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Root and Install CWM/TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 – the latest iteration falls under the most popular Galaxy Tab series. Clearly, the tablets are just like mini-computers, which are light in weight and easy to carry everywhere. Now-a-days most of the tablet supports calling function and that’s why they are quite popular in the market. But, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 possess both – calling facility and awesome features. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 comes with a 8-inch touchscreen display, a super-fast dual-core 1.5GHz CPU with 1.5 GB RAM, 5MP camera, 16GB/32GB internal memory to store the important safely, and running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Recently, Samsung has released Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 via OTA (Over The Air) taking all the regions under consideration. Well, one can also update their Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 using the Samsung Kies. As we know that installing any official update on any rooted tab/device the root access is revoked. And to gain the root access again, you have to definitely root the tab one more time. Rooting Galaxy Tab 3 is really simple using the “Odin Tool”.

Here, the post described the simple process on how to root and install Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with all the variants – “SM-T310 (Wi-Fi), SM-T311 (3G) and SM-T315 (LTE)”. So, you don’t have to worry further and go-on following the post intensively leaving a single step. It’s advisable to the complete back-up of your important data to be on a safe side. Let’s start the tutorial.



  • Don’t forget to charge your tablet up to 80%.
  • Navigate to the “Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging”.
  • Download and install Samsung Kies for the USB Drivers.
  • Take the back-up of your important data.

Files to be Downloaded

For simplicity, we have divided this post into two sections:

1. Steps to install CWM/TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
2. Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Note: Obviously, rooting will void your tablet warranty. We do not involve in any guarantee, so please follow at your own risk!

Steps to Install CWM/TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Step 1: Download all the above packages on your computer.
Step 2: Extract the “Odin Tool” on your Computer’s desktop, place the “Rooting package” to the external/internal memory of your device and place the “CWM/TWRP Recovery” in the “Odin” extracted folder.
Step 3: Launch the “Odin” program from the extracted folder.
Step 4: Turn off your tablet to boot into “Downloading Mode”. To do so: Press and hold “Volume Down + Home + Power” buttons together for a few seconds and then press the “Volume Up” to enter.
Step 5: Connect your device to your PC.
Step 6: Once the device is detected by Odin, click on “AP/PDA” > choose “CWM/TWRP Recovery” file placed in the extracted folder.
Step 7: Verify that F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot options are checked on Odin, don’t interfere with Re-partition box.
Step 8: Click on the “Start” button to begin the recovery installing process.
Step 9: Once the process gets completed, a “PASS” message will be displayed on the screen. Now, you can disconnect your device safely.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed CWM/TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Now,follow the below tutorial to root it.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Step 10: Now, boot your tablet into the CWM/TWRP Recovery mode. To do so: Press and hold “Volume Up + Home + Power” buttons together for a few seconds.
Step 11: From the CWM/TWRP Recovery menu, choose “install zip from SD card” > Give a path to “” file > give “OK”.
Step 12:Wait for the process to complete. It will take only few seconds.
Step 13: Finally, choose “reboot System now” from the CWM/TWRP Recovery main menu.

Voila! You have successfully rooted and installed the Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Now, find the latest Custom ROMs and start customizing your tablet. In case, if you need any help then share it in the comments box below!

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  • thomas mann says:

    Quick question!

    From step 1 till step 10, I`m done whit everything! But when I try to get into the CWM or TWRP Recovery mode, this peace of crap, won`t let me!!!!!!
    Any idea please?
    (Let me to tell You: Odin PASS! File Uploaded, and this is not the first time of root.., but I need HELP now!!!)


    • Sogui Fonai says:

      I believe if one of the ODIN software says, “PASS”, then it should work. The reset before pass takes a long time. To reboot into the CWM or TWRP Recovery Mode, turn device power off; then press volume up, home button and power button together. When it starts up like regularly, only click on volume up, then let the button go. It should lead you there.

  • Lukasz Waclawek says:

    I have problem with my tablet. I bought it in china and because of it google play is not installed on the device! so i have co google account and more other annoying issues. Rooting my device would help me deal with this problem?

  • Calab says:

    How do I remove the custom recovery if I need to return the device?

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