[Root Guide] Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 only with TWRP Recovery

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mht.msr

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Jan 18, 2013
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Recovery is not installing

This did not work for me without slightly modifying the procedure in the first post. After the device auto-rebooted following ODIN success, I rebooted the tablet by powering it down and then holding VOL UP and POWER to go into recovery as the instructions said. The problem is that Android stock recovery started and not TWRP. You will know this is occurring because you'll see the large yellow Android Icon in the middle of the screen, together with a "no command" message.

What is apparently happening is that the tablet has a "safety" feature which restores the stock recovery as it is auto-rebooted by ODIN.

I was able to bypass this by unchecking "Auto Reboot" in Odin. Therefore only "F. Reset Time" should be checked when performing the procedure in the first post. Then, after you see ODIN report success, manually reboot the device by pressing VOL UP and POWER. This rebooted the tablet straight into TWRP and I had no further issues. I was just very careful and made sure that ODIN completed it's flash before I manually rebooted.

Hi skythus, as u said in your post I have also been facing same problems but I have sincerely followed everything to eliminate this problem of recovery which is happening bcoz of the safety feature of our GT3 8.0.
But I am slight disappointed bcoz when I unchecked 'Auto Reboot' in odin my tab was stucked in the download load even after the successful completion of the process in odin. Even after odin displayed 'PASS' my tab was stucked.. Then I have to remove the cable and I kept pressing the power button until it restarted normally. This is all what happend.

Kindly suggest me further where am I lagging in understanding the procedure as I am not a new player in rooting I have rooted quite a number of phones but I am facing such an issue for the first time.

Your urgent reply is needed. Thanks in advance.
 

gr8nole

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Hi skythus, as u said in your post I have also been facing same problems but I have sincerely followed everything to eliminate this problem of recovery which is happening bcoz of the safety feature of our GT3 8.0.
But I am slight disappointed bcoz when I unchecked 'Auto Reboot' in odin my tab was stucked in the download load even after the successful completion of the process in odin. Even after odin displayed 'PASS' my tab was stucked.. Then I have to remove the cable and I kept pressing the power button until it restarted normally. This is all what happend.

Kindly suggest me further where am I lagging in understanding the procedure as I am not a new player in rooting I have rooted quite a number of phones but I am facing such an issue for the first time.

Your urgent reply is needed. Thanks in advance.

When you see the RES OK message in Odin, you need to manually boot directly to recovery by holding Power, Home, and Volume Up for about 10-15 seconds.

Sent from my SCH-I605
 

mht.msr

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When you see the RES OK message in Odin, you need to manually boot directly to recovery by holding Power, Home, and Volume Up for about 10-15 seconds.

Sent from my SCH-I605

Thanks for your suggestion. Please tell me that when odin shows the message RES OK that is when the downloading is completed via odin then in the normal case should the tablet switch off or remain in the download mode as such?? (Considering that AUTO REBOOT is unchecked)
 

mido3m84

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Great job!!!:good::good::good: Worked nice and smoothly after I did a manual reset instead of auto to recovery.
 

gr8nole

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Thanks for your suggestion. Please tell me that when odin shows the message RES OK that is when the downloading is completed via odin then in the normal case should the tablet switch off or remain in the download mode as such?? (Considering that AUTO REBOOT is unchecked)

If you unchecked auto reboot, then the tab will stay in download mode until you manually reboot (into recovery) as previously described.
 
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acidguitar

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someone get me out

I did those steps till odin ,but i can't get into teamwin recovery mode. I did that pressing power and volume up button till it flashes 3 times and then releasing power button. I get inside the standard android recovery mode. Please help me out!!!
 

jackendra

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Apr 18, 2014
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Still, nothing

This did not work for me without slightly modifying the procedure in the first post. After the device auto-rebooted following ODIN success, I rebooted the tablet by powering it down and then holding VOL UP and POWER to go into recovery as the instructions said. The problem is that Android stock recovery started and not TWRP. You will know this is occurring because you'll see the large yellow Android Icon in the middle of the screen, together with a "no command" message.

What is apparently happening is that the tablet has a "safety" feature which restores the stock recovery as it is auto-rebooted by ODIN.

I was able to bypass this by unchecking "Auto Reboot" in Odin. Therefore only "F. Reset Time" should be checked when performing the procedure in the first post. Then, after you see ODIN report success, manually reboot the device by pressing VOL UP and POWER. This rebooted the tablet straight into TWRP and I had no further issues. I was just very careful and made sure that ODIN completed it's flash before I manually rebooted.

This did not work, still!
this is like my 10th+ time trying, and yet it does not boot into TWRP recovery, just usually gives me a 'No Command' error STILL after trying that^.

