Install Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXAMGL Official Firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T211

We dedicate this guide to the updating of your Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T211 WiFi version to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXAMGL official firmware.

The efficiency of our tutorial heavily depends on pre-requisites and steps, both of which have to be followed.

Requirements

We shall now show you the requirements:

  • use a laptop that relies on Windows (if the device is pre-installed with either Mac or Linux, you have to download CrossOver Utility on it);
  • charge the tablet’s battery;
  • your Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T211 Wi-Fi variant needs to be bootloader as well as carrier unlocked;
  • create backups via these instructions;
  • make a NANDroid backup;
  • flash USB drivers for this particular tablet on your notebook;
  • turn on USB Debugging.Galaxy-Tab-3-7.0-SM-T211

How to update Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to Android 4.1.2

After you are done completing the above pre-requisites, the door is open to the steps that ensure the timely updating of your tablet.

  1. First stop: the download of the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 T211XXAMGL official firmware (Thai version / Singapore version / Sun version / Malaysia version / Indonesia version / Nam version – the file has 736.6 MB) and Odin tool v3.07 on the notebook (via this link). Unzip each of the tools and power the gadget off when you are done.
  2. The device must next pass through these in order to boot into Download Mode: press and hold Volume Down and Power at the same and press Volume Up as soon as the Android logo makes an appearance.
  3. Odin tool v3.07.exe from the Odin package should run as Admin; it will do as such if you go with these steps: right-click odin.exe file and afterwards tap, from Context Menu, an option called “Run as administrator“.
  4. The T211 must next be plugged to the PC. Watch out for “Added” to pop up and for an ID:COM box with a yellow number. It is possible that you won’t see any of these indicators. If so, choose one of these options: re-install, on your comp, the USB drivers or use a USB port which is not the same as the one you used before.
  5. Then click on various keys which will make you choose several files as shown here: tap “PDA“, opt for a CODE file, tap “Phone“, choose a file with MODEM, click on “CSC“, select a file which has CSC in the name and finish off by tapping “PIT” and then opting for a .pit file. Don’t leave the Odin.
  6. Look around until you spot some boxes with various names next to them; now opt for the following 3: Re-partition, F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot. The Re-partition works only with the .pit file; so choose this box if you selected that file.
  7. Locate “Start“, the key which will make the update firmware commence its installation process on to your Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T211.
  8. After the firmware is where it should be, your gadget is going to reboot; after a couple of seconds it will display “PASS”. Which has the following meaning: you are free to unplug the tablet from the PC. The place where the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXAMGL is located is your gadget’s “About Tablet“.

NOTE: What is the procedure to unstuck the tablet from boot animation? Here it is: enter Recovery, select “Factory reset/Wipe data” and then “wipe cache partition“; reboot the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T211.

If you haven’t encountered such a problem, then by all means experiment with your freshly updated device!

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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