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[GUIDE/TUTORIAL/HOWTO] Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 stock to Android 10

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djibe89

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[GUIDE/TUTORIAL/HOWTO] Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (models SM-T713, T719, T813, T819) stock to Android 10 Q / LineageOS 17.1

Supported models:

- SM-T713 (gts28vewifi)
- SM-T719 (gts28velte)
- SM-T813 (gts210vewifi)
- SM-T819 (gts210velte)

This detailed step-by-step guide helps you transform your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to a powerful one with Android 10.
Make sure your tablet is compatible: in Android, go to Settings > About tablet. Check Model number is listed above.
If not, quit this tutorial.

### READ THOSE WARNING COMMENTS


CHANGELOG

v2. Add support for Netflix and Disney+, Magisk updated
v1. Initial release for Android 10


1) DOWNLOAD

- djibe Galaxy Tab S2 pack: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=325429
(contains Samsung tweaked Odin 3.13.1 + Samsung USB drivers + TWRP 3.4.0-1 custom recovery for 4 models + Magisk Root). Unzip files.

+ ROM LineageOS 17.1 Unofficial: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rom-unofficial-10-lineageos-17-1-t713-t719-t813-t819.4070161/
Download latest ripee build for suitable model in post #1

### Camera doesn't work, 3G/Data network doesn't work

+ OpenGApps ARM64 10 Nano: https://opengapps.org/?api=10.0&variant=nano&arch=arm64

+ Charge tablet to 100%


2) BACKUP DATA

Install Samsung USB drivers (you unzipped earlier).
Then plug tablet to PC in File transfer mode.
Collect all .jpg or .mp4

Use Google built-in cloud to backup apps like SMS Backup & Restore to backup texts, contacts, etc.
Backup your WhatsApp messages in Google Drive.
Everything else: podcasts, Authenticators, TODOs etc...
Then copy the backup on your PC.

Make sure you have latest official updates for your phone:
Connect to Wifi and go to Settings > About device > Software update > Update now

### BACKUP NOW, you will lose everything.


3) FLASH TWRP 3.4 RECOVERY

Go to Settings > About tablet.
Tap 7 times on Build number to unlock Developer Options.
Go to Settings > Developer options and switch OEM unlock ON.

Shut down tablet.
Boot in Download Mode: hold Home + Power + Volume- until you see Warning screen.
Confirm access to Download mode by pressing Volume+.
Tab now displays "Downloading... / Do not turn off target".

Connect tab in USB, wait for drivers installation.

Then launch Odin.exe (included in my archive) and wait for Odin indicator ID:COM to become blue.
In options: Verify re-partition and Auto Reboot are NOT ticked while F. Reset Time is ticked.
In AP > select corresponding twrp file for your model (ie: twrp-3.4.0-1-gts28vewifi.tar for SM-T713)

### Warranty will be Void after next click ###
Click Start.
Wait until flash Success message appears.
Unplug tablet.

Restart tablet to recovery:
- hold Power + Home + Volume- until tablet screen becomes black.
- and immediatly switch from Volume- to Volume+ (still holding Power + Home) to land in TWRP recovery.
### If Android launches, hold 3 buttons until phone restarts and Samsung logo appears.


4) BACKUP PARTITIONS AND SYSTEM (Nandroid backup)

Boot in Recovery Mode : Hold Home + Power + Volume+ until you see Samsung's logo then release and wait a few seconds for TWRP recovery to boot.
Recovery asks for Keep System Read Only ? > Swipe to Allow Modifications.

Go to Wipe > Format Data.
Type: yes and confirm with bottom right check icon.
Encryption is removed. You can now access partitions.
### If you miss this step you won't have access to any partition.

Back to home menu > Backup.
You can now select the partitions you want to save.
I prefer to backup System, Data and Boot partitions. In case of problem, you will have your tablet in its original state.
Swipe to Backup and wait during process.
Go to Home screen and continue with next chapter.

