samsung drivers
    extract the drivers and install.
    extract odin 3.07 program to desktop
    extract firmware to desktop
    Enter download mode / odin mode on the tablet from a powered off state.
    Press and hold power, home, and volume down. you will see a warning screen then press volume up to continue
    Now the device is in download mode. plug in usb cable to computer and device and let the drivers install give it 3 minutes
    run odin 3.07 and wait to see the com port connect.
    Click on pda button in odin and find the firmware file you extracted to your desktop and select it
    press start and wait for device to finish the flash and reboot.
    Thats it you just restored the firmware on your device.

    Link to samsung mobile firmware
    http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=SM-T210R&pcode=0#firmware

    How to video linked here VIDEO
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    Hey guys. Downloading the firmware now and when's it's done I'll put it on my Dropbox account for you guys to download from there.

    Sent from my SM-T210R using Tapatalk

    OP has been update with the new firmware to fix the flickering screens :)
    Either firmware can be found here
    http://rootjunkysdl.com/?device=Galaxy Tab 3 7in&folder=Firmware
    sent from my Galaxy Note 3 running HyperDrive.
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    It's the "program will install the drivers for your device" part that I can't get past. How? Thank you for attempting to help me!
    It's okay. files that will leave here, is all I can give you, download the executable file and install it on your computer, "NOTE" is not necessary to connect the device to your computer, the program will install the drivers for the device, after finish installing drivers, download and run odin, now put your tablet into download mode then press the start button, vol -, and power, when the warning message appears, press vol +, now connect the device to your computer, odin should detect your device, the rest I guess you already know to do, right ?.
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    Make sure you get the new firmware

    Here is the link to the new firmware that will fix the screen flicker problems
    MK1 Firmware

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
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    Question, does this remove cwm?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

    It should restore the entire device even stock recovery