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[RECOVERY][Official] TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 WiFi

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virsys

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Jan 8, 2018
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Brussels, Server Rack 42
TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (gt510wifi)

Code:
#include <std_disclaimer.h>

/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
 * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you. Hard & a lot.
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Latest Stable Release
TWRP website

Instructions
How to install TWRP using ODIN
1) Go to Settings » About phone » and tap “Build number” seven times to enable “Developer options”.
2) Go back to the main Settings page, scroll to bottom and select“Developer options” from there.
3) Under Developer options, look for “Enable OEM unlock” checkbox/toggle and make sure you check it or turn it ON. If the checkbox does not exist, you can skip this step.
4) Now boot your Samsung Android device into Download mode. To do so follow the steps below:
5) Switch off your device.
6) Press and hold “Home + Power + Volume down” buttons for a few seconds until you see a warning screen.
Press Volume Up on the warning screen to accept it and boot into Download mode.
Once your device is in download mode, connect it to the PC with a USB cable. The Odin will automatically detect the device and show an “Added!!” message. If not your device is not connected properly.
7) Now click on the AP tab on Odin window and select the TWRP recovery .tar file that you downloaded for your device.
8) Uncheck auto reboot in the options tab.
9) Click the Start button on Odin to start flashing and wait for it to finish the process.
Once it finished successfully, a pass message on the Odin screen will pop up.
Now you can disconnect your device. Reboot the device by pressing volume down + power + home.
When the screen goes black, press volume up, power and home to get into TWRP recovery.
Done! TWRP is now installed on your device.

Issues
None known.

Kernel source:
https://github.com/Galaxy-MSM8916/android_kernel_samsung_msm8916

Sources:
Device tree

TWRP Version: 3.2.3-0

Version Information:
Recovery Target Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab A [ SM-T550 ]
Status: Stable
Release Date: 24-09-2018
 
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kidcrazie

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Feb 4, 2017
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Statted above is the following:
Version Information:
Recovery Target Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab A [ SM-T550 ]
Status: Stable
Release Date: 24-09-2018

Are you certain that the model number is correct? I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7" (model number SM-P550) HENCE = P550. Not being an prick just making sure is all. Thanks for posting this by the way, L8R!
 

retiredtab

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Are you certain that the model number is correct? I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7" (model number SM-P550) HENCE = P550. Not being an prick just making sure is all. Thanks for posting this by the way, L8R!

There are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7. One without pen and one with s-pen.

SM-T550 = no pen.
SM-P550 = s-pen.

https://www.samsung.com/levant/tablets/galaxy-tab-a-9-7-t550/SM-T550NZWAMID/

https://www.samsung.com/us/product/...b&mdlUrlName=SM-P550NZAAXAR&pageUrlName=specs
 
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kidcrazie

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Feb 4, 2017
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There are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7. One without pen and one with s-pen.

SM-T550 = no pen.
SM-P550 = s-pen.

>>>retiredtab

I stand corrected/informed now. I hadn't come across this version in stores before. I was under the impression that only WiFi & LTE/WiFi versions were available.
 
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Hey @virsys, if you have time can you please create a twrp also for the sm-t555 (gt510lte). @ashyx also built a working one a few years ago, but it's not updated.
I'm not able to build/update one due to lack of skills and i don't really feel to f**k up my device trying to do that.
Here's the link of ashyx with the devicetree: https://github.com/ashyx/TWRP_Samsung_gt510lte
Thanks in advance,
Cheers,
DJLeleX
 

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