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:


Immediately, the device restarts.

What is going wrong?


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

(old answer still can be viewed here)

  • 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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