Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T720) - Root Instructions (Release 1.0)

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Knob Twiddler

Dec 1, 2019
the link off ''Frija - Downloads the latest available Samsung firmware.'' is dead does anybody know how I get it now? this is my first time I am rooting an android device..
They are saying that this guide is outdated and that you can now load TWRP on your device and flash whatever OS you want, Find a more recent tutorial.
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Lord Sithek

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They are saying that this guide is outdated and that you can now load TWRP on your device and flash whatever OS you want, Find a more recent tutorial.
Yeah, Luis kernel gives the possibility to flash TWRP. It just has a bug - cannot connect the device to PC. I contacted the dev through Telegram and he said he has no time to fix this at the moment...
Link to the guide:


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Jun 20, 2015
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modem auth error on Magisk patches AP

I try to root the Tab5e T725 the same way as my S10e:

patch the AP_... with Magisk Manager 7.40

flash the resulting magisk_patched.tar with Odin 3.13.1 or 3.13.3 in the AP-slot
BL =
CP =
CSC = HOME_CSC_ ....

I did not follow the OPs instructions.

At 99% I get stuck with "modem auth error"

The difference to the last success on my S10e is:
Magisk Manager 7.35->7.40
S10e is on DBT S5e is on XFA (I downloaded the XFA firmware)

The tablet bootloops into DL mode.
I flash the same files only with original AP_... instead of magisk_patched.tar -> I am back where I started :(

What should I try?

I should follow the OPs instructions...

Important is the "repacking" of the magisk_patched.tar
If you do not do it then - also according to topjohnwu instructions - you loose plenty (40GBytes on my 64GB device) of storage space due to repartitioning.
I rooted the device just by flashing only the full magisk_patched.tar - verfyfied it was rooted and was shocked to see my storage gone.

Then I again flashed the whole enchillada (with the ugly modem auth error) but my partitions were now right aligned and the root persisted and now I could boot into the recovery - aka Magisk patched stock.
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Feb 9, 2019
"magisk patched.tar" bugs the tablet.

I have a problem wich is that after flashing "magisk-patched.tar"?it enters in a bugged mode like the tablet is running something unnoficial but it still in download mode. Help please.

EDIT: I solved the problem when I realized that I downloaded the AP file with wrong CSC. Thank you for this tutorial ;)


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Dec 30, 2019
Thanks so much for your quick answer~
I will try on my SM-T725 right away~

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When I went to download mode after usb plug, I can't see the long press volume up menu on my screen.
Then I just tried to press long or with power but can't go to the bootloader unlock menu. Any one can help me this?

Hiho, I have the same problem. I bought the Tab in Dezember 2019.... Maybe the Firmware changed, so the option "volume up long press" is hidden, or missing, or something... its (by now) not possible for me to get to the unlock mode by volume up long press...

ok.... developer mode was not enabled... :)
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Aug 9, 2011
Thank you very much for the GREAT instructions! Very much appreciated how well and fool-proof all steps are described!

Now my device is also rooted, GMD Gesture Control is working :) (Can't live without GMD Gestures, simply best way to navigate.)

Lord Sithek

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Hello guys, I have a question. I know that TWRP for this model is available already along with custom vbmeta image. My question is: Can I root the tablet with Magisk, flashing it in TWRP installed already, WITHOUT flashing custom kernel or ROM first? In other words, can I flash Magisk in TWRP on the stock kernel and system or will it result with imminent brick? :cyclops:

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Aug 9, 2011
If you could, the whole complicated procedure described by the OP of this thread would be unnecessary, wouldn't it?
So obviously - no, you can't, because TWRP is possible on this tablet only when you either a) use Luis Kernel (see thread) or b) use a custom ROM. A "normal" stock ROM will be bricked.

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Has anyone managed to install Xposed (or EdXposed, for that matter) on a stock ROM device and get it up and running?

I tried - either the Riru and EdXposed Magisk modules didn't install, or (other versions) did install, but then EdXposed manager said that the setup wasn't proper, or (last thing I tried) they did install and sent me in a bootloop that could only be fixed by flashing again the magisk-patched.tar (and starting from scratch with the tablet).

Is there a trick or is Xposed simply not possible on stock ROM?

Lord Sithek

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If you could, the whole complicated procedure described by the OP of this thread would be unnecessary, wouldn't it?
So obviously - no, you can't, because TWRP is possible on this tablet only when you either a) use Luis Kernel (see thread) or b) use a custom ROM. A "normal" stock ROM will be bricked.
This thread was started when TWRP was not available, so I just wanted to make sure.

