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Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 & Flash a Custom Recovery

Our today’s article is about how to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Flashing a Custom Recovery on it. Developers have found some methods to root Samsung Tab 3, and we can now enjoy a lot of advantages on it as the CF-Root method has not been released for this tablet yet. After rooting an Android device, you’ll get the administrative rights on it and can make many customizations that we can’t normally do on a unrooted device.

After rooting a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, you can remove the pre-installed apps by the manufacturer, so removing that apps will free up storage space. The main benefit of rooting is that it is increasing the battery life and performance. Rooting will enable you to update to the new version of Android by flashing a custom recovery/ROM. In short, you can do tonnes of customizations after gaining the administrative rights to flash a custom ROM.

So if you have picked up a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and decide to enjoy the benefits that we’ve described above, then go ahead and follow this step by step guide to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and install a custom recovery on it.


Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will void its warranty. We’ll not be held responsible for any damage or loss to your device if anything goes wrong during or after the rooting process. Please follow the given steps to root your device carefully and proceed at your risk.


  • It is recommended to make a proper backup of all your data before starting the rooting process, like SMS, MMS, Media Files, Contacts, Call Logs, etc.
  • Download & Install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC
  • Download Odin v3.09
  • Download TWRP Recovery on the desktop of your PC.
  • Download Root ZIP
  • This method only works on Windows-based PCs.
  • Your device’s battery must be at least charged up to 70% to 80%

Note: Make sure that this guide is only applicable for the P5200 and P5210 models of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. You can see the device’s model by going to Menu > Settings > About tablet.

Steps To Flash a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Step No 1: First of all extract the Odin and TWRP Recovery zip files on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: Now launch the Odin flashing tool on PC as an Administrator.

Step No 3: On Odin, click on PDA/AP button, browse and select the extracted TWRP Recovery (.tar) file.

Step No 4: Remember to uncheck the Repartition box on Odin.

Step No 5: Only two boxes should be checked 1.Auto Reboot and 2.F. Reset Time as shown in the image below.

Step No 6: Boot your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 into Download Mode, do to this first power off your device and then turn it on back by pressing and holding the Volume DOWN and Power buttons at the same time. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will reboot into Download Mode.

Step No 7: Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to your PC via USB cable.

Step No 8: If the device’s drivers are properly installed and are recognised by PC, then one of the boxes in Odin should turn yellow.

9: Start to flash the recovery process on your device by clicking on the Start button on Odin.

Step No 10: Your device will be rebooted automatically, once the recovery has been flashed.

Done! You’ve successfully flashed a custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

Steps To Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Step No 1: To start the rooting process, first connect your device to your PC via its USB cable.

Step No 2: Now move the Root ZIP file that you’ve downloaded from the above link to the root of your SD card.

Step No 3: Turn OFF your device after moving the Root ZIP file to your device.

Step No 4: Reboot your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 into Recovery Mode. Turn it ON back and then press and hold the Volume UP and Power buttons at the same time.

Step No 5: While your device is now in the Recovery Mode, tap on Install and choose the Root ZIP file that you’ve already copied to the device to be flashed.

Step No 6: Confirm, and it’ll begin flashing the file on your device.

Step No 7: Reboot your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 after the file has been flashed.

Step No 8: Launch the SuperSU app by navigating to Menu, once your device boots up.

9: Tap on the Settings option and uncheck the box that says Enable Superuser.

Step No 10: Now re-check that box again so that it will enable the Superuser on your device.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and flashed a custom recovery on it. Enjoy tonnes of root-only apps on it. If you have any question or facing problem regarding the above rooting and flashing process of custom recovery, then let us know in the comments area below.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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