TWRP - ROOT - WETAmod for SM-T295 (Tab A 8.0 2019)[Updated 22 February 2022]

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gcrutchr

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It's annoying for Samsung to do this. Why won't they just let us downgrade?! I've been trying this for days for nothing. Thanks, Samsung.

Edit: Is there no way to change the version number in the code and make it think that it's upgrading but it's actually downgrading?
The downgrade block is in the bootloader
 

kord75

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does the fix vendor for android 10 zip work with android 11 and is it still necessary to install the android 9 BL on android 11?
 
I see people still trying to patch files to get root.

If you flash the TWRP posted by @Talich52, with reboot unchecked you can install Magisk from TWRP.

Tested on T295XXU3BUC3 ROM (Android 10)

PREREQUISITES:

Bootloader unlocked - search forums.xda-developers for instructions how to do this.

OEM unlock on. In Settings/developer options, OEM Unlock slider should be to the right.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. If prerequisites met: install Android 9 bootloader through ODIN (See attachement: Unzip BL*.zip FIRST)
If on Android 9, go to step 3.

2. Reboot to system

3. Go into download mode.

4. Open ODIN and in the AP slot put TWRP (see attachment below) (Unzip FIRST)

5. Uncheck auto reboot

6. Flash TWRP

7. Press vol dn + pwr keys.

8: When screen goes blank, press vol up + pwr keys.

9. Keep holding down both keys after reboot.

10. Tablet will reboot again.

11. When Samsung logo appears stop pressing pwr key.

12. When bootloader msg appears, release vol up key, quickly press & release pwr key, and quickly press & hold vol up key until in TWRP.

13. Install Fix_vendor_9.0.zip or Fix_vendor_10.0.zip. (Based on installed OS)
See attached files.

14. Clear dalvik/cache if prompted

15. You will then format (NOT WIPE) data. Answer yes to the format prompt

16. Clear dalvik and cache.

17. Reboot back into recovery.

18. Install magisk - see attached

19. Reboot into system. System may reboot again - that's okay

20. Enjoy!!


WETAmod: (For Android 10 ONLY)

I have attached a zip file which will add 3Minit Battery, alternate battery options, 3Minit Clock & Network Meter options to the status bar. There are other options inn the WETAmod package. I have tested all the options and they should all work.. Also includes reboot, download, recovery, shutdown tiles for the taskbar dropdown menu (check buttons). On the audio options page, there are instructions for installing Viper4Android - Please READ CAREFULLY.

The original WETAmod package was developed by @Mentalmuso. He kindly allowed me to post my modified version for the SM-T295 on this forum.

IMPORTANT:
The WETAmod*.zip file HAS TO BE INSTALLED in Magisk Manager.

1. At the bottom of Magisk Manager, you will what looks like a puzzle piece on the right side. Press it. (attachment MM-1.png)
2. At the top of the Modules page, press 'Install from Storage'
3. Find & select the WETAmod_T295_1.zip on your tablet's storage.
4. Installation info will be displayed during install.
5. Reboot
6. In the Apps Drawer, launch the WETAmod app. You can browse the options from the menu

NOTE:
If the 3MinitBatterySettings is not downloading the battery styles, reinstall the 3MinitBatterySettings.apk. You can extract it from the WETAmod zip file.

WETAmod_T295_BUC3.zip
WETAmod_T295_BUC8.zip
WETAmod_T295_BUD3.zip

WETAmod: (For Android 11 ONLY)

I have attached a zip file which will add 3Minit Battery, alternate battery options, 3Minit Clock & Network Meter options to the status bar. There are other options inn the WETAmod package. I have tested all the options and they should all work.. Also includes reboot, download, recovery, shutdown tiles for the taskbar drop down menu (check buttons). On the audio options page, there are instructions for installing Viper4Android - Please READ CAREFULLY.

The original WETAmod package was developed by @mentalmuso. He kindly allowed me to post my modified version for the SM-T295 on this forum.

IMPORTANT:
The WETAmod*.zip file HAS TO BE INSTALLED in Magisk Manager.

1. At the bottom of Magisk Manager, you will what looks like a puzzle piece on the right side. Press it. (attachment MM-1.png)
2. At the top of the Modules page, press 'Install from Storage'
3. Find & select the WETAmod_*.zip on your tablet's storage.
4. Installation info will be displayed during install.
5. Reboot
6. In the Apps Drawer, launch the WETAmod app. You can browse the options from the menu

NOTE:
If the 3MinitBatterySettings is not downloading the battery styles, reinstall the 3MinitBatterySettings.apk. You can extract it from the WETAmod zip file.

