Just recently, Samsung rolled out Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) updates for its tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800. The tablet, having been launched last year, came to the market with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Samsung made a good move by pushing ICS to the tablets, making most of the users satisfied and happy with the performance of the OS.
To make the owners of this tablet happier, the XXLQ1 firmware was made available online for manual flashing for those of you who don't want to wait any longer to have your tablets updated. Do take note that this firmware update is only compatible with the Wi-Fi and 3G variants of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800. This won't work with the other tablets, such as the Wi-Fi-only variant.
If you are itching to flash Android 4.0.4 ICS build XXLQ1 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800, have a look at the requirements and instructions below that will guide you in updating your tablet.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, model number GT-P6800. 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.
- A Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800
- Your tablet's USB cable
- 7-Zip, WinRAR, or any other program that can extract archive files.
- 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:
- See to it that your tablet's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- Backup all personal data on your phone 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 P6800XXLQ1_P6800OXALQ1_ATO.zip to obtain the P6800OXALQ1_P6800XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 file. You will need this file later.
- NOTE: Some files have MD5 hidden and end with TAR. This is fine.
- Extract Odin3-v1.85.zipto obtain the Odin3 v1.85.exefile. Double-click on the Odin3 v1.85.exefile to launch Odin on your computer.
- If your tablet is connected to the PC, disconnect it.
- Put your tablet in Download Mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down and the Power buttons until the screen turns on. Release the Power button while holding the Volume down button until a prompt appears, asking you if you want to to enter Download Mode. By this time, you can let go of the button. Press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
- Connect your tablet to the PC using the USB cable. In Odin, a message saying “Added!!” should appear on the message box located on the bottom left.
- In the Odin window, click on the PDA button and select the P6800OXALQ1_P6800XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 file. This file should show on the space beside the PDA button.
- NOTE: Do not make any alterations in Odin. Leave it as is except for adding theP6800OXALQ1_P6800XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 file. Make sure that the “Re-Partition” box is not ticked underOptions.
- Click on the Start button in Odin to start flashing the firmware to your tablet. After flashing is done, your tablet will automatically reboot.
- Once you get a “PASS” message in Odin, you can now safely unplug the tablet from the PC.
Congratulations! You have successfully flashed Android 4.0.4 ICS build XXLQ1 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800. Enjoy all the features that Ice Cream Sandwich has in store for you and your tablet.
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