[Recovery][UNOFFICIAL TWRP 3.5.2_9 for Samsung SM-T710]

Search This thread

retiredtab

Senior Member
Nov 16, 2017
1,114
677
PLEASE BEFORE YOU decide to try this recovery, you MUST read all of post 1 and 2 (about 3 minute read). If you think this is an unreasonable request, then stop reading now and find another recovery. Thank you.

I am not responsible for lost data, identity theft, lost money, security vulnerabilities, bricked devices or any other hardware or software malfunctions that comes as a result of flashing this software.


BACKUP YOUR DATA BEFORE trying this TWRP.

Source code

Kernel source
https://github.com/retiredtab/android_kernel_samsung_universal5433

Device tree
https://github.com/retiredtab/TWRP_gts28wifi/tree/main/gts28wifi

TWRP source code (built using minimal manifest TWRP 7.1)
https://github.com/minimal-manifest-twrp/platform_manifest_twrp_omni/tree/twrp-7.1

Download TWRP from
https://sourceforge.net/projects/retiredtab/files/SM-T710/TWRP/

Installation Instructions

You MUST be running stock 7.0 to have the latest bootloader before flashing this TWRP.

Note I do NOT run Windows OS so there are no provided instructions on how to install TWRP using Windows. There's lots of tutorials and videos online on how to install TWRP via Windows. Do your own research. If this is unreasonable to you, don't use this TWRP. Questions regarding how to install TWRP using Windows/odin will go unanswered.

You need to boot the T710 into download mode. Power off. Press home button + power + volume down (farthest away from power button) at the same time. Let go when you see "Warning" text on the screen, then choose volume up to continue. Your screen should now show "Downloading... Do not turn off target"

Linux users can use heimdall to flash this recovery. For example,
Code:
heimdall flash --RECOVERY TWRP_3.5.2_9_SM-T710_20210719_Unofficial.img
After flashing the recovery image, you must boot into recovery immediately (using the hardware key combination) to run TWRP, otherwise the Samsung software will overwrite TWRP and you will have to start over again. I usually am already pressing the recovery hardware key combination while the recovery image is being flashed. The flash process will be very quick (a few seconds at most).

The recovery hardware key combination is home button + power + volume up (volume up is closest to the power button) all pressed at the same time.

Updates

Unless Android 12 or LineageOS 19.0 requires some mandatory changes to TWRP, this will be the only TWRP build I make for the forseeable future. There will be no planned updates to 3.5 unless there's a major bug or security vulnerability. The only time you need to boot into TWRP is to upgrade the custom rom.

I have been using this TWRP since Aug 19, 2021.

The "official" TWRP T710 ALL have broken MTP and adb in every version which is why I built my own despite reporting these problems to the maintainer.
 
Last edited:

cammykool

Senior Member
Sep 6, 2011
1,492
371
25
Colorado
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Google Pixel 6
What bootloops? Is it TWRP that bootloops? Stock Samsung OS? LineageOS? How are you flashing it? Heimdall? Odin? Give more details.
Sorry. Was a quick type. And I've done a bit more troubleshooting. The older builds with broken MTP seem to boot perfectly. But flashing the build outlined here seems to get the tablet stuck at the Tab S2 screen. The only place it can go is DL. system won't boot again unless I reflash a system image. The tablet was still on a build of 5.1.1 though and I know these modern recoveries probably don't expect that so i am letting it update the stock stuff now.
 

retiredtab

Senior Member
Nov 16, 2017
1,114
677

cammykool

Senior Member
Sep 6, 2011
1,492
371
25
Colorado
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Google Pixel 6

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 2
    PLEASE BEFORE YOU decide to try this recovery, you MUST read all of post 1 and 2 (about 3 minute read). If you think this is an unreasonable request, then stop reading now and find another recovery. Thank you.

    I am not responsible for lost data, identity theft, lost money, security vulnerabilities, bricked devices or any other hardware or software malfunctions that comes as a result of flashing this software.


    BACKUP YOUR DATA BEFORE trying this TWRP.

    Source code

    Kernel source
    https://github.com/retiredtab/android_kernel_samsung_universal5433

    Device tree
    https://github.com/retiredtab/TWRP_gts28wifi/tree/main/gts28wifi

    TWRP source code (built using minimal manifest TWRP 7.1)
    https://github.com/minimal-manifest-twrp/platform_manifest_twrp_omni/tree/twrp-7.1

    Download TWRP from
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/retiredtab/files/SM-T710/TWRP/

    Installation Instructions

    You MUST be running stock 7.0 to have the latest bootloader before flashing this TWRP.

    Note I do NOT run Windows OS so there are no provided instructions on how to install TWRP using Windows. There's lots of tutorials and videos online on how to install TWRP via Windows. Do your own research. If this is unreasonable to you, don't use this TWRP. Questions regarding how to install TWRP using Windows/odin will go unanswered.

    You need to boot the T710 into download mode. Power off. Press home button + power + volume down (farthest away from power button) at the same time. Let go when you see "Warning" text on the screen, then choose volume up to continue. Your screen should now show "Downloading... Do not turn off target"

    Linux users can use heimdall to flash this recovery. For example,
    Code:
    heimdall flash --RECOVERY TWRP_3.5.2_9_SM-T710_20210719_Unofficial.img
    After flashing the recovery image, you must boot into recovery immediately (using the hardware key combination) to run TWRP, otherwise the Samsung software will overwrite TWRP and you will have to start over again. I usually am already pressing the recovery hardware key combination while the recovery image is being flashed. The flash process will be very quick (a few seconds at most).

    The recovery hardware key combination is home button + power + volume up (volume up is closest to the power button) all pressed at the same time.

    Updates

    Unless Android 12 or LineageOS 19.0 requires some mandatory changes to TWRP, this will be the only TWRP build I make for the forseeable future. There will be no planned updates to 3.5 unless there's a major bug or security vulnerability. The only time you need to boot into TWRP is to upgrade the custom rom.

    I have been using this TWRP since Aug 19, 2021.

    The "official" TWRP T710 ALL have broken MTP and adb in every version which is why I built my own despite reporting these problems to the maintainer.