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nycbjr

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here it is

since we have no forum yet (um come on mods get to it!) I can't post a shiny new thready for my very first real dev, ROOT FOR YOUR GALAXY TAB 2 7.0!!

so I'll put it in this post, and I'll mention I posted this on rootzwiki first, we have our very own forum there... (XDA I love ya, and I know you will get there hehe)


** Edit ***
I just attached the files as well as mediafire, rename the txt file to pit (xda won't accept the file as is..
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Method

I have gained root through using a modified boot.img from the gt-p3110 leak posted a few weeks ago, took me all day but here it is.

Note I haven't only tested this on my device, its 2am est and all my testers are asleep (that being termitech lol)..

Standard YMMV
So big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

The method will have you using hemidall/heimdall-frontend there is a way to put this all into an odin package but I'm too exhausted to do so (for now).. Also I will not re-hash how to install or use heimdall.. you can look that up on your own

Get it here:
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

Process
Once that is installed do the following:
  • reboot tablet into download mode
  • adb reboot download

  • launch heimdall-frontend
  • go to flash tab
  • load attached pit file (gt-p3110.pit)
  • Then from partion details choose "KERNEL", click "Add"
  • then choose "Browse" and select the attached boot-bjr.img
  • choose "Start"

after the tablet reboots:

Code:
adb shell
./su
./gtab2-root.sh

Congratulations you are now rooted!

I'm going to try and stay up a bit longer and monitor this (and the xda thread) please let me know immediately of success or failure, I will pull the files if failure.. Issues with heimdall aside, I want reports back on if things work.. They work for me.. and I tested a fresh factory img just a few minutes ago.. pretty sure we are good!

gt-p3110.pit

boot-bjr.img
 

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nycbjr

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Big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

Flash xoomdev's CWM recovery First, then flash the package in this post.

Xoomdev's thread

Paste of his instructions:


Download the recovery.tar.md5

Make sure Kies is closed
Reboot into Download mode (adb reboot download)
Open Odin, confirm connection
Click PDA
Load recovery.tar.md5 file
Click Start
Device will reboot when the flash is complete

To reboot into recovery, just like any other device; adb reboot recovery

Link to the CWM Package

Link to root package

Congratulations you are now rooted!
 

ejpyle

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Big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

Flash xoomdev's CWM recovery First, then flash the package in this post.

Xoomdev's thread

Paste of his instructions:


Download the recovery.tar.md5

Make sure Kies is closed
Reboot into Download mode (adb reboot download)
Open Odin, confirm connection
Click PDA
Load recovery.tar.md5 file
Click Start
Device will reboot when the flash is complete

To reboot into recovery, just like any other device; adb reboot recovery

Link to the CWM Package

Link to root package

Congratulations you are now rooted!

Thank for making this possible!

I followed these directions exact. But, I am getting the following error - E:signature verification failed - when updating 'cmw-root-gtab2.zip'

I did run that Samsung update on the device last week when it was first powered on @ BB - could this have any issues with the root process?
 
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nycbjr

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are you sure you have clockwork mod for recovery?

you would only see this error with stock recovery
 

derek1387

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I have tried doing it this way 5x now, and when I try to use Odin, it loads the recovery.tar.md5 file, I click start, then I get what i linked below


I dont know what I am doing wrong. I am in the download mode


<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)


That is what I get since you cant see the picture very well.
 

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nycbjr

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I have tried doing it this way 5x now, and when I try to use Odin, it loads the recovery.tar.md5 file, I click start, then I get what i linked below

I dont know what I am doing wrong. I am in the download mode


<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> recovery.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)


That is what I get since you cant see the picture very well.

Try to redownload the file, also try hiemdall instead.. and check out the thread on rootzwiki until more gets posted here, the issue is with flashing cwm, not the root.

Also did you reboot after flashing and try to access recovery mode?
 
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derek1387

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My tab doesnt reboot after the flash, its like it never even happened.

I tried the heimdall way, but the img file cant be found anywhere at the moment.

I am new to the android world, so bear with me. I followed the exact steps for this one that you posted, and my tablet acts like nothing even happened.
 

bark777

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Thank for making this possible!

I followed these directions exact. But, I am getting the following error - E:signature verification failed - when updating 'cmw-root-gtab2.zip'

I did run that Samsung update on the device last week when it was first powered on @ BB - could this have any issues with the root process?



My tab doesnt reboot after the flash, its like it never even happened.

I tried the heimdall way, but the img file cant be found anywhere at the moment.

I am new to the android world, so bear with me. I followed the exact steps for this one that you posted, and my tablet acts like nothing even happened.

