There are three primary operating systems that people run for a desktop computer: Windows, Mac, and Linux. All three of them give people control to the master user account that can do anything. That is the account that people are given when they first set up the computer.
Those people who use the Linux operating system are given what is called the root user account. The root user account can roam anywhere in the file system and choose to install or uninstall anything that they want.
Our mobile operating systems are designed differently whether you like it or not. Mac computer gives people the admin account by default and can easily assign the admin permissions to other users also directly from the admin account. However, Apple’s iOS software on a smartphone does not give people the freedom to install other things because it blocks off the admin account.
Linux and Android do it the same way as Apple does it with Mac and iOS where Android users do not get access to the root user account that is always there in a Linux kernel by default. Luckily for anyone who needs to have access to the root user account for developing purposes, there is a way to unlock it. You do that by following a guide like we have below.
The way to get root access and be in control of the root user account on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet is done by either flashing a one-click rooting tool or getting a custom recovery image installed and then flashing the SuperSU manually. Both methods end up with the SuperSU being enabled on the tablet, and that is all you need to grant the rooting permissions to the apps that request it. If you are planning on installing a custom ROM or a custom kernel, then you might prefer going about your business by installing the custom recovery and flashing the SuperSU manually because it is quicker. For everyone who just wants to install root applications then there is no need to replace the stock version of the recovery on your Android because you can just get root access by using the one-click rooting tool.
Details We Should Know
- Chainfire had the MMB29K.T715XXU2BPD6 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet when the rooting file in the guide was developed. He gives that information so you can use it as an indicator but it not suggesting you need to have the same firmware running on your device before you do the flashing. The software update version should be enough for it to work because the updates that stop the rooting file from working are usually only introduced in new Android versions.
- If you flash the rooting file and it causes the tablet not to boot up again after the flashing it probably means the rooting file needs updating because there is a new bootloader in the firmware you are running. To fix the issue, you need first to let Chainfire know your device and also post the recovery image file from the firmware in your message because he relies on that file to be able to update the rooting file so that it starts working again. Post your messages with the recovery image files to the CF-Auto-Root tool thread that is made on the XDA-Developers web forum.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet that has the SM-T715 model number to use this guide. If you try flashing this version of the rooting file on any of the other devices, you will likely brick it and need to flash the stock ROM on it again to get it working. The reason being that the rooting files are only made for one model number each with regards to the CF-Auto-Root tool.
- You need to have a computer that is running on a version of the Windows operating system to use this guide. Using another operating system like that of something that runs on a Mac or Linux computer cannot run the Odin flashing tool and the rooting file in this guide is only able to get flashed with the Odin app. Further, attempting to be clever and run a virtual machine of Windows from Mac and Linux is not advised and could cause problems.
Files We Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows operating system.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet so the options that developers need to use become available.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu so you can make the required changes you need to make to the Android software for the rooting to work.
- Extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder on the computer and click on the Odin executable file to run it and the flashing tool then opens.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer before connecting the tablet, so the Odin flashing tool can identify the device you are trying to connect.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet into the Download Mode and then connect to the computer with the USB cable.
- Look out for the ID: COM port lighting up with a color and the added message to show up in the log so you know the device is connected correctly, and the Samsung USB Drivers are working as they should.
- Do not make any changes to the Odin Options tab; keep all default settings the same as they are already.
- Click on the AP button from the Odin user interface and then browse through to the Downloads folder where you extracted the rooting file and then click on the flashable version of the rooting file to upload it to the Odin.
- Click on the Start button from the Odin app on the computer when you are ready for the rooting to begin and then read all of the information that starts rolling down the display of the tablet so you know what it happening and what you can expect.
In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 tablet running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using Chainfire’s one-click rooting tool. The rooting tool has just enabled the SuperSU on the smartphone, and that is the thing that is going to keep you protected from malware just like you were without root access but also grant root access to the apps that you choose to give the root permissions to such as the Titanium Backup app after you install it and it requests it. None of it is confusing; just install the root apps like you typically would any app and then open it up. A pop-up message then comes up on the tablet’s display asking if you want to grant root permissions to it. Always allow it if you trust the app and always deny it if you don’t recognize what apps is asking for the rooting permissions just in case it is malware. That is how to keep your device safe, As long as you don’t personally accept malware onto your system when SuperSU asks you, then the SuperSu will keep you completely protected at all times.