How to Root Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211

Samsung has recently rolled out the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware to Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211. If you haven’t updated your device to latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware then go here and update your device. Once you have updated your device to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware, you might have lost the Root access on your device, now you can follow the below guide on how to Root Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211.

Root Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 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

Before proceeding to Root Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211, let’s have a quick look at some of the pre requisites to follow to prepare your Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 for rooting process and also to avoid bricking of your device.

Pre Requisites:

  • Make a complete backup of all of your data to a safe location; just in case we have accidently wiped all the data then we can restore it.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device from the path “Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging”.
  • Charge your device to at least 75%, to avoid it from turning off in between the Rooting Process, if happened it might brick your device.
  • Install the CWM / TWRP Recovery. How? Follow here.

Disclaimer: we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage occurred to your Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211. So understand the risk involved and proceed further.

Procedure to Root Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware:

1. Download the Rooting Package from here to your PC. [If the provided Rooting Package doesn’t work for you then try other pakacge – Download here or try latest package from here].

2. Copy the downloaded Rooting Package to your device’s SD card. Make sure to copy at the Root of the SD card but not inside the folder. Power off Galaxy Tab 3.

3. Enter into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Button simultaneously until you see Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 logo.

4. Now in recovery mode select “Install Zip from SD card” and choose the Rooting package which you have downloaded and copied on your device, and install it.

5. Once installed Go Back and select reboot system now.

6. Now your device will boot into normal mode.

7. Once booted you can look for SuperSU app in the app drawer. Also install the BusyBox so that the apps which need it can run smoothly on your device.

8. If you want to confirm whether your device is successfully rooted or not then you can make use of Root Checker App.

  • OLSEN

    not responding SUPER SU using root on my TAB 3 T211 KITKAT 4.4.2. FIXED PLEASE!!

    • Try to download the latest version of SuperSU from the Play Store and update the SU binaries.

      • OLSEN

        after I updated it

        It says:

        “There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem!

        If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root – consult the relevant forums for your device! ”

        how to fixed it, another problem 🙁

        • Make sure your device is on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmare as the above procedure is only for Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware.

          • Rockreaper

            Alpesh is not working and my tab is a SM-T211 with Android 4.4.2 KK…. any update abou how to fix it? There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem!

            If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root – consult the relevant forums for your device! ”

          • Try another Rooting Package – Download here.

          • Dheeraj

            i follow the instructions completely and when i check in root checker ,it says root access is not properly on this device

        • Rockreaper

          Hello… you are totally right… I´m having the same issue… once I update the Superuser… it shows.. “There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem!

          If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root – consult the relevant forums for your device! ”… did you fix it?

  • Humanperson

    My device is a samsung galaxy tab 3 (8 inch screen) just updated to kitkat 4.4.2 but the model number is not SM-T211, it is SM-T310. Will this still work, or could it harm my device? If I should not use this procedure to root my device, can you recommend another method?

    • This method will not work for your device. Try another method for your device here.

  • Low Wei Chong

    i also have the problem too 🙁

    “There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem!

    If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root – consult the relevant forums for your device! ”

    • Try another Rooting Package – Download here.

      • Low Wei Chong

        thx 🙂 done !

        • You are welcome…Keep Visiting for more stuff and tech news.

          • Rockreaper

            Awesome!!!! you rock m/{>.<}m/ .. thx for the help!!!

          • You are welcome….Keep Visiting for more tech news and How To’s!

      • afiq

        Where is the link?

  • Low Wei Chong

    ….i make sure arady but still come out “There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem! ….help me

  • SEN

    it’s done!! working, try another rooting package then update the superSU apps,

    then HOW TO ROOT JB 4.1.2 IN THIS DEVICE??

    • You can Root Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 on Android 4.1.2 JB using the package listed here. Once you have downloaded follow the above procedure to root your device.

  • amio

    100% working………………….

  • Muthama

    Works perfectly fro my Tab 3 T211. The Supersu link upgrades it to the wroking version. Thanks a lot

  • imran

    when i try to install i got signature update sign failure please help me

    • 1) Boot your device into CWM Recovery.
      2) Navigate to install zip from SD Card.
      3) Navigate to Toggle Signature Verification and Press Power Button and See if it is disabled or not. Disable it and then Install the Zip without any Error.

      I hope this fixed your problem.

  • Allen

    It’s confirmed that android-armeabi-universal-root-signed.zip does not work. Use the other packages.

  • Palaouas

    I tried this and after reboot it boot in twrp..Anyone plaese?

  • vijayprajapati

    fantastic. am loving my tab3 after i rooted it successfully with the steps and link provided above. thank u very much. now i can connect my dongle to my tab3.

  • Murtaza Basta

    device : Samsubg Galaxy Tab T211
    Android Version : 4.4.2
    Baseband Version : T211XXBNH1
    Kernel Version : 3.4.5-2415932
    Build Number : KOT49H.T211XXBNH1

    Applied All The Three Root Packages But To my Surprise
    ” Signature Verification Failed ”

    Please Tell me what to do??
    Do i need to install any custom rom or CWM ???
    Waiting for your reply
    MMB

    • Boot into Recovery, choose Install zip from SD card > Toggle Signature Verification and disable it and try installing the package.

  • One

    Hi there, i rooting using ur method, and it work!.. but the problem start when my brother format my SM-T211.. Now im stuck at CWM-based Recovery v6.0.4.9.. + there is no backup file.. Please..