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How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 GT-P5210 on Android 4.4.2 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 [1]The following guide teaches you how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 GT-P5210 devices with the CF-Auto-Root tool running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating systems.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 GT-P5210 RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.2

  1. Download the updated CF-Auto-Root package for the P5210 from this link [3].
  2. Download the Odin flashing tool from this link [4].
  3. Extract both of the files to the desktop of the computer.
    – you can extract them both by right-clicking on the files once they are on the desktop and then choose “extract here” from the menu.
  4. Run the Odin flash tool by double-clicking on the same. Leave it open so it is ready for the device to connect to it soon.
  5. Long-press the Power button on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 device and wait until its turned off completely.
  6. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in download mode.
  7. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 device to the computer with the USB cable.
  8. Click the PDA or AP button you can see from the buttons available on the Odin user-interface.
  9. Upload the CF-Auto-Root-santos10wifi-santos10wifixx-gtp5210.tar.md5 file from the desktop — you see it when you extracted the file in the first step. Do not extract it a second time.
  10. Click the Start button without changing any of the default settings available from the Odin user-interface.
  11. Wait until you can see the pass message from the Odin user-interface and your Tab 3’s display says the device is going to reboot in 10 seconds.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will now reboot in recovery mode where it will apply the finishing touches. Anyone who doesn’t get to recovery mode automatically needs to do that manually by pressing the Volume Up + Power + Home buttons when you are starting with the device off completely.

Flashing and booting failures should be reported to Chainfire — the developer of the CF-Auto-Root tool you are using — over at the official XDA Developers thread [5]made for the rooting tool. Sometimes new software updates can bring in new bootloaders, which require Chainfire to update the files.