How to Root GALAXY Tab S2 SM-T710/715/810/815

This step-by-step tutorial will help you to easily achieve root access on the Galaxy Tab S2 almost all variants running on the Android 5.0.2 and 5.1.1 Lollipop. Chainfire’s cf-auto root kernel is working for the 5.0.2 firmware however 5.1.1 lollipop root needs custom kernel in order to safely get root access.

This root guide covers the 4 different variants of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 including SM-T710, T715 and S2 9.7 SM-T810 and T815 Wi-Fi and LTE respectively.

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Pre-requisites:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  • Before moving further backup all of your important data.
  • Latest version of Odin3 – Download Odin3
  • Install Samsung USB drivers – Download
  • Enable USB debugging by going to Settings > Developers Options.
  • Finally download the cf-auto root file based on the Android version installed on your device. You can yours by going to Settings > About device > Software.

Lollipop 5.0.2:

Lollipop 5.1.1:

Custom kernel is need for devices running on Android 5.1.1  Link

How to Root Galaxy Tab S2:

Step 1: First of all, download and extract/unzip the required files mentioned above.

Step 2: Run Odin3 and leave the default settings.

Step 3: Turn off your Galaxy Tab and reboot into download mode by holding and pressing the Volume down+Home+Power keys simultaneously till Android warning sign appears on the screen. Hit Volume up to continue.

Step 4: While in Odin mode connect your device to your PC.

Step 5: Hit the AP/PDA button and select the smtxx_cf_autoroot.tar file.

Step 6: Click Start to flash the twrp file.

Step 7: When completed, Odin will give Pass! message and your device will automatically reboots.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. You’re now a few steps away to install any Custom ROM of your choice.

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