November 21, 2013

How to Update Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Wi-Fi) SM-T210 with Android 4.1.2 XXAMK5 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has recently released the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number T210XXAMK5 for the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210) in Southeast Asian countries. The new official update is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Firmware details
PDA: T210XXAMK5
CSC: T210OLBAMK1
MODEM: T210XXAMK5
Version: Android 4.1.2
Build date: Nov 08, 2013
Regions: Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Wi-Fi) SM-T210 users who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the update manually.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 should be factory unlocked.
5. Ensure the battery of the device is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The Android 4.1.2 XXAMK5 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210). Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.1.2 XXAMK5 Jelly Bean Firmware (Mirror Link)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Update Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Wi-Fi) SM-T210 with Android 4.1.2 XXAMK5 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now 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 3 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 to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted T210XXAMK5 firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file.
  • Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file. Ignore if there is no such file.
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 installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process is completed, your device 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 the computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Wi-Fi) SM-T210 should be now updated with the Android 4.1.2 XXAMK5 Jelly Bean official firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Wi-Fi) SM-T210 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home 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 3 7.0 (Wi-Fi) SM-T210/T210R running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

6 comments:

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    1. This update works out a few bugs with the device and helps it run slightly more smoothly.

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  2. is it possible to update to Android 4.2 or 4.3?
    my Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 wifi (T210R) came with 4.1.2 and I'd like to update the os to 4.2
    thanks

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    1. The update you're looking for, 4.3, currently doesn't exist. However, the one that is supplied above these comments is the next best thing and is also the 4.2 you're looking for. The name is just different. The T210R comes with 4.1.2.

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  3. Hello! I have a samsung galaxy tab 3 t210r that has a failure with the warm pixels, you believe that changing the screen of a model t210 civil servant? I imagine that if since in hardware they are the same thing

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