April 24, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 on Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung recently released its official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with base firmware XXMC3, for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6200 in several countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom. The official firmware is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean firmware, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus users to root their devices easily.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on your computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) The Recovery file and the Superuser files used for rooting are compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 running on Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean.

Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200
Step 1: Download Recovery.tar.rar file for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the computer and extract using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Download Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip file and copy to SD card of tablet
Step 3: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) and extract the zip file
Step 4: Switch off the tablet and place it into Download Mode. To do so press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together. A warning screen will arrive, then press Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode
Step 5: Run Odin on your computer
Step 6: Connect the tablet to the computer using the USB cable while the device is in the Download Mode. A message saying Added will arrive under Odin's message box in the bottom left. You will also get to see COM port with a number in Yellow when the tablet is connected to the computer successfully
Step 7: In Odin, click the PDA and select the recovery.tar.md5 file
Step 8: Ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected
Step 9: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin
Step 10: Once installation is completed, the tablet will reboot automatically. After the home screen appears, unplug USB cable from the tablet to disconnect it from the computer

Steps to root Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus by Installing SuperSU via CWM Recovery
Step 11: Reboot tablet into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together.
Step 12: Once device is in Recovery mode, use Volume to scroll to Apply Update Zip from internal storage
Step 13: Now select install zip from sdcard, select choose zip from sdcard and then navigate to the Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip. Select and confirm installation by selecting Yes
Step 14: Once installation process is completed, return to main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot tablet

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200, running official Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean, is now rooted successfully. Open the app drawer of the Galaxy tablet and look for an app called superuser. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.