Its getting quite difficult, ive rooted one of my androids before, but this is just plain ridiculous, I really want to root it xd, yet no luck!
 

mrhush

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Hi all I rooted my galaxy tab 3 8.0 with this method and now I cant access my play store its only a wifi version and have tried the host file editing amd deleting but still cant sign into my google account
 

jackendra

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This did not work, still!
this is like my 10th+ time trying, and yet it does not boot into TWRP recovery, just usually gives me a 'No Command' error STILL after trying that^.

Its getting quite difficult, ive rooted one of my androids before, but this is just plain ridiculous, I really want to root it xd, yet no luck!

Also, if I try Home+VolUP+Power after odin is done, it just shows > Samsung Galaxy tab 3 logo, then keeps like almost rebooting, and showing the same logo till i let go, then it goes to regular boot :/
 
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viblack

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after galaxy tab 3 logo appear,, release power button but keep holding vol up + home..

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Galaxy droid fan 7

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Jan 7, 2014
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From the South :)
I'm having a hard time gaining root and I am also on 4.4.2 now.

No problem getting TWRP working and it says that RootSGT3 was successfully installed but when it boots, it's not rooted. Any ideas what I can do?
So weird I just had this problem and think I figured out how to fix it make sure the sgt3 flashed supersu then if the app shows up uninstall it and instead install supersu from the Play Store once you run it it should I ask to install binary install it normaly and it should say Knox is detected on your device and it can cause problems choose to disable it when I ask you you may have to do this more than once for it to be successful and then choose a normal binary download again and you should.be rooted with supersu
 

vishnu8058

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I was able to root the tab T311 (running on official kitkat) by the below steps:
  • Reboot into TWRP recovery.
  • Flash ROOT_SGT3_8.0.zip.
  • update the supersu app itself from Playstore.
  • Open supersu app and update the binaries using normal and disable knox when prompted by supersu
  • Repeat the above step again if not rooted yet.
.

Hope this helps!
 
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mht.msr

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Jan 18, 2013
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Is this method valid for official Kitkat firmware also?

Thanks for your awesome tutorial for rooting sm t311. I had successfully rooted my tab 3 using your method when I was on jellybean 4.2.2.
But now as I have updated to latest official kitkat firmware so I just want to know that whether this method is applicable for kitkat also.

Kindly reply soon as I am very unhappy with the sd card bug of kitkat.
Thanks :good:
 
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mrofredo

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This did not work for me without slightly modifying the procedure in the first post. After the device auto-rebooted following ODIN success, I rebooted the tablet by powering it down and then holding VOL UP and POWER to go into recovery as the instructions said. The problem is that Android stock recovery started and not TWRP. You will know this is occurring because you'll see the large yellow Android Icon in the middle of the screen, together with a "no command" message.

What is apparently happening is that the tablet has a "safety" feature which restores the stock recovery as it is auto-rebooted by ODIN.

I was able to bypass this by unchecking "Auto Reboot" in Odin. Therefore only "F. Reset Time" should be checked when performing the procedure in the first post. Then, after you see ODIN report success, manually reboot the device by pressing VOL UP and POWER. This rebooted the tablet straight into TWRP and I had no further issues. I was just very careful and made sure that ODIN completed it's flash before I manually rebooted.

Brilliant, after 30 minutes of intense head-scratching, your solution worked!
 
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    Here is what I did to install TWRP for my Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Root, and install Super user (compatible with the SM-T310, SM-T311 and SM-T315)

    As best practice I always start with these prerequisites:
    1. Full or near full charge on your new Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
    2. OEM USB cable
    3. Connect table to PC at least once to verify they can communicate
    4. Use USB 2.0 port
    5. Make sure your PC has an internet connection active
    6. Make sure your table has access to a wireless internet connection
    7. ** I used a Windows 7 PC ** (post 2 confirms Windows 8 works with this method)

