Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi GT-P6210 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P6210XXLPN

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi Only GT-P6210 has already have its firmware upgrade to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich which is officially released by Samsung on the moth of July 2012. In-fact there are two firmware build was already rolled out in UK. The first one is the P6210XXLPL and then followed with P6210XXLPN firmware builds. So, only users in the UK already have their tabs upgrade in ICS 4.0.4.

The downside of this, is that other countries takes a little while and are still waiting for the said update. This is the same scenario which technically happens with the Samsung Galaxy Tab plus GT-P6200, which is also have its first ICS 4.0.4 update released in Austria  just a couple of days ago.

So, here’s a big deal, if you know how to use Odin you can upgrade your Galaxy Tab Plus WiFi device now using the original stock ROM ICS 4.0.4 P6210XXLPN.  This will upgrade your device to android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich without waiting to appear it on Kies within your country or region.

This stock ROM is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi GT-P6210, U.S, Europe and all international versions since its all the same. The default language is set in English, but all European languages were included in the packaged.

What’s the new features on ICS 4.0.4 P6210XXLPL  or P6210XXLPN?

This new Ice cream sandwich installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6210 features a very smooth scrolling, much faster and smoother than in 3.2 honeycomb. The notification bar (bottom right of the screen) seems busier than it was before.
Icons changes and become bigger, with a new looks notification bar.

Some issues might occurs, since firmware builds are unpredictable for its stability.

How to install and upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi Only GT-P6210 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

This method is called manual flashing by using Odin downloader and the original stock firmware, for we can’t upgrade to it yet via Kies unless we’re in Austria.

Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens t your device for by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk.

- Back up all files before proceeding. Although the Internal memory and microSD card are both left alone during after the flash process for this firmware is a non wipe version. But all your settings and configuration will all be reset.
- Fully recharge your phone’s battery.

-  Have the copy of the APN settings of your current network provider.

Download the needed tools:

Odin Flasher and USB driver
Odin downloader Odin3_V1.85
USB Driver Samsung USB Driver

Grab the official ICS 4.0.4 stock ROM:

The latest released: P6210XXLPN
Latest firmware: P6210XXLPN/P6210OXALPN/P6210XXLPN/P6210XXLPN
Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
PDA: P6210XXLPN
CSC: P6210OXALPN
MODEM: P6210XXLPN
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: July 2012
GT-P6210_XEU_P6210XXLPN_P6210OXALPN_P6210XXLPN.zip

The 1st released: P6210XXLPL
firmware: P6210XXLPL/P6210OXALPL/P6210XXLPL/P6210XXLPL
Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
PDA: P6210XXLPL
CSC: P6210OXALPL
MODEM: P6210XXLPL
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: July 2012
GT-P6210_XEU_P6210XXLPL_P6210OXALPL_P6210XXLPL.zip

Added U.S.A. version:
Country: United States
PDA: P6210UELPC
CSC: P6210XARLPC
MODEM: P6210UELPC
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
GT-P6210_XAR_P6210UELPC_P6210XARLPC.zip

Odin Flasher Guide: P6200XXLPN Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi GT-P6210

1) Extract all the downloaded stock ROM to get the .tar.md5 file.
2) Run Odin3_v1.85.exe
3) DO NOT CHECK the RE-PARTITION checkbox, only both ‘Auto Reboot’ ans ‘F-Rreset’ left alone.
4) Click the PDA button then load the extracted P6210XXLPN_P6210OXALPN_P6210XXLPN_HOME.tar.md5 file.

5) Reboot the tablet into Download Mode: Turn it Off, then( Press Volume Down + Power ON button at the same time).
6) Once the phone in download mode screen, connect USB cable To Phone. The highlighted yellow ID:COM box is and indication that the device is connected properly to PC. If you still do not get any results, try another USB port on your computer.
7) Click the Start button to begin flashing.
8 Wait until it finishes or watch out for the word “PASS”.

Once the phone completely reboots, perform wipe/factory reset to get a fresher firmware installation.
1. Hold Power and Volume Up together, this will switch the device into recovery mode.
2. Release Power after holding it for a second but continue to hold the Volume Up button until recovery menu appears.

Select wipe cache
Select wipe data/factory reset.
Select reboot

Change the default language which is set in English UK for this is UK’s Galaxy Tab P6210 firmware build. All European languages were included on this package it even has some Asian countries languages, such as Chinese, Korean etc.

Configure the APN settings if encounters some data connections issues. The APN settings of your network operator has reset after installation. Don’t ask me here your network APN settings, heck it’s your device then you should knew it.

That’s all! The Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi GT-P6210 now runs in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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