If you’re looking for a way to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110, you’re in luck–we have a step-by-step guide on how to root your Android tablet. XDA Developers senior member nycbjr managed to create a rooting method for your Android tablet. This rooting guide lets you root your tablet in two different methods: via Heimdall or ClockworkMod Recovery.
Just like Odin, Heimdall is designed to flash firmware on Galaxy S phones. The tool also works on other Android devices such as Samsung Captivate, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and many more. What’s more is that the tool is a cross-platform opensource tool and you can use it on your Linux, Mac, and Windows PC.
Aside from flashing ROMs, Heimdall can also flash kernels that help you root your tablet. You may also use the ClockworkMod Recovery tool to flash a rooting package and easily root your tablet.
If you’re itching to gain root access on your Android tablet, read on to learn how to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110 via Heimdall or ClockworkMod Recovery.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, model number GT-P3110. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110
- For Windows users, you will need to download the USB drivers on your computer. You can get the drivers by installing Samsung Kies on your computer. Make sure to close Samsung Kies before following the procedures below.
- Download and install Android Software Development Kit (SDK) on your computer. You can also install Android Debug Bridge (ADB) via Android SDK.
- Disable system tools such as anti-virus software, firewall programs, and Samsung KIES to avoid any interruptions throughout the procedure.
- Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Charge your tablet’s battery to 75% or more. This will ensure that your tablet has sufficient power throughout the entire procedure.
- Download and install Heimdall Frontend to your computer.
- For Windows users, download and install the Heimdall Suite 1.3.2 (Binaries) (heimdall-suite-1.3.2-win32.zip, 9.6 MB). This will install the Heimdall command line tool, Heimdall Frontend, and drivers. You also need Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 installed on your computer to use this tool.
- For OS X 10.4+ (Universal – x86/AMD64/Intel 64) users, download and install the Heimdall Suite 1.3.2 (Binaries) (heimdall-suite-1.3.2-mac.dmg, 12.4 MB). This will install Heimdall command line tool, Heimdall Frontend, and drivers (Codeless kext) on your computer.
- For Debian Linux (i386/x86) users, download and install Heimdall Frontend 1.3.2 (Binary) (heimdall-frontend_1.3.2_i386.deb, 91.4 kB). You will also need to install the Heimdall 1.3.2 – Command Line (binary) (heimdall_1.3.2_i386.deb, 41.4 kB) for you to use Heimdall Frontend.
- Download gt-p3110.pit here or here (4.1 kB).
- NOTE: If you have downloaded gt-p3110.pit.txt, rename the file into gt-p3110.pit.
- Download boot-bjr.img here or here (5.38 MB).
- Switch off your tablet.
- Reboot your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110 into Download Mode. You can do that by pressing and holding the Volume Up key (right key on the Volume rocker) and Power button. When a warning message appears, press the Volume Down key (left key on the Volume rocker) to continue.
- NOTE: To avoid confusion, the Left Volume key is the button nearest to the Power button. On the other hand, the Right Volume key is the button farthest from the Power button.
- Open Heimdall Frontend on your computer.
- Connect your tablet to the computer via USB cable.
- To check if your tablet has successfully connected to the computer, go to the Utilities tab in Heimdall. Click the Detect button and the message “Device detected” will appear in the message box at the bottom.
- Go to the Flash tab.
- Under Options, go to “PIT” and attach the gt-p3110.pit file.
- Under Partitions (Files), click the Add button.
- Under Partition Details, select Kernel as “Partition Name” and attach boot-bjr.img. Your Heimdall Frontend should look like this:
- Once everything is set, click the Start in Heimdall to begin. Your tablet will automatically reboot.
- After the tablet reboots, open a command prompt or terminal and type the following commands:
ClockworkMod Recovery Method
- Download the ClockworkMod Recovery image (recovery.tar.md5, 5.3 MB).
- Download the root package (cwm-root-gtab2.zip, 1.22 MB).
- Download Odin3 v1.85 (Odin3-v1.85_3.zip, 199 kB).
- Extract Odin3-v1.85_3.zip into a folder on your computer.
- Go to the extracted folder and double-click Odin3 v1.85.exe to launch Odin on your computer.
- Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip to the root of your tablet’s external SD card.
- Switch off your tablet.
- Reboot your tablet into Download Mode. You can do that by pressing and holding the Volume Up key (right key on the Volume rocker) and Power button. When a warning message appears, press the Volume Down key (left key on the Volume rocker) to continue.
- Connect your tablet to the computer via the USB cable. The word “Added” will appear in Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers on your computer.
- Click the PDA button in Odin and choose the recovery.tar.md5 file.
- NOTE: Do not make unnecessary changes in Odin. Doing so will likely brick your tablet.
- Once all are set, click the Start button in Odin.
- Your tablet will automatically reboot. You will also get the “Pass” message in Odin.
- Turn off your tablet.
- Reboot your tablet into ClockworkMod Recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down key (left key on the Volume rocker) and Power button. When the Samsung logo appears, release the Power button but keep the Volume key pressed.
- NOTE: Once in recovery, use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option.
- Select Install ZIP From SD Card and choose the cwm-root-gtab2.zip file. Confirm the action on the next screen to initiate the rooting process.
- Once complete, go back to the main menu and select Reboot System Now.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110 via the Heimdall or ClockworkMod Recovery method.