Found my Galaxy Tab 2 - doesn't boot!

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KDMcM

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Sep 28, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
I haven't used my Tab 2 (P5110) in a long time. I rely on my phone quite a bit instead.
Recently, I've been doing a bit of IoT stuff and though the Tab would make an excellent remote controller.
When I boot it, it shows the Samsung logo and goes no further.
Is there anything I can do to recover it, please?
I can get it into Odin mode, but I can't remember what can be done from there.
Can someone just steer me to a refresher, please? :)
 

hmd_msrf_k

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I haven't used my Tab 2 (P5110) in a long time. I rely on my phone quite a bit instead.
Recently, I've been doing a bit of IoT stuff and though the Tab would make an excellent remote controller.
When I boot it, it shows the Samsung logo and goes no further.
Is there anything I can do to recover it, please?
I can get it into Odin mode, but I can't remember what can be done from there.
Can someone just steer me to a refresher, please? :)
You can flash TWRP from Odin and flash Custom Rom
 

hmd_msrf_k

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I've downloaded twrp-2.8.5.0-p5110.tar.
The guide on the TWRP download site says I should install Odin and look for the "PDA tab or button". I have Odin 3.14.1 and the buttons are BL, AP, CP, CSC and USERDATA.
Elsewhere, here, I'm told to use AP. Is AP the correct / safe option?
Thanks.
Yes you can use AP, but why are you using too old recovery?.
New Version of TWRP is available and you should use that one
 

KDMcM

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
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I haven't used my Tab 2 (P5110) in a long time. I rely on my phone quite a bit instead.
Recently, I've been doing a bit of IoT stuff and though the Tab would make an excellent remote controller.
When I boot it, it shows the Samsung logo and goes no further.
Is there anything I can do to recover it, please?
I can get it into Odin mode, but I can't remember what can be done from there.
Can someone just steer me to a refresher, please? :)
use old odin/heimdall and flash stock firmware
 

hmd_msrf_k

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Interesting. First try the progress bar went to about 80% and I thought it was working. Then it failed.
Second try ... waited for ages then failed outright.
Any other thoughts, please?
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Interesting.
I have a couple of suggestions
1) Try to place the tar file in a folder without any spaces in the name in it and try to flash it again
2) Try to download the latest TWRP tar file from here https://dl.twrp.me/espressowifi/ and flash it with Odin 3.14.1

If none of this work, then I have no idea 🙁