Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 recently got updated with the goodness of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and while the update did bring some nice features, users still need to root their Galaxy Tab 2 in order to full enjoy the Android experience.
Unfortunately, this root method works only for the WiFi variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and that too if only the device is factory unlocked and is not bound to any specific carrier. Since the method might wipe out all of your data, it is highly recommended to create a backup before proceeding further.
Also make sure that apart from having a charge of at least 80%(to prevent unexpected shutdowns) you have already put your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on debugging mode, in case you haven’t then make sure to do so by going to Settings.
Now that all has been said, let us begin with the actual tutorial.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 On Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Step 2: Download the latest version of Odin from here. Once downloaded, unzip the downloaded file to get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with some other files.
Step 3: Switch off your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and then boot it into Download mode by holding down the Volume Down button and Power button simultaneously till a familiar Android bot shows up, then press Volume Up button to confirm going into Download mode.
Step 4: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe on your computer(make sure you are using an administrator account). While your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is still in download mode, connect it to your PC through the USB cable which came with the box.
Step 5: Wait for a few seconds till Odin detects your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. If the device is connected successfully, you will be greeted with an Added message in the message box and the ID: COM box will also change its color to blue.
Step 6: Click on the PDA button in Odin and then select the CF-Auto-Root file downloaded in Step 1.
Step 7: Uncheck ‘Re-Partition’ option and double check that the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ checkboxes are selected. Now click on Start button and let Odin do its thing.
Step 8: When Odin is done with your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the device will restart itself. Now a PASS message will be visible on the extreme-left box.
Step 9: Safely remove the USB cable from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and verify root status by installing this app from the Play Store.
Step 10: Show off your rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 running on Android 4.2.2 in the comment box down below.
NOTE: In case no added message is shown in Step 5, try another USB port and if the situation still remains the same, install the USB drivers once again.