Update Galaxy Tab 3 WiFi P5210 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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The official Android Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) is out and you can install it manually in your tablet in case you are already running a custom ROM or a beta firmware. The latest Android Jellybean 4.2.2 for the Galaxy Tab 3 is also known as XXUAMFA. In this guide we will help you manually apply this firmware update to your tablet, but before proceeding to the actual guide, please follow the below list of preparatory steps.

Preparatory steps

Before anything else, it is very important to back up all your data from your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210). It is unlikely that the data on your tablet will become corrupted while applying the firmware update, but it is better to be safe than sorry and lose all your data (audio or video files). To prevent this, you will have to manually backup all your data using the tools listed below.

  • Use the SMS Backup & Restore app in order to backup your SMS
  • To backup your contacts list you will have to sync your Sony Xperia Z with your Gmail app.
  • Use the Call Log and Restore app to backup your call log
  • In order to backup your files (whether they are audio files, video files, images or other kind of files) you will have to copy them to your Internal / External SD Card
  • In order to backup your APN and MMS Settings, go to Applications, then to Settings, then to Wireless and Network, from there to Mobile Networks and finally select Access Point Names. Now write down the information that you find here.

The second preparatory step involves enabling USB debugging on your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) tablet. This is very simple to acomplihs, all you have to do is go to Settings, then to Applications, from there choose Development and finally select USB debugging and you can enable it from there.

The third and last preparatory step is very important even though it most of the time not given the proper attention by users. You will have to make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210)?s battery level is at the very least above 40%; if the battery level is below 40% there is the risk that your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) will turn off in the middle of the firmware update. So be careful that your tablet’s battery level is above 40%. If it is below 40%, then charge the tablet’s battery before starting the firmware update procedure.

Disclaimer: please understand that we are not responsible for anything that happens to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) tablet if you do not follow the exact instructions from this guide. If you follow all the steps and instructions from this ‘how to’ guide then you very likely won’t have any problems. If you do run into any kind of problems, we will do our best to help.

Update your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) with Jellybean 4.2.2, step by step guide:

Step 1

The first thing that you will have to do is to download the Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware Package for Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) and Odin to your computer. After downloading both files, extract them on a location on your computer (we recommend on the desktop) and then run Odin.

Step 2

After downloading the files and opening Odin, you will have to turn off your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) tablet, because you will have to enter it in Download Mode. It is very simple to enter your tablet in Download Mode: after turning it off, all you have to do is press and hold both the Volume Down key and the Menu button and at the same time turn your tablet on. Your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) tablet will boot and if you executed the button combo correctly, you should see the Download Mode green robot displayed on your tablet’s screen. You can then release the buttons.

Step 3

It is now time to connect your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) to your computer using the original USB cable. You should see the ID : COM section turn Blue, basically confirming that all the drivers have been correctly installed.

Step 4

This is the last step of this firmware update procedure. After connecting your tablet to your computer, click on the PDA icon in Odin. Now select the file from the firmware package that you extracted on your computer’s desktop during this guide’s first step. After selecting the correct file, press Start and the firmware update will begin – please note that the update procedure will take around 4 or 5 minutes to complete. After the firmware is updated your Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) will reboot; after the reboot you can safely disconnect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) from your computer.

Important: if your tablet gets stuck in a loop during the boot sequence or if it remains locked at the welcome screen, do not worry as there is a very simple fix. Simply remove and re insert your tablet’s battery and then begin the update procedure again, from the first step of this guide.

This concludes our ‘how to’ guide. You have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi (GT-P5210) with the latest Android Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware. Let us know if you encounter any issues while manually updating the latest 4.2.2 firmware to your tablet,  and we will try to help as best as we can.