These are the root method that proven works on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 that has been updated or currently running with the Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean update build version such as ‘P5100BUCLL1′ or P5100XXCLL2′. The Android 4.1.1 build P5100BUCLL1 was released in Europe regions while the P5100XXCLL2 rolled out in Asian countries.
There are two rooting techniques that I gathered around, so that anyone can choose which works best for your convenience. So, juts read carefully each steps and procedures to root your devices, I also includes the sources link for you so that you can research more how this rooting things made of. The first method is using CF-Auto Root which is developed by (chainfire) and it makes it a lot more easier for beginners. The second one is a more advances which is used by advance users that allows them further customization aside from rooting, this includes installing a custom recovery such as CWM-recovery or TWRP-Recovery then flash the SuperSU root file once the recovery has installed.
You may first check your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 software info via Settings>>About Device>>Software Version, it should match with current firmware details as P5100BUCLL1 or up to LL2 before you may proceed. All other build numbers I missed as long it’s 4.1.1 firmware build, the following root method will work on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P5100.
- P5100BUCLL1 baseband: P5100BUCLJ1 (Europe)
- P5100XXCLL2 baseband: P5100DXCLL2 (South East Asia)
- P5100ZCCLL2 baseband: P5100ZCCLL2 (Chinese)
This rooting method should only used non-other than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100. Do not use it on other variants which may result to possible brick.
Disclaimer: Rooting voids warranty of your device. We and the Developer of this root method shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes this process might take. Use of this root process and guide is solely at your own risk!
How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 runs with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean CLL1 or CLL2 Stock Firmware
Do the following important things before you may proceed rooting your device. There are some risks involved in rooting, so make sure you are prepared on how to perform root that runs smoothly and avoid any undesired outcomes.
- Make sure the battery is fully charge.
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from the device, contacts, emails, photos, videos, apps etc. Although this may not wipe data during the root process but just in-case something might not end well, your files are in safe place.
- Enable USB debugging mode of your Tab 2 Go to Settings>Application>Development>Turn On USB debugging mode.
Method 1: Root using CF-Auto Root
Grab the CF-AUTO Root (CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.zip) from Chainfire’s official site link (support chainfire by donation to continue development)
Grab Odin3_v3.07 link (I used this one on this guide since I have issues using the old version v1.85)
Install the Galaxy Tab 2 latest USB Driver link
1. Extract the downloaded (CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.zip) in separate folder on your computer.
From a zip file you’ll then get the (CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.tar.md5) which is now flashable through Odin.
2. Run Odin in your computer.
3. Click on the PDA button then browse the CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.tar.md5, select to load it.
4. In Odin checkboxes options, make sure that you DO NOT TICK the “Re-Partition box. Just leave the Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time checked.
5. Put your Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch into ODIN download mode by holding down both “Power Button and Volume Down button” then let go when your Galaxy Tab 2 reboots. Then press Volume Up button to continue and your Tab 2 should be in ODIN download mode.
6. Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 to computer using the supplied USB cable. You should see the ID:COM turns to yellow and shows the port number where the device is being connected. Odin will also says “Added!!” on its text box.
7. Now simply hit the “START” button.
8. Wait until it completely flashes the root image.
9. Once finishes and the Galaxy Tab 2 reboots, disconnect the tab from computer.
10. Done! Your Galaxy Tab 2 should now rooted.
Reset the Binary Flash Counter after install Root
You may need to use the Triangle Away after installing the root file, this apps will reset the Binary Flash Counter when trip during flashing. This is only optional for those who wants to hide trace of flashing custom firmware which voids the device warranty.
After your device gets root, there is nothing to worry about your Galaxy Tab receiving any upcoming updates, that’s because your device still runs in official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware.
Method 2: Root using SUperSU via CWM Recovery
This root method as I said is used by advance users, this process requires a custom recovery to gain root.
There are other benefits why other users wants to install the CWM or TWRP recovery, from here this includes further usability such us installing custom roms, easily back-up important files and etc. So, if you want your device more flexible, then this one is for you.
Grab a Custom Recovery of your choice,
1. Copy or move the SuperSU-v1.25.zip file to your Galaxy Tab P5100 external SD (extSdCard)
2. Reboot the device into download mode (see above: Power Button and Volume Down button, then Volume Up )
3. Run Odin
4. Add the CWM or TWRP tar file to Odin’s PDA button
5. Uncheck Odin’s Auto Reboot and Re-Partition option
6. Connect your Galaxy Tab 2 with your computer and wait until recognized the tablet.
7. Simply hit “Start” and let Odin finishes flashing until a PASS! appears.
8. Disconnect and boot immediately into recovery mode (Power and Volume DOWN/LEFT).
9. Navigate and Select “Apply Update from External SD card”
10. Browse to the “SuperSU-v1.25” file and flash it
11. Select “Reboot System”, you will then prompted with a question, just select YES.
So, how’s the rooting process going? Does it work or not? Just tell us any issues you might encountered.