Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) SM-T580/T585/P580/P585 Oreo 8.1 using TWRP

Tablets have different story compared with Regular phones. 3 GB RAM may not be enough for Smartphones, but we don’t use Tablets for heavy applications. So, before making root access on your tablet, you should think twice, you need this or not. When you make root on your mobile or tablet, It can enhance the performance, But it can also bring some issues like random Boot and heat issues, due to Overclock processor. If you Want to install custom ROM, check whether you have Bug Free ROM for this tablet. Because of most of the Custom ROM for tablet or not well Optimized like your default Stock firmware. You can remove Bloatware using System Uninstaller app after root.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10 inch 2016 with River Tree Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)?

We are thanks for the Hard work of TWRP from XDA Developer- jcadduono. To root this Tablet, You should have a strong reason for rooting. Samsung is Already releasing regular patch updates for your device. Ya, There are no Major upgrades like Pie 9.0 Update, But the security patch is mostly Bloatware free. The OS has already optimized for your Tablet. You have Enough 3 GB RAM and Exynos 7870 to use daily apps without Lag. But beyond, you are addicted to some root apps, or you are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root, because everybody is doing, I advise don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. Because compared with mobile devices, we use tablets less frequently.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) SM-T580/ SM-T585/ SM-P580/ SM-P585 Oreo 8.1 (Regular and S-Pen versions)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) International variants come with a flexible bootloader. This means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab A. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Tab A to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • Select TWRP Based on the mobile model number.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock in your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016).

  • Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.

  • Also, download the ODIN software. Select above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Download Latest version) and forced encryption disabler, Copy it to Your Phone Memory. We Need to flash encryption disabler to avoid Boot Warnings in the future after the Root process. 
  • Download and save the TWRP File. Select Correct TWRP file from Below. This TWRPs can support Up to Oreo.

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Download Mode



  • Connect your USB Cable with PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons and connect your micro USB Cable.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Download Mode Warning Screen


  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab A mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!

ODIN Added Message


However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.

  • After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and un-tick the Auto Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Click on “Start”

  • Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.

  • Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps.

Install Magisk, forced encryption disabler in your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) using TWRP

  • Boot it Into recovery mode->Volume Up + Power Button.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After Installation again Navigate to Home select Install. Select forced encryption disabler.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. Forced encryption disabler is used to avoid the boot loop issue after rooting.

What More?

You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, after TWRP. After TWRP Flash, Immediately Boot into Recovery or Else you will get Warning message FRP Lock. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic, flash official Tab A 10.1 (2016) stock firmware to get back into stock OS.

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80 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) SM-T580/T585/P580/P585 Oreo 8.1 using TWRP

    • If you have unlocked model, It will Work. If you have a carrier locked mobile, It will brick your device.

    • Selva! I have Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) SM-P585y Oreo 8.1. latest firmware. I am experienced in rooting android Devices for many years and understand the many issues that can come up. I want to share with you and the others who read this forum the experience I have and see if you know the solution. Your page here does not seem to resolve or specifically address this issue.
      Following these instructions using TWRP 3.2.3, 3.3.0, 3.3.1 each time is a success. However, like many of the others, only results in the screen with lines. After a reboot, Volume up and Power has no result. It just reboots and whips out the TWRP. If you use Vol UP home and Power, it tries to use TWRP and gives you a lined screen and, in some cases, a shadow blue-lined screen. I also have similar results with CF root.
      There is a significant issue both CF and TWRP have working with this model. Do you have any specific successful instructions or procedures to root this model?
      My research tells me that all SM-P585 models, including SM-P585y, use the same software.
      I am always able to restore my device with stock ROM after attempts, and my data has always been saved.
      I hope you have a solution. Thank you for helping and providing this site to manage these devices.

      • We are aware that the P585 model is having some issues. It is based on the official TWRP. So, We have to wait for the patch update. Meanwhile, we are working on an unofficial version. We will update you soon.

  1. when i load into the recovery, my tablet goes into a screen full of lines and i have to hold all the buttons to make them go away, I cant get this to work. also you say turn auto reboot on but then say dont reboot before going into recovery mode


    “you need to downgrade to Android Nougat 7 then you can root it with TWRP. You cannot root Oreo because TWRP is bugged with a black graphics line screen (looks like a damaged screen)”

  3. seguir todos los pasos, pero solo se puede rootear con android 7.0, cuando hayamos terminado todo dara un error, reniciar en twrp y hay que formatear y reiniciar y listo 😉




    • You should not boot into First boot normally. After the flash you should Boot into recovery and flash forced encryption disabler or else It will not work with the Oreo.

