Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with model number P3100 who have already updated their device to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean XXCLL3 can now root their device using the application known as “Odin.” The process will include downloading of CF Auto Root package and the rooting will be done using a computer where the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 will be connected. It will take a few minutes to complete and it is easier than what most owners think.
We will tell you the correct way to root your device, however, the decision is on you whether you want to continue or not. That said, The Droid Guy cannot be held liable for possible damages this process may cause. Root your device at your own risk but here are some reminders prior to engaging into rooting process.
- Backup all your important data including your SMS message, videos, music, files, etc.
- Make sure your tablet has, at least, 80% battery left.
- Enable USB Debugging in your device and make sure you have installed all necessary drivers to make your tablet detectable by the computer.
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Rooting Guide
Step 1: Download the CF-Auto-Root package for your Galaxy Tab 2 from here. You need to extract it so you can get .tar file later.
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 package from here. You will also need to extract it so you can run the executable file.
Step 3: Run Odin application as Administrator and turn off your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
Step 4: Put your device into Download Mode: you can do so by pressing and holding VOLUME DOWN and POWER buttons together until a warning screen appears. This time press the VOLUME DOWN button to continue entry to Download Mode.
Step 5: Once your device is in the Download Mode, connect it to your computer using the original USB cable. If all drivers were installed, one of ID:COM boxes will turn yellow while display the COM port number your tablet is using to communicate with your computer.
Step 6: Under ‘Option’ section on Odin interface, check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
Step 7: Click on PDA button and browse through the directory where you have extracted contents of CF Auto Root package earlier. Look for CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.tar.md5 file.
Step 8: You may now click on START button to begin the rooting process. The entire process will last a minute or two and you have to wait until Odin automatically reboot your device. Once your device is fully active, you may disconnect it from your computer.
That’s it! Your device is now rooted and you can start installing apps that require root permission.