November 22, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5210 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

The Wi-Fi version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (GT-P5210) was officially announced in June 2013, along with the 3G version of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 with model number GT-P5200. The both models comes with a Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Processor, 1 GB of RAM, 3.15 Megapixel main shooter and a 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera, and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5210 users who wish to root and install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on their devices running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, may follow our step-by-step guide.

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 3 10.1 on your computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 should be factory unlocked.
5. Ensure the battery of the device is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) and Root files works only on the Wi-Fi version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (GT-P5210). Applying these on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 by selecting Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CWM (Mirror Link) (
2. Root ( (Mirror Link)
3. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210
Step 1: Extract the CWM recovery and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Copy the file to the SD card of your device.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Tab 3 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 4: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Tab 3 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 to light 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 6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the recovery.tar.md5 file. Verify that F. Reset Time checkbox is selected. Also, ensure the Auto Reboot and Re-Partition options are NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start button in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process completes, unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from the computer and then proceed to Step 9.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210 via CWM Recovery
Step 9: Reboot the device into CWM Recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together.
Step 10: In CWM Recovery, select "install zip from sdcard" and then select "choose zip from sdcard". Now, navigate to the file that you copied earlier and confirm the installation by selecting Yes.
Step 11: Once the installation process completes, return to main recovery menu and select "reboot system now".

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210 running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 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 root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

Click here to know How to Update Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5210 with Android 4.2.2 XXUAMJ3 Jelly Bean official firmware.


  1. Root ( (Mirror Link) ===> I can't dowloand link. please send link .

    1. This problem has been corrected. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. I try and install the file, the device reboots by itself and I can't run apps that require root access.

    1. On a different site they did not advise to untick the "Auto Reboot". Now I am at step 8 and wondering what indicates the tablet has finished? Odin or the tablet?

      Odin indicated it was finished but the tablet still says "Downloading.... Do not turn off the target"

    2. i checked "auto-reboot", it got the tab out of that hideous screen. i carried on with the rest of the process from there.
      good luck!

  3. same here, got stuck in the "Downloading" screen...

  4. How do I unroot the tablet? please help

  5. Can't be done with 64gb Sd card ! Work pretty well with 32gb

  6. Great guide, now my Tab is finally rooted :) Thanks!

    Also, as a note for other beginner rooters. The installation of the CWM recovery is done as soon as Odin says "Reset" and the green bar is full. Even if your device still says "Downloading", but Odin is finished, just unplug the USB-cable and hold in the Power + Volume UP buttons until you see the Samsung Galaxy Tab logo, then release the power button and voila! Clockworkmod Recovery screen!

    If the screen reads "BinDroid" and you see "Clockwork Mod Recovery" on the top of the screen, and if you see the "install zip from sdcard", then you're on the right track.

    IF... you somehow don't see the above, then you're in the normal recovery of your stock rom, which means that you did something wrong.

    Hope it helps!