samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 gt-p3113 root

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machx0r

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I used the swype apk that I had from an install on my kindle fire. I used these instructions here to get it installed onto my Fire. I ended up returning the Fire to buy the gtab 2, but I had backups of it. And it was as simple as installing that apk.

Thanks a ton for this. My tablet just became much more useful now that I can quickly type with it. Now if I could only get Swype to effectively recognize code ;-)

EDIT: Still can't move my amazonmp3 folder from /mnt/sdcard to /mnt/extSdCard though (darn FAT32 and darn Amazon for not providing an option where to store files...)
 
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I had the same trouble as you initially. Go download the Samsung USB drivers. They turn up quickly via Google. Install them and reboot. You should be able to connect and see the device via ADB at that point. Enter the command mentioned earier "adb reboot ...." Depending on which step put either "download" or "recovery" after reboot and hit enter.

I forgot to add make sure you have USB debugging enabled!


Thank you! I just installed Kies an it all worked. Appreciate it.
 

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Really, why is there NO forum for this device yet?!?! MODS, helps us out here!!!!
I also have a request.... Could someone PLEASE post a YouTube vid on this root method from start to finish? Thanks guys and keep up the great work
 

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Really, why is there NO forum for this device yet?!?! MODS, helps us out here!!!!
I also have a request.... Could someone PLEASE post a YouTube vid on this root method from start to finish? Thanks guys and keep up the great work

I can't post a video but if you've used Odin it's pretty straight forward:

1. Download recovery.tar.md5
2. Reboot your tablet into download mode. Either one of these options:
- 2a. Power off the tablet. Hold the Volume Down button and Power button. Volume up to confirm download mode
- 2b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot download' from a command prompt
3. Launch Odin, click PDA and browse to the recovery.tar.md5 file
4. Hit start and your tablet will reboot.
5. Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip to your extSdCard (Card in Windows Explorer)
6. Reboot your tablet into recovery mode. Either one of these options:
- 6a. Power off the tablet. Hold down the Volume Up button and Power button. When you see the "Galaxy Tab" logo release Power but continue holding Volume Up
- 6b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot recovery' from a command prompt
7. In CWM navigate to "install zip from sdcard" (volume keys navigate) and press power to select
8. Select "choose zip from sdcard"
9. Navigate to the "cmw-root-gtab2.zip" you saved to your sd card earlier
10. Profit!
 

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I can't post a video but if you've used Odin it's pretty straight forward:

1. Download recovery.tar.md5
2. Reboot your tablet into download mode. Either one of these options:
- 2a. Power off the tablet. Hold the Volume Down button and Power button. Volume up to confirm download mode
- 2b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot download' from a command prompt
3. Launch Odin, click PDA and browse to the recovery.tar.md5 file
4. Hit start and your tablet will reboot.
5. Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip to your extSdCard (Card in Windows Explorer)
6. Reboot your tablet into recovery mode. Either one of these options:
- 6a. Power off the tablet. Hold down the Volume Up button and Power button. When you see the "Galaxy Tab" logo release Power but continue holding Volume Up
- 6b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot recovery' from a command prompt
7. In CWM navigate to "install zip from sdcard" (volume keys navigate) and press power to select
8. Select "choose zip from sdcard"
9. Navigate to the "cmw-root-gtab2.zip" you saved to your sd card earlier
10. Profit!

Don't have experience with Sammy devices. Only HTC. I'll give your directions a shot though. THX. Would still like a vid form someone

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Can someone direct me to the version of ODIN i need to be using? I feel like a fish outta water working with Samsung root methods coming from HTC.
 

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Can someone direct me to the version of ODIN i need to be using? I feel like a fish outta water working with Samsung root methods coming from HTC.

The version I used is attached.

Here's how it should look when you hit start (ignore the Epic 4G up top, was too lazy to go downstairs for my tab but the phone was right next to me :D):

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ajr901

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Screen bugging out!

