Install Android 4.2.2 XXUAMK2 Stock Firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 LTE GT-P5220

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 LTE GT-P5220 plays the lead role in this tutorial that will teach you how to update this tablet to Android 4.2.2 with XXUAMK2, an official firmware that first came out this month for France (Orange), Spain (Orange), Luxembourg, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Your gadget was released in September this year. After a couple of months, the new Jelly Bean 4.2.2 official firmware was launched so that your device could take advantage from running the Android 4.2.2. The firmware’s KIES logo is only activated for the Luxembourg and Netherlands version, which is why you can update the tablet via this software, too. The version for France and Spain comes with the KIES logo not activated, so you should only upgrade the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5220 with our guide or OTA by using the Software Update button located under Settings menu. Either way, your gadget must be running a custom ROM.

The features that are inside the new firmware are represented by a new Gallery app with improved speed when loading, new sounds for wireless charging and low battery bug fixes, fixed Bluetooth audio streaming bugs, new download notifications, USB debug white-list, and the possibility to long-press the WiFi and Bluetooth icons in Quick Settings to be able to toggle the on/off state.

Your tablet may be rooted. If that’s so, we must warn you that applying the update will revoke the device’s root access and its system partition will end up erased. On the other hand, the internal and external SD cards of your tablet will be saved, as will the gadget’s important data.

Don’t go using our tutorial on a different tablet or you will brick it very soon.Galaxy-Tab-3-10.1-LTE-P5220


After these facts about the upgrade, you should now direct your attention to these pre-requisites:

  • your tablet must have USB Debugging enabled;
  • flash the sort of USB drivers which work for your tablet on your laptop or comp;
  • charge your tablet’s battery if its charge levels are low;
  • make a standard backup and a full NANDroid one;
  • turn off, on the notebook and the tablet, the security software that are flashed on them;
  • Windows must be the operating system running on the notebook or PC;
  • download, on your laptop or personal comp, the Android 4.2.2 XXUAMK2 (the France Orange version from here, the Spain version from this page, the Luxembourg version from here, the Hungary version from this location and the Netherlands version from here) and Odin, too, via this download link.

Step by step instructions

Move on to the steps which will bring the update tool on your Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 GT-P5220.

  1. And so here is step number one: extract the files you just downloaded on your laptop, then boot the tablet in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power; after this is done, be sure to press Volume Up when the display has the Android logo on it. Next move: launch the Odin as Admin on your laptop.
  2. Then continue by using the USB cable of your tablet to establish a connection between this gadget and your laptop. A successful connection is when the screen has an “Added!!” message together with an ID:COM box in yellow. When the plugging completely fails, you should make sure you use a different USB port or flash the USB drivers again.
  3. Next things to do are summarized here: tap PDA, choose a file with CODE in the name, tap Phone, opt for a file with MODEM in the name, click on CSC, choose a file which has CSC in its name, tap PIT and choose a file with a .pit extension.
  4. After this, the next task to complete is the following: check some boxes which go by the name of Re-partition, Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time, then click on “Start“ to begin the flashing of the Android 4.2.2 XXUAMK2 on your Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 LTE GT-P5220.
  5. The tablet is going to restart at the end of the installation phase and then you will see this message in green: “Pass“. Now unplug the tablet from your notebook. To get a glimpse of the new firmware and test it, open Settings on your device and then click on About Tablet.

In case the new firmware bothers you, use the NANDroid backup to restore the previous ROM. This restoration will happen once the upgrade process is revoked. Should there be trouble at one point or another during the guide, use the field below to leave comments.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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