August 29, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

U.S. owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Wi-Fi with model number GT-P5113 has just recieved a new software update based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 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 2 10.1 users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

Note: Using this root increases your flash counter. The flash counter keeps track of how many custom firmwares you have flashed, as this voids warranty. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter after installing CF-Auto-Root.

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 Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should be factory unlocked.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113 (
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113 Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.

Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-espresso10wifi-espresso10wifibby-gtp5113.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is not selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start button in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113 running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You can now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

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

Click here to know How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5113 with official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware.


  1. That worked perfectly. Here's the only exception: in order to enable USB debugging you need to know a little trick. Rather than try to explain it here, I suggest you search "USB debugging 4.2.2" on YouTube and you'll see a few examples of how to do it. It involved tapping 10 times on the build number and then you can do it. Otherwise follow the instructions EXACTLY and it'll work! (oh yeah, familiarize yourself with which way is volume up and which way is volume down!)

    Newly Rooted Galaxy Tab 2 P5113 with Official Android 4.2.2!


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  3. For some strange reason I found the volume up and down buttons are swapped in order to get the device into ODIN mode. Maybe I'm crazy. I used Power + Volume Up, then volume Down to confirm and go into ODIN mode. This is on the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P5113 4.2.2 firmware from Kies.

    1. I had to do the same. It appears that they are swapped with the latest update and models.

  4. It worked great! If you're confused about enabling "debugging mode" go to settings, about device, and click on Model continuously until "x amount of times until developmental". Then go back and Developer should be there.

  5. My tablet recognizes the computer, but the computer does not recognize the tablet! I have all the drivers installed.

    1. Possibly because you may be using just a charger cord. The USB data cable is separate. I just bough one online for $4 total shipping and price at New Egg.