If you have new tablet then you must be thinking for rooting and installing ClockworkMod recovery. The main advantage of this clockworkMod recovery software installed in your tablet is that you can easily install custom ROMs and kernels. You can install clockworkworkMod in many ways and the most common is through odin and Heimdall suite. For installing this recovery you have first root your device and after rooting your device allows you to install root access apps and flash custom ROM’s. Below the guide will help you to root and install ClockworkMod recovery in for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200.
Warning: Please be informed that neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your device in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download CWM.zip, Root.zip, ClockworkMod Recovery from here or here and Heimdall 1.3.1 according to your PC’s operating system and architecture from here to your computer. Place the CWM.zip and Root.zip to root directory of your device’s internal SD card.
Procedure to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200:
Step 1: Reboot your device into Recovery Mode.
Step 2: From the main Recovery Menu, choose “apply update from external storage” and then choose the “CWM.zip” file.
Step 3: When you see CWM Recovery, navigate the options on the screen. (Note: This Recovery is only for temporary basis, we will direct you install Recovery for permanent basis in the second half of the article.)
Step 4: Now, from the Recovery Menu, select “Install zip from sdcard” then select “Choose zip from sdcard” and then choose the “Root.zip” file you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 5: As soon as the installation process has completed, select “reboot system now” to reboot your tablet.
Step 6: Now, for permanently installing Recovery, Once again reboot your tablet so as to enter it in Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together for 5 seconds.
Step 7: Now, connect your tablet to the PC via the USB cable that came with it at the time of purchasing.
Step 8: Next, open command prompt window and on your computer.
Step 9: If you’re running on and Windows PC, change directory to where you’ve saved p6200-clockworkmod-126.96.36.199.img.
Step 10: Now, type the following commands to flash the recovery:
sudo heimdall flash –recovery p6200-clockworkmod-188.8.131.52.img
heimdall flash –recovery p6200-clockworkmod-184.108.40.206.img
Step 11: As Heimdall flashes onto your tablet you’ll see some text on the Command prompt screen.
Step 12: As soon as, the flashing process completes, unplug your tablet from the PC.
Step 13: Now, to check whether the flashing was successful or not, reboot your tablet by holding and pressing the Volume Up + Power buttons together. You need to keep holding the Volume Up key for 5 seconds until the device boots into ClockworkMod Recovery.
That’s it! You’ve successfully rooted and installed CWM Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6200. Do share with us if you face any difficulties, we will try to help you in resolving the same.