    Let’s get started (Total time less than 20 minutes, but hopefully more like 5 to 10 minutes)
    1. Download ODIN 3.07 from (http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1168421&d13411114315 )
    a. Extract to C: root for easy navigation
    2. Download Recovery TWRP from ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2386098 )
    a. I used release 3 from http://d-h.st/bQh which was TWRP v2.6.0.0
    b. Place this in the directory from 1a
    3. Power off your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
    4 With the tablet off you will now restart in "Download Mode" by holding the "HOME" button, "Volume Down" and "Power" all at the same time for about 3-5 seconds till you see the Warning!! screen
    5. Toggle the "Volume Up" to enter download mode.
    6. Start the ODIN.exe program you downloaded from step 1.
    7. Connect your tablet to your PC
    a. Drivers were automatically downloaded and installed on my Windows 7 PC (took a minute or two)
    b. Make sure you have you table added in ODIN by looking at the ID:COM or in the Message window it will say Added!!
    8. In ODIN Select “PDA” by putting a check in the box and then navigate to the .tar file from step 2
    9. Now select “START”
    10. In a few minutes or less your tablet will reboot automatically
    11. Power off your tablet again and access the newly installed recovery
    a. To access recovery press and hold volume up and power (release the power button once the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 splash screen is visible continuing to hold the volume up)
    b. Hold volume up until you see the standard teamwin recovery screen
    12. Once in Team Win Recovery select Reboot from the menu on the bottom right if you are holding your tablet upright like a portrait. Select “System”
    13. Hopefully you will be prompted to install ROOT like I was
    a. If so, choose that you do and follow the rest of the on screen instruction upon boot
    b. I chose the TWRP install method instead of the paly store and my tablet reboot after downloading a few files
    c. I verified with root checker and I was successfully rooted

    14. Should this not work you can manually install using ROOT_SGT3_8.0.zip file and flash via TWRP located here (http://www.mediafire.com/download/wjye1yssb5ksbfa/ROOT_SGT3_8.0.zip )
    a. Copy ROOT_SGT3_8.0.zip to your tablet (placing on the root of the tablet storage or in the Download folder is easiest)
    b. Access recovery press and hold volume up and power
    c. Select "Install" from the Team Win recovery menu
    d. Navigate to the .zip file and select it
    e. Swipe to Confirm Flash after it is done select "Reboot" and reboot "System"
    15. Verify that SuperSU is installed and run any root checker from the play store if needed
    16. Update SuperSu from the play store and reboot using the TWRP method if needed.
    17. Congratulations you should now be done!

    You should now be Rooted and have a Custom Recovery. Additionally you are now ready for any Mods or ROMs and Kernels once released and after you do a backup in recovery :)

    For thoses that have any issues try the following:(thanks to Skiebs post #27)

    When you get to the step to get into Odin, make sure you unchecked Auto Reboot. Hit the PDA and find your Twrp file like normal and hit Start. Wait until Odin is done loading the file, once it's done. Put it into recovery manually.

    Once I did this instead of letting Odin reboot my system, it went right into twrp recovery, then I just downloaded the ROOT manually and loaded it through twrp.
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    Modified Procedure Works

    This did not work for me without slightly modifying the procedure in the first post. After the device auto-rebooted following ODIN success, I rebooted the tablet by powering it down and then holding VOL UP and POWER to go into recovery as the instructions said. The problem is that Android stock recovery started and not TWRP. You will know this is occurring because you'll see the large yellow Android Icon in the middle of the screen, together with a "no command" message.

    What is apparently happening is that the tablet has a "safety" feature which restores the stock recovery as it is auto-rebooted by ODIN.

    I was able to bypass this by unchecking "Auto Reboot" in Odin. Therefore only "F. Reset Time" should be checked when performing the procedure in the first post. Then, after you see ODIN report success, manually reboot the device by pressing VOL UP and POWER. This rebooted the tablet straight into TWRP and I had no further issues. I was just very careful and made sure that ODIN completed it's flash before I manually rebooted.
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    So I did all the steps said through out this thread but couldn't for the life of me root my tab (SM-T311 Android 4.4.2).
    Here's how I did it.
    I flashed this TWRP 2.8.3.0 (found here ) after flashing it I went back to TWRP home screen, clicked Reboot and then Recovery. I was then rebooted into my new flashed TWRP.

    Then I flashed SuperSu (found here). Click on Install find where you saved the zip. swipe to install and when done click reboot system.

    And it worked! So for those still having problems, hope this works. :)
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    Hi skythus, as u said in your post I have also been facing same problems but I have sincerely followed everything to eliminate this problem of recovery which is happening bcoz of the safety feature of our GT3 8.0.
    But I am slight disappointed bcoz when I unchecked 'Auto Reboot' in odin my tab was stucked in the download load even after the successful completion of the process in odin. Even after odin displayed 'PASS' my tab was stucked.. Then I have to remove the cable and I kept pressing the power button until it restarted normally. This is all what happend.

    Kindly suggest me further where am I lagging in understanding the procedure as I am not a new player in rooting I have rooted quite a number of phones but I am facing such an issue for the first time.

    Your urgent reply is needed. Thanks in advance.

    When you see the RES OK message in Odin, you need to manually boot directly to recovery by holding Power, Home, and Volume Up for about 10-15 seconds.

    Sent from my SCH-I605
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    To enable Development Mode, open Settings, About Device, click 7 times on Build Number.

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