Many people root Android operating systems for better backing up opportunities. Backing up a device is something you should do regularly so you do not risk losing any data. The problem is that it isn’t possible to take a full backup of the data on a device by using any one app or simple solution from the OS. Once you have access to the root file system, however, you can install apps like the Orange Backup application. The Orange Backup app lets you backup online is a single click — and it is a full backup.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with the model number SM-T710 only. These rooting methods for the Tab S2 are model number specific and require a unique file for the model number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the universal ADB drivers to your computer from our USB and ADB driver page. You can install the Samsung drivers of you prefer.
- You need to have the Developer Options menu unlocked. You can find that out easy enough by entering your Settings menu and scrolling down until the very end. If you do not see the Developer Options menu there, try this: Settings > About Device > tap the build number 7 times or until it says you are now a developer.
- Now you can all enter the Developer Options menu by following this path: Settings > Developer Options. Once you are inside the Developer Options menu, tap over the USB Debugging Mode option so it is on.
- You are voiding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 warranty when you follow this guide. You have to flash a stock ROM back on your Tab S2 device to get the warranty working again — and that’s only if your device is not running any Samsung Knox security.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2
- Download the T710 rooting exploit from this link.
- Download the custom kernel from this link.
- Download the latest Odin flashing tool from this link.
- Once you have downloaded the above three files to your Windows computer, shift them over to the desktop.
- Right-click over each of the files and select the “extract here” option.
- Double-click the Odin executable file and the Odin flashing tool will open on your desktop.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power and then press the Volume Up button when it says to do so from your Tab S2 display.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP/PDA button and upload the custom kernel first.
- Click start and flash that custom kernel.
- Wait for the Pass message.
- Click the AP/PDA button again and this time upload your rooting exploit.
- Click Start and flash that rooting exploit.
- Wait for the Pass message and the device to reboot before heading over to the Google Play Store to start installing your new apps.
You might like to try the Orange Backup app before installing of the other rooted apps. If you do not want to back up your device online, you can also check out the Titanium Backup application from the Google Play Store. Once you have a custom ROM installed, you can take a NANDroid backup too.