Pretty sure you need to follow the thread over on rootzwiki called "Stopping recovery overwrite" in the Galaxy Tab 2 (7") Development forum. After that use ODIN to flash CWM. You need to do this if the upgrade was applied to your stock tab (UEALD3 / SEP-66 #1).
 
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termleech

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If you follow the instructions it will work. If you get a signature error, you are NOT on CWM. Look at the top of the screen, if do you not see Clockwork Mod you are not using CWM you are using 3e recovery which is the stock. Start over and flash CWM.

Once you have CWM flash the root package. You should then be all set. I've done it a dozen times now and it worked every time.
 

derek1387

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Pretty sure you need to follow the thread over on rootzwiki called "Stopping recovery overwrite" in the Galaxy Tab 2 (7") Development forum. After that use ODIN to flash CWM. You need to do this if the upgrade was applied to your stock tab (UEALD3 / SEP-66 #1).

Yeah, when i opened it it updated. So that may be the issue then?

Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk 2
 

mdubs

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I think I royally F***ED my tab up...

I'm stuck at the boot splash screen with "ABORT IN SBL" in the upper left corner.

I can't get it to boot to recovery. I can only get it to boot into the download mode now.

Is there any way to flash this back to stock using heimdall on ubuntu?

Please dear god tell me there is a way to fix this.
 

ejpyle

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Pretty sure you need to follow the thread over on rootzwiki called "Stopping recovery overwrite" in the Galaxy Tab 2 (7") Development forum. After that use ODIN to flash CWM. You need to do this if the upgrade was applied to your stock tab (UEALD3 / SEP-66 #1).[/QUOTE


Thank you! This actually corrected the issue.
 

derek1387

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I think I am just going to give up on trying to root this thing till an easier solution comes out.... I cant get this thing to recover back to the stock shipped software.


I am a newb... i know. Lol
 

dsb9938

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I think I am just going to give up on trying to root this thing till an easier solution comes out.... I cant get this thing to recover back to the stock shipped software.


I am a newb... i know. Lol

There will likely never be any other solution. You will always have to flash recovery in Heim or Odin. After that you can flash a rooted ROM. But there will always be that initial work.

I will see if I can find a stock firmware package, but it will be the same type of flashing.

D

.
 

nycbjr

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I will post some links tonight when I get home to stock..

and try an re-write my instructions..

Check back in a bit!
 

ahmadshawki

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Error flashing Root files through CWM...

I odined the recovery and now I have CWM. But when I try to flash the Root file (through install zip from sdcard) it says:
E:Can't mount /sdcard/
Do I have to have an external SD card or something?
What should I do?

Edit: I mounted an external Micro SD card and it worked flawlessly. Please add this mote in the OP, thanks a lot...
 
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dsb9938

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I odined the recovery and now I have CWM. But when I try to flash the Root file (through install zip from sdcard) it says:
E:Can't mount /sdcard/
Do I have to have an external SD card or something?
What should I do?

Edit: I mounted an external Micro SD card and it worked flawlessly. Please add this mote in the OP, thanks a lot...

Yes, clockwork uses an ext card.

D

.
 

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    here it is

    since we have no forum yet (um come on mods get to it!) I can't post a shiny new thready for my very first real dev, ROOT FOR YOUR GALAXY TAB 2 7.0!!

    so I'll put it in this post, and I'll mention I posted this on rootzwiki first, we have our very own forum there... (XDA I love ya, and I know you will get there hehe)


    ** Edit ***
    I just attached the files as well as mediafire, rename the txt file to pit (xda won't accept the file as is..
    _________________
    Method

    I have gained root through using a modified boot.img from the gt-p3110 leak posted a few weeks ago, took me all day but here it is.

    Note I haven't only tested this on my device, its 2am est and all my testers are asleep (that being termitech lol)..

    Standard YMMV
    So big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

    The method will have you using hemidall/heimdall-frontend there is a way to put this all into an odin package but I'm too exhausted to do so (for now).. Also I will not re-hash how to install or use heimdall.. you can look that up on your own

    Get it here:
    http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

    Process
    Once that is installed do the following:
    • reboot tablet into download mode
    • adb reboot download

    • launch heimdall-frontend
    • go to flash tab
    • load attached pit file (gt-p3110.pit)
    • Then from partion details choose "KERNEL", click "Add"
    • then choose "Browse" and select the attached boot-bjr.img
    • choose "Start"

    after the tablet reboots:

    Code:
    adb shell
    ./su
    ./gtab2-root.sh

    Congratulations you are now rooted!

