Install Official Android 4.1 BUCLK1 Firmware for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Manually – Guide
In recent times Samsung rolled out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 trough OTA (over the air) in many countries such as Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany, Romania and Slovenia, the Android 4.1 update for Galaxy Tab 2 is also available on Samsung KIES but those of you can’t upgrade your Galaxy Tab 2 to Android 4.1 with OTA notification and KIES, install the update manually on your tablet.
This guide shows you how to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA update on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 manually. Do keep in mind that you need a Windows PC with USB device drivers installed, you can use Samsung KIES to install drivers. Be sure to make 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 file expert app to backup apps.
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.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.1 OTA update for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 according to your country, do keep in mind that it’s just Vodafone and Si.Mobile:
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1 Update for Italy
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1 Update for Greece
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1 Update for Spain
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1 Update for Germany
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1 Update for Romania
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android 4.1 Update for Slovenia
Step #2: Unzip the download update .zip file into a folder, you’ll get a file containing .tar or .md5 extension.
Step #3: Get the Odin3 from downloaded file to your PC.
Step #4: Unzip the Odin3 file into a folder.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped Odin and run Odin3 .exe file.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so reboot tablet by holding down volume up and power buttons, when a warning screen appear on the screen, leave power button but not volume up button until you enter in download mode.
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 the file having extension .tar .md5 from the folder where you unzipped the download update zip file (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, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. 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 down and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter in recovery mode. 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 tablet.
That’s it, your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is now running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, if you faced any problem in above guide, holler in the comment section. Enjoy!