How to root Samsung Galaxy J Max ( SM-T285YD) Tablet and install TWRP Recovery? Till now i have already tried apps like KingRoot, Towellroot, RootGenius and all of failed rooting this device.

  • Rooting and installing TWRP are different things. You'd better start with latter.
    – Suncatcher
    Mar 11, 2017 at 11:40
  • Yeah I know that . I am asking help for both issues.
    – Ace
    Mar 11, 2017 at 11:55
  • So you should create different questions for each.
    – Suncatcher
    Mar 11, 2017 at 15:14
  • SM-T285YD is Galaxy Tab 2 (2016) ?
    – esQmo_
    Mar 11, 2017 at 20:21
  • @esQmo Thinking of a similar thing... The T285(Y) model name is tied to Tab A 7.0 (2016), and these 2 devices look markedly similar (J Max does have a gold accent).
    – Andy Yan
    Mar 12, 2017 at 0:31

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If your device is 5.0 and higher you will need to perform oem unlocking. Otherwise you will have a brick


Some Samsung devices doesnt work with rooting tools installed on the device so you will need to install KingoRoot/KingRoot.exe on your computer, open it and read instructions.. Rooting your device with kingo root is easier because hardly any setup it required but if you are into SuperSU, kingroot is recommended Just press that root button and wait.. make sure you have a good amount of battery..

Now installing TWRP. Your device must support TWRP if theres no twrp for your device DO NOT FLASH TWRP THAT WASNT MEANT FOR YOUR DEVICE!!! Download Samsung Drivers (Your device might install it for you, if not install it from the web) Download Samsung ODIN v3 Download your twrp recovery in a format of TAR.MD5 Select AP and select your recovery Put your tab into download mode (Power+VolDown+Home) Connect it with Usb Cable Once it said Added! Press START. Before you do that just make sure F.Reset Time is ticked and reboot also because i dont think ur tab doesnt have a removable battery.

Once it said PASS your done just shut down your tab and boot into recovery (VolUp+Power+Home) And here you go! You are running TWRP

Also for more help for your device go to this site XDA-DEVELOPERS.COM

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    This method won't work on Samsung Galaxy J Max. So far none of the apps available on the internet has able to root this phone both android and pc apps fail. Tried ODIN to but root failed and my phone stucked in downloading updates luckily i had an official firmware and i recovered from it. I think currently rooting is not possible for this phone till developer find it. Don't try to use any unofficial firmware either you can damage your phone i tried every suggestions and methods available in the internet but all have failed. I think we have to wait till developers find vulnerability in this de
    – Risingmoon
    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:31
  • @Risingmoon Still no Options? Apr 25, 2023 at 5:36

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