Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 SM-T810/T813/T815/T817/T818/T819 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has 3 GB RAM and Mid-Range Processor that can handle new Mid-Weight Apps. We don’t use Tablets for heavy usage. If you are a regular user, who uses Tablet for Watching videos and Slides, this hardware and software combination is enough. If you are a developer or Custom ROM Lover, you can root your mobile and flash your desired ROM. When flashing Unofficial Custom ROM, Always check What features will not work. Unofficial ROMs mostly have some bugs. Also, Check for Display Optimization. Tablet Custom ROM has Compatibility issues. So, If you uninstall bloatware, You can enhance the performance by 20-30%. If you use Lite Weight Custom ROM, you can improve the performance by 50-60%.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2016 with Lamps Background

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2016?

We thank you for the Hard work of XDA Developers. Without the developers, this rooting method is not possible. We Used Old TWRPs and modified them to work compatible with this mobile. If you planned to root your mobile, you should have a proper reason. Samsung is Already stopped regular patch updates for your device. Ya, There are no Major upgrades like Oreo Update, But the security patch is proper on 90-120 days interval until the Mid of 2019. The OS has already optimized for your Tablet. Considering Hardware, You have enough 3 GB RAM and Exynos 5433 or Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Processor. But We Don’t use Tablets for heavy apps. So, if you want to root because everybody is doing, I advise don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. You can survive with this hardware and optimized software in this modern world.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2016 Nougat 7.0 (SM-T810, SM-T813, SM-T815C, SM-T815N0, SM-T815Y, SM-T817, SM-T817P, SM-T817T, SM-T817R4, SM-T818, SM-T818T, SM-T818W, SM-T819, SM-T819C, SM-T819Y)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 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 S2 9.7 2016. 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 Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2016 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 S2 9.7 2016.

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

  • Also, download the ODIN software. Select the 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 the Correct TWRP file from Below. This TWRPs can support Up to Oreo.

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10 5 2018 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 A 7.0 2016 Download Mode Warning Screen

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

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2016 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 S2 9.7 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 S2 9.7 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 S2 9.7 2016 stock firmware to get back into stock OS.

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18 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 SM-T810/T813/T815/T817/T818/T819 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP

    • In the ODIN Download Section, You can view ODIN versions based on the Android versions. In that list, you have to choose Oreo (8.0) or Pie (9.0).

  1. ODIN did not appear the same as your version. This one had only BL, AP, CP, and CSC. I picked AP, which is in the same position as the PDA/PA shown in your example. However, the TWRP.tar file loaded but was not flashed. Also no Auto Reboot option was available. I have the TWRP.tar file now stored on my SD card. If I boot into standard recovery, I have a choice to install the update from the SD card.

    Should I do that or rerun ODIN with the BL button?

    • Use the latest ODIN. IF you face an issue or can’t find the option, you can try with other ODIN versions. You can’t install TWRP using the Stock Recovery. The only way we can flash TWRP is by using ODIN.

      • Here is the ODIN log of what happens when I use the AP Button, and your …\Samsung S2 T813\twrp_3.1.0-1_sm-t813_14417n.tar:
        Added!!
        All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
        Added!!
        Removed!!
        When my tablet reboots, it goes right back to the regular boot. It appears that TWRP never got flashed.
        What do you suggest I do to get TWRP flashed?

        • Un-Tick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. After the TWRP Flash, You should flash the Magisk in the first boot. If you accidentally boot into the regular OS, You will lose Temporary TWRP.

          • No matter what type of TWRP I try to flash (.tar, .tar. sha256, .tar.md5), the tablet stays in the ODIN Download state and must be manually and painstakingly forced to power off and then reboots to stock. From my web searches, I have found that this indicated a corrupted downloaded file. I have repeatedly dowloaded new versions of your file link, and any other versions of TWRP downloads including the 2015 versions.

            Nothing works to get TWRP flashed. What do you suggest, us the ADB mode to flash or the Heimdall, or even the Clockwork method?

  2. Hi Selva – Since my tablet (sm-t813) is in bootloop I cannot Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. Is it anyway to get rid of FRP lock without performing this pre-requisite?

  3. Hi,
    I had Magisk V19.4 installed on my T813 TabS2, and I did a magisk update to V20.4 from Magisk Manager App. I used the in-app installation, and all seemed to go well, and the app requested to reboot.
    I did it, and now my T813 is stuck in the Samsung boot screen forever.
    I can access to TWRP3.2.1-0, but it seems that internal storage is no more available (only MicroSD).
    What should I do, please?

  4. In your post, you wrote.”don’t turn on your mobile”?

    So, what did you mean with “don’t turn on your mobile”? Was it to boot into TWRP immediately after the flash (don’t boot into the ROM yet), then proceed with magisk and the disabler? Or am I missing something here? I’m planning to root my SM-T819Y (has been updated to Nougat) and want to minimize the bricking risk.

    • When you didn’t flash the Magisk in the first boot, You will lose TWRP. That’s why we are telling not to boot your mobile in the first boot to regular OS.

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