The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM- T350/T355) was released in May 2015 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and started receiving the Marshmallow update in October last year. If you are looking for a way to root Galaxy Tab A 8.0 on Android Marshmallow, then you are at right place. You can root and install TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM- T350/T355) by following this detailed guide. Various custom ROMs are available which may also help you to try out something new every second day on your device. So if you want to install the latest custom ROM on your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 then your device must be rooted, and the most recent version of a custom recovery like TWRP recovery should be installed already. Also Customising and optimizing your Android device is possible only if you can use a custom recovery image.
The TWRP recovery file is developed by third party developers. TWRP recovery is a dedicated custom recovery image that can be smoothly run on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM- T350/T355) devices. TWRP recovery will bring a more user-friendly interface and much features that can be used for improving the performances of your Galaxy Tab A 8.0. Once your phone is rooted and have installed a TWRP recovery, then you will be able to flash custom ROM, uninstall bloatware, install 3rd party apps, and overclock the processor, etc. We strongly recommend taking a full backup of all your important data before proceeding. If you are interested in rooting and installing TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM- T350/ T355), then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-T350/T355). Check the model number of your phone if it is Tab A 8.0 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 A 8.0 is on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 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.
- Download TWRP for Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-T350)
- Download TWRP for Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-T355)
- Download SuperSU For Tab A 8.0
- Download Odin v3.10.7
Steps to Install TWRP & Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T350/T355
Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package 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 A 8.0.
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 A 8.0 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 A 8.0 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 A 8.0.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 A 8.0 via Odin.