Samsung has finally released the official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi GT-P7510. The official update for ICS software version UELPL is now rolling out to Samsung Kies for flashing or through over-the-air (OTA) update. The new Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update promises improvement in performance and stability such as a smooth user interface, better data usage management, Face Unlock, and a lot more.
For those of you who still have problems getting the update through OTA or Samsung Kies, here's your chance to update your phone by flashing the ROM manually.
Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn how to upgrade the Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7510 to Android 4.0.4 ICS build UELPL.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi, model number GT-P7510. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi GT-P7510
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Download the following files and save them to your computer.
- UELPL firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P7510UELPL_P7510XABLPL_XAB.zip, 417 MB)
- Odin3 v1.85 (Odin 1.85.zip, 199 kB)
- Enable USB debugging on your handset.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Extract the Odin 1.85.zip file and place the extracted files inside a folder.
- ExtracttheP7510UELPL_P7510XABLPL_XAB.zip to your computer. You should be able to extract the P7510XABLPL_P7510UELPL_HOME.tar.md5 file.
- Switch your tablet off.
- Boot your tablet into Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons. As soon as the screen turns on, let go of the buttons and press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
- On your computer, go to the folder where you extracted Odin and double-click the Odin3 v1.85.exe files to launch Odin.
- In Odin, select the PDA button, then browse for the P7510XABLPL_P7510UELPL_HOME.tar.md5 file.
- NOTE: Do not make any other changes in Odin except the ones mentioned in this guide. Doing so might cause irreversible damage to your tablet.
- Connect your tablet to your computer via USB cable. Upon connecting your tablet, you should be greeted with the words “Added!!” in one of Odin's message boxes. If you didn't receive any message, then there might be a problem with your drivers. Simply reinstall the drivers and try again.
- Hit the Start button in Odin to begin flashing the firmware on your tablet. When the flashing process is complete, your tablet will automatically reboot.
- As soon as you get past the Samsung logo, you can safely disconnect your tablet from your computer. You will also get a “PASS” message in one of Odin's message boxes.
Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi GT-P7510 to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software version UELPL.
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