WETAmod_CUF7_T295.zip (Chinese ROM)
WETAmod_CUF8_T295.zip (Russian ROM)
WETAmod_CUG2_T295.zip (German ROM)
WETAmod_CUG4_T295.zip (Vietnam ROM)
WETAmod_CUK4_T295.zip (Vietnam ROM)
WETAmod_CUK5_T295.zip (Chinese ROM)
TWRP for SM-T295 latest firmware (T295XXS5CWA1) pls
 
I see people still trying to patch files to get root.

If you flash the TWRP posted by @Talich52, with reboot unchecked you can install Magisk from TWRP.

Tested on T295XXU3BUC3 ROM (Android 10)

PREREQUISITES:

Bootloader unlocked - search forums.xda-developers for instructions how to do this.

OEM unlock on. In Settings/developer options, OEM Unlock slider should be to the right.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. If prerequisites met: install Android 9 bootloader through ODIN (See attachement: Unzip BL*.zip FIRST)
If on Android 9, go to step 3.

2. Reboot to system

3. Go into download mode.

4. Open ODIN and in the AP slot put TWRP (see attachment below) (Unzip FIRST)

5. Uncheck auto reboot

6. Flash TWRP

7. Press vol dn + pwr keys.

8: When screen goes blank, press vol up + pwr keys.

9. Keep holding down both keys after reboot.

10. Tablet will reboot again.

11. When Samsung logo appears stop pressing pwr key.

12. When bootloader msg appears, release vol up key, quickly press & release pwr key, and quickly press & hold vol up key until in TWRP.

13. Install Fix_vendor_9.0.zip or Fix_vendor_10.0.zip. (Based on installed OS)
See attached files.

14. Clear dalvik/cache if prompted

15. You will then format (NOT WIPE) data. Answer yes to the format prompt

16. Clear dalvik and cache.

17. Reboot back into recovery.

18. Install magisk - see attached

19. Reboot into system. System may reboot again - that's okay

20. Enjoy!!


WETAmod: (For Android 10 ONLY)

I have attached a zip file which will add 3Minit Battery, alternate battery options, 3Minit Clock & Network Meter options to the status bar. There are other options inn the WETAmod package. I have tested all the options and they should all work.. Also includes reboot, download, recovery, shutdown tiles for the taskbar dropdown menu (check buttons). On the audio options page, there are instructions for installing Viper4Android - Please READ CAREFULLY.

The original WETAmod package was developed by @Mentalmuso. He kindly allowed me to post my modified version for the SM-T295 on this forum.

IMPORTANT:
The WETAmod*.zip file HAS TO BE INSTALLED in Magisk Manager.

1. At the bottom of Magisk Manager, you will what looks like a puzzle piece on the right side. Press it. (attachment MM-1.png)
2. At the top of the Modules page, press 'Install from Storage'
3. Find & select the WETAmod_T295_1.zip on your tablet's storage.
4. Installation info will be displayed during install.
5. Reboot
6. In the Apps Drawer, launch the WETAmod app. You can browse the options from the menu

NOTE:
If the 3MinitBatterySettings is not downloading the battery styles, reinstall the 3MinitBatterySettings.apk. You can extract it from the WETAmod zip file.

WETAmod_T295_BUC3.zip
WETAmod_T295_BUC8.zip
WETAmod_T295_BUD3.zip

WETAmod: (For Android 11 ONLY)

I have attached a zip file which will add 3Minit Battery, alternate battery options, 3Minit Clock & Network Meter options to the status bar. There are other options inn the WETAmod package. I have tested all the options and they should all work.. Also includes reboot, download, recovery, shutdown tiles for the taskbar drop down menu (check buttons). On the audio options page, there are instructions for installing Viper4Android - Please READ CAREFULLY.

The original WETAmod package was developed by @mentalmuso. He kindly allowed me to post my modified version for the SM-T295 on this forum.

IMPORTANT:
The WETAmod*.zip file HAS TO BE INSTALLED in Magisk Manager.

1. At the bottom of Magisk Manager, you will what looks like a puzzle piece on the right side. Press it. (attachment MM-1.png)
2. At the top of the Modules page, press 'Install from Storage'
3. Find & select the WETAmod_*.zip on your tablet's storage.
4. Installation info will be displayed during install.
5. Reboot
6. In the Apps Drawer, launch the WETAmod app. You can browse the options from the menu

NOTE:
If the 3MinitBatterySettings is not downloading the battery styles, reinstall the 3MinitBatterySettings.apk. You can extract it from the WETAmod zip file.

WETAmod_CUF7_T295.zip (Chinese ROM)
WETAmod_CUF8_T295.zip (Russian ROM)
WETAmod_CUG2_T295.zip (German ROM)
WETAmod_CUG4_T295.zip (Vietnam ROM)
WETAmod_CUK4_T295.zip (Vietnam ROM)
WETAmod_CUK5_T295.zip (Chinese ROM)
can i use twrp on latest firmware now?
 

gcrutchr

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