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How to root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-805 and install TWRP recovery [Guide]

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 [1]These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-805. The same guide will install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 — a custom recovery so you can then install a custom ROM or take a NANDroid backup. Remember to take a NANDroid between flashing those new ROMs for a smooth experience. The guide we are showing you here is different than most others in that the same file contains both the root and recovery together on the one package.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S 10.5 SM-805 AND INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY

  1. Download the Root and TWRP recovery file from this page [3].
  2. Download the Odin 3.10 from here [4].
  3. Shift both files over to the desktop of your Windows PC.
  4. Right-click the Odin file and select the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
  5. Double-click and run that Odin executable file.
  6. Right-click over the rooting and TWRP recovery file and select the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
  7. Hold down the Power button on the Samsung Tab S 10.5 and wait until you know the device is completely powered down.
  8. Reboot in download mode: press the Volume Down + Home + Power keys.
  9. Connect it the computer with the USB cable.
  10. Click the AP button in the Odin flashing tool.
  11. Browse the desktop for the root and recovery file you extracted earlier.
  12. Do not adjust any of the default settings in Odin; make sure the re-partition is empty.
  13. Click the Start button and wait for your device to get flashed with the root and recovery.
  14. Eventually the device will reboot and a pass message is visible from the display in Odin.
  15. Now you can unplug from the computer and take control of your Google account once again.

Since you have both root access and a custom recovery installed, you can install any apps that require root access from the Google Play Store and install custom ROMs.