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Aug 9, 2011
Thank you, will check it out!

Another problem: In certain intervals (every other day or so) I get authentification errors with WiFi and Bluetooth!
The Bluetooth box won't connect (I have to renew the pairing), Wifi disconnects and can only be revived by removing the connection and inputting the password anew.

Never have or had this with other devices, and didn't occur with the device when the bootloader was still locked and I had no root... Anyone having similar problem or something helpful to say?


Nov 7, 2015
Hi guys, I followed the process and then installed TWRP
Now I keep booting into TWRP after wiping the tablet clean and installing Lineageos 17 + Gapps.
Any idea on how to cleanup this mess please? thanks!
I'm interested in that subject too. I assume you haven't tried to install EdXposed with Luis Kernel yet... Maybe anyone else tried? In my case rooting the tablet without the possibility to install EdXposed doesn't even make sense...

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Edxposed running fine on stock rooted s5e wifi with me.
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Mar 20, 2019
There will be an extensive clean-up of this guide coming soon.

There are many unnecessary steps that need to be removed and many that require updates.

I no longer have a Tab S5e but will maintain this thread for those wanting to unlock bootloaders and introduce root.

As for TWRP, I could not, for one reason or another, get it working with my tablet. If someone has detailed steps and has put the necessary work to test it extensively, I'd be happy to add it with credit to all contributors.



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Jan 8, 2012
Getting twrp is as simple as
Flash vbmeta then flash twrp.img.tar with odin the one on top
Rooting is just flashing magisk., no special key combo's needed on starting or rebooting to load magisk.
That's it.

It all works with adb, fastboot and Google USB driver from the android sdk, added the platform tools folder and usb_driver to environmental variables - PATH, then it works like a charm

With the above jumping to lineage is super simple, just be sure that your bootloader is unlocked and oem unlocking is enabled.

This guide started at no proper tars available, then this was a real awesome guide, but current twrp files should work.
Then on the other side, why stay on Samsung software that runs slow if lineageos is available and runs far smoother/faster.

This guide trippes knox, so why not go all the way ?

Must say, I'm quite some time of from stock now...

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Mar 20, 2019
Guide Updated

The guide has been cleaned-up.

It's intent remains the same; unlocking the bootloader and introducing root. Nothing more.

Which, like @RagingHarry commented on, is considerably vanilla given all the available options.

Instructions have now been introduced to to help you return to stock or lock your bootloader.

Various links have also been introduced (e.g., TWRP/Multi-Disabler/ROMs/Kernels) if your intentions are to go beyond root.

I'd love to do detailed instructions for ALL but a lack of device and time restricts me.

Thanks everyone for their contributions and feedback (both positive and negative).
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    Requirements & Instructions


    • Windows Laptop/PC with more than 25GB of available storage space
    • SM-T720 Tablet (Galaxy Tab S5e)
    • Samsung USB Type-C Cable (as found in the original packaging)
    • WIFI connection (and if necessary, login details)

    Log out of your Samsung and Google account(s).

    Back-up ANY and ALL data as following this guide will result in COMPLETE data loss.


    In order to root, you require several utilities.

    They are as followed:

    Samsung USB Drivers - Provides connectivity between Laptop/PC and your device.

    7-Zip - An open-source file archiver.

    Odin 3.13.1 - Used to flash original or custom Samsung firmware.

    Frija - Downloads the latest available Samsung firmware.

    Magisk Manager (APK) - Helps obtain/manage and extend root options. Download the latest .APK (Application Package).

    Click on the UNDERLINED NAME of the above utilities to download them to your local Laptop/PC.

    PRO-TIP: Create sub-directories, like pictured below, and organize your downloads accordingly:


    PRO-TIP: Consider a donation to Frija, Magisk or your favorite developers as a token of goodwill and to help ensure future development efforts.


    In order to root or, at a later time, return to original factory settings; you MUST have a local copy of firmware.

    This requires knowing our CSC; a three letter code that Samsung devices use to comply with local telecommunication standards and determine device-specific features or updates.

    To locate your CSC, perform the following:

    On your device, go to 'Settings'
    From 'Settings', scroll down to 'About Tablet'.
    Press on 'About Tablet' followed by a press on 'Software Information'
    Scroll downwards until you see 'Service Provider SW Ver.'
    There are three lines.
    The third line will read similar to the following:


    Those three characters (e.g., TUR) represent the CSC code for your region.

