How to Root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200 Running on Stock Firmware- Easy Guide

If you are looking for an easy and working method to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200 Tablet, then you're on right place. Here at NasirTech, you'll find a simple step by step guide to root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 running on official firmware which is currently Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device was released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and already received many firmware update. If you own the tablet and wish to root, then you can now root it using the below tutorial.

After having an Android device or, after updating official firmware, many of us prefer to root our device to enjoy some additional features that unrooted android device doesn't offer. With a rooted android Tablet, you can install apps that ask root permission, flash various custom ROMs, install MODs and tweak various features. Root removes default bloatware apps that free-up lots of memory space and extend the battery life. To know more about benefits of rooting android Tablet, read- Complete Note on What is Rooting and Benefits of Rooting Android Tablet.

Root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200

So, want to root your Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200? Continue reading this page to get all the necessary steps to successfully root your device. The root file we used in this tutorial is safe and have nearly 100% success rate. We'll use Odin software to flash the root file.

The tutorial is made with simple step by step guide, so that even an android newbie user can follow and successfully root his/her device. However, in this process you may loss your personal data and settings. So, we recommend you to follow all the backup instructions before proceed to rooting guide.


  • This rooting tutorial is only applicable for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200 model. So, don't try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from- Settings-About Tablet
  • Rooting voids your Tablet's manufacturer warranty. However, you can get back the warranty anytime by flashing official firmware.
  • This guide is for educational purpose and you should try this at your own risk. We are not responsible if your device experience a soft brick after following this tutorial.


  • Check battery percentage, charge your device to a decent level of at least 60% battery power. Your device should not turn off during installation.
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points and done as mentioned. Now, you are ready to move to the final step of this tutorial where we have arranged a step by step details guide on how to root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200 running on official firmware.

How to Root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5200 Running on Official Firmware through Odin:

  1. Download TWRP Recovery and Root File for Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 and extract both the Zip file
  2. Download Odin 3.07 and extract the Zip file: Odin 3.07.Zip
  3. Now, Switch off your Tablet and boot Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “F. Reset Time” option will be checked [Uncheck the “Auto Reboot”].
  8. Now, click on the PDA (AP in latest Odin) button and select the TWRP Recovery file (Recovery.tar.md5).
  9. Finally, click on the Start button to begin the rooting process, wait few moments.
  10. Once completed, copy the Root file to Tablet and Reboot in to Recovery by Pressing and holding the Volume Up and Power Buttons together
  11. Select install zip from sdcard, then choose the root file and flash
  12. You can now disconnect your Tablet from computer
  13. Finish
Congrats! You have completed the tutorial to root Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 running on official firmware. Hope you successfully done the rooting process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 should now rooted and you have complete control over your device. Now, install apps that ask root permission or flash various custom ROMs. To verify your device is rooted or not, you can download and run the Root Checker App from Google Play Store. If you have any doubt or query about the tutorial, feel free to contact with us using the comment form below, and share your rooting experience with us.


  1. Hello,
    I got stuck at point 10.
    How can I copy the root file to the tablet when it is in download mode?
    Windows does not see the device in downloadmode.

  2. Hoppig you're still not stuck... Copy the root file mentioned in step one by downloading it using the link affixed (in step one) onto your device and then booting into recovery mode (twrp) so as to install the root file previously downloaded.

    To get into recovery mode, press and hold both the volume up and power buttons.
    Then to root, follow instruction 11.

  3. help ! i got to the final steps but when i select the root zip it errors ?

  4. If I got stuck on any step how xan I get back to old os


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