How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

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These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100 using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100 should have atleast 30-40 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100 using Odin

Step 1: Download and Install Samsung USB Driver on your computer. If Samsung USB Driver is already installed on your computer then Skip this Step.

USB Logo

Step 2Download and extract the root files on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:

Chainfire Root File for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

Step 3: Now, Switch off your Tab.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

Step 4: After switching-off the tab, you need to boot into Download Mode. To boot into download mode Press and hold Volume Down Key and Power key at same time for 5-8 seconds (you have to press and hold the buttons at same time) until download mode is active.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100 Download Mode

Step 5: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to continue.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100 Warning Sign

Step 6: Now, Open Odin3 (found in the extracted files, that you have downloaded in the Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your Tab to the computer.

Open Odin3.07 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

Step 7: Once you have connected the Tab to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.

Samsung Galaxy Added Odin 3.07

Step 8: Once your device is detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root.tar file (you have downloaded this file in step#2).

Add PDA Odin 3.07 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

Odin3.07 PDA file for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

Step 9: Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the Flashing.

Start Odin3.07 Flash Samsung Galaxy

Step 10: Flashing usually takes 30-50 seconds to complete the rooting process on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100. Once Rooting process is completed you will be able to see a Green Box with Pass written on it in Odin. During this process Tab will re-boot automatically.

Odin3.07 Flash Completed for Samsung Galaxy

Step 11: Once you see, the Pass message in Odin, you can disconnect your Device from the computer.

Step 12: Now, to make sure you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100, open Applications Menu on your Tab and Find SuperSU App. If this app exist on your Tab then it means you have successfully rooted your device. Congratulations.

SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100

Optional: You can also verify that your device is successfully rooted or not by Root Checker Application.

Keep in Mind:

[*] No data loss process: Your Tablet Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with this method. In short, no data loss process.

[*] How to Unroot: To unroot your device, Open SuperSU > Settings > Full Unroot.

[*] Big thanks to Chainfire for their CF Auto Root file for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100, without this tool this tutorial was not possible.

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