  5. Thank you for the instructions for flashing TWRP, but I think they are confusing after the part when you connect the device and Odin gives the “Added!!” message.
    The instructions say, “navigate to options and tick the Auto Reboot,” and shows a picture of the tick box with a tick in it, so we are instructed to let the device reboot. Then it says, “Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device,” so once again we are told to reboot the device.
    But then it says, “If you installed TWRP, Don’t turn on your mobile”. But how do we reboot without turning on the mobile?
    Then in the comments the author says not to reboot.
    So which is it: Do we reboot or not reboot?

    • Thank you for figuring out, You should tick the Auto Reboot only If you flash the firmware. You should Un-tick the Auto Reboot when you flash TWRP. We updated the article.

  6. Thank you for your step-by-step instructions.

    I’m able to put TWRP onto my SM-P585. After that, you say not to reboot normally, but to reboot in Recovery Mode. However, I don’t know how to get out of Download Mode any way other than “Power + Volume Down + Home,” and all that does is reboot my device normally. When I’m in Download Mode, neither “Power + Volume Up” (as in your instructions) nor “Power + Volume Up + Home” (the usual way to boot into Recovery Mode) does anything at all.

    Please advise. Thanks!

    • Thank you for detailed feedback. Did you get the “PASS” message in ODIN? If you get this message, It means, you flashed TWRP successfully. IF we boot normally we will lose TWRP access. We should flash Magisk to stay with Root access. I advise you to Restart the process from the beginning. The Physical key combinations are correct. After the flash Press Volume Down+ Home + Power Button.

      • I’m at the same stage. I got the ‘PASS’ message in ODIN (which means, according to you, that TWRP was flashed successfully). However, I am unable to get to reboot using the key combinations. I can only press Volume Down+ Home + Power Button. If I then try to get into Recovery mode, I’m met with black lines. What’s the solution: your answers are contradictory.

        • Press Volume Up + Home + Power Button to enter into Recovery Mode. If you can’t Boot your mobile, Flash firmware again and Follow above steps.

    • What is your model number? Did you download the file completely? Use Google Chrome or Other Download Managers. If Network failed in between the Download, you should start from the beginning. Or Else .tar data may become corrupt.

  7. Dude. I appreciate your efforts, but this method is broke for P585 models. It will not be fixed until the maintainer of the TWRP version for our devices take a look on this.
    We are out of luck since his last access to XDA was in march. Maybe if we could place a bounty on this.
    I was able to get root for the device, but couldn’t get adoptable storage because I cannot flash without TWRP. I lost almost two days of my vacation time with this. 🙁

    • Try with Older version. Oreo can be rooted in version 3.2.0. Since it is an official TWRP, we have to wait for the fix. If your device is the primary device, flash the firmware again. We can root your device after vacation. Enjoy the Vacation..:) Contact me back, If you need any help.

      • I have the same exactly need as Dude Rafael, i have the model P585 and need have root my device just for use a plugin, to get adoptable storage in my tablet.

        Should i use which version of TWRP for my tablet? this older version that you indicate, 3.2.0.
        Thanks a lot!

        Sorry for my english

        • 3.2.0 version is more than enough for Oreo version, Where 3.2.3 versions use to root Pie versions. Your model P585 has official 3.3.0 release. Which is a patched file that resolves previous issues? You convey your problem with all the details correctly. Don’t worry about your English…:)

  8. Hi Selva! Is it possible to remove Knox Mobile Enrollment using any flashing tool? What about using Lineageos or any other OS? Have any idea? I got this P585 tablet from someone who did not remove Knox Mobile Enrollment, and of course, did not tell me about it.

    Thank you!

  9. Hi, I have an SM-P585, I also get corrupt screen after installing Twrp. To fix, connect the Tab to the PC and run:
    adb reboot bootloader
    then it reboots and works as it was, but still not rooted.
    Build number: M1AJQ.P585JXU3CRK3
    I tried:
    both did not work.

  10. Hello. Any root updates for p585m? In the installation of TWRP, my screen also had those stripes. But already fixed and still without root and almost no disk space.

    Thank you.

    • The TWRP is official from TWRP team. So, If anything goes wrong, try New Updated version, or Old version. Version 3.2.3 can work well Up to Pie version. You have Oreo, so it should work correctly.

      • Hi,
        I read the article and realized you are making quite an effort to update it and keep the post up to date. So, I understand this would work for me on the P580 S-PEN 2016 version.
        But I am trying to root my device as it had become really slow, and there is unnecessary bloatware that can’t be Uninstalled.
        Would you recommend me to root the device, or is there any better approach to fix the slowness of the device.