    PRO-TIP: Your CSC may OR may not be the same as the example; that's expected and perfectly normal.

    Open Frija, which you downloaded under 'Section One', and input your model and CSC.

    Make sure 'Auto' is selected and click on 'Check Update'.

    If the right values are inputted, Frija will look similar to the following:


    Click on 'Download' and select a location on your Laptop/PC.

    When the download is complete, Frija will verify and decrypt the firmware.

    Once finished, Frija will look similar to this example:


    PRO-TIP: If you can't get Frija to open or download, right click and select 'Run as administrator'.


    Power off the device.

    Power on your Laptop/PC and login into your Windows account.

    Connect the USB cable to your Laptop/PC but NOT to your device.

    On the device, hold the 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' keys at the SAME time.


    Connect the USB Cable from your Laptop/PC to the device.


    You MUST hold BOTH keys during AND after inserting the USB Cable to receive the following warning:


    PRO-TIP: In SOME cases, you may also need to hold 'POWER' as well.

    To continue towards unlocking your bootloader, hold the 'Volume Up' key for approximately 4 to 5 seconds (or until the screen goes black).

    After 4 to 5 seconds have passed (or if the screen went black), release the 'Volume Up' key and you will be presented with one last warning:



    Press and click on the 'Volume Up' key to finalize your decision.

    The device will factory reset and from now on, until the bootloader is re-locked, you will receive this warning:


    Leave the device to reinitialize. This will take approximately three minutes. The device will erase itself and you will notice several reboots. Afterwards the only activity you'll see is a pulsing 'SAMSUNG' logo. Eventually you will be presented with the 'Let's Go!' set-up screen. Set the device aside for now.


    If you correctly followed the first FOUR sections, you now have the required utilities, firmware and an unlocked bootloader.

    In order to proceed, you MUST install 7-Zip to extract and manipulate key files required for root.

    If you have prior experience with 7-Zip or an alternate compression manager, SKIP this step and proceed to 'SECTION SIX'.

    It IS enough to double-click the EXECUTABLE and install it; you need NOT configure anything.

    However, for a visual reference, follow this LINK to see 7-Zip in use.

    Alternately, for technical support and assistance SPECIFIC to 7-Zip, use this LINK. Search thoroughly before posting.


    Like the CSC code, mentioned in 'SECTION THREE', the name of your download will differ slightly but 'SM-T720' and 'AP_T720' will be in the file name:


    Using 7-Zip, you must extract the following file:


    From the following ZIP container:

    Right click on your ZIP container, navigate to '7-Zip' and, from the sub-menu, select 'Extract Here'.


    7-Zip will begin to decompress the necessary files and will result in the following output:


    Delete ALL files except for the following:

    Rename the extension of 'AP_T720XX.....tar.md5' to 'AP_T720XX.....tar' and ignore the warning provided by Windows.

    When finished, your folder contents will look similar to this:


    The AP file is required for root.

    PRO-TIP: Keep the ZIP container should you ever want to revert back to original factory settings. If not, delete it and download again later using Frija.


    In 'SECTION FOUR', the device was left to reinitialize.

    This means you have a device that requires set-up:


    Do NOT log into your Samsung or Google account. The ONLY thing required is WIFI:


    PRO-TIP: WIFI and Magisk work together to help achieve root access, provide updates and for module repository access.

    Once you've arrived at the home screen, you need to enable 'Developer Options' to ensure the bootloader is unlocked.

    To verify your bootloader is unlocked, perform the following:

    On your device, go to 'Settings'.
    From 'Settings', scroll down to 'About Tablet'.
    Press on 'Software Information'.
    Scroll downwards until you see 'Build Number'.
    Tap 'Build Number' seven times to enable 'Developer Options'.
    Press the back button on the navigation bar to return to 'Settings'.
    Underneath 'About Tablet', you will now see 'Developer Options'.
    Open this and locate 'OEM Unlocking'.
    If you've followed the outlined steps, your screen should match this example:


    PRO-TIP: If your screen does NOT match the example, it is possible you are NOT connected to WIFI or you did NOT successfully unlock the bootloader. If all these conditions are true, restart the device and check again. If the issue persists, create a NEW response in the thread.

    Now connect the device to your Laptop/PC and, when prompted, 'Allow access to tablet data'.


