How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite [Easy Way]

One of the best things about Android OS is that the user has the ability to change and Customize the OS from basic to a very high level, like flashing Custom Kernels and Overclock or downclock the CPU. Here is the Full Step by Step Guide to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

We will be using the Magisk to root the device systemless-ly. Using Magisk is the best to root any Android device. SuperSU used to be an alternate method by the developer Chainfire, but he sold it to Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC, which makes it untrustworthy. However, Magisk is handled by John Wu, a reputed developer who is working on Magisk and Magisk manager for a very long time. 

Speaking of Samsung Tab S6 Lite, it sports an Exynos 9611 Octa-core processor with a Mali-G72 MP3. The display is a 10.4 inches TFT panel with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels. You get 4 GB RAM along with 64 or 128 GB of Storage. Coming to the cameras, the rear side contains an 8 MP (1.12µm Sensor Size), while the front contains a 5 MP camera. The battery is 7040 mAh battery in size with 15W fast charging support.

How to Root Samsung Tab S6 Lite

Download Section

Stock Firmware for Galaxy Tab S6 Lite [SM-P615]

USB Drivers

Odin Flash Tool

Magisk and Manager

Note: Your KNOX status will be tripped once you Unlock the Bootloader and Root the device

Prerequisites

  1. You need a PC with Windows 7 or the latest to follow this Guide.
  2. Download the Odin Flash tool based on the Android version of your device.
  3. The device should be charged to at least 50%, to avoid any unwanted interruption during flashing which can lead to Bricked devices or a Bootloop.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with Magisk

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader.

Step 2: Download Firmware for Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and Extract boot.img.lz4 file.

Step 3: Use lz4tool to compress the file and Patch the Boot.img using Magisk Manager.

Step 4: Make a tar file with 7-zip and flash the Patched Boot.tar using PC (Odin).

Step 5: Factory Reset the Device and Boot into the System with Magisk.

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader

Unlocking Bootloader in Samsung devices can be done without PC, just follow these steps:

Unlock Bootloader Samsung Devices

  1. Go to the Settings -> About Phone, and then Tap on “Build Number” 10 times.
  2. Enter your PIN or Password to Enable Developer options.
  3. The Developers Option will appear in Settings, Open it and Enable the “OEM Unlock”.
  4. Boot Into Download mode by Turning OFF your device, connect it to PC via Type-C cable and then hold Volume Down + Power Button. Release all the buttons once you see a change in screen and then press Volume Up to go into Download Mode.
  5. Once the Device boot into Download mode, hold the Volume Up Button, this will Wipe all the data in the phone and will unlock the Bootloader.
  6. The phone will reboot to the System, now Connect to the Wifi and Skip the Setup.
  7. Go to Settings -> About Phone and Tap on “Build Number” 7 times.
  8. Go to the Developers Options again and Check if the OEM Unlock is greyed out, if it is, then Bootloader is Unlocked.

Step 2: Extract AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5 from Firmware and then boot.img.lz4 from it

Select AP.tar.md5 file

  1. Download the Stock ROM for your Device given above in the Download Section. The Frija tool is free and works on Windows. If you are on Mac or Linux, then use SamFrew.
  2. Transfer the downloaded Stock Firmware to your PC and extract it, Find the file with the name “AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5”
  3. Use 7zip to extract the AP file

Step 3: Use lz4tool to compress boot.img and Patch the file using the Magisk Manager app

Magisk Select and Patch Boot.img file

  1. Go to the extracted AP file folder and pass the boot.img.lz4 through the lz4tool
  2. Move the new boot.img file that you just compressed with lz4 to the phone
  3. Download the Magisk Manager from Above and Install it
  4. Open the App and Tap on Install
  5. Choose the option “Select and Patch file”
  6. Find the boot.img file you extracted and transferred to your device
  7. Magisk Manager will patch the file and the file will be saved as magisk_patched.img

Step 4: Make a new tar  Boot file and Flash the patched boot.tar using Odin

Odin Flash tool select AP

  1. Move the magisk_patched.img to your PC and rename it to boot.img
  2. create a new folder with the name “boot” and move the patched boot.img to it, also move the vbmeta and recovery file you extracted from the AP file in the last step.
  3. Use 7-Zip to compress the folder to a .tar format
  4. Download the Odin 3.14 Flash Tool from Above and Install it.
  5. Boot Into Download mode by Turning OFF your device, connect it to PC via Type-C cable and then hold Volume Down + Power Button. Release all the buttons once you see a change in screen and then press Volume Up to go into Download Mode.
  6. Open Odin flash tool and click on AP, select the magisk_patched.tar file.
  7. Select the other BL, CP, and CSC files from the Firmware you downloaded.
  8. Uncheck Auto Reboot in options and Click on Install.
  9. This will flash the patched AP file on your device and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is now Rooted.

