How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 [P5210] and Install TWRP Recovery

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The complete tutorial to root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210 is now available here at Tips4Droid. Galaxy Tab 10.1 P5210 is one of the admired tablet in Samsung’s range of tablets. It has been liked by many and hence it has been sold in great numbers, round the globe. Many of the Android geek users must be searching for root method for this device, so you’ve come to the right place. Root access on your Android device will allow you to do innumerable things, you can install custom ROM’s, rooted apps and this way modify the way you like and want.

As you proceed with the present tutorial, we will guide you with the complete steps on how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 [P5210] and install TWRP recovery. But, it is essentially advised that you must follow the pre-requisites section first, it’s for your benefit.

How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10-1 and install TWRP recovery

Warning: The present article is going to root your device because of which the warranty may also get void. So, you please proceed at your own risk.


Measures to take before Rooting your device

Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.

Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.

Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.

Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.

Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.

Assuring that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can proceed further. If there is something which worries you, let us know we are always here for you.

Download Odin, Pre-rooted firmware from here or here and TWRP Recovery file from here to your computer. Install Odin onto your Windows PC and then extracted the downloaded firmware into a folder onto your desktop. Also, you need to place the “TWRP Recovery” file into the root directory of your device’s SD Card.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 [P5210] and Install TWRP Recovery:

Step 1: Open up Odin and then reboot your Galaxy Tab to enter it in the Download Mode. To do so, you need to press and Hold the “Volume Down + Home + Power” buttons together until the screen turns ON. When you see the “Warning!!” screen, then you have to press the Volume Up button so as to confirm that you want to enter into Download Mode.

Step 2: Now, connect your phone to the PC using the original USB cable of the device.

Step 3: The ID: COM section in Odin should turn Yellow which means your device has been recognized successfully by Odin. If not, then check for the drivers.

Step 4: Now, click on “PDA” button and then choose “.tar.md5” file from the folder where you’ve extracted the “TWRP Package”.

Step 5: Just ensure that only “F. Reset Time” is selected in Odin, then click on the “Start” button to begin the flashing process.

Step 6: Soon the flashing process will begin and when the procedure has completed, you will get a “PASS!!” message in Odin and your device will reboot automatically as well.

Step 7: Now, to flash the TWRP Recovery file, reboot your device into stock recovery.

Step 8: Next, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the “TWRP Recovery” file you’ve placed on the SD card.

Step 9: Soon, you will see that the flashing process has completed, then reboot your device.

Awesome! You’ve successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 [P5210] and installed TWRP recovery on it. Let us know if you have any queries/ worries, we are here for you always.

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2 thoughts on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 [P5210] and Install TWRP Recovery

  1. TWRP recovery what is this for? can i root my device without installing TWRP and how? By the way will my apps be deleted if i root my tab 3?thanks i hope you can answer asap: )

  2. Can the device be unrooted through anyway?

    i’m thinking about the following now:
    i’m busy with my games, exploring everything, changing a little here and there
    and i get enough of it.
    i don’t want to lose my data and apps and what i changed and all

    or i am going to sell it and i don’t want people peeping into my data so i want to return it to factory settings
    is this possible and all?

    sorry if i ask stupid questions, but i’m looking into it just a few days, so i haven’t had much time reading things over

    but i can’t find a step by step site like this one that explains me how to unroot the device

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