    Using Windows Explorer, copy the following files to the 'Download' folder of your device:


    Due to the size of the AP file, this may take several minutes on a low-end Laptop/PC.


    Once the copy is complete, go to your device and double press on 'MagiskManager-v7.3.2.apk' to initiate the install process.

    PRO-TIP: Due to changes introduced in Android Oreo, you MUST allow permission to install applications (APKs) not obtained from the PlayStore.


    Click on 'Settings' to open the 'Install unknown apps' screen and toggle 'Allow from this source' on.


    Press the back button on the navigation bar to allow the installation:




    Open your app tray by swiping up and open Magisk Manager.

    You will see a RED QUESTION MARK and the following error:

    'Magisk is not installed.'


    Click on 'Install' and, when prompted by Magisk, select 'Install' again:



    Magisk will provide another prompt:


    Choose 'Select and Patch a File' to proceed.

    Magisk will now prompt for device access:


    Click on 'Allow' and the internal Device File Explorer will open to the 'Recent' tab:


    Click on the top app bar and select 'Downloads' to find your AP file:


    And then:


    Once inside the 'Downloads' folder, select your AP file to begin the flash process.


    Once the flash process is complete, the status on the top title bar will change from 'Flashing' to 'Done!':



    With our AP file patched by Magisk, you must now locate and transfer it back to our Laptop/PC.

    If you have not already done so, reconnect the device to your Laptop/PC:


    Open Windows Explorer, double-click on 'Tab S5e', double-click again on 'Tablet' and open the 'Downloads' folder:


    Under 'Downloads', you will see THREE files:


    PRO-TIP: 'magisk_install_log' is an output of the AP file patching process. If you encountered ANY errors, keep a copy and raise a question in the thread.

    Delete 'AP_T720XX.....tar' and copy 'magisk_patched.tar' back to your Laptop/PC; preferably to the 'FIRMWARE' sub-directory suggested in 'SECTION TWO'.

    Due to the size of the 'magisk_patched.tar' file, this may take several minutes on a low-end Laptop/PC.

    Once the transfer is complete, let's make room in our 'FIRMWARE' folder by deleting the 'AP_T720XX.....tar' file.

    This should leave you with TWO files:

    Move OR delete the '' container so you can focus exclusively on 'magisk_patched.tar'.

    With NO files left except for 'magisk_patched.tar', you must now use 7-Zip again to extract its contents.

    PRO-TIP: Refer to 'SECTION FIVE' if you need a refresher on 7-Zip.

    Right-click on the 'magisk_patched.tar' container, navigate to '7-Zip' and, from the sub-menu, select 'Extract Here'.

    Once all files are extracted, your output will look similar to, if NOT exactly like, this:


    Now DELETE these files:


    In order to have the following:

    meta-data [FOLDER]

    If done correctly, your folder output will look like this:


    In 'SECTION NINE', you organized the following list of files/folder:

    meta-data [FOLDER]

    Using Windows Explorer, navigate to your 'Firmware' folder (or whatever location you used).

    Now, using 7-Zip, you need to compress these files into a TAR container.

    This means you must select ALL files.

    This can be achieved by using CRTL + A on your keyboard or simply by highlighting them all with a left-click:


    Right-click on the selected files, navigate to '7-Zip' and, from the sub-menu, select 'Add to archive...':


    If done correctly, the following screen will present itself:


    Only THREE things MUST be done to complete our TAR:

    Change the filename to 'magisk_patched' WITHOUT quotations
    Change the 'Archive format' to 'TAR'
    Click on 'OK' to confirm your decisions and begin compression:


    PRO-TIP: If, for ANY reason, you don't want to keep these files, you can select 'Delete files after compression' before clicking on 'OK'.

    With this step complete, you are left with the following output:


    Using the 'Power' key on your device , select 'Power off':


    Disconnect the USB cable or the device will switch to 'Charging Mode':


    On your device, hold 'Volume Up' and 'Power' together until the 'Android Recovery' screen appears:


    'VOLUME UP' will navigate upwards, 'VOLUME DOWN' will navigate downwards, and 'POWER' will highlight and confirm your choice.

    PRO-TIP: You may have to press 'POWER' twice.

    Highlight and select 'Reboot to bootloader' to properly put your device into 'Download Mode':


    Reconnect the device back to your Laptop/PC.

    Now, because recovery is unavailable, you must use Odin to flash your TAR file to introduce root.

    In 'SECTION TWO', you downloaded Odin and created a folder for it.

