Make The Samsung Tab 2 – 7.0 Whole Again

ASSUMPTIONS:

Latest Drivers Installed
Odin 3.xx installed
Tablet Charged

THE IDEA:

Install TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) (Espesso Friendly based on Lineage OS reccomendation)
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=48848&sort_by=date&sort_dir=DESC
Install Lineage OS – Marshmallow
https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-tab-2/galaxy-tab-2-unified/rom-cyanogenmod-13-cm13-0-t3303798

Official LineageOS Wiki: http://wiki.lineageos.org/espressowifi_info.html

A good TWRP guide page: http://techbeasts.com/install-cwm-twrp-recovery-galaxy-tab-2-p3100-p3110/

TWRP-Espresso Friendly: espresso-common_TWRP_3.1.0-0.tar.md5 https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120715924
Espresso proper: https://download.lineageos.org/espressowifi

Special boot modes

Recovery: Hold Volume Up and Power buttons.

Download: Hold Volume Down and Power buttons.

THE PROCEDURE:

Turn Tablet Off, Connect Tablet via factory cable to USB at rear of PC

How to Install CWM/TWRP on your Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 / P3110

Download the file for your variant carefully.
Open Odin3.exe.
Put your Tab in Download Mode, to do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key, you should see a warning now, press Volume Up to continue.
The ID:COM box in Odin should turn blue now, that means your phone is connected properly in download mode.
Click on the “AP” tab in Odin 3.09 and select the downloaded Recovery.tar file.
In case you’re using Odin 3.07, click on the PDA tab in Odin and select the downloaded Recovery.tar file and let it load.
Make sure that all options in Odin are unticked except “F.Reset Time”.
Hit start now and sit back, it will take a few seconds to flash the recovery, once finished, disconnect your device from your PC.
Press and hold Volume Up + Power Key to access the TWRP Recovery that you just installed.
You can backup your current ROM and do a lot of other things using the options in TWRP.
Make sure that you make Nandroid and EFS backup and save it on your PC as well. Find the option in TWRP.
That’s All.

How to Root Now [Optional]

If you want to root your device now, you can download the SuperSu.zip file.
http://download.chainfire.eu/695/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.45.zip
Place the downloaded file on your phone’s sd card.
Open TWRP and select Install > Select / Choose Zip > SuperSu.zip and flash it.
Reboot your device and find SuperSu in app drawer.
Congrats! You’re now rooted as well.

# From Usama M: Ex Farmviller | Android Fanatic | Software Engineer,Founder – TechBeasts.com
# Thanx to Usama M!

DOWNLOAD MODE:

Completely turn off your device, either by pressing and holding power key or by pulling out the battery.
Now turn the device on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key.
You should see a warning now, press Volume Up to continue.

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