If you want to enhance the performance of your own Galaxy Tab A6 LTE (SM-T285) via getting root access to make some custom operations, then here we have a detailed guide to root Galaxy Tab A6 LTE and install a TWRP recovery on it. First, you will need to root your Tab A6 LTE. One of the reasons that many people prefer Android devices to other operating systems is its incredible capability of customization, performance and much more. It’s almost impossible to make the most of an Android device without rooting it. By following this step by step guide, you can root your device and modify it using custom ROMs, mods, and hacks.
If you would like to install custom ROM, uninstall bloatware, install 3rd party apps, and overclock the processor then you must root your device. First, install the custom recovery like TWRP on your Galaxy Tab A6 LTE (SM-T285) then you can simply flash the SuperSU Zip to gain root access on your device. The developer has released the latest TWRP 3.0.2 for the Galaxy Tab A6 LTE (SM-T285). The TWRP recovery is user-friendly and required to flash the custom files on your Tab A6 LTE. If you are interested in rooting and installing TWRP recovery on your Tab A6 LTE, then go ahead and follow the given instruction.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Tab A6 LTE (SM-T285). Check the model number of your phone if it is Tab A6 LTE then go ahead, otherwise not. Do not use these instructions for any other device or incorrect variant.
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Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to make a proper backup of your contacts, messages, photos, videos and other valuable data on your phone.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Tab A6 LTE is on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.
- The battery level of your phone should be at least up to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
Steps to Install TWRP & Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 LTE SM-T285
Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package (TWRP_3.0.2-1_SM-T285_20161124.zip), Odin tool (Odin v3.10.7) and SuperSU (SR2-SuperSU-v2.79-SR2-20170103215521.zip) files on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy Tab A6 LTE.
Step No 2: – Copy/paste the SuperSU file to the internal storage of your device.
Step No 3: – Extract the TWRP file to get the file with .tar extension and Odin flashing tool also to get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file.
Step No 4: – Switch off the Galaxy Tab A6 LTE to boot into the Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Switch on the device while pressing and holding Volume UP + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Once a warning screen with a yellow triangle sign appears, press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 6: – Run Odin as administrator on the PC.
Step No 7: – Connect the phone using its USB data cable with the PC.
Step No 8: – Once the Galaxy Tab A6 LTE is connected successfully with the PC, the ID: COM port will turn Blue on Odin, and you’ll see “Added!!” message.
Step No 9: – Click on the AP button in Odin and locate the firmware file (TWRP-Tab A6 LTE.tar) that you have already extracted. Select it.
Step No 10: – Ensure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked, and the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 11: – Begin the TWRP installation by clicking on the Start button in Odin. This process may take a few minutes.
Step No 12: – A PASS! Message will be displayed on Odin after the TWRP installed successfully and the device will restart.
Step No 13: – Disconnect the device and turn it OFF to boot into TWRP recovery mode.
Step No 14: – Turn ON the phone by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons altogether to boot into the TWRP recovery.
Step No 15: – Tap the Install button in TWRP and select the –SuperSU-v2.46.zip.
Step No 16: – After the installation is completed, reboot the system.
Done! You have successfully Install TWRP Recovery and Rooted your Galaxy Tab A6 LTE via Odin.