TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) is required to flash third party ROMs and custom recovery images on Android phones. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A model SM-T280 can be rooted using the latest SuperSU root exploit. If you use the mentioned software then first, you must install the Custom Recovery image to gain root access. You can install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab A by using this guide. The software is based on CWM recovery and features a touch-based interface. The stock recovery image is different from the TWRP recovery. After installing TWRP recovery, you will be able to use your Samsung Galaxy Tab A T280 on full power and no any default restriction that comes with it out of the box.
Before proceeding to the installation guide, make sure that the bootloader of your Galaxy Tab A is unlocked. The TWRP recovery can be installed on the Galaxy Tab A through Odin app. The advantages of using a custom recovery image bring some amazing changes as well as well modified design with a more streamlined and minimalist look. Take a proper backup of all your valuable data. If you want to install TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Tab A Sm-T280, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the root package and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Tab A. Check the model number of your phone if it is SM-T280 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 important data on your phone.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Tab A 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 Root Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 & Install TWRP:
Step No 1: – First, download the TWRP Package (TWRP-SM-T280.tar), Odin tool (Odin v3.10.7) and SuperSU (SM-T280-SuperSU-v2.46.zip) files on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy Tab A.
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 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 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-SMG530H.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! The 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 SM-T280-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 via Odin.