On certain occasions, we need to restore our device to the official stock firmware. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5113, you can revert your tablet to the most recent stock firmware build UEBLH3 of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Restoring your tablet to the said official build will bring the device back to its factory state — software-wise, that is. This means that you'll be getting back all the features and functions intended officially by Samsung for your tablet.
Firmware build UEBLH3 is intended for Cellular South users, but the firmware also reportedly works for handsets from other regions, provided that the model is GT-P5113.
This guide shows you how to revert the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 to Android 4.0.4 ICS build UEBLH3 (stock official firmware).
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, model number GT-P5113. 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 2 10.1 GT-P5113
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- 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.
- Download the following files to your computer:
- Make sure your device's battery still has at least 70% power. You don't want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
- 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 P5113UEBLH3_HOME.tar.md5 file from the firmware ZIP package to your computer.
- Extract the contents of the Odin ZIP file to a folder on your PC.
- Turn off the tablet and make sure it is disconnected from the PC.
- Boot into Download Mode (Odin mode). To do so, push and hold down the Power and Volume Up buttons at the same time until the warning screen comes up. Press Volume Down to enter download mode.
- Double-click Odin3 v1.85.exe to launch Odin.
- Click the PDA button in Odin. Browse for and select the P5113UEBLH3_HOME.tar.md5 file.
- Connect the tablet to your PC. You should see a message that says “Added”. If not, there might be a problem with your USB drivers.
- Click the Start button in Odin to start flashing the firmware. Once it's done, you should see a PASS message. Unplug the tablet once you see the Samsung logo after reboot.
- In case the screen freezes at the Samsung logo during rebooting, do the following to solve the issue:
- Turn off the tablet.
- Boot into Recovery Mode. To do so, press and hold down Power and Volume Up buttons together till the device reboots. When the screen turns on, let go of the Power button but keep holding down the
Volume Up button until the device boots into recovery.
- Select Wipe data/Factory reset. Select Yes on next screen.
- Select Reboot system now to reboot the tablet.
Fantastic! You've just reverted your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5113 to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich build UEBLH3.
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