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    Default Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    So I caved and I have decided to root my Gt-P6210, I read a tutorial online, downloaded the zip file and I used astro to move it to my sd card but then when I go into recovery mode I cant find the file. What am I doing wrong?

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    Bump, please help!

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    Default Re: Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    You can't root with the stock recovery. You need to flash ClockworkMod recovery or use a temporary CWM.zip to root (which you launch from the stock recovery, but it overrides the stock while in recovery mode to give more features).

    Once you launch into CWM you'll be able to root.
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    Fender, im so sorry, you probably think I am really stupid by now but the tutorial says download root.zip, put the device into download mode by pressing volume up and power when the device is off and select apply update from external source, is that not right?

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    Default Re: Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    That is right for just about any other Android device... But I don't think the stock recovery roots on the GT-P6210 for some reason. At least that was my experience.

    You need to use ClockwodMod to install the root file. Flash CWM first, then it will automatically launch into ClockworkMod, then you can root.
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    Thanks for all your help fender!!! I have now successfully rooted and flashed ICS to my Galaxy Tab!! Yayyyyy!!!! So I was trying to just download the file to my tablet and put it in the external sd card but it wouldnt let me for some reason (said permission denied) so I transferred the file through my computer and it worked! I had transferred the file from my computer before and then couldnt find it when I put the tablet into recovery mode, but then I realized that Safari on my mac was automatically unzipping the file and I needed to have the actual zip file, so I figured it out! Once I got it rooted, it was a breeze flashing ICS using Mobile Odin! Thanks again fender, I really do appreciate it!!! Now then....do I dare try and root my GS3?! Lol.
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    Good deal, glad you figured it out
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    Thank you, now I cant figure out why Tapatalk wont sound notifications! I get email notifications but none from within the app.

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    Default Re: Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    Don't use it. Can't help there. Try searching the forums.
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    Default Re: Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    Quote Originally Posted by fender7217 View Post
    You can't root with the stock recovery. You need to flash ClockworkMod recovery or use a temporary CWM.zip to root (which you launch from the stock recovery, but it overrides the stock while in recovery mode to give more features).

    Once you launch into CWM you'll be able to root.
    where do you d/l the temp CWM that you can flash from the stock 3e recovery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by liddellw1 View Post
    where do you d/l the temp CWM that you can flash from the stock 3e recovery?
    Here: CWM.zip .:: | by strumer373 for Galaxy Tab II 7.0

    (ignore that it says for the Galaxy Tab II - it'll work fine)

    From the stock recovery, launch this first. CWM will immediately override the stock recovery and from there proceed like you normally would.
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    Thanks! I will give this a try and post back the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liddellw1 View Post
    Thanks! I will give this a try and post back the results.
    CWM installed with no problem, however, could not get root.zip installed via the temporary CWM. I have tried everything to root this &*#@ tablet to no avail. I guess I am stuck like chuck. Still willing to try something else if there are suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liddellw1 View Post
    CWM installed with no problem, however, could not get root.zip installed via the temporary CWM. I have tried everything to root this &*#@ tablet to no avail. I guess I am stuck like chuck. Still willing to try something else if there are suggestions.
    What happens when you click the root file from CWM?
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    The CWM loops back to install zip from internal. When I attempt to install from external card I get nowhere except the constant loops. When I attempted to install the Root.zip file without CWM it won't install because of signature verification error message. When I disabled signature verification with CWM and attempted to install Root.zip I get the same loops. I am not new to flashing, however, this has me stumped!
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    Weird... I have no idea what to tell you.

    -E- Maybe try finding a permanent CWM to flash? Maybe it's something with the temporary CWM and your device that just isn't happy.
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    Thanks for your help. No problem, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a great tablet even without root. I have upgraded to ICS. I mainly wanted root for programs like Titanium BU and Adfree Android and to possibly run some custom ROMs.
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    Default Re: Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    With cusom recovery (Clockwork Mod) you also get nandroid backups from recovery. This is the best backup recovery for the entire device, not just apps, system, cache that Titanium uses. I keep current backup for each, nandroid and Titanium. uses a lot of space, but with external sd, shouldn't be an issue for Sammy GT2 7.0.

    I have Nexus 7.
    Maxwell was the 1st "Smart" phone user......
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    Default Re: Ive decided to root, but having trouble!

    may need to do factory reset. mine is rooted using the same files you metioned. try at least deleting dalvic cache.

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