Install Android 4.1.2 XXDME3 Official Firmware on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110

Today we strive to deliver a way to get XXDME3 official firmware on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110. This tool came out in July this year with the purpose to bring Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

Germany and New Zealand are the two countries the new firmware is available for. The KIES logo of the new Android 4.1.2 stock firmware is activated, meaning that you can update the P3110, which came out last year in May, to the new firmware via the KIES software, too. That is, if you don’t opt for an OTA methid or this tutorial.

In case you choose the latter, your tablet is going to have a lot to gain, such as the following features: triple buffering, a fixed frame of 60 fps, sync and connect email updates, a new keyboard, group cast, automatic adjustment for the size of widgets, pop up play, extended vsync timing, all share, Google Now, touch anticipation, free style widget and mini apps.

Be careful to only use the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 for this tutorial, since using the steps here on another tablet will brick it. The gadget must also run a custom ROM so that the guide can go well. There are some very important requirements we will tell you about a bit later on.

For now, you should also know that the upgrade will revoke your tablet’s root access (if it’s already rooted) and the system partition of your tablet will get deleted. But the most important things are these: the data on your device won’t get erased and the internal and external SD cards won’t be affected.

Requirements

The promised pre-requisites are below:

  • flash USB drivers for the tablet from here on your laptop;
  • create backups (a standard backup and a full NANDroid one);
  • look for an option called USB Debugging and enable it;
  • charge the battery inside the tablet;
  • turn off the programs that make sure your tablet and notebook alike are protected against security problems;
  • use our guide only if the laptop or PC has Windows on it.Galaxy-Tab-2-7.0-P3110

Instructions

  1. As for what you should do to successfully start the update: look here for Odin and then for the Android 4.1.2 XXDME3 (download the New Zealand version from this page and the Germany version from here). When they are located, download and save them on the laptop and after that extract them.
  2. Once the unzipping is all done, continue by booting the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110 into Download Mode by pressing and holding these keys at the same time: Volume Down and Power; as soon as the Android icon shows up on the screen, you should press Volume Up and the Download Mode will appear on the display so that you can proceed to the next task.
  3. Which tells you the following: go to Odin and launch it on your laptop as Admin. For our next step we recommend you to use the tablet’s USB cable. With its help, connect the gadget to the laptop and wait until the following pop up on the display: a message that says “Added!!” and an ID:COM turning yellow.
  4. They both mean that the connection between your devices has been established, so you can move on. But if the message and the box don’t show up, you have to use another USB port altogether or install the USB drivers one more time.
  5. The actions that must be followed next are these: tap PDA, opt for a file with CODE in the name, tap Phone, choose a file with MODEM in the name, tap CSC, then be sure to opt for a file with CSC in the name, click on PIT and choose a file whose extension has to be .pit.
  6. Up comes this next step asking you to check F. Reset Time, Auto Reboot and Re-partition. After that, another step should be performed; this time, you need to tap “Start”.
  7. The tablet will go in an installation mode for the next couple of minutes; when the new firmware has been flashed, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 will reboot.
  8. Shortly after that it will display “Pass” in a green background, which will enable you to unplug the tablet from the laptop. You can check out the Android 4.1.2 XXDME3 on your own by doing this: open Settings, then tap About Tablet and search for your tool.

If you feel like this is not the firmware for you, go to the NANDroid backup file and use it to revoke the update. When this is done, the old firmware will be restored on your tablet.

For any sort of question, you should use our comment field below.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

  • KS Tan

    Android 4.1.2 JB was launched in certain countries for p6800, I just wonder, now that this is after one year, when will it be released by KIES in New Zealand?

    As we are still officially using ICS 4.0.4! Thanks!

    Also there has been talk of possible upgrade for gtn8000 to KitKat, I suspect it may be years before that materializes judging by how slow it has been for p6800 to arrive here even though it has been launched in SEA more than 1 year ago!

    • Catalin Nichita

      Indeed, the updates are launched at very long time intervals sometimes. You should try some unofficial ROMs if you want to have the OS updated to other versions of Android.

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