Samsung rolled out official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software update to Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus bearing model number GT-P6200, earlier in April. The Galaxy tablet was first shipped with Android Honeycomb and was later upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich software version. Galaxy Tab users who have already upgraded their devices with the official Jelly Bean build can now root the same and install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery by following our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any mishap. Users are also advised to ensure that their devices meet following requirements.
1) Install USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to transfer files between the Android device and computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the tablet to connect the Android device with the computer and use the Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP already installed then backup data using the recovery.
4) The device should have above 80 per cent of battery charge.
5) The Galaxy tablet should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.
6) The tablet will lose manufacturer’s warranty once it is rooted. However, users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting the device later.
7) The recovery file and the Superuser file work only on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200. Applying these on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy device by selecting Settings>> About device>> Model number.
Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6200 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and Install CWM Recovery
Step-1: Download CWM recovery file for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the computer
File name: GT-P6200-Recovery-tar.md5
Step-2: Download CWM flashable SuperUser zip. Copy it to the SD card of the tablet
File name: Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip
Step-3: Download Odin 3.07 and extract the downloaded zip to the computer
Step-4: Switch off the Galaxy tablet and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together
Step-5: Launch Odin on the computer
Step-6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the tablet. When the tablet is connected successfully, the ID: COM will turn yellow with COM port number. Also, an Added message will appear in Odin indicating successful connection
Note: If the Added message does not come then try another USB port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. If that too does not work then re-install USB driver.
Step-7: In Odin, click the PDA button and select GT-P6200-recovery.tar.md5 file
Step-8: Verify the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. But uncheck the Re-Partition option
Step-9: Finally click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process which would take few minutes to complete. Once the installation process is completed, a PASS message will appear under Odin indicating successful installation. The tablet will then reboot automatically
Step-10: Once the tablet boots up, turn it off. Then boot the device into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together
Note: In recovery mode, use the Volume keys to scroll between options and use Power button to select the desired option.
Step-11: In recovery mode, scroll down to and select install zip from sdcard then select choose zip from sdcard. Now navigate to the Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip file which was earlier copied to the SD card of the tablet
Step-12: Select it using the Power button and confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen
Step-13: Once the installation process is completed, return to the main recovery menu and reboot the tablet by selecting reboot system now
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should be now rooted successfully on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with ClockworkMod recovery installed. To verify the root, open the app drawer of the tablet and look for an app called SuperSU from the list. Also, to ensure the root access, install Root Checker app from Google Play Store.