  11. Hi. I did everything properly but left the auto-reboot on because your picture showed it. And now, I am stuck in a lines screen, which seems like I bricked my tablet.
    I am using the Samsung tablet p585 s pen edition.
    Can I have proper steps on how to reflash the stock version back on the tablet, or is it bricked beyond repair…i need a solution urgently as I need my tablet?

  12. Hello, can I flash with my Table A6 ST585 Android 8.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.4? How do I find ODIN for Linux Version? Sorry, I don’t care Windows version since I am using Ubuntu 18.04 since September 2018. I would like to know how do I flash TWRP image to ODIN under Linux with my Tablet Tab A6 ST585 via USB. I have tested with tablet and Linux = via lsusb in terminal or automatic notification of nautilus than I copy to the card ( intern storage or external sd card )
    But I don’t know what I use an application like ODIN for Linux. Or I need to use Wine 5.x? What does ODIN require dependencies? Net framework? Redistributable of visual c++ 2017, 2015 or 2019? I won’t know. Thanks, and I am sorry for my bad English!

    • First of all, this method is for Samsung Android Tablets. I don’t know; you may be confused with the different tablets. When you are using Custom ROM, there may be a chance of you already using Custom Recovery. Boot into Recovery mode to know what you have.

  13. Hello, I am very mad now because Odin from XDA Community is not worked. After all, I have tried, but it doesn’t work for me; please help me how do I understand with odin4 via terminal I don’t know how do I flash ap with twrp to my tablet. Why do Windows Users are bad and Lucky again poor Linux users?
    XDA ignore Linux. I have 2 or 3 times no success to flash to my tablet, but I am ready connecting with my tab A6.

    • First of all, Don’t get angry. Everyone will get disappointed when the process doesn’t work. But, Remember, XDA is an excellent Android Supporting site. Without them and the support, Most of the developers can’t function. For running Windows-based software, you can use some windows running apps in Linux. It will work great to run the ODIN software.

  14. Hi everybody, I’ve tried everything. How about custom ROMs, anyone has some? It can be an option to root and use twrp, flashing from android 7.0 could be possible.

    • Why You need Nougat when you have Oreo? If you need Nougat for some reason, you can flash the official firmware using ODIN.

  15. hi man, thanks for a guide; please help me, my device is p585, and I flashed twrp with Odin, and now I have blue lines; I just want my files in internal storage back for now, if I flash oreo 8.1 from some country with Odin will that wipe my internal storage? I can’t lose my files pls help me if u know how it works

    • If you flash using ODIN, It will wipe user data. Take a complete backup using TWRP with external storage. After flashing new firmware restore the files using TWRP.

  16. Hello Mr. Ganesh. Unfortunately, your procedure is missing a key point, about which some persons here have already asked, and unfortunately, your answers were not clear. We are fully aware that we should not do a normal boot right after flashing TWRP as it would wipe the just installed TWRP out. So after the flashing, we must boot directly into TWRP. In the old good times with devices with a removable battery, that was easy and guaranteed: Remove the battery after Odin finishes its job, reinsert it again and boot into TRWP using the VolumeUp+Home+Power key combination. But with devices like this tablet (mine is the SM-P580), how to immediately boot into TWRP recovery WITHOUT powering the device off (as right after the flashing, the VolumeUp+Home+Power key combination does NOT work, as some users already mentioned here)?

    • I completely understand what you are saying. We disabled the auto-reboot in ODIN. So, After the successful flash, your mobile will stay on. What you have to do is exit download mode. Your mobile will try to boot into normal OS within a few seconds. Within those seconds, you have to press the recovery key combinations.

  17. Hello, I can install TWRP, but then I can’t get out of download mode to enter Recovery mode. I press start, power, and volume up, but it takes me to a screen of black lines. Finally, I can only restart the computer by turning it on, which makes TWRP disappear. Maybe you can help me, what I need is to root the computer to transfer applications to the micro SD. What do you recommend without installing TWRP?
    Thanks for the patience.

    • Suspend some background apps during the flash process on your PC. Press the same key combinations for the download mode you already used. It will; leave from download mode; immediately before the boot, Press recovery mode key combinations.

  18. I wrote the comment above. I tried installing TWRP 3.2.3, but again, when trying to exit download mode to enter recovery by pressing the start, power, and volume up button, I only get the screen with black lines. Please recommend me something to root and be able to transfer the applications to the micro SD. Thank you.

  19. Regards. I have had the same problem that others have had; I cannot get out of download mode by pressing start, power, and volume to enter recovery mode. A screen with black lines appears when doing so, which forces me to turn on the tablet, thus losing the TWRP.
    What I am trying to do is transfer applications to the micro SD, is there another way to do it? Thanks a lot.

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