Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Snapdragon SM-T860/T865 Android 10 using TWRP and Magisk

Focus only on hardware from mobile manufacturers’ days is over. All manufacturers already realized software experience is also essential. After One UI release Samsung pushing updates regularly to all mobiles as much as possible. After One UI, Samsung begins to call the Android 10 as a One UI 2.0. Initially, Flagship phones and newly released mobiles got the update. In this list, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 also got Android 10. When we reached the latest versions of Android, the security features also added great. It makes the Rooting process complicated and needs new processes. Here we are using the Direct TWRP method to Root your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. It is not that much-complicated compare with the Magisk patched method.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 with Bluetooth Keyboard

You should know if you planned to use Custom ROMs, Most of them not Tablet experience friendly. Only manufacturers make a seamless experience for Tablets. But, If you are a Regular root apps user, you can use the below method. If you are a Developer or Regular Root apps user, The great news is we have TWRP. So you can try multiple Custom ROMs and can reach all Root levels. But, you can’t root like Old method. We need to unlock the Bootloader. It is only one extra step. So, to reduce confusion, I split the Steps into small parts. The First one is the Unlock Bootloader. And the Second one is flashing TWRP and installing files using TWRP. The method is based on Official TWRP so that we can expect a high success rate.

Why should you Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Snapdragon Variant?

You should have a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Already released One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 6/8 GB RAM and Powerful Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 processor to use daily apps without lag. You can use this device without lag for years until Samsung mess with some Bloatware. But beyond, this not go reasons, 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 you, don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.

How to Install TWRP and Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Snapdragon SM-T860/T865 Android 10 using Magisk (LTE, Wi-Fi)

First of all, thanks to muso – XDA Senior developer for finding this way. Additional to this, we should thank XDA Developers- topjohnwu (For Magisk- this genius is a one who discovered and maintaining Magisk) and PiCkLeS for exploring the TWRP installing steps. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Snapdragon Chinese 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. Don’t try with Snapdragon US Variants like Verizon devices. They come with a heavily locked Bootloader.

But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using TWRP, and then we are going to install Magisk and other files. Before this, In All Samsung devices, we Install TWRP first and Install Magisk Second hand. We are doing the same here. I Know sometimes we used Magisk only method. But, Now We got official working TWRP. You can install TWRP using the official App after root to get regular updates. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that 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 S6. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the TWRP and Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Tab S6 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.

  • Don’t try with the US variants.
  • Install Latest Magisk Manager.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).

  • You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Samsung.
  • You can’t update your firmware, to get new firmware you have to follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
  • Read the full tutorial before the process.

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on 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 S6.

  • 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 on your PC.

  • You need three files- TWRP, Kernel, and Encryption. Based on your model number, select the TWRP and Kernel. Magisk and DM-verity-Encrypt are the same for both model numbers.

Unlock Bootloader

Pixel 2 XL Enable Developer

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on 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 S6.

Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-S6-Unlock Bootloader Keys

  • Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Up+Volume Down+Power Button and Connect your mobile with PC using USB Cable. When Download mode warning screen Appears, Press Volume Up button to unlock Bootloader.

Tab S6 Boot Warning

  • The above process will wipe your User Data. After setup your device, Please recheck the OEM Unlock in the settings. Sometimes It Will Lock Again.

Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Download Mode

  • Switch off your Mobile. Enter into Download mode->Volume Down+ Volume Up Buttons and Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable, After Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Download Mode Warning Screen

  • After entering into Download Mode, it will say Warning, Press Volume Up button to continue.
  • Launch Odin Application.

ODIN Added Message

  • It Will Show the message added.
  • If you did not get this message, Repeat the above steps.

ODIN software screenshot

 

  • After Getting Added Message Select, AP/PDA Button, then Browse for the Firmware file selects it. Un-Tick the Auto-Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Press Start wait for the tasks to complete. After the process complete, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Download mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.

Reovery Mode Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

  • After entering into TWRP recovery mode, Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Select Yes to wipe data. It will erase your saved data in your device. Don’t Boot into OS, In the TWRP menu, Advanced->Reboot> Recovery.

Samsung Galaxy S10 multidisabler

Install Magisk, Kernel, and encryption in your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 using TWRP

  • Insert Your Pendrive with OTG Cable. If you saved the files in SD Card, Choose external storage.
  • If you didn’t reboot to recovery using the menu, You could use physical keys. 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.

Samsung Tab S6 TWRP

  • Select Kernel.zip.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select encrypt.zip. Same process on Magisk.zip installation.
  • You should Install One by One. Don’t use the “Add more zips” feature in TWRP. After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, after the reboot, You could also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. Encryption disabler is used to avoid the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. If you thought you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core processor and 6/8 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, by pressing the power button, after the twrp flash. If you accidentally urged and boot into the regular OS, Don’t panic, after setup everything, flash TWRP again using ODIN. If you root your device, because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root. When Bloatware apps are your problem, you can Disable Bloatware apps using adb commands.

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