Save backup: still under TWRP recovery, connect tablet to PC.
Go to Mount menu and check Data partition is checked and MTB button is on "Disable MTP" state.
From Windows explorer, access tablet's memory and copy-paste the TWRP folder (located in root folder, beside DCIM and Music folders) somewhere safe on your computer.


5) FORMAT PARTITIONS

### Make sure you copied TWRP backup from internal memory to somewhere safe.

Go to Wipe > Advanced wipe,
select Dalvik / ART Cache, System, Data, Internal Storage, Cache then Swipe to Wipe.

Back to TWRP home screen, go to Reboot > Recovery and swipe to reboot.
On next launch, check the checkbox to remember choice and swipe to allow modifications.


5) FLASH ROM AND MAGISK ROOT

Back to TWRP main menu, go to Mount menu again to connect tablet to PC again.
Connect tablet to PC and use Windows explorer to copy files on tablet's internal memory.
Copy TWRP folder from your tablet to somewhere safe on PC.
This backup can restore your tablet to its original Samsung state.

Copy files of ROM + OpenGapps + Magisk on tablet.

Go back to TWRP Home menu. Then tap on Install > choose los*.zip,
then Add more zips and select opengapps*.zip,
then Swipe to confirm Flash.
Wait for operation to end.

Again, go to Reboot > Recovery and swipe to reboot.

After restart, go to Install, select Magisk and swipe to flash.
Then tap Wipe cache/dalvik, swipe to confirm,
then Reboot System and on Install TWRP App? menu, tap on button Do Not Install
Wait for the tablet to boot.
It will be stuck with LineageOS animation on it's first launch. It is normal.
Force reboot using the Power and Volume Down buttons.
Now let LineageOS finish to start.


6) ROOT ACCESS

Configure Android as you like.

No need for extra work to be root.
Magisk launches with Android.
Superuser permissions can be managed from Magisk Manager app.

Open Magisk app (v23+).
Go to Settings > go to App Rename app to Godmode to hide hide.
Below, switch MagiskHide ON.
Now go to Magisk Modules tab > install liboemcrypto disabler and MagiskHide Props Config.

Connect to your Google account, download from Play Store Netflix and Disney+.

### If you are already connected to Google account.
Clear cache (Settings > Apps > All apps > Google Play Store > Storage > Clear storage) and restart tab.
Relaunch Play Store, Netflix and Disney+ will be available in SD.


7) TWEAKS

- Calibrate battery: https://www.ifixit.com/Wiki/Battery_Calibration
- Set dark Mode to improve battery by 30%: Settings > Display > Dark theme
- For better battery, remove Always on display
Settings > Display > Screen saver > Desactivated
- Activate Developer options
Go to Settings > About.
At bottom, tap 7 times on Build number. You activated Developer options.
Go to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer options.

- To tweak overclocking and more, use SmartPack-Kernel Manager

Enjoy,
djibe

Thanks: ripee, Luk1337, LineageOS team, TWRP team

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Force Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to restart
Hold Power + Volume down for 10-20 seconds
 
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smarty79

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I have just followed this to update my T719 tablet. All seems to work other than the camera, when you try to open the camera app it freezes before eventually saying 'unable to connect to camera', then closes. Have tried another camera app but still get the same issue. Is this a known error?

Thanks
 
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djibe89

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Hi, you have to be careful and download ROM according to your model.
Only camera is working.
If netowrk is not, you probably have chosen the wrong ROM.

I haven't downloaded any custom ROM yet since I need the Radio Interface Layer funcionality as well as the camera.
I have the T819 (LTE variant) but I would like to have a newer Android version than 7 because some apps are not supported anymore.
 

djibe89

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v0y

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sorry for this but i failed and i need help
i did every thing until wipe but afterwards my PC unable to see device folders so i can load the files
side note: didn't backup also so stuck on recovery screen
help please!!!
 

Scottyedmonds

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Thanks for this, works exactly as stated...

However I misread it, "### Camera doesn't work, 3G/Data network doesn't work" - I thought oh I don't care about 3G, I'm always connected to LTE without my brain acknowledging that it's all cellular connectivity not just 3G. DOH.