Android and phone carrier networks selling the Tab S2 were nice enough to roll out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates over the air recently for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. Now that you have yours updated and running that same software update, you can follow the guide after the jump and find out how to root it.
Rooting is the word we use for granting full system access to yourself, so you are using the tablet without any limitations. That means you can install any apps from the Google Play Store that usually say “root required” when you attempt to install them. Moreover, it also means you can check out any custom firmware that might be made available. Custom ROMs will give your device a new look that you might prefer as well as give unique features that your stock ROM doesn’t offer. Some geeks enjoy checking out custom ROMs for fun while others find my practical reasons due to a custom ROM typically being made more for a more niche market as a pose to the stock ROM, which is rolled out the same for the world.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet with the SM-T810 model number. You must have the same model number version of the Tab S2 or else you will likely get it bricked by flashing the file in this guide. You can find out the model number of your Tab S2 if you need to by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
- You must have a computer that is running the Windows operating system to use this guide. The Odin flashing app is made to work on Windows and no other operating system. The exact Windows version doesn’t matter. Moreover, it will not function on some Windows RT versions that come on selected Microsoft Surface tablets.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 if you cannot see it there from the settings menu because it is currently hidden. You can do that by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number. Tap on the build number and after seven times it usually brings up a message stating that you are now using the device as a developer.
- Now that you have established how to unlock the Developer Options menu it’s time to make use of it by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options and then checking the box that is currently empty next to the USB Debugging Mode. Once you have checked the box leave the Developer Options menu and it will remember your settings.
- Make sure you download and install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer for the Tab S2 before you start with the guide.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 SM-T810 RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW UPDATES
- Download the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool that works for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 when running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates from here.
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer and then double-click on the Odin executable file.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and browse the desktop location to upload the rooting file that is ending in the ta.md5 file extension.
- Click the Start button from the Odin user interface.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810 tablets running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire.