Install CWM / TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung has recently rolled out the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update for Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211. After updating Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware many users might have lost the Custom Recovery which they have installed earlier. Now to again get back the Custom Recovery on their device, we have to install the CWM / TWRP custom Recovery again.

install CWM / TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 Manually update Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat official firmware

Pre Requisites:

  • Make a complete backup of all of your data to a safe location, to avoid any data loss.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device from the Developer Options from the path “Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging”.
  • Charge your device to at least 75%, to avoid it from going down in between the installation process.
  • Download and install USB drivers for your device on your PC from here.

How to Install CWM / TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware:

1. Download your desired recovery package from the below links:

2. Download and open Odin software on your PC as administrator.

3. Power off Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211.

4. Enter into Download mode by pressing Volume Down + Home + Power button simultaneously until you see some text on screen. Now press Volume Up to enter into Download Mode.

5. Connect your Galaxy Tab 3 to PC using original data cable.

6. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the box under ID:COM turns blue and you will see “Added” message in Odin.

7. Now in Odin tap on PDA or AP and select the Custom Recovery package which you have downloaded which is in .tar.md5 format.

8. Make sure only Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options are selected in Odin.

9. Now hit start and it will install CWM / TWRP Recovery on your Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211.

10. Once done your device will reboot automatically.

That’s all now you have successfully installed CWM / TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211.

  • Jayadev

    odin says md5 error binary invalid while tapping AP and selecting .tar.md5 file….pls help

    • Jayadev

      i am referring to the twrp link file

      • Try referring to this download and let us know if it worked or not – Download here. Do let us know, as your feedback can help many others out there.

  • Allen

    Yes I am getting the same error as jayadev.

  • Allen
    • Hello Allen thank you for informing us and sending us the working link…your contribution may help many others who are looking for this post. Thanks once again…keep visiting 🙂

  • Eddi

    Hi Guys hi allen .. just need some help i have Samsung glaxcy tab 3 SM T211 And iam trying to enable ROOT in my tab ..but all thing what i try and learn on internet .. no works .. do any one have easy and simple progress to root Glaxcy tab SM t211 please hElp

  • Francisco J. Robles

    I’m having issues with TWRP file: MD5 Binary error. Not valid file.

    Every post i’ve googled leads to the same two files. They’re not working. Would someone please help with this?