    I'm going to try and stay up a bit longer and monitor this (and the xda thread) please let me know immediately of success or failure, I will pull the files if failure.. Issues with heimdall aside, I want reports back on if things work.. They work for me.. and I tested a fresh factory img just a few minutes ago.. pretty sure we are good!

    gt-p3110.pit

    boot-bjr.img
    5
    I rooted mines using unlockr site. But I did had to download Kies for the Drivers and you do need a memory card.

    I. Before You Begin:

    1. Rooting your Galaxy Tab will void its warranty and it can only be gained back by either applying stock firmware or unrooting your tablet.

    II. Downloading Required Files:

    1. Download ClockworkMod Recovery Image from here.

    2. Download the Rooting Package from here.

    3. Download the Odin tool from here.

    III. Installing CWM Recovery on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

    1. First of all, close Kies software on your PC.

    2. Reboot your Galaxy Tab 2 into the download mode. You can do so by pressing and holding both Volume DOWN and Power keys together.

    3. Press the Volume UP key to enter into the download mode.

    4. Launch the Odin Tool on your PC by double-clicking on Odin3 v1.85.exe file.

    5. Connect your tablet to your PC using the USB cable.

    6. From the Odin Tool, choose PDA and then select the recovery.tar.md5 file you downloaded earlier. You will have following screen:

    Root-Galaxy-Tab-2-300x214.png




    [ Select "PDA" option ]

    7. Click on the Start button to begin flashing recovery. Your tablet will reboot when the flashing is done.

    8. Disconnect your tablet from the PC.

    We completed installing CWM recovery on the tablet, now move on to the rooting procedure.

    IV. Rooting your Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch:

    1. Turn OFF your tablet.

    2. Boot your tablet into the recovery mode by pressing and holding both the Volume UP and Power keys simultaneously.

    3. Choose install zip from sdcard option and then navigate to the rooting package you downloaded earlier. It will begin rooting your tablet, let it do it.

    4. When the rooting is done, choose Reboot system now from the recovery menu.

    Everything’s done now. You have successfully rooted your tablet as well as installed CWM recovery on it. This simple root method was brought to us by a RootzWiki user nycbjr, you should thank/donate him over at rootzwiki for his great work!
    3
    Big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

    Flash xoomdev's CWM recovery First, then flash the package in this post.

    Xoomdev's thread

    Paste of his instructions:


    Download the recovery.tar.md5

    Make sure Kies is closed
    Reboot into Download mode (adb reboot download)
    Open Odin, confirm connection
    Click PDA
    Load recovery.tar.md5 file
    Click Start
    Device will reboot when the flash is complete

    To reboot into recovery, just like any other device; adb reboot recovery

    Link to the CWM Package

    Link to root package

    Congratulations you are now rooted!
    2
    Thank for making this possible!

    I followed these directions exact. But, I am getting the following error - E:signature verification failed - when updating 'cmw-root-gtab2.zip'

    I did run that Samsung update on the device last week when it was first powered on @ BB - could this have any issues with the root process?



    My tab doesnt reboot after the flash, its like it never even happened.

    I tried the heimdall way, but the img file cant be found anywhere at the moment.

    I am new to the android world, so bear with me. I followed the exact steps for this one that you posted, and my tablet acts like nothing even happened.

    Pretty sure you need to follow the thread over on rootzwiki called "Stopping recovery overwrite" in the Galaxy Tab 2 (7") Development forum. After that use ODIN to flash CWM. You need to do this if the upgrade was applied to your stock tab (UEALD3 / SEP-66 #1).
    1
    Big fat warning, I MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS WILL NOT BRICK YOUR TAB, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    Now with that unpleasantness out of the way.. with out further ado. I present the very first root for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0!! Yay mom I'm a dev now!

    Flash xoomdev's CWM recovery First, then flash the package in this post.

    Xoomdev's thread

    Paste of his instructions:


    Download the recovery.tar.md5

    Make sure Kies is closed
    Reboot into Download mode (adb reboot download)
    Open Odin, confirm connection
    Click PDA
    Load recovery.tar.md5 file
    Click Start
    Device will reboot when the flash is complete

    To reboot into recovery, just like any other device; adb reboot recovery

    Link to the CWM Package

    Link to root package

    Congratulations you are now rooted!

    Thank for making this possible!

    I followed these directions exact. But, I am getting the following error - E:signature verification failed - when updating 'cmw-root-gtab2.zip'

    I did run that Samsung update on the device last week when it was first powered on @ BB - could this have any issues with the root process?