How To Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 [Guide]

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has been rooting on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3. The credit for this feat goes to XDA member” weltwon”. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a cheaper version of its predecessor that comes with a 1 GHz Dual-Core processor, 1GB RAM, , 16GB to 32GB of internal storage, 1280 x 800 TFT display, with Android 4.0 ICS. Perhaps the most notable thing about this tablet is its meager price of $399.99. If you have used Samsung devices with the Android operating system, then you will probably find this rooting process to be quite simple. The only downside of the method is that it is only available for Windows users and there is currently no method available for Mac OS X and Linux users.



Please follow this rooting guide at your own risk. Rooting your device will void your warranty. WML Cloud and it’s team will not be responsible if your Samsung Galaxy Tab gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process. It is advised that you check out the link given at the end of this post for additional information, the current status of this guide, as well as possible issues that users may have faced after rooting their tablet.


  • Download ODIN
  • Download Recovery
  • Download Root file
  • Note: For the GT-P5110 European model, use this alternate file (instead of the root file link given above): P5110 European root file.
  • Install Samsung Kies (must be installed for before rooting process starts)



Step 1. Download the kernel (recovery) and root file (from the links given above).
Step 2: Got to the root of your tablet’s external SD card and copy the root file to it.
Step 3: Hold down the Volume Up+Power button and upon prompt, hit Volume Down to enter download mode.
Step 4: Run ODIN and click the PDA option so that you can select the recovery TAR file that you downloaded earlier.
Step 5: Connect your tablet to the PC using USB cable and when your tablet is connected in ODIN, press the Start button (in ODIN). This will start the flashing process.
Step 6: Once your phone reboots, restart it in recovery mode. Hold down the Volume Down+Power key.
Step 7: Now, Navigate to install ZIP from sdcard -> choose zip from ext sdcard and select root file (ZIP). After the file is flashed, restart your Galaxy tab.

That’s all you need to do to root your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Depending on your model, you might have to manually install SuperUser after your tablet restarts. For any queries, updates and additional information, see the link given below.

[via XDA Developer’s forum thread]