Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100). To be exact, the roll out was began in Asian countries. Now, from Europe region that might have been waiting for this 4.1.2 tweaks, you must better be aware that this update is recently hitting in France. The firmware build number is P5100XXDMC3 with a current baseband of P5100XXDLL2. This update Brings the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean stuff such as Google Now, new Notification panel, re-bumped widgets and for system’s better enhancements and improvements that fixes lags and re-draws issues.
Again, this Android 4.1.2 update build P5100XXDMC3 is only available on Samsung Kies server for French owners of the unbranded Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P5100. All other owners of this device across Europe regions that might be a carrier branded and still runs on 4.1.1 like P5100BUCLL1 might take another time to wait. For advance users and has a rooted Galaxy Tab 2 p5100, you can grab the stock firmware from the below source. You will lose root when you install the official stock, but you can re-root again using the root method you used in 4.1.1 such as CF-Auto Root, SuperSU via CWM or any root method you used that I never known or heard about.
Manually Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
This guide is for advance users only, those who have rooted and installed with modified firmware on their Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P5100 and having issues updating via OTA or Kies, this is your alternative method. Ordinary users may only update via OTA or Kies and do not use this method, for your Galaxy Tab 2 still runs with official firmware and you can simply update without facing any issues.
This is also useful to unroot or restore back your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to official factory firmware.
Disclaimer: Though this method is proven safe but you may use this guide solely at your own risk!
- Make sure the battery is fully charge
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from your device such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, etc
- If you came from custom ROM and wants to restore back your Galaxy Tab 2 to completely stock, perform wipe data via custom recovery first to avoid bootloop issues.
- If you installed Samsung’s Kies software, make sure it is closed and not running on system tray.
- Use the supplied USB cable of your Galaxy Tab 2, failures in flashing is caused by a bad USB cable.
Download the original P5100XXDMC3 stock firmware (unbranded)
France – XEF-P5100XXDMC3_P5100XXDLL2.zip link
1. Extract or “unzip” the downloaded firmware. Use winzip, 7zip or any decompressing tool in your computer.
2. Reboot the Galaxy Tab 2 into Download Mode
Turn it off, then press and hold down the “Power and Volume DOWN ” buttons at the same time. Press the “Volume UP” to get into download mode. Don’t connect the tablet into the computer yet.
3. Extract and Run Odin flasher tool.
4. In Odin’s checkboxes options, DO NOT Check the “Re-Partition”, just leave “Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time” marks.
5. In Odin, click the PDA button. Select the P5100XXDMC3_P5100XEFDMA2_P5100XXDLL2_HOME.tar.md5 file you extracted.
6. Plug the tablet to PC USB connection. In Odin, under ID:COM will highlight and shows the current com port of your Galaxy Tab 2 connected to. If you don’t see this and Odin doesn’t responds, it means the device is not connected yet, just try another USB port or USB cable.
7. Click the START button.
8. Wait until it’s finishes flashing. Once it’s done, the tablet will just reboot.
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