1. klear6's Avatar
    Hey guys. I have a Galaxy Tab s2 and spent a long time arguing with T-Mobile after the power button stopped working, they agreed to send me a new one. The weird thing is that after all that arguing it turns out I don't need to return the old one. So I am going to use the new one for work and the old one for fun - and I want to root it. I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row before I start that process. The only thing I have rooted before is my old Galaxy Lite and that was years ago. So I want to see if I have everything lined up right.

    I will need the ROM (and I don't know which one to get, or where - help on that would be appreciated)
    I will need Odin to flash the ROM
    I will need TWRP but I dont remember why ??? Something about making a recovery ROM?
    Once I have those things, what is the best way to go about the process?

    After I have rooted it I know that I need SuperSU (I think for permissions?)
    I have copies of Gravity Box and Lucky Patcher I got for the old phone.
    Titanium backup is also important right? And Helium?

    Sorry if I sound like a dolt, but can you guys help me get organized?
    Also, what apps do you recommend putting on it to get the full use of root?

    I need to make sure I have a backup of the original ROM and some way to get it on there, just in case.

    One last thing, the tablet ships with Lollipop but using system update I can update it to Marshmallow if I want. If I am going to be flashing a custom ROM does it matter what version it was running before? And if I am making a backup of the original ROM should I do it for the Lollipop one or Marshmallow?

    I have a few days given it is a holiday weekend, so any small bit of information anyone can give will be put to good use because I will have a some time to get everything set up.

    Sidenote: I don't know what is wrong with the power button. It works some of the time and not other times. I can turn the screen off after clicking it a few times but I am afraid I won't be able to turn it back on again so I just leave it plugged in and use MacroDroid to alter the screen timeout to never while it is charging. Any ideas on the hardware problem? Could it be a software glitch in any way? That would be easier to fix.
    09-04-2016 04:53 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved to the Tab S2 forum--I think you'll get more specific traffic here.
    09-04-2016 07:11 PM
  3. klear6's Avatar
    Tyty =)
    09-05-2016 03:06 AM
  4. mikeytg1024's Avatar
    I would look over here for this info:

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
    toenail_flicker and klear6 like this.
    09-05-2016 05:20 AM

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