Guys, after following the rooting guide a little above, I'm having a really serious issue.

So I went through the process (not the first time I rooted an Android device) and it was easy and simple. After the root I made sure by downloading root checker basic for the Play store. I was indeed rooted. But then something weird started happening. The screen goes into standy by itself after a few seconds like normal, but I can't get it to wake up from standy. I have to shut off the device by holding the power button and then turning it back on again. When I do that it works normally again until the screen shuts off either by me pressing the power button to do it manually, or until the screen dims out into standby. I've tried wiping the cache, I've tried a factory reset, and I've even ran the process again all over using heimdall. I'm guessing it's probably the kernel that gets flashed using heimdall? Please help me out here because I only got this decive today and It really sucks that it's not working :(
 
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Guys, after following the rooting guide a little above, I'm having a really serious issue.

So I went through the process (not the first time I rooted an Android device) and it was easy and simple. After the root I made sure by downloading root checker basic for the Play store. I was indeed rooted. But then something weird started happening. The screen goes into standy by itself after a few seconds like normal, but I can't get it to wake up from standy. I have to shut off the device by holding the power button and then turning it back on again. When I do that it works normally again until the screen shuts off either by me pressing the power button to do it manually, or until the screen dims out into standby. I've tried wiping the cache, I've tried a factory reset, and I've even ran the process again all over using heimdall. I'm guessing it's probably the kernel that gets flashed using heimdall? Please help me out here because I only got this decive today and It really sucks that it's not working :(

Here's what I'd recommend. Check your kernel version under Settings -> About Device. Do a factory reset and check your kernel version again, it should be different which will confirm you are back on the stock kernel (Kernel version: 3.0.8-292098-user [email protected] #1 Build number: IML74K.P3113UEALCB) and not the one from the leak. Are you factory resetting through the stock recovery?

Play with it for a while to confirm the issue is no longer there...

Then follow the steps I posted above to flash the CWM recovery with Odin and then install the Superuser flash update. That way you are rooted but still on a stock kernel/system. Since we have a CWM package the kernel process should no longer be necessary.
 
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ajr901

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Here's what I'd recommend. Check your kernel version under Settings -> About Device. Do a factory reset and check your kernel version again, it should be different which will confirm you are back on the stock kernel (Kernel version: 3.0.8-292098-user [email protected] #1 Build number: IML74K.P3113UEALCB) and not the one from the leak. Are you factory resetting through the stock recovery?

Play with it for a while to confirm the issue is no longer there...

Then follow the steps I posted above to flash the CWM recovery with Odin and then install the Superuser flash update. That way you are rooted but still on a stock kernel/system. Since we have a CWM package the kernel process should no longer be necessary.
Thank you so much for your help. However, that didn't fix the issue. I did what you said. Before AND after the factory reset the Kernel version is (3.0.8-275757-user se,[email protected] #1) Build Number: (IML74K.P3113UEALD3). So apparently I am not on the stock kernel, right? Is there anyway that I can flash it back to the stock kernel? And yes I am using the stock recovery to factory reset.
 

dski165

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I haven't tried it myself but I saw this earlier... Settings -> More... (in the Wireless and Network section) -> Wi-Fi Direct (Set up peer-to-peer connectivity)

Hopefully you hadn't made it that far already :D

yes i have been there but it shows nothing in there when I turn it on.
i think that is for like connecting 2 of these devices together or something like that and the option probably has to be on both units. my guess any way :)
I am using wifi tether on my phone.

I also tried adhoctablets copied the wpa_supplicant to the system/bin and it KILLED wifi all together

might be that its to old a version of the wpa_supplicant file

thanks
 

KJ5ES

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anyone know how to get AD-HOC going so I can connect to my phones wifi?

Download Foxfi.... run it on you phone and it will present itself as an infrastructure net not an adhoc....your tablet will see it no problem. If you are a sprint customer it won't be on the market. Just google foxfi and go get the file then sideload.
 

