How To Install Android 4.2.2 update for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 [official P3100XXDMG6 firmware]
Samsung is now preparing Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for more and more devices with the passage of time and this time we are here with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 3G variant from France, the second-generation Galaxy Tab is getting Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean P3100XXDMG6 firmware update in France bringing out so many good features to support your life.
There are small but as I said god features such as dedicated notification bar to improve your status bar, lockscreen widgets to give a new look and feel to desktop, multiple user account support, improved accessibility, Daydreams screensaver mode, a new launcher that has already been featured in Samsung Galaxy S4 and more.
So pick up your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and check software information from Setting>About Phone to grab the OTA Android 4.2.2 notification or simply connect it to KIES on your computer to install the update, however if you are not satisfied with these options, you can download and install Android 4.2.2 update on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 manually using Odin3.
The below guide walks you through how to install Android 4.2.2 update for Galaxy Tab 7.0 (3G) having firmware version P3100XXDMG6. You need a Windows PC with USB drivers are installed, disable all of system tools such as KIES, antivirus, etc because they may disturb installation. You should make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc 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: Firmware is changed but still Android 4.2.2.
Step #1: Download OTA P3100XXDMG6 firmware for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (3G only) from here (File Name: P3100XXDMG6_P3100OXADMG6_XEF.zip ).
Step #2: Download Odin3 v3.04 for installation from here.
Step #3: Unzip downloaded zip files into a folder on your PC.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe file.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down volume down, home and power buttons.
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 P3100XXDMG6_P3100OXADMG6_XEF_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, reboot tablet 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, home 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 your Galaxy Tab 2.
That’s it, your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean P3100XXDMG6 firmware. If you encounter any error while installing the firmware, leave a comment.