Update Galaxy Tab P1000 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Galaxy Tab P1000

If you are interested in updating your Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 with the latest Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware, you can now do it using a simple step-by-step tutorial.

Samsung did not announce the official release of the update, but in case you have already rooted your tablet, then you can easily upgrade using the provided tutorial.

What is great is that this Jellybean 4.2.2 firmare  comes in with interesting updates and upgrading does not mean that you compromise the features officially provided by Google. The features that this new firmware brings include new camera settings, new fresh native UI of  Jellybean 4.2.2 and what’s more important, it brings bug fixes when it comesto battery and force close issues.

Now let’s proceed and see how you can update easily.

Some quick pre requisites:

  • First you should know that all of your data on your Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 (or at least the data remaining after a clean up, which you consider important) should be backed up using the following provided steps, according to the type of data you have. Before we proceed, our recommendation is not to use the KIES tool or other backup tool, as you might not be able to restore the data.

So in order to backup the SMS – use the  “SMS Backup & Restore app“. In case you need to back up the Contact, all you have to do is Sync with the Gmail application.

Another type of data you need to back up is the APN and MMS Category – Follow the provided path, starting with the Applications – settings – Wireless and Network and select the Mobile Networks. From there you have to select the Access Point Names.

Also, don’t forget to back up the Images & Other Type of files such as videos and songs. For this category things are easier: just copy to the internal or the external SD Card. And that’s it. Now you can proceed  to the next pre requisite.

  • Now, enable the USB Debugging following the path: Settings – select Applications – from the Development select the USB Debugging.
  • Don’t forget to check the battery level and be sure that it is at least 40% charged, if else the device might get turned off in the middle of the update and the surprise is that you have to start the whole process all over again.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that we shall not be held responsible in any way in case you damage your device. The only way in which you can harm the device is by not following the instructions accordingly or skipping one step.

Also, you should be sure that your tablet is rooted, before you proceed to the actual tutorial. The method through which you can check this is by using the “Root Checker” app.  In case your device is not rooted, you need to do this. All you have to do is follow the tutorials provided on our website.

The moment you finish the instructions above, you have to proceed in order to start the actual update. You will find all the necessary information in the sub-chapter below.

Step-by-step procedure on how to update Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 with the  Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware:

Step 1: You will need the two tools:  Jellybean 4.2.2 for P1000 Tablet and Google Apps Package. They can be downloaded from the provided links and saved directly to your computer. After the download is complete, all you have to do is connect the tablet to the computer using an original USB cable. After saving the two files in your tablet, you can proceed to step 2.

Step 2:  Your Galaxy Tab should now enter the Recover Mode. You can do this by turning off the device and pressing the Hold Volume Up + Menu Button while holding both Keys to Power ON the device till you see a Green Robot on the screen. The Green Robot is the sign that the device has entered the Download Mode.

Step 3: Now, while the device is in Recovery Mode, you have to clear the cache and delete all the data, while you select the options you will need and then select the “install Zip from SD Card” where you should find the Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware Package which you should update to. Then, the Google Apps Package  have placed in your device to apply the update should be selected. Now, after the two procedures, you can go to step 4

Step 4: The message “install from sd card completed” should appear on the screen. This means that the device has been updated successfully and you should proceed by selecting the “Go back”option and then the  “reboot system now” in order to reboot  the device in the normal mode. The first reboot will take you more than 6 minutes in order to be completed, but do not panic. It is a normal process, following an update.

Note: There might be cases in which the device gets into the boot loop sequence or it may get stuck in the welcome screen. In case this happens, do not panic. Press the Power button and start with all the above instructions again. It is time-consuming but it is a required procedure.

Now you can say that you have successfully managed to update your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with the Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware. In case you have any additional questions regarding the process, do not hesitate. We will try to answer as quickly as possible. Also, in case you have already experienced the update, share your impressions with the other users of the site.

We will present you the latest firmware of Jellybean 4.3 which will be out in the Google IO for the Galaxy Tab P1000 as soon as possible.