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I can't post a video but if you've used Odin it's pretty straight forward:

1. Download recovery.tar.md5
2. Reboot your tablet into download mode. Either one of these options:
- 2a. Power off the tablet. Hold the Volume Down button and Power button. Volume up to confirm download mode
- 2b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot download' from a command prompt
3. Launch Odin, click PDA and browse to the recovery.tar.md5 file
4. Hit start and your tablet will reboot.
5. Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip to your extSdCard (Card in Windows Explorer)
6. Reboot your tablet into recovery mode. Either one of these options:
- 6a. Power off the tablet. Hold down the Volume Up button and Power button. When you see the "Galaxy Tab" logo release Power but continue holding Volume Up
- 6b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot recovery' from a command prompt
7. In CWM navigate to "install zip from sdcard" (volume keys navigate) and press power to select
8. Select "choose zip from sdcard"
9. Navigate to the "cmw-root-gtab2.zip" you saved to your sd card earlier
10. Profit!

Worked perfectly. Thanks to OP for getting us root and thanks here for the link and steps. You guys are awesome...you make the world go round....you are the sunshine in an otherwise dark and cloudy place.....etc etc etc. Seriously, thanks! :)
 

dski165

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Download Foxfi.... run it on you phone and it will present itself as an infrastructure net not an adhoc....your tablet will see it no problem. If you are a sprint customer it won't be on the market. Just google foxfi and go get the file then sideload.

Tried wifi does not work with my phone (rezound) bt is not an option as I am using it for something else

Sent from my GT-P3113 using XDA
 

ajr901

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Screen of death issue after rooting

I posted this a few pages ago and no one was able to help me. So I am posting it again hoping that someone can. Should I start my own thread with this problem? I know a lot of people having this same issue.

Guys, after following the rooting guide a little above, I'm having a really serious issue.

So I went through the process (not the first time I rooted an Android device) using the original heimdall method and it was easy and simple. After the root I made sure by downloading root checker basic for the Play store. I was indeed rooted. But then something weird started happening. The screen goes into standy by itself after a few seconds like normal, but I can't get it to wake up from standy. I have to shut off the device by holding the power button and then turning it back on again. When I do that it works normally again until the screen shuts off either by me pressing the power button to do it manually, or until the screen dims out into standby. I've tried wiping the cache, I've tried a factory reset, and I've even ran the process again all over using heimdall. I'm guessing it's probably the kernel that gets flashed using heimdall? Please help me out here because I only got this decive today and It really sucks that it's not working. Someone suggested that It's the kernel's problem and I need to be running the original kernel which is (Kernel version: 3.0.8-292098-user [email protected] #1 Build number: IML74K.P3113UEALCB). I checked and I'm running kernel version (3.0.8-275757-user se,[email protected] #1) Build Number: (IML74K.P3113UEALD3). He also suggested that I do a factory reset to reset the kernel. I did using the stock recovery and the kernel remained the same modified version. Is there anyway that I can revert back to the stock kernel? Someone please help. And then post a donate button and I will be more than happy to send a bit of money your way for your help.
 

KJ5ES

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I posted this a few pages ago and no one was able to help me. So I am posting it again hoping that someone can. Should I start my own thread with this problem? I know a lot of people having this same issue.

Guys, after following the rooting guide a little above, I'm having a really serious issue.

