Use CF-Auto-Root to root official Android 4.0.4 ICS as well as Android 4.1.1/4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 recently received the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware, following the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 and P5110. This article presents a step-by-step guide to root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 on any official Android 4.0.4 or Android 4.1.1/ 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. The rooting method described in this guide works with ODIN flash tool, and does not require the installation of ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on the Galaxy tablet.
CF-Auto-Root is the rooting method used in this guide, which helps preserve your stock firmware settings even after the root. This root method is exclusively used with Samsung's stock firmware or official firmware and is reportedly the quickest and easiest way to root. Hence, it is an ideal rooting tool for beginners.
NOTE: Rooting the device will increase its flash counter and hence void its warranty. Just reinstall any official firmware to regain hardware warranty on the device. Alternatively, run Triangle Away app after rooting, to reset the flash counter and restore device warranty.
- Verify that correct USB drivers are installed for Galaxy Tab 2 on the computer. Download Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 USB drivers.
- Create backup for important data and settings on the tablet using any of the custom recovery tools such as CWM or TWRP recovery. Avoid using either Samsung KIES or ROM manager for data-backup as it may permanently damage or brick the device.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on the tablet by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if device is running Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings > Applications > Development (if device is running Android 2.3 or earlier).
- Ensure that the tablet's battery has at least 85 percent charge
How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 on Any official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware
Step 1 - Download CF-Auto-Root package for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 to the computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 - Download ODIN v1.85 which is needed to root Android 4.1.1/4.1.2 or Android 4.0.4 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113.
Step 3 - Power off the tablet and boot into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up and Power button together until the construction Android robot icon with a triangle appears on screen. Hit the Power button again to confirm entry into Download Mode.
Step 4 - Lauch ODIN on the computer and connect the tablet to it while the tablet is still in Download Mode.
Step 5 - When the Galaxy Tab connects successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the corresponding COM port number. This step may be time-consuming and take up to 5 minutes to complete.
Step 6 - Now, choose the files that need to be flashed or installed on the tablet, which can be found among the extracted files in Step 1.
- Click the 'PDA' button and choose the file 'CF-Auto-Root-espresso10wifi-espresso10wifibby-gtp5113.zip'.
Step 7 - In ODIN, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, by selecting the checkboxes.
Step 8 - Hit the Start button in ODIN and the root nstallation process will begin. It may take just a few minutes to complete.
Step 9 - Once the root access is installed, the tablet will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package. At this moment, the device's ID: COM box will also turn green.
Step 10 - When you see the home screen, just disconnect the tablet from computer.
NOTE: In case the device fails to boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 9) and root the device, then just repeat the entire procedure again.
OPTIONAL: If all else fails, repeat the entire tutorial. But, make sure the Auto Reboot option is NOT checked in ODIN. Then after root installation (Step 9), do the following:
Step 11 - Remove the battery (or keep holding the Power button) to switch off the tablet forcefully.
Step 12 - Now, reboot the tablet by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together to enter Recovery Mode manually. This will begin root installation on the tablet once again.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is now successfully rooted on Android 4.1.1 / 4.1.2 / 4.0.4 official firmware update. Check for the SuperSU app in apps list to verify.
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