How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (WiFi SM-T110)

Today we are going to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (WiFi SM-T110) using the method released by the xda member gr8nole.The tutorial is really simple, quick and easy to follow. In a short summary, first we’ll flash the ClockworkMod custom recovery using Odin3 and then we’ll flash universal rooting zip package via the Recovery. That’s it and your tablet will be rooted. Rooting your android tablet gives you so many privileges like installing apps from Play Store which requires root access, using Custom Recovery you can flash custom kernels, ROMs, Mods and much more.. If you’ve decided to root your tablet, let’s move on and get started.

how to root samsung galaxy tab 3 lite sm-t110

Rooting your Galaxy Tab 3 will voids its warranty and therefore proceed at your own risk. We Android Central and the developer shall not be responsible, if in case you damaged your device!!


  1. Rooting guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite WiFi SM-T110
  2. Install USB drivers on your PC. If Samsung Kies is installed that’s ok otherwise get it from HERE.
  3. It would be a good idea, if you take backup of your data stored on your device.
  4. Go to Settings> Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.
  5. Before your proceed for the rooting procedure, make sure you’ve got good enough battery charge on your device.
  6. Do not skip any step as stated in the tutorial!!

Download the Required Files:

How to Flash Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite WiFi SM-T110

Step 1: Download the required files and place it on your desktop.

Step 2: Extract the Odin zip file and run it.

Step 3: Turn Off your tablet and Reboot it into Download Mode, Hold down the ‘Home+Volume Down+Power’ buttons at the same time and release it when you see a warning message on your screen. Further hit the ‘Volume Up’ to continue.

Step 4: Connect your Galaxy Tab 3 to PC via the USB data cable. Make sure that Odin detects your device.

Step 5: In Odin3 make sure that you only check the ‘F. Reset Time’ and rest leave the default settings:

Installing Recovery using Odin v3.09

Step 6: Hit the AP button in Odin and Select the recovery.tar.md5 file from the extracted folder.

Step 7: Wait for Odin to analyze the files and once done, hit the START button to start flashing CWM recovery on Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

Step 8: Once done, Odin3 will notify you and you’ll notice the “RES OK” in message section.

Step 9: Now Reboot your phone into Custom Recovery by Pressing and Holding the ‘Volume Up+Home+Power‘ buttons simultaneously.

Once you’re booted into Custom Recovery, Now you can reboot your device and proceed further to gain root access.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite SM-T110

Step 1: Connect your tablet to PC and Copy the file to your phone memory.

Step 2: Reboot your tablet into custom recovery mode as you did above.

Step 3: In the Recovery Menu, Select Install Zip from SD Card and navigate to Storage Directory and select root zip package files you’ve recently transferred to your tablet.

Step 4: Once flushed successfully, head back to the main menu, and Reboot your phone using the option ‘Reboot your system now’.

Step 5: Once rebooted normally, Check that SuperSU has been installed.

Congratulations!! You have successfully installed Custom Recovery and Rooted your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. You can now enjoy full root access to your android tablet. Enjoy and leave your feedback in the comment section below. If you do need further assistance, do let us know. For Android Rooting Tutorials, keep visiting.

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  1. While “Rooting” the device I get to step three then get “unable to verify whole-file signature” and then it just reboots

  2. The root does now work. It always fail with error “Unable to verify whole-file signature” during the installation (Step 3).

  3. I am having the same problem, please send me a video tutorial on how to root. I have been wanting to root for a long lime now, and it would be very helpful if you could help me.Thank you for sending me the video, and will visit this site more often, as well as share it around the world.

