With Samsung release of the infamous Android Jelly Bean OS for the 10.1 model (International WiFi version), Galaxy Tab 2 users have been itching to get their hands on a root to unlock all of their devices glorious potential.

The good news for those wanting to gain access is that we have a step by step guide below all thanks to the fantastic team at XDA Developers and in particular a Dev that goes by the name of Chainfire.

Before you begin please ensure

  • You have at least 80% charge on your device
  • Your device has been factory unlocked
  • Your device has USB Debugging enabled
  • You have downloaded all relevant Samsung USB drivers

Root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100/P5110/P5113 Using CF-Auto-Root

Step 1. First you will need to download the following files relevant to your device version:

Step 2. Once you have downloaded the relevant root package, unzip the folder and save to your desktop.

Step 3. Place your device into Download Mode. To achieve this simply hold down the ‘Power’ + ‘Volume Up’ buttons together. When you see a small yellow triangle appear on your device screen, press the ‘Volume Down’ button.

Step 4. Launch Odin on your PC

Step 5. Connect your device you your PC via USB while you are in Download Mode and Odin has launched. You will know if your connection have been successful if the ID:COM box within Odin turns yellow and you can see the message ‘Added’. If this does not appear it is usually due to the drivers not being installed correctly. Double check them then try again.

Step 6. Click on ‘PDA’ from within Odin then navigate to the CF-Auto-Root files.

Step 7. Select ‘Start’.

Step 8. Your device will automatically reboot once the installation has completed and you will be able to see a message within Odin saying ‘Pass’.

If this message fails to appear or you get a message reading ‘Fail’, you will need to complete the process again. Before you do so ensure you have completely closed Odin and you switch off your device and remove its battery for a few seconds before booting it once again into Download Mode and reinstalling the firmware.

Step 9. When your device reboots it will be safe to disconnect it from the USB.

Now that you have finished, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking our custom ROMs.