How To Install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy Tab 7.7 3G Manually
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is finally receiving the long-awaited Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update officially, the petty 3G tablet is being updated through OTA (over the air) and Samsung KIES carrying the firmware P6800DXMD3, the update is available just in Asia at this time but worry not as Samsung will hopefully push it to other countries soon in near future.
However if you can’t wait or if you can’t update tablet using KIES or OTA notification, simply download and install it manually using Odin that we’re discussing here. Keep in mind that this update is well-matched with just Galaxy Tab 7.7 having model number P6800.
This guide shows you how to install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Tab 7.7 3G manually (official OTA P6800DXMD3 firmware). Use a Windows PC and ensure drivers are installed, you can use KIES to install drivers. Don’t forget to create backup because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Update: The firmware may have been changed.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Tab 7.7 3G from here.
Firmware File Name: P6800DXMD3_P6800OLBMD3_XME.zip
Step #2: Download Odin from here.
Step #3: Unzip both downloaded zip files into a folder.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons until you see Download Mode splash screen.
Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #8: Click on PDA Button and locate P6800DXMD3_P6800OLBMD3_XME_HOME.tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 3. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, turn off, and reboot into download mode again. Then install the firmware again).
Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up and power buttons, in recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot device.
That’s it, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now installed on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 3G, if you experience any error, leave a comment below.