How to Flash Android 4.2.2 XXDMK3 on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 is the tablet that will experience the goodies delivered by this OS: Android 4.2.2. For the update, you should simply follow our tutorial!

Only an upgrade will help get the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on your tablet. Especially if you’re based in Australia and use either Optus or Vodafone as your gadget’s carrier.

XXDMK3 official firmware came out for your device this month with the following features: a new set of download notifications, a USB debug white-list and a new Gallery app with superior speed when loading. You will also play with the low battery bug fixes, the possibility to long-press the WiFi and Bluetooth icons in Quick Settings to be able to toggle the on/off state and also a brand new set of sounds for wireless charging. You will also stay away from Bluetooth audio streaming bugs.

The update is compatible only with your tablet. Should you own another model, use a different tutorial; this one will brick your gadget. In case the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 is rooted, its root access will be revoked. The internal and external SD cards will not be damaged, but the system partition will be erased. Your gadget’s important data will be saved.

The new firmware can also land on your device if you use the KIES method. But for this to work out, your tablet must come with a stock ROM. If it doesn’t, stick to our guide.Galaxy-Tab-2-10.1-P5100

Requirements

Speaking of which, here’s what needs to happen first:

  • your laptop must have USB drivers downloaded on it (they must be perfectly suitable for your gadget model);
  • USB Debugging must be turned on;
  • the battery inside the Samsung P5100 should be charged;
  • make sure there’s Windows running on your laptop;
  • a standard backup and a full NANDroid one are both needed;
  • all of your tablet’s and your notebook’s security programs must be disabled for now.

Step by step instructions

Since your job with the requirements is done, you can start the guide.

  1. First things first: your laptop should feature two very important files. They are Odin and the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 XXDMK3. The Australia Optus version is available on this page. The Australia Vodafone is here.
  2. Unzip them afterwards, then enter the device in Download Mode like this: press and hold Volume Down and Power, then release them once you see the logo of Android together with a screen of warning. Continue by pressing Volume Up.
  3. You should then open the Odin on the laptop as Admin and make sure a connection between the tablet and your notebook is achieved.
  4. The USB cable that ships with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the tool to use for this plugging. You should see, in a matter of minutes, “Added!!” and an ID:COM box (make sure it becomes blue or yellow). When there’s nothing of the sort appearing on the screen, you have to flash, on your laptop, the USB drivers once again or select a different USB port to use.
  5. The next step tells you to click on BL, opt for a file with BL in the name, tap AP, choose a file with AP in the name, tap CP, choose a file with CP in its name, tap CSC, select a file which has CSC in the name, click on PIT and choose a file with an extension that has .pit in it.
  6. The following must be activated when you’re done: Auto Reboot, Re-partition and F. Reset Time. Here is how the flashing of the new firmware should begin: tap “Start“. Now have patience. As soon as the tablet reboots on its own and “Pass” pops up, you will know that the installation is over.

Once the XXDMK3 is on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100, your tablet and the notebook can finally be unplugged from one another. And you can take a peek at the new firmware on your own. The new official ROM is located in your gadget’s About Tablet.

Find this option by tapping Settings. If you are not satisfied with it, your only option is this one: find the NANDroid backup file, use it and the old ROM will be back on the gadget. The update procedure will, however, be revoked.

Did you encounter problems during this guide? You can leave your questions in the comment field below and we’ll get back at you!

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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