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Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on any firmware is now possible, thanks to the amazing root package called CF-Root. Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 received the latest Android 4.1.1 official firmware today and before that, we have covered a number of ICS firmware tutorials as well for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. For those asking on how to root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you have come to right place as we now have a complete tutorial. This root tutorial method which works on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with Android 4.0.4 ICS, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and later. This tutorial doesn’t even require you to install ClockworkMod recovery as we will be using ODIN to perform the root tutorial. You can now root Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on Android 4.1.1 official stock firmware. It is not really necessary, but please make sure you backup your tablet and also read all the important tips given below before proceeding to the tutorial. Please note, CWM Recovery will not be installed with this root package. — only SuperSU and root binary will be installed. Rooting will allow you to install custom ROMs, system tweaks and root apps i.e Set CPU, Titanium Backup etc. Let’s continue below to the tutorial.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (MyTrickSource) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial.

Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 – CF-Auto-Root Details:

For those who do not know about CF-Auto-Root:
CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.
NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.

There are tons of usefull article for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on MyTrickSource, but we Suggest you for the following:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.0.4 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps: Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

 Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
    If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

 A few more optional tips that you should remember:

        1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode.

        2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

        3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on MyTrickSource are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on Android 4.1.1 official firmware.

How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to root Android 4.1.1 on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you. Note, this tutorial will not install ClockworkMod recovery.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

  • This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This root method works for both, Android 4.0.4 ICS and Android 4.1.1 JB.
  • Your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 - Download Root Package – CF-Auto-Root for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 - Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to root Android 4.1.1 on Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your tablet. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Up button and then press the Power button together till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle.

Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your tablet to your computer while your tablet is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 - If your tablet is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 - Now select the file that you have to flash/install on your tablet. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.

Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file ‘CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.zip‘.

Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.
Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your tablet will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.

Step 11 - After you see the home screen, unplug your tablet from the computer.

NOTE: Sometimes the device does NOT boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 10) and root your device. If that happens, do the entire procedure again.

OPTIONAL: Still not rooted? Once again perform the entire tutorial, but make sure in ODIN, the “Auto Reboot” option is NOT checked. Then after installation (Step 10), do the following:

Step 11 - Pull out the battery (or keep holding the Power button) to turn OFF the tablet forcefully.

Step 12 - Now boot (turn ON your tablet) with Volume Down + Power buttons to go directly into Recovery Mode manually. This will start the install process of rooting your phone.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has now been rooted on Android 4.1.1 / 4.0.4 official software update. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker.

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