Samsung recently released the Android 4.1.2 XXCLL2 (Jelly Bean) firmware for the 3G and Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100). Galaxy Tab owners who have upgraded may follow this tutorial to root the device. The tutorial uses the CF-Auto-Root package.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device during this procedure. This tutorial is meant only for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100) running the Android 4.1.2 XXCLL2 (Jelly Bean) firmware.
- Ensure download and installation of appropriate USB drivers and enable USB debugging mode (to do so, navigate through Menu > Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging
- Ensure battery has at least 80 percent charge
- Ensure back-up for all data
To Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100) on Android 4.1.2 XXCLL2 (Jelly Bean)
- Download CF-Auto-Root package to computer and extract contents
- Download Odin v3.07 and extract contents
- Switch device off and re-start in Download mode (to do so, press and hold Volume Down and Power till a warning screen appears and then press Volume Down
- Start Odin and connect device to computer using USB cable (a successful connection is indicated by a message - Added - and a COM port number in yellow)
- Note: If no message appears, try a second USB port or re-installing drivers
- In Odin, click PDA and select CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.zip
- Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are checked
- Click Start to begin installation
- After installation, device will re-start (a successful installation is indicated by a message - Pass - against a green background)
- Disconnect device from computer
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100), running Android 4.1.2 XXCLL2 (Jelly Bean) has now been successfully rooted. To ensure root is properly installed and working, verify with the Root Checker app; this is available for download from the Google Play Store for free.
[Source: Android Jinn]