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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1 inch display) Model Numbers GT-P5100, GT-P5110 and GT-P5113

Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be easily rooted using the CWM Recovery image and all the instructions you have to follow are listed in this article below. Please note that you should only go ahead with this tutorial if the Clockworkmod Recovery software is installed on your tablet.

This guide should be applied by Android advanced users and in case you’re a beginner then I strongly advise you to seek a friends who is more skilled when it comes to using CWM, ODIN and other similar Androis software. If you root your device you will gain access to its sub-system settings and along with CWM Recovery you will then be able to install new custom ROMs that should improve the overall performances for your Tab 2 tablet.

Rooting your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 isn’t too hard to apply, but you need to know that you will first have to read the preparation guide. The Root can be applied using the CWM Recovery software. So, if your tablet doesn’t have clockworkmod recovery installed, then you follow its tutorial guide here. Now that you know all this general info, I think that you should move to the preparation guide and learn how to properly configure your device so that you will manage to root it from your first attempt. Here’s what you need to know:

  • this root tutorial can be applied only on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with these particular model numbers: GT P 5100, GT P5110 and GT P5113. Do not attempt to use this software on other different tablets or smartphones.
  • Install the USB Drivers for Galaxy Tab 2 so that your device will be recognized when connected to your PC. These drivers can be installed using Samsung KIES or you can go to Samsung website. Please note that after you install the Samsung USB Drivers you will need to close completely Samsung KIES program.
  • Rooting your device will void your warranty and it will increase the flash or download counter functions on your Galaxy Tab 2.
  • Make sure that all antivirus / antimalware programs are disabled, as we don’t want them to block the rooting process.
  • Charge the tablet’s battery until it goes over the 70% power level.
  • Enable the debugging mode.
  • It is recommended for you to backup all the important files by moving them on your computer or you can choose to move them to your device’s external sdcard.
  • If you wish to backup applications, SMS, Call Logs or APN Settings, then you should use these specific programs:  AppBAK for Android apps backups | SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Backup & Restore.

If you’ve read all of the above, then you should move to the how-to guide and learn how to properly root your Galaxy Tab 2 device. Remember that we cannot be held responsible if your phone stops working after all steps have been applied. However, you shouldn’t worry too much and simply read all the instructions I’ve listed and you should be OK. Also, if you have any other questions regarding CWM recovery or the Root process then you should leave them as comments and we will get back to you with solutions.

How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2:

  1. Download the root zip files by clicking the download links below:
    • For Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) model number GT P5113 download the ‘cwm-root-gtab2.zip’ file.
    • For Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) model number GT P5100 or the GT P5110 download the ‘cwm-root-gta2a.zip’ file.
  2. Now copy the root zip package on the root of your device’s external sdcard, the one located at /mnt/extSdCard. Please note that you shouldn’t copy it on the internal memory as this one cannot be viewed in CWM Recovery. After the transfer is complete you need to disconnect it from your computer.
  3. Next, power off the tablet.
  4. Boot into CWM Recovery. Press and hold ‘volume down’ and ‘Power’ buttons simultaneously and the Samsung logo will appear, and then let go of the Power button, but keep Volume Down pressed.
  5. When you’re in the clockworkmod recovery menu, you should first select ‘install zip from sdcard’. Find the file you moved at step 2 and then confirm that you wish to install.
  6. After the root zip has been applied, you will have to get abck to the main recovery screen where the ‘reboot system now’ option is located. Select it and your tablet device will now restart.
  7. After the reboot is complete you should open the application drawer and check to see if the ‘SuperUser’ icon is listed. If it isn’t then you will have to visit Google Play Store and install SuperUser.

These should’ve been all the instructions you had to follow and now your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet is rooted and you’re free to do whatever you like.

Please note that in case the root wasn’t applied, then you should repeat all the steps listed above. Remember to use the comments section to ask for our help. Also, if you have any extra tips and tricks then please feel free to tell us.

I hope that you’ve found this guide helpful and I strongly recommend you to return to our website in the next few days as we will try to post some new tutorial guides that will teach you how to successfully install custom ROMs on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets.

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  • oiaf

    help please……when i want to install the zip from sd card it sais:”E:signature verification error”

    • Make sure you don’t go to “install update.zip” from sdcard. Also you should redownload the file, because it might have been corrupted during the download.

  • Vaidas

    doesn’t work:( – E:signature verification error..?

  • Apoenaj

    The same: “E signature verification Error”. I guess the zip file is corrupted.

  • Buddy

    Is your “Android Version 4.0.4” or “4.0.3” ? Mine is “4.0.4” and it don’t work.
    The same: “E signature verification Error”

  • Will this root a GT-P5113 Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with ICS 4.0.4??
    Please advise ASAP…..Thanks

  • andrew.wood

    samsung mobile usb cdc composite device failed??

  • MoTaR

    I’m new with android.

    I like to try it and put my Apple days behind me.

    Never had a problem with ‘rooting’ it. But it’s time for something new.

    I bought a Samsung TaB2 10.1 GT-P5110

    After reading ( a lot ) on forums and google-ing youtube walkthroughs, I wanted to start the rooting process.

    First problem … the tablet is new but already updated to 4.0.4.

    I don’t think I can undo that :-/

    So I used Odin3-v1.85_3.zip and the file “GT-P5110_ClockworkMod-Recovery_5.5.0.4.tar”

    All went fine but then i had to root it.

    Getting into “download mode” wasn’t easy.

    I think my mistake was that I have to do this immediately after I used ODIN and rebooted the tablet.

    But l’ll try that later.

    The real problem is that I don’t have the choice in the menu “install zip from” sdcard

    my menu

    Android system recovery

    Volume uo/down to move highlight:

    power button to select

    reboot system now

    apply update from external storage

    wipe data/factory reset

    wipe cache partition

    apply update from cache

    I can see the external drive and can click on the file
    CWM-root-gtab2a.zip if i use “apply update from external storage” but it
    gives an error.

    There is a link with “workaround at post 325. ” but i dont know what to do.

    The “workaround” is not for newbies i gues ?

    ok.i read someware that the “Android system recovery ” is not the CWM menu… (slowly im getting there)

    im reading the toppic “[How To] ROOT- Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 [GT-P5113 / 5100 / 5110 & 4.0.4 UPGRADE or OEM”.

    over and over… still dont know how to do the ” “workaround” trick.

    And cant post a reply because … well im new.

    ound a file. GT-p5110_ClockworkMod-Touch_recovery_6.0.1.2.

    but im afraid to try it because i dont want to brick my divece .

    found this


    Originally Posted by notoriousB View Post

    Uncheck the option to automatically reboot in odin. Upload the cwm tar
    file. When the upload is completed and shows green, power off the tablet
    using the power button. Then immediately reboot into cwm and apply the
    root zip file. Do not boot into android after loading cwm, you must go
    right into recovery and install the root package.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda app-developers app

    Im in !!

    Thanx in advance

  • Michael

    i’m getting this error

    { E:signature verification error }

    This a’int working 🙁

  • kebogiraz

    both zip files are dead! please fix it..

  • aiky

    Ai cumva un sfat nou? still managing this site ?

  • Yassir

    The link to download the ZIP file is deactivated