June 10, 2013

How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has started rolling out another official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update with firmware build number P3100XXCME2 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 users in Southeast Asia countries. The new official firmware reportedly brings a host of bug-fixes and feature enhancements over its previous build.

Firmware details
PDA: P3100XXCME2
CSC: P3100OLBCME2
MODEM: P3100DXDLL1
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: May, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

The official firmware is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES. However, those who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES can download and install the same manually, using our step-by-step guide.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Driver for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean Firmware (Mirror Link)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together until the device turns on. Then press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from extracted P3100XXCME2 firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:
  • Select the PDA checkbox, and choose the file named .tar or .md5.
  • Click the Phone checkbox, and choose the file with 'modem' in its name (ignore if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC checkbox, and select the file with 'csc' in its name (ignore if such file is missing)
  • Choose the PIT checkbox, and choose the .pit file. Use only the file obtained during extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

Click here to know How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

36 comments:

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    1. Please share your first impressions :)

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  2. Working well to my Tab 2, thank you very much,
    Now waiting for the final update JB 4.2 :D

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    1. Thanks for the screenshot :)
      Yeah, hopefully it will be released in the near future.

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    3. hai ,

      i want to update my tab 2 GT-P3100 android v4.1.2 to android v4.2.2 jelly bean .. I am confused whether I should be root my device before i do the process of update OR after finish process of update because my tab have never yet made rooting process .. anyone plizz tell me ?? i want the answer ASAP :'(

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  3. any mirror link for the FW ?
    hotfile is not a friendly site to download :(

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  4. hi. can you root and upgrade your firmware even if you don't have memory card? thanks.

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  5. Hello. I didn't see Philippines on the region of this firmware. would this work on my tab? thank you very much. :)

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    1. This firmware update is also included for your country. It has been corrected. Thank you :)

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    2. if i would have this firmware,can i still use the link on how to root the tab even if it says that its for android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean firmware?

      thank you so much :)
      your such a big help and you always answer our questions :) thanks.

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    3. Working well on Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean firmware.
      You're welcome :)

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  6. How does the Galaxy Tab P1000?
    F/W still use 2.3.3 and there are no facilities in the menu update via OTA
    whether they can be upgraded?

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    1. You can do the update manually using Odin. Have you already tried it through KIES?

      Additionally, the official Android Jelly Bean firmware update for your device is not yet available. You can try to install Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly ROM on your Galaxy Tab P1000.

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    2. No, I don't have add file for proceed, maybe you have tutorial for upgrade P1000?

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    3. Sorry for the late reply. You can try this one.

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  8. Hi friends, can I try to upgrade in the P3100UBLH1 ?

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    1. The XXCME2 build is an unbranded version of firmware which means it can be installed on the international 3G + Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100.

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  9. hi friend! my galazy tab2 7 gt-3100B. Can i update it with your soft ware?

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    1. I'm not sure it will work fine with GT-P3100B.

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  10. Hi,

    After update with this tutorial with my build number .... XXCME2, can I use your root tutorial?

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    1. Yep, it's also working well on Jelly Bean with base firmware XXCME2.

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  11. hiii currently am running cyanogenmod 10.1 rc5. and i dont have any backup firmware on my internal sd . so is it possible for me to roll back to ma previous official tab 2 firmware via the above method. please reply me ASAP. thanks for the tutorial

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    1. Not a problem, the custom ROM will be replaced with official firmware. Make a backup just in case.

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  12. bro , im new here . i just want to ask , what was supposed to download ? is that the stock firmware only ? or the kernel file too ??

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  13. Im from Bangladesh.. can i install this ?

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  14. i cant calling with my tab2.1.4 because phone dialler not work

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  15. ROM With Kernel: http://expressleech.com/m5mx37utaczc/_P3100XXCME2_P3100OLBCME2_XME.zip.html

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  16. hai ,

    i want to update my tab 2 GT-P3100 android v4.1.2 to android v4.2.2 jelly bean .. I am confused whether I should be root my device before i do the process of update OR after finish process of update because my tab have never yet made rooting process .. anyone plizz tell me ?? i want the answer ASAP :'(

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  17. please update the link file not found. thanks

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    1. The firmware links has been corrected. Please go back and try again :)

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  18. my tap not start after restarting, only show logo, help me

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