So I went through the process (not the first time I rooted an Android device) using the original heimdall method and it was easy and simple. After the root I made sure by downloading root checker basic for the Play store. I was indeed rooted. But then something weird started happening. The screen goes into standy by itself after a few seconds like normal, but I can't get it to wake up from standy. I have to shut off the device by holding the power button and then turning it back on again. When I do that it works normally again until the screen shuts off either by me pressing the power button to do it manually, or until the screen dims out into standby. I've tried wiping the cache, I've tried a factory reset, and I've even ran the process again all over using heimdall. I'm guessing it's probably the kernel that gets flashed using heimdall? Please help me out here because I only got this decive today and It really sucks that it's not working. Someone suggested that It's the kernel's problem and I need to be running the original kernel which is (Kernel version: 3.0.8-292098-user [email protected] #1 Build number: IML74K.P3113UEALCB). I checked and I'm running kernel version (3.0.8-275757-user se,[email protected] #1) Build Number: (IML74K.P3113UEALD3). He also suggested that I do a factory reset to reset the kernel. I did using the stock recovery and the kernel remained the same modified version. Is there anyway that I can revert back to the stock kernel? Someone please help. And then post a donate button and I will be more than happy to send a bit of money your way for your help.

I'm no expert, brother, but... Consider trying this...

1) Get it back to a stock recovery screen
2) Revert back to stock
(I think you said you already did those first two steps but just in case...)
3) Plug your device into your computer
4) Navigate to a directory with ADB in it (ask if you dont have ADB)
5) Athe the command prompt, type "adb devices" (without the "")
6) Make SURE you get the List of Devices Attached xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx device as a response...if you don't, you're not ready to proceed
7) Do the steps in the post by machx0r above using ODIN, using the associated files that he points to
8) Hope.

Again sorry of this is overly obvious but it worked so flawlessly for me that I thunk it might work for you.

ONE NOTE... Make sure your device is in debug mode but also, when I hooked the device to the computer i had to set the storage settings to Camera (PTP) not Media device (MTP) before anything worked for me.
 
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Thank you so much for your help. However, that didn't fix the issue. I did what you said. Before AND after the factory reset the Kernel version is (3.0.8-275757-user se,[email protected] #1) Build Number: (IML74K.P3113UEALD3). So apparently I am not on the stock kernel, right? Is there anyway that I can flash it back to the stock kernel? And yes I am using the stock recovery to factory reset.

I'm surprised the stock recovery didn't restore the kernel also. Are you doing a factory reset through the Settings or by directly booting into recovery mode? If you're going through settings I'd try booting into recovery mode and trying that instead (not sure if there will be a difference).

If that doesn't work I'd try a factory restore and then checking for updates to see if that helps.

Reboot into recovery, either one of these options:
- 1. Power off the tablet. Hold down the Volume Up button and Power button. When you see the "Galaxy Tab" logo release Power but continue holding Volume Up
- 2. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot recovery' from a command prompt (this one is easiest)
 

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    Re-Re-Written Instructions

    I have re-written Ayenn13's instructions, which he re-wrote from machx0r.

    Give them the credit for the origin of these, I just made them easier to understand (and a little more accurate :D).

    I also attached the files you need to this post, just in case the links stop working :p. (You just have to unzip them using 7-Zip, WinRAR or WinZip, both attachments include the SAME files, I added both .zip and .7z as some people prefer one over the other.)

    Instructions for installing Clockwork Recovery and Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7"

    1. Download recovery.tar.md5.

    2. Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip to your ext SDCard ("Card" in Windows Explorer).

    3. Download Odin for windows.

    4. Make sure your device is not plugged in via USB.

    5. Make sure your device is in “USB debugging” mode.

      • Navigate through Menu>Settings>Developer Options and check the “USB debugging” option.

    6. Reboot your tablet into download mode. By either one of these options: (*NOTE: Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable if you will be rebooting your device through ADB!)

      • Power off the tablet. Hold the Volume Down button and Power button. Volume up to confirm download mode.

      • If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot download' from a command prompt.

    7. Launch Odin, click PDA and browse to the recovery.tar.md5 file (unless you moved it, it will be in your user downloads folder).

    8. Hit start, when completed your tablet will reboot.

    9. Reboot your tablet into recovery mode. By either one of these options:

      • Power off the tablet. Hold down the Volume Up button and Power button. When you see the "Galaxy Tab" logo release Power but continue holding Volume Up.

      • If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot recovery' from a command prompt.