  4. Hi,
    just as TehRobot..
    device reboots after message ” unable to verify……”
    I read the reply you made to Leo Silva and I did as described..
    still does not work.
    I tried four times with same results.
    does not work…

  5. DEU TUDO CERTO ATE A HORA DA INSTALAÇÃO, no momento que instalo aparece na instalação:
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed


    • If you are rooted you can installatie freedom, you can installatieit from 4 shared or if you wants the cracked playstore you can download lucky patcher

  6. I can’t root my device after i finish the step of odin and i hold #volume up-home button-POWER BUTTON# it get me to the samsung logo and it restart regulary and when when i turn of my device and make it into recovey mod it don’t get my to clockworld mod and i install the file from choosing install zip from sd card and when i install it , it say error under the android logo and when i open root checker it say sorry you don’t have root access

  7. Stuck on recovery menu help pleaase!!!!!!!!!!!!! everytime i hit reboot it just loads up the recovery menu and cant get to the home screen

    • I know this is a old post and you may of already resolved it, but you have to reflash the stock recovery and factory reset. After that you may restore your custom recovery and be able to boot

  8. I got the whole-file signature verification error, but I noticed my recovery mode isnt TWRP but the default one. so I figured I tried patching CWM via Odin, and thing got worse, my device wont boot into recovery at all, it kept rebooting infinitely LOL
    as a last effor I patched it back to TWRP via Odin, and guess what… the recovery mode boots into TWRP… hahaha… installed SuperSU fine, and now my device is rooted. I hope that helps, panicked a bit due to the cwm looping boot XD

    My device: SM-T111

  9. I followed all steps and gained root access with no problem. I rebooted and attempted to open supersu and immediately got a notice saying the binary needed to be updated. I followed the prompt and it enterred recovery mm mode and began installing some files. Then stopped and informed me that proceeding could disable root access. And asked if i wanted to cancel or continue. I pressed cancel. It then immediately rebooted, except it wouldnt boot, it only booted up to custom recovery. Now thats all i can do. I cannot get it to boot normally.

  10. It not install cmw recovery In my tab3 sm t110 Canadian model it count on download mode but not boot to cmw then boot to factory recovery

  11. Hi, where can I find the ‘android-armeabi-universal-root-signed zip’ file? The ‘root zip package’ listed in the download section above is something else, right?

  12. Will not reboot to recovery from Odin process. When I do get there, there is no option for anything to do with zip files…..

  13. uhm by the way, clockworldmod….. cannot install it because i don-t have telephone number….only have tablet

  14. I rooted my son’s tablet but now I want to be able to write and install the apps directly to the sd card. Is there a program for that yet? I downloaded the android developer program on my computer and changed the install path but they still seem to intall to internal memory. I used the my files app on the tablet to move some on the files to the sd card also. Can anybody tell me what im doing wrong?

  15. I successfully reached step 5 of flashing the custom recovery but am now stuck. When I click AP, I can’t find the recovery.tar.md5 file anywhere, even though I already downloaded it and can see it on my desktop. I’m not sure what to do now. Help would be much appreciated, thanks.

  16. PLEASS REPLY ME WHO MaKE THIS………Im stuck in #7 they said in the
    meassage that all threds completed.(succeed 0/ faild 0) is this the right one? plssss the owner who make this thing im begging you im just 10 years old….IF YOU DO THIS God GIVE YOU MORE BLESSING
    BECAUSE YoU HELPING PEOPLE… plssss reply..

  17. actually ive recently rooted my tab 3 lite with twrp recovery from xda but it has several issues when booting to android gui. it cause recovery bootloop and i have to fix it by flashing stock firmware downloaded in google. and i tried the cwm posted here ola haha rooted GAIN

  18. “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again.” I guess I just bricked mine…

  19. Is there any way to root this exact device without pc?? I have an android cellphone I rooted with no issues without a computer but cannot get same result with the t110 any help would be appreciated ty Jan 19 2016

  20. I flashed in the custom recovery following the instructions to the letter but was unable to boot to custom recovery. if i try and do it straight from download mode i tried simply holding down the buttons continuously and it would display the first screen in booting then cut back to blank. as long as i held the buttons it would simply repeat that. i then tried booting the device as normal (which worked fine) then turning it off and attempting to boot to the custom recovery but it just boots to stock, can anyone help?

  21. If I root the Galaxy tab 3 lite will I be able to add otg. I have iPhones and macs but Bought for a class for son who is learning android programming and using android studio. Wanted device to run his projects on.

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