Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 users will be pleased to know that their device has recently seen an impressive face lift with the release of Android’s 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware update. Originally distributed by Vodafone, users across the world should see the update coming straight to their tablet shortly. Should you miss the update or wish to install it manually, though, you can follow our steps here to help bring your device up to speed on the latest software platforms.
Disclaimer: As with any updates offered always be sure to proceed with them at your own risk. While we highly encourage updating your device to the latest version at all times we have no direct control over the firmware development process and can make no personal guarantees as to the security of your information or device should you wish to proceed.
Firmware Details :-
Firmware Name: Jelly Bean
Firmware Version: 4.1.1
Release Date: November 8, 2012
Specific Region Download Files:
The following region-specific firmware files are available for download to be used with this manual update:
Firmware Features :-
A large number of features have been added to this firmware update, including :-
- User interface updates to improve overall usability, backlight control, theme adjustment, power menu options, NavBar settings and various other improvements
- Inclusion of a status bar to assist in providing various information updates
- Improved lockscreen features to allow for additional information to be displayed while the screen is locked along with alternative music layouts, rotation options and menu unlocks
- Camera improvements for timer usage, volume zoom and grouper support
- MMS updates for full date and time displays
Backup and Other Precautions:
Before proceeding with any update we highly recommend fully charging your phone and backing up all personal data on your device prior to moving forward. This can include using third-party software such as ClockWorkMod to generate a backup image as well as using standard synchronization software for your device. As this is a tablet device we highly recommend backing up :-
- Any and all specific software information for any applications you have installed on the device.
- All personal contact information or message details used on the device.
- All network settings you have used previously for connection purposes, including saved WiFi passwords or other security settings that may prevent you from regaining full access to all necessary networks following the update.
How to Install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Official Firmware on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
- Begin by downloading the appropriate region file located under the “Firmware Details” section above and extracting the contents of its ZIP file to your PC.
- Download ODIN 3 v3.04 and extract the contents of its ZIP file into a single folder.
- Power off your device and reboot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding down both the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time until you see a warning message. Once the warning message appears release both buttons and press Volume Up again to confirm entering into Download Mode.
- Launch ODIN from the folder you extracted it to earlier and connect your tablet to your computer via USB cable. Odin should acknowledge the device is connected. If it is not connected, re-install your device’s USB driver’s to allow for it to interact with your computer.
- In ODIN select “PDA” and locate the “P3100BUCLK” file you extracted in Step 1. Leave all default settings as they are and ensure that the “Re-Partition” option is not selected.
- Click “Start” within ODIN and wait for the update to be transferred to your device. Wait for the process to complete before disconnecting your tablet and allow the tablet to restart. Once it has fully restarted your tablet should be updated with the latest firmware.
Please note that there is a possibility for an error to occur during the update process. Should you encounter an error message while updating your device simply re-enter your device’s Download Mode as outlined in Step 3 and repeat the process outlined above.
As with any firmware update, always be sure to test out all applications for appropriate usability following the update. While ODIN is designed to allow for a complete update to occur without compromising your data there is still a chance that you may need to update any programs on your tablet in order to function properly. You may also need to restore any previous settings or information should any of your data have been corrupted during the update process.