    10. In the CWM menu (the menu will be in the upper left corner of the now landscape mode screen) navigate to "install zip from sdcard" (volume keys navigate) and press power to select.

    11. Select "choose zip from sdcard".

    12. Navigate to the "cmw-root-gtab2.zip" you saved to your sd card earlier (it should be the only option if you have not used any other root methods).

    13. Wait for the install to complete, shouldn't take long.

    14. Select "go back" from the menu at the top, back out two menus then select the reboot device option.

    15. Your device will restart. On the first restart you will see it "Update Android".

    16. ??????????

    17. Profit!
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    I have rewritten the instructions for the novice rooter (which is what I am given I have only been around the superuser world for tow months). machx0r forgot a few important steps for us novices. :confused:

    I would like to thank machx0r for giving the directions they have. Without them I would not have figured the rest out! :)

    Here are the desecrate and explicate instructions for this process...




    1. Get a copy of Mobile Odin and install it (it is on Google Play).

    2. Get a copy of ClockworkMod and install it (it is on Google Play).

    3.Download recovery.tar.md5.

    4. Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip to your extSdCard (Card in Windows Explorer)

    5. Download Odin for windows.

    6. Make sure your device is not plugged in via USB.

    7. Make sure your device is in “USB debugging” mode

    a. To do so navigate through Menu>Settings>Applications>Development
    Options and check the “USB debugging” option.​

    8. Reboot your tablet into download mode. Either one of these options:

    a. Power off the tablet. Hold the Volume Down button and Power button.
    Volume up to confirm download mode.​

    b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot download' from a
    command prompt​

    9. Launch Odin, click PDA and browse to the recovery.tar.md5 file (unless you moved it will be in your user downloads folder).

    10. Hit start and your tablet will reboot.

    11. Unplug the USB connection.

    12. Reboot your tablet into recovery mode. Either one of these options:

    a. Power off the tablet. Hold down the Volume Up button and Power button.
    When you see the "Galaxy Tab" logo release Power but continue holding Volume Up​

    b. If you have adb installed run 'adb reboot recovery' from a
    command prompt​

    13.In the CWM menu (the menu will be in the upper left corner of the now landscape mode screen) navigate to "install zip from sdcard" (volume keys navigate) and press power to select

    14. Select "choose zip from sdcard"

    15. Navigate to the "cmw-root-gtab2.zip" you saved to your sd card earlier (it should be the only opition if you have not used any other root methods).

    16. Select go back from the menu at the top through two menus then select the restart device option.

    17. Your device will restart. In the process it will update android.

    18. Profit!​
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    Please share with the rest of the class :p Did you just change density and then install or something more to it?

    Ok class, listen up. j/K ;). I initially tried to use the swype apk from my 7.7. It installed, but forced closed over and over. So I thought about it, and figured out another idea, that I was almost positive wasnt going to work. But it did.

    I used the swype apk that I had from an install on my kindle fire. I used these instructions here to get it installed onto my Fire. I ended up returning the Fire to buy the gtab 2, but I had backups of it. And it was as simple as installing that apk.

    Now Ive read that swype really frowns on people posting modified swype apk's. But this one is not modified in anyway other than it was used on a device that wasnt suppose to work but did. So I hope this wont cause any issues, and if it does feel free to delete the file. Anyway here it is. Hope it works as easy for others as it did for me.
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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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    Ive made some progress..

    I'm able to make and flash new boot.img's and change files in the initramfs, having a bit of trouble getting adb to come up insecure.. any other devs out there want to chime in?

    ---------- Post added at 07:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:57 PM ----------

    I think the only method is to use odin to flash either a system.img that is rooted or flash a rooted kernel.

    I can push busybox and change its permissions to data/local.. thats something.. :)

    adb push busybox /data/local/ && adb shell chmod 4755 /data/local/busybox

    ---------- Post added at 08:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:59 PM ----------

    I have root! (in recovery)

    now to make it pretty so you guys can try it!
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