The era of tablets is almost gone, however every now and then OEMs like Samsung, Amazon etc. still like to release a newer tablet on to the market to contend with the iPad. While most of these tablets simply fall short, some of them really do pack adequate hardware which if rooted and properly debloated can give quite a few other devices a run for their money. Galaxy Tab S2 is no different in this regard and this is exactly why we will teach you how to root your Galaxy Tab S2 running on Android 5.1.1 with ease. Remember this guide is only applicable for the models T710 and T810.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages done to your device either during or after the process, please proceed at your own risk. Do not try this on other variants of the Tab S2!
Prerequisites: You are required to have
- USB Drivers and ADB & Fastboot set up on your computer
- USB Debugging enabled on the tablet
- Re-activation Lock Unchecked (can be found in Settings>Security after logging into Samsung account, if it isn’t there that’s fine)
- OEM Unlock Checked (can be found in Settings>Developer Options. If it isn’t present there, that’s fine)
- Odin 3.10.7 (click here to download) extracted on your PC
- Download the custom kernel for your model from here. Yes, we are aware this takes you to a XDA forum link and you have to do an extra click to download the file but it is on the request of the developer.
- Download the Autoroot package for T810 from here or for T710 from here.
- Connect your device to the PC and boot it into download mode by either using adb (“adb reboot download“) or by pressing and holding power+home+vol. Down key while the tab reboots.
- Run Odin, tap PDA and first flash the custom Kernel you downloaded from the XDA forums.
- Wait for device to boot back up, go back to download mode like before and open flash the Autoroot package via odin like before
Once device boots back up after the second Odin flash, you will finally have successfully managed to root Galaxy Tab S2.