How to Root Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and Install CWM/TWRP Recovery

Samsung recently rolled out its first official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800. The official firmware is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CWM/TWRP recovery released by Senior Member of XDA-Developers, daniel_hk. The custom recoveries allows users to root their devices without any difficulty.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 on your computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the tablet by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The CWM/TWRP Recovery works only on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800). Applying these on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 by selecting Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CWM (Mirror Link) or TWRP (Mirror Link)
2. SuperSU (UPDATE-SuperSU or the latest version
3. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800
Step 1: Extract the Odin 3.07 .zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Copy the SuperSU .zip file to the SD card of your tablet.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 4: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Tab 7.7 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
Step 6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CWM/TWRP Recovery .tar file. Verify that Re-Partition option is NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, the tablet will reboot automatically. After the home screen appears, unplug the USB cable to disconnect it from the computer.

Steps to Root Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 by Installing SuperSU via CWM/TWRP Recovery
Step 9: Boot the Galaxy Tab 7.7 into CWM/TWRP Recovery by pressing and holding the Volume Up and Power buttons together.
Step 10: In CWM/TWRP Recovery, select "install zip" then select "choose zip from sdcard". Now, navigate to the SuperSU .zip file that you copied earlier and confirm the installation by selecting Yes.
Step 11: Once the installation process is completed, return to main recovery menu and select "reboot system now".

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now rooted successfully. You may now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Tested working on Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 with Android 4.1.2 DXMD3 Jelly Bean firmware, should work with other Jelly Bean firmware. Try it and let us know.

Screenshot 1: Installing CWM Recovery using Odin

Screenshot 2: Installing SuperSU via CWM Recovery
Screenshot 3: Rooted Successfully!
Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This method was originally posted via XDA-Developers. All credit goes to CWM/TWRP Recovery and SuperSU original threads.

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