Upgrading the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7500 to Android 3.2 Honeycomb XWKL1 firmware

April 11, 2012

Though no official Ice Cream Sandwich update has emerged for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi + 3G GT-P7500, a new Honeycomb update has arrived. XWKL1 is the latest leaked Android 3.2 Honeycomb firmware and comes rooted already. This update should tide us all over until Ice Cream Sandwich finally lands.

This update is only for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7500 (Wi-Fi + 3G). You can find your device’s model number through Settings > About Tablet. If your tablet is not a Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500, we highly discourage from attempting to flash this update as it may lead to bricking.

Requirements

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7500
  • A Windows PC
  • Flashing this update may delete important data on your Galaxy Tab 10.1, so make sure to create a backup of your important phone data and files.
  • If you have Samsung KIES on your computer, close it and don’t let it run in the background.
  • Install the Samsung USB drivers on your computer.  Download the installer from here (GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe, 22 MB).
  • Disable all security software on your computer (e.g., antivirus, firewall).
  • Download the XWKL1 firmware update (P7500XWKL1_P7500XEUKL1_P7500XXKL3_HOME_ROOT.exe, 343 MB)

Instructions

NOTE: Use these instructions at your own risk.  We shall not be responsible if you damage your tablet by using these instructions.

  1. Double-click on P7500XWKL1_P7500XEUKL1_P7500XXKL3_HOME_ROOT.exe.  It is a self-extracting archive and will ask you for a folder to extract its contents to.  Extract it to a folder on your Desktop.  After extraction, you should see the following files:
    1. P7500XWKL1_P7500XEUKL1_P7500XXKL3_HOME_ROOT.tar.md5.
    2. Odin3 v1.85.exe
    3. Odin3.ini
  2. Switch off your Galaxy Tab 10.1.
  3. Boot your Galaxy Tab 10.1 into Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power keys and release them once you see a menu.  From there, press the Volume Up button.
  4. On your computer, double-click on Odin3 v1.85.exe to launch it.
  5. Connect your Galaxy Tab 10.1 to your computer via the USB cable. In the Odin3 window, you should get the “Added!” message in the box in the lower-left side.
    • If you don’t get this message, there may be something wrong with the drivers. Make sure you’ve properly installed them.
  6. In Odin3, click the PDA button and navigate to where you extracted the XWLK1 firmware files.
  7. Select P7500XWKL1_P7500XEUKL1_P7500XXKL3_HOME_ROOT.tar.md5.
  8. Do not make any changes to Odin3’s settings.
  9. Hit the Start button in Odin3 to begin flashing.
  10. If flashing is successful, the upper leftmost box in Odin should light up in green with a “Pass!” message.
    • If Odin freezes or doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or if you receive a “Failed” message in the upper leftmost box in the Odin3 window with a red background, then you’ll need to do the following:
      • Disconnect Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the computer.
      • Close Odin.
      • Remove the Galaxy Tab 10.1 battery.
      • Re-insert the battery.
      • Repeat the procedure from step 4.
  11. When flashing is complete, your Galaxy Tab 10.1 should automatically reboot. You can safely remove it from the computer when you see the Samsung logo.

Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7500 has now been upgraded to Android 3.2 Honeycomb firmware XWKL1.

Comments

  • Qbancelli

    Samsung is really pissing me off with the ICS delay for my Tab

    • Jason

      I believe they’re doing it on purpose so that their new tab gives more incentive to the early adopters. They’ll release it to us once they’ve made some sales on the new one. :-(

  • Camano7

    When dit Samsung make the battery accessable??
    ■Remove the Galaxy Tab 10.1 battery.
    Do you have to open it up

  • erwin

    after i update my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 p7500 to xwkl1, my system recovery show this

    #Manual Mode#

    –Updating Application…
    Successfully Updated application.

    –Appling Multi-CSC…
    Installing Multi-CSC
    Multi_CSC : there are common apks
    Can’t access to ‘/system/csc/XTC/system/’,

  • Cindy

    I think the galaxy tab 10.1 is a great device. I love my tab with my life but now Ifeel awful because I had my tab for a long time and sadly it fell. (yea it fell it happens to basically everyone in there life time no matter what device and today it was my turn, and it sucks hard). All I ask is build the glass Stronger! Ever since I had it, it never fell but look at my luck now, a cracked screen. Thank you Samsung device makers! I hope your happy with my broken Heart!x-( how am I suppose to do my projects Now? x-(

    • Bob4ever

      Why is Samsung to blame for your misfortune?

    • Will_lille

      Your are a fucking idiot Cindy.

    • Michael

      pay for a bullet-proof screen (place order and pay deposit first, no money no talk!)

  • Nitrouscarl

    thanks.. im just curious if i upgrade to android 3.2 will my data, files and application installed remove??

  • kiwionarope

    This is BS, the link above took me to some download site that kept pinging me with Fu*k buddy requests…….

  • Julio Cesar

    I made all that you said behind. It works very well. Tks

  • http://www.facebook.com/behzadmesri Behzad Mesri

    I always frezzes my tablet in boot.img ( first step )
    What should I do :'(

  • rodrigo

    gracias amigos..funciono perfecto

  • moe dee

    hi ihave a problem after i installed the update..it starts up and then it forced closes …saying ” the application google account manager (process com.google.android.gsf.login)has stoped unexpecetedly please try again…
    please help me sort this out

    • med

      how did you solve this probleme
      please tell me I have the same issue
      contact me to : taza-city@hotmail.com
      I will appreciate your help
      thanks a lot

  • Mostafa

    I need arabic input keyboard for my tab 10.1 wifi/3g android 3.2 (the above update) I will appreciate any help from your side :)

  • Ed Newbold

    How does one uninstall (roll back) the latest Galaxy 10.1 update? I had everything running so smoothly, but now it’s all messed up! Plus, I don’t want all those crappy apps they’ve shoved down my throat on MY tablet.

  • mazin bashir

    When we upgrade the sumsung galaxy tab 10.1 every i download it will delete

  • mazin bashir

    When I upgrade my sumsung galaxy tab 10.1 every thing I download will delete?