If it was that simple, why hasn't Samsung released it for the T500? I've been flashing custom ROMs on Tab As for about 5 yrs and have NEVER seen a ROM that worked on both LTE and wifi only tablets.Hello, thank you for you guide!
Can I flash T505's firmware to T500? I checked on official website, they are basically the same except T505 have 4G support. I really want the OneUI 3.1 update.
The OneUI 3.1 update for the T500 is released in some parts of the world already. I received it last week in the EEA.
As for entering recovery mode after the update, connect a USB to your Tablet before attempting to enter recovery mode. This seems to be the new norm for entering recovery mode after Android 11.
The non-LTE version doesn't have Android 11 yet.Hi.
First of all I want to say, excellent guide.
After reading about how people were having some trouble after rooting I jumped to step 7 immediately to simulate and learn how to enter the recovery mode again.
Now I have no idea what Samsung has been doing with the Android 11 update but I simply can't enter Recovery mode after updating my SM-T500 to Android 11. At least not the old fashioned way.
After a quick google search I found a video that sounded like absolute hogwash until I tried it. The only way to enter Recovery Mode is by having a USB cable connected to the Tablet + Vol up + Power key.
How bizarre is that? Is this happening to anyone else with the non-LTE (or even the LTE) version of the Tablet on Android 11?
The CSC code for this in Frija.exe is EUX and it is downloading. But very slowly.
We're not done yet. After booting, you will need to open the Magisk app from the app drawer and follow the on-screen instructions to replace the Magisk stub with the actual full application, and further complete the required setup when prompted by Magisk app.
Once this is done, your Tab A7 should reboot one last time and should be rooted thereafter.
Hi,The CSC code for this in Frija.exe is EUX and it is downloading. But very slowly.
edit: Download succeeded and installed AP, BL and HOME via Odin. Even though I'm in the U.S., everything appears to be working OK. The only difference I know of are the wifi channels. I ran an analyzer app and both 2.4 and 5ghz channels seem to be working.
- Unlocking the bootloader will erase all the data on your tab, including all the data that's on the internal storage. So, make sure that you have taken a complete backup of all your important data.
- Flashing a custom binary (such as Magisk patched TAR in this guide) will trip the KNOX counter. Your device's official warranty will be void once KNOX is tripped.
- You will not be able to use apps and services like Secure Folder, Samsung Pass, and anything that relies on KNOX.
- Although I have tried this on my Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-500) and can confirm that this works, I will not take any responsibility of any bricked/toasted devices. Make sure that you fully understand what you're doing and accept the consequences if anything goes wrong.
- If you do land your tablet in trouble, feel free to ask, I shall try my best to help.
Updated on March 2, 2021
- Added more info about the warranty. It seems like some users are still not aware of how KNOX affects the warranty. If you're getting into software modifications such as rooting, I expect you to have some prior knowledge about such things.
- Redacted the part where you needed to change Magisk's update channel under Step #5. Not needed anymore as Magisk v21.x was released to the Stable channel in January 2021.
- Replaced all instances of "Magisk Manager" with "Magisk App". Starting with Magisk v22, Magisk Manager is gone and merged with the core Magisk. It's now called the "Magisk App".
Warning about unofficial sources of Magisk: Magisk does not have any officially registered domain. If you Google for it, you will probably come across multiple websites that have the word "Magisk" in their domain URL. They are there to deceive the users, and often misinform users, especially those who are new to the scene.
John Wu, as well as XDA have previously warned the users from falling into these deceptive websites. The only official place to get Magisk is from Github.
Before you leave, there are a few key things you should note:
- Unlike some other Samsung phones, you will not need to follow any complex button combinations to boot into the stock recovery. A normal reboot will always boot your Tab A7 into the rooted Magisk system. On the other hand, the regular Volume Up + Power key combo will get your tab into the stock recovery mode.
- Second, if a new software update is rolled out, you will need to repeat the same process from step #4 all the way to step #7. When updating the FW, you can simply use the HOME_CSC instead of the regular CSC to prevent your data from being wiped. A backup should still be taken.
Hello acinfo64,Thanks for the replay. But I constantly read here that I have to boot into OS but my problem: "That's not possible!". After flashing (stock or not it does not matter) it does first time boot that is:
- I get a white screen where I can only chose "lets go". I press it
- Next screen I can set my language and on only have the option "Next"
- Then I get a white screen where I can set my country. And the only option I have is REBOOT.
- Then it reboots and after the reboot it continuous with the setup as shown in the video below from position 2.09 on.
So I'm forced to reboot before the OS can be started. So forget the "boot into OS (that is boot to home screen)" because that's not possible without a reboot.
sm partition <DISK> private
Or sm partition <DISK> mixed (number)
Example sm partition disk:179,64 private or
sm partition disk:179,64 mixed 50