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I am trying to wipe the cache partition of a Samsung Tablet GT-P5100 which does not start the Android operating system any more. Only the Samsung logo is displayed before it starts over.

Therefore, I launched the recovery mode and selected the menu entry wipe cache partition as shown on the first photo:

Recovery menu

When I press the power button the Erasing ... starts as shown on the second photo:

Erasing starts

Right after, the erasing is stopped by an error as shown on the third photo:

Erasing errors

Finally, an Error! stops the process as shown on the fourth photo:

Error

Immediately, the device restarts.

What is going wrong?

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I have deleted this answer as i am not sure this Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP 4430 SoC is shipped with fastboot mode at all. Ususally Samsung devices have Odin Download mode, please follow this instructions instead
https://twrp.me/samsung/samsunggalaxytab2gmsunified.html


(old answer still can be viewed here)

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  • Thank you for your hint. I did not have a look at TWRP yet. I will read through, check it out and let you know if it worked for me. – JJD Apr 17 '19 at 19:13

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