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Update Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805 to TWRP Recovery 2.8.7.0 – Full Installation Tutorial

TWRP custom recovery is now also available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi T800 and LTE T805 variants. Just earlier today, we covered the same recovery for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. This is an official release of TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, so you can expect all the features working for this tablet. And after this recovery, we expect a lot of custom ROMs as well. A custom recovery like TWRP 2.8.7.0 allows you to install custom ROMs, root Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805, create Nandroid backups or restore your tablet and most of all, you can easily install additional system tweaks as well.  You can install TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat (and Lollipop!) official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805 with TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery using ODIN. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out this tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose any data, and anything could go wrong unexpectedly. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805:

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TWRP Touch Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. Here are a few details about TWRP:

Team Win Recovery Project 2.6, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

Our tutorial on the next page explains how you can install this TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery custom recovery on the following models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 (WiFi)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T805 (LTE)

What is your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Model Number?

Please check for the exact Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet model that you have. You will be required to download the root package later in the post which would be different for every variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, depending on your region of purchase. How to check tablet model? Follow the quick easy steps given below.

  • Go to Settings on your tablet
  • Scroll down till you see “About device” or “About tablet” and tap there
  • Note down what is written under “Model number”

This is the exact model number of your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

You might be interested in the following article as well:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will be getting a huge list of custom ROMs, because of its popularity and most of them are installed using CWM or TWRP. Of course, you can always enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery with TWRP 2.8.7.0.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note 4 backup data to HTC One M9.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805 with TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

1 Comment

  • Thanks, guys! You saved my bacon! I was fiddling around, didn’t realise I’d I didn’t have the proper recovery and soft bricked my Tab 10.5s. Thanks to your help above, I was able to get TWRP 2.8.7.0 installed through recovery and am now restoring my backup. Greatly appreciated!

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