Step 5: Full Wipe the System and Boot into System with Magisk

  1. Press Power + Volume Down to exit download mode. As soon as the screen turns off, immediately press the combo key Power + Volume Up to boot to recovery. Continue pressing the volume up button until you see the stock recovery screen.
  2. Use the Volume Buttons to Choose Wipe data/factory reset
  3. Boot to the System and the device is rooted. You can check the root status on the Magisk Manager app.

That’s it. You have successfully Rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

If you are stuck in any step or have any problem, just leave a comment below and we will help you out.

16 thoughts on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite [Easy Way]”

  1. Thanks for the write-up. But you left out the main components — how to determine which file to extract AP_[device_model_sw_ver].tar.md5

    Also, a preamble of what is needed/required. For example, it appears you need a PC to root. summary. As such what’s the point of [trying] to unlock the bootloader from the device itself?

    Anyway, I’m a noob here. I doubt my reply would get published as I don’t see anyone else’s comments. Therefore, I must assume the instructions here aren’t credible or don’t work.

    Reply
    • I appreciate your Feedback and I have updated the article to make it easier for the Newcomers.
      By the way, I pointed out that you need a PC and also, the Odin software itself only works on PC. And about that file, the file which has AP in starting of its name, that’s the file you need, its shown in the screenshot. Anyway, I have added a prerequisites section in the post.

      And you are the first one to comment on this post.

      Reply
  2. “”Once the Device boot into Download mode, hold the Volume Up Button, this will Wipe all the data in the phone and will unlock the Bootloader.””
    above is not working for me. Not able to root… purchased the device today. need help.

    Reply
  3. Thanks for your article! It worked quite well me for me until Step 4, and here´s my question. I own the Tab S6 Lite Wifi (SM-P610) and not the LTE version (SM-P615). In the extracted Firmware folder, I have no CP_- file. I´ve got the AP, the BL, the HOME_CSC and the CSC_OMO… file.
    Can I just ignore the missing CP-file or is there anything else I can do?

    Thanks in advance!

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  4. 2 questions. Do we use a type c to type c cable, hdmi to type c, or does it even matter? Also where does it show my device variant in “about tablet” for the firmware download?

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  5. How do we find our device variant for the firmware download? Also what kind of cable do we use to connect to the pc? For example, hdmi to type c or type c to type c. Thanks!

    Reply
      • When i try to flash the patched AP file with Odin, I get the following message:

        vbmeta: Error verifying vbmeta image: HASH_MISMATCH (3)
        vbmeta: VERIFICATION_DISABLED bit is set

        What can i do to solve the problem? Thanks.

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  6. After flashing it this error appears

    vbmeta: Error verifying vbmeta image: HASH_MISMATCH (3)
    vbmeta: VERIFICATION_DISABLED bit is set

    Is there any way how to resolve this?
    Thanks mate!

    Reply
  7. For anyone getting this error:

    vbmeta: Error verifying vbmeta image: HASH_MISMATCH (3)
    vbmeta: VERIFICATION_DISABLED bit is set

    To fix this, make sure the firmware you downloaded is identical to what you can see in your tablet’s “about device” part of the settings. Sammobile (website) has basically all the firmware and you should find an identical match on there

    To get your device to run normally again, just flash the normal unmodified AP file using odin.

    Your device wont be rooted, but now it can run again and you can follow a guide that actually works. go to this link https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/howto-unlock-and-root-the-galaxy-tab-s6-lite.4132289/ and look at what Mekzul commented on Sep 30, 2020 at 10:32 AM
    Go through with his guide, it worked for me with no issues

    Reply
  8. I don’t understand step 3 process, how to use LZ4Tool to do the compress & pass the boot.img.lz4 ? What’s LZ4Tool? Where can I download it and use?

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  9. Hi,

    I appreciate your try to share knowledge but, I’m sorry, or I’m very stupid and dummy or this tutorial has some gaps.

    Starting with the Download Mode, the correct way to get into it seems to be holding “vol up + vol down”, removing and connecting the cable while pressing these buttons.

    Second, in the step 3 this tool “lz4tool” which I have no idea where to find it. I tried to google it, but what I found was the phython files, which you actually can’t use it.

    “…pass the boot.img.lz4 through the lz4tool”. “Pass” to where!??

    If this “tutorial” is only to be performed by professionals, please change your article’s title andadd some warns. So you wouldn’t be making it trivial for new comers.

    In the middle of the process, I have now to find other way to move forward.
    Thank you!

    Reply

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