How to root Galaxy Tab 2 Jelly Bean, ICS

I would explain here the methodology for rooting Galaxy Tab 2 P3100.

Rooting is a process which allows the user to gain root access to the linux in Android OS. It can be useful if you run applications such as firewall, which requires root access to the Android.
This guide is just for rooting Galaxy Tab2 P3100, for other Android devices Type ‘ Model number of your Phone/Tablet rooting’ in the above search box.

This Guide is applicable for  Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 or Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4

Disclaimer : Rooting ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Prerequisites :

1.Download the GalaxyTab2 Root from the below link.
http://downloads.indiandragon.in/Downloads/GalaxyTab2_Root.html
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2.Backup your ROM using Clock work mod – ROM Manager.

Procedure :

1. Drop the update.zip to the internal sd or external sd card of your Tab2.

2. Power off the tab, press volume down + power button to go into download mode.


3. Connect the data cable to the Tab and to the computer. 
Note : If your Tab is not getting detected in windows, make sure you have 
a.samsung USB drivers installed.
b. Kies not running (kill from task manager ).
c. Connect the USB cable directly to the computer and not via an extension cable.

4. Open Odin in the Windows, You’ll notice the port is highlighted when the tab is detected.


5. Select Auto Restart & PDA and Uncheck everything else.

6. Select the GT-P3100_ClockworkMod-Recovery_5.5.0.4 through the PDA, make sure the options are selected as said and click Start.

7. After the Clock work Mod Recovery has been flashed press Volume up + power UP to enter into CWM recovery boot loader.
a.  Select install zip option and select update.zip from the internal/external sd.
b. Wait till the installation completes and select reboot system option.
Testing root,
In the Android Terminal Emulator type su, super user app will ask for giving providing super user permissions to the Terminal Emulator and you will receive superuser permissions. Type an linux command and check further.
Enjoy your rooted Galaxy tab2 !

How To : Upgrade Galaxy Tab2 to Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1

How to upgrade Galaxy Tab2 to Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1

Official Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 upgrade has been released to parts of Europe yesterday and would be released to other parts of the world in coming months. But if you cannot wait for the official OTA release like me, read the guide below on how to flash your Galaxy Tab 2 (P3100) to latest Jelly Bean OS.

If you are not sure on whether you need a Jelly Bean upgrade to your Galaxy Tab 2, read my review of the same here – http://news.indiandragon.in/2012/11/26/galaxy-tab-2-jelly-bean-upgrade/ .

Disclaimer : Flashing ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Prerequisites :

This guide is for P3100, though the procedure is same for other Galaxy Tab 2 models. The ROM  included in this guide is just for P3100.

1. Your Galaxy Tab2 (P31000) should have been rooted. Refer here for rooting.

2. Install Clock Work Mod – ROM Manager from here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager

3.. Download and Install Mobile Odin from here – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347899
Note : Free version of Mobile Odin requires “Flash Kernel” to be installed separately, available on the same page.

3. Download Official Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Tab2 here –
http://downloads.indiandragon.in/Downloads/Galaxy_Tab2_JellyBean_ROM.html
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Procedure :

Keep at least 50% of the battery in the tablet.

Step 1 : Flash ClockworkMod Recovery in the CWM ROM Manager and take back up of your current ROM.

Step 2 : Unzip the downloaded ROM and ‘Open file’ the .tar.md5 file from the Mobile Odin Lite.

Step 3 : ‘Flash Firmware’ in the Mobile Odin Lite.

Wait and let the Mobile Odin do it’s Job.

Enjoy your Jelly Bean !