Here’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 that already received or updated to the new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with build number P3100XXDMC1. You can still root the P3100XXDMC1 firmware version using chainfire’s CF-Auto Root that specifically built for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch P3100. You don’t need to worry about, since this root method already proven works and tested from earlier Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean releases including the P3100XXCLL2 and P3100XXCLL3 and the recent release after this build P3100XXXDMB1. The CF-Auto Root takes only around a minute to install, all you need is a computer, the CF-Auto Root packaged installer and the supplied USB cable of your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100, then you are set to root your tablet.
You may first check your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 software info via Settings>>About>>Software Version, it should match with current firmware details as build number P3100XXDMC1 or with baseband version P3100XXDLL2 before you may proceed. You should see the software info screen like this;
Build Date: 2013 March 2013
Samsung has been rolling this update in European countries, including Italy, Spain, Nordic Countries, Bulgaria, Serbia and other that might also received this very the same firmware build as p3100XXDMC1.
Note: This rooting method should only be used and works with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100. Do not use it to root on other variants which may result to possible bricks.
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 7.0 -inch GT-P3100 3G + Wi-Fi runs with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXDMC1 or XXDLL2 Stock Firmware
Grab the CF-AUTO Root CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100 from Chainfire’s official site link (support chainfire by donation to continue development)
Grab Odin3_v1.85 link
Install the Galaxy Tab 2 USB Driver link
- Make sure the battery is fully charge.
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from the device.
- Enable USB debugging mode of your Tab 2 Goto Settings>Application>Development>Turn On USB debugging mode.
1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.tar.md5.zip in separate folder on your computer.
From a zip file you’ll then get the CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.tar.md5 which is now flashable through Odin.
2. Run Odin Odin3_v1.85.exe.
3. Click on the PDA button then browse the CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.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.
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 firmwarewhich 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 P3100XXDMC1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.
So, how’s the rooting process going? Did it work or not? Just tell us any issues you might encountered.