We’ve gone to XDA Developers for a lot of help over the years and today’s root procedure comes from popular XDA member David martin better known as gr8nole. This method will sort you out with CWM and rooting at the same time so there is no need to look for any other resources on this topic and that’s always the easiest way to go about it. Once you have finished you can download and install custom ROMs and applications that you didn’t have access to with the stock device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?

When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.

Why Would You Want to Root Android?

Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:

  • Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
  • Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
  • Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
  • Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.

What Are the Risks of Rooting?

If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.

With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:

  • Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
  • You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
  • You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.

Details of Note

  • This help guide will void any withstanding warranty you may have on the Galaxy tab 3 Lite.
  • There’s no doubt that the developers of this root method are supremely talented people, but that does not mean the process will be faultless for everybody trying to use it. It’s possible something goes wrong during the guide and after there is root access. On that note, it is important to understand that we are not held responsible for anything that happens to your device from following our guide. It is all done at your own risk.
  • This example is compatible for the Lite version of the Samsung galaxy Note 3 WiFi SM-T110 only and won’t work for any other. Don’t try to install it for anything else unless you want to cause damage.
  • Don’t worry about saving any battery life. The reason is as soon as you plug your device into the computer via USB cable it will automatically start charging the battery. Therefore, there is no need to have a certain amount of charge left.
  • Download and install the Samsung USB drivers from this page.
  • Enable the USB debugging mode. For everyone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later, you can do this by going to the Developer Options. If Developer options is not unlocked yet you can go to Settings > About Phone and tap on the build number seven times until it is unlocked. After the third tap, you will get a message on the screen.
  • ODIN is only made for Windows PC’s and we do use that program to complete this guide successfully. That means you need to find a computer that is running Windows to get this to work.
  • This tutorial is designed for advanced users because of its complex nature installing two different things. It also requires some experience with using the devices SD card.

Flashing ClockworkMod

  1. 1. Download the ODIN 3.09.
  2. 2. Download the ClockworkMod recovery.
  3. 3. Open ODIN after it finished installing and right-click > Select Run as Admin.
  4. 4. Boot the Galaxt tab 3 into Download Mode by pressing Home > Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.
  5. 5. Connect the tablet to the Windows-based computer via a USB cable.
  6. 6. Check the box called F.Reset Time in ODIN and don’t touch any of the others unchecked.
  7. 7. On the right side of ODIN is a heading called “files Downloaded.” Underneath it is a button called AP. Click the AP button and upload the tar.md5 file in here.
  8. 8. Double check everything we just mentioned making sure it is correct before continuing.
  9. 9. Press the start button to begin flashing the ClockworkMod.

Rooting The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite SM-T110 WiFi Model

  1. 1. Download the root package from XDA to the device’s internal storage.
  2. 2. Disconnect the Tab 3 from the computer now.
  3. 3. Reboot the tablet into the custom recovery we just installed by pressing Home > Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
  4. 4. Connect to it the computer again with the USB cable.
  5. 5. Wait for it to register properly.
  6. 6. From the Root menu in CWM click Install zip from SD card.
  7. 7. Upload the root package you downloaded in step 1.
  8. 8. Navigate back to the main recovery screen.
  9. 9. Select reboot system now.
  10. 10. Upon reboot it will be completed.

That’s all.