Yet another update then another root method, this time will cover the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 official 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update . The following method is already tested and it works to root the P3100XXDMG6 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 3G GT-P3100 and also root the P3110XXDMH1 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 WiFi only (GT-P3110). There is no other root method that woks on this 4.2.2 update yet for this time being except for this method, we’ve even tried the CF-Auto-root that previously worked on 4.1.2, but this time it fails, because it looks like it still has the 4.1.2 recovery and breaks the 4.2.2 recovery partition. If you are a big-fan of CF-Auto-Root just hope maybe [Chainfire] – the developer of CF-Auto-Root) will update the root kernel soon.
Again this root method will only work on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 or GT-p3110 running on latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean updates. This root method uses a custom recovery prior to install the root file unto your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. This root method is brought to you [mythi], [CodyF86], [CWM team] and all the developers involved. So all thank’s and credits will go to them, this guide is derived from XDA-developers original thread. I just put it up altogether for a lot more easier step by step explanation for beginners.
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 may take. Use of this root method and guide is solely at your own risk!
How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 -inch GT-P3110 3G or the GT-P3110 Wi-Fi, running with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Download the CWM recovery v188.8.131.52:
- Make sure the battery is fully charge.
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from the device such as contacts, SMS,emails,photos, videos etc. (use any apps to do this easily)
- Enable USB debugging mode of your Tab 2 – Open the Settings–>About Phone details (you’ll see the Android-version, kernel and other info) then just tap the firmware Build number 7 times .
Step 1: Install CWM Recovery through Odin flashing
1. Install USB Driver so that Odin will work.
3. Run Odin Odin3_v1.85.exe.
3. Click on the PDA button then browse and select the, select to load it.
for GT-P3100: “cwmr-184.108.40.206-p3100.tar” for GT-P3110 WiFi version “cwmr-220.127.116.11-p3110.tar”
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 CWM recovery image.
9. Once finishes and the Galaxy Tab 2 reboots, disconnect the tab from the computer.
Step 2: Install the Root File in Recovery Mode
1) Copy the root.zip file into your tablet external microSD card.
2) Reboot the tablet in recovery mode. Gently press the Volume Up and the Power button.
3) As soon as you feel that the tablet is shaking, let go of the Power button but keep holding the Volume Up button, once the screen shows the ‘Samsung Galaxy Tab 2′ logo. Next to that shows you the Recovery Mode menu, then let go of the Volume Up button.
4) Scroll down and select the ‘Install Update from SD card’ – use volume keys to toggle selection.
5) Locate the root.zip file you’ve copied from the external SDcard.
6) Select ‘Install’ then simply follow the next steps, and then wait until the tab completely reboots.
Does it Worked or Not? Just let us know if this root method has worked or even failed on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 runs on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, so that we can buzz the developers and aide us with a more complex rooting method.