    You must now go to that folder, or whatever folder you opted to use, and decompress Odin.

    Right-click on the '' container, navigate to '7-Zip' and, from the sub-menu, select 'Extract Here'.

    This will create a sub-directory called 'Odin3_v3.13.1'.

    Double-click and you will be presented with the following output:


    Double-click on 'Odin3 v3.13.1.exe' to launch the application.

    You will receive a prompt written in both English and Korean. Click 'OK' to close the warning.

    With Odin open, locate and click on the second tab called 'Options' and uncheck 'Auto Reboot':


    When you click on the 'AP' button, Windows File Explorer will automatically launch.

    As per 'SECTION NINE', and using Windows File Explorer, navigate to the location you created and saved 'magisk_patched.tar'.

    Double-click 'magisk_patched.tar' (or alternatively, highlight the file and select 'Open') to have it load into the AP slot:


    With all these steps completed and your device connected, STOP and read below:

    A green navigation bar on Odin, and a white bar on you device, will appear.
    This indicates that key files are being written to your device.
    Irregardless of how quick or slow the progress bar is, DO NOT disconnect the device.
    The device, no matter if the flash was successful or not, will do NOTHING because you unchecked 'Auto Reboot'.
    Wait for 'PASS!' to appear in Odin before you disconnect your device.

    If everything was done correctly, Odin will look like this:


    Your device, on the other hand, will have the following bar across its screen:


    Now disconnect the device, STOP and read below until you feel comfortable enough to execute the instructions:

    Hold 'Volume Down' and 'Power' until the screen goes black (also known as a 'Soft Reset').
    The moment the screen goes black, continue to hold down 'Power' but QUICKLY switch so now only 'Volume Up' is being held.
    Do this until you enter 'Android Recovery'.
    As outlined in 'SECTION ELEVEN', use the 'Volume Keys' & 'Power' to navigate the menu.
    First select 'Wipe Data/Factory Reset' and, upon completion, choose 'Reboot System Now'.
    Your device will reboot several times. This is expected behavior.

    If everything was done correctly, your device will reinitialize and require set-up again:


    Like 'SECTION SEVEN', you need WIFI to complete set-up but mustn't log into ANY accounts.

    Also, like 'SECTION SEVEN', you will need to install Magisk Manager again.

    Once the first two steps are complete, power-off the device:


    With the device powered off AND disconnected, hold down 'Volume Up' and 'Power' until you see the following warning:


    WARNING: From now on, on EVERY BOOT or REBOOT, you MUST do this if you want Magisk enabled.

    Release all keys and allow the device to boot.

    Once Android is loaded, launch Magisk from your app drawer.

    If you are prompted to update, do so but select 'Direct Install (Recommended)' and remember the key sequence on reboot:



    Magisk Manager, if set-up properly AND with root enabled, will look like this:


    Magisk Manager, if NOT set-up properly OR with root disabled, will look like this:


    PRO-TIP: To further validate root, you can use an application like 'Root Checker' to verify:


    You may now log into your accounts and finish configuring the device.
    This guide is based on the original PewPewK post.

    Which, in turn, was inspired by TopJohnWu's 'Samsung (System-as-root)' Magisk Installation Guide

    It is an extended walk through aimed at ALL users, meant specifically for the SM-T720 (Tab S5e) BUT specifically meant to:


    Because of the community support, the options available to you have become numerous!

    So if you're looking to squeeze EVERY inch out of your tablet, search the thread for suggestions or see the links below:

    Go HERE if you are interested in custom recovery (e.g., TWRP).

    Go HERE if you are interested in custom ROMs or kernels.


    Introducing root and further tampering may lead to unfavorable performance and/or shortened device lifespan.

    In extreme circumstances, it may render your device OR specific hardware components unstable or non-functioning.

    By following this guide, you ACKNOWLEDGE these risks and release AHE_XDA, XDA and its CONTRIBUTORS of ANY and ALL responsibility.


    In many states, countries, provinces and territories, introducing root voids device warranty (manufacturer's and/or third-party). Please consult your regional Samsung office, place of purchase or third-party warranty company to determine if these terms are applicable to you.


    If you are looking to maintain warranty and continue access to Samsung-specific features, consider disabling or uninstalling unwanted applications via the Android Debugging Bridge (ADB).

    TiTiB, a genius in his own right, has a thread dedicated to the Tab S5e and bloat removal without the cost of warranty.

