These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. You can check what software version your device is running from the About Device menu that is part of your devices operating system. You can usually find it available after scrolling down from the Settings menu.
- The following guide only works on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with the model number SM-T710. There are four different model numbers we have for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 device, so make sure you have the right one. You can check yours by heading to the Settings > About Device > look for where it shows you the model.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the universal ADB driver from our ADB and USB drivers page.
- Be aware that by following this guide to get root on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 devices does void the warranty terms you had with Samsung. You will need to unroot the Tab and make sure it doesn’t have Knox security to send it away for free repairs again later.
- Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is usually as simple as flashing a stock ROM back on the device. Each ROM is again model number specific, so make sure you have the correct ROM.
- Enable the Developer Options menu on your device by heading to the Menu > Settings > About Device > tap the build number 7 times.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- You must have a Windows PC to use this guide.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 SM-T710
- Download the CF-Root tool from this link.
- Download the Odin flashing tool to your computer from this link.
- Open the Downloads folder on your Windows computer and click and drag the two files over to your desktop.
- Right-click over each of the files and select the “extract here” option from the menu.
- Double-click the Odin executable file to get the Odin user-interface open on the desktop.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power after a reboot.
- Connect the Tab S2 to the computer using the USB cable.
- The ID: COM port should light up with a color if your drivers are working.
- Click the PDA or the AP button from your Odin user-interface.
- Upload the CF-Auto-Root executable file from the extracted folder.
- Click the Start button and wait a few minutes for the Odin flashing tool to flash the rooting exploit to your device.
- Soon you will get the pass message from the Odin user-interface and your device will reboot automatically.
- Those of you without the Auto Reboot box checked must reboot the device manually.
Once you all have the Tab S3 rebooted, you are ready to start installing the apps from the Google Play Store and other third-party sources which require root access to the root file system on your device. Many people enjoy starting by installing the root checker app to make sure the device does have root access before doing anything else to make troubleshooting that much easier.