    Visit it HERE and click 'Thanks!' if it helped.
    Recognition & Sharing Policy


    This guide, and the required methods and software, would NOT be possible with the efforts of the following individuals:


    A sincere thank you for your time, hard work and, most importantly, determination to explore.

    Praise and tribute is also extended to @TiTiB for his editorial skills, testing and much needed feedback.

    Do NOT reuse any part of this guide without first asking.
    Do NOT reuse any part of this guide without giving credit to those in the 'RECOGNITION' header.

    ALL photographs, not screenshots, are the property of myself (AHE_XDA). I spent considerable time capturing and editing each posted photograph. Therefore photographs may NOT be downloaded, copied, reproduced or used anyway without consent.

    If there's something you like (styling/format/text/photographs) and want to use, ask.
    Known Issues (January 31, 2020)

    KNOWN ISSUES (January 31, 2020)

    Where's Recovery?

    Explanation: TWRP (custom recovery) is NOW available. Please visit TeamWin for instructions.

    Workaround: Resolved as of August 6, 2019.

    Magisk shows as 'Not Installed.'

    Explanation: Magisk, due to the changes to the recovery partition in Android Pie & above, will not boot automatically. It requires user intervention.

    Workaround: To enable root access, be prepared to hold 'Volume Up' and the 'Power' keys on EVERY BOOT or REBOOT.

    WiFi stopped working after installing 'magisk_patched.tar' with Odin.

    Explanation: Cause unknown as of January 31, 2020.

    Workaround: In some cases, after introducing root ('magisk_patched.tar'), WiFi may stop working. If this happens, do the following:

    From the app drawer, go to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.
    Highlight and select your WiFi network.
    Long press the network name and select "Forget Network".
    Wait 3 to 5 seconds.
    Press and click on the network in which you asked Android to forget.
    Re-enter your password.
    If entered correctly, WiFi will resume connectivity.

    "Your phone is locked because the payment service was uninstalled."


    Only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed (vbmeta).

    Explanation: To protect against various threats (e.g., compromised data, theft or root), Samsung, as of December 2017, introduced a series of low-level initiatives to LOCK the device should ANY part of Knox be compromised. These initiatives are frequently referred to as 'KG' (KnoxGuard) or 'RMM' (Remote Monitoring and Management).

    Further details can be found HERE.

    Workaround: A workaround now exists, thanks to @ianmacd, but requires TWRP to be installed followed by the Samsung multi-disabler file.

    If you do NOT intend to install TWRP, precautions MUST be taken not to freeze, disable or remove the following files:

    'Payment Services' (
    'KnoxGuard' (knoxguard.apk)

    In most circumstances, the issue will present itself immediately after the application(s) is frozen, disabled or removed. In rare circumstances, only after a device restart.

    PRO-TIP: Do NOT reboot unless absolutely necessary; opt to power down the device.

    Should you encounter EITHER error, you will need to boot into 'Download Mode', revert to original factory settings and verify your Google account to avoid an FRP LOCK.

    To enter 'Download Mode' and recover from the error:

    Connect a USB cable to your Laptop/PC.
    With power-off on the device, hold down BOTH 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down'.
    Connect the USB cable to the device, while holding down both volume keys, and press 'Power'.
    If done correctly, the device will boot to 'Download Mode'.

    My Streaming Service won't log me in, no longer provides HD viewing or doesn't allow offline downloads.

    Explanation: Widevine is a digital rights management platform used by major streaming companies to prevent piracy.

    Low-level details can be found HERE.


    Resolved by @ianmacd and his 'liboemcrypto disabler' via Magisk Manager and/or Custom Recovery (e.g, TWRP) as of April 4, 2018.

    NOTE: If you installed TWRP and flashed the Samsung multi-disabler file, this issue is resolved of as December 13, 2019.

    If you do NOT intend to install TWRP, log-out and uninstall your streaming application(s). With root introduced and magisk enabled, download 'liboemcrypto' from 'Modules' within Magisk Manager. You will be asked to restart after installing the module. Do this and re-enable Magisk on boot. Sideload your streaming application(s) from a source OUTSIDE the Playstore. Log in and resume streaming.

    Items are ADDED and UPDATED as they are discovered, solved or a workaround is introduced. Please message me directly if something is missing.
    Return To Stock Instructions

    To return to stock and/or relock the bootloader, these are the best instructions available:

    They are originally intended for the Galaxy S10 series but work perfectly for the Tab S5e (SM-T720).

    Full credit to @robbo1947.
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