How to Enable Phone Calling Feature in Galaxy Tab 10.1 / 750 – Tutorial

Galaxy Tab 750 LogoIf you have ever thought of making a Voice call or checking the account balance via USSD in your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device and couldn’t do that then it’s not your fault as Samsung had purposely kept this feature hidden even in its latest upgrade of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware. In the due course of this article we will be guiding you with a detailed procedure after following which you can make Voice calls as well as check the account balance of the Sim Card which you have inserted in your Galaxy Tab. While people are only opting the latest Galaxy Tab 2 for the sake of calling benefit, 1st generation Galaxy Tab is lighter and thinner than the 2nd Generation Galaxy Tab.

The best part of this work around is that this can be applied on the array of Android firmwares like stock Android 4.0.4 Samsung ROM, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod (CM10) ROM, the Ice Cream Sandwich based CM9 ROM, and AOKP ROM installed in your Galaxy Tab 10.1 device. The only sad part is that for applying this work around, you will have to root your Galaxy Tab. To check on whether your tablet is rooted or not, you will have to download the Android app called “Root Checker”. Full credits to the recognized XDA developer almaqdad for coming out with this update.

Note: Please note that this is not an Official workaround and also this workaround only works on the Galaxy Tab 750 / Galaxy Tab 10.1 device which bears the model number as P7500. This should not be applied to any other device or else it might even brick the device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750

Ensure that the minimum charge left in the device is not less than 30% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned off in the middle of applying this work around. Though its not required but its recommended to create a backup of all the data with the help of below steps,

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned mini pre requisites, you can now head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial.

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Procedure to Enable Voice Calling in Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 TABLET:

  • Download XXLQ3 Modem Package & Voice Calling Zip Package (For users on Stock ICS 4.0.4 Firmware) from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your Galaxy Tab to the computer with the help of original USB cable and place the two downloaded zip files in the device.
  • Once placed, disconnect the device from computer. Download “ROM Manager” app from the Google PLAY Store and install the custom recovery image by selecting the appropriate option in the ROM Manager app.
  • Now, once the Clock Work Mod recovery gets installed, turn off the tablet so that it can be entered in the recovery mode. Recovery Mode in Galaxy Tab 750 can be entered by pressing the Left Volume Button and Power button till the device boots up in the recovery mode. If the device boots in the normal mode then retry the process of entering the device in the recovery mode.
  • You can also try entering the device in the recovery mode via the ROM Manager app itself. Select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard” and navigate the files to select XXLQ3 Modem Package & then the Voice Calling Zip Package which you have placed in your tablet.
  • Once the file selection is over, the workaround will be applied within 10 minutes, you can see the progress of update with the help of a progress bar.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Congratulations, you have now successfully enabled the Voice calling feature in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 / Galaxy Tab 10.1 device. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

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29 Comments
  1. Reply Steve May 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I have the t-mobile (SGH-T859) version which has been unlocked. I have used 3 different network sim cards successfully. Its on Stock ICS 4.04 upgraded through ODIN.

    Will the procedure work for my device?

  2. Reply new2dis May 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I have the t-mobile (SGH-T859) version which has been unlocked. I have used 3 different network sim cards successfully. Its on Stock ICS 4.04 upgraded through ODIN.

    Will the procedure work?

  3. Reply lindo March 18, 2014 at 3:29 am

    hy guys been trying so had to enable voice call on my tab GT P7500 but still wont work i have install every instruction but still nothing

  4. Reply tanveer February 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Awesome voice calling functionality working fne on samsung galaxy tab gtp 7510.once issue i am facing once the screen auto off then voice calling is not working properly disconnect within a minute for this you need to disable your auto screen off.

  5. Reply Varun January 7, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Awesome man. You guys are the best. Started the process scarily but ended up succesfully. I recommend all the P7500 users to enable this feature. It is working like a charm :)

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      thanks varun for your feedback

  6. Reply Dennis August 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    When I bought my 3G enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 I was astounded to find that it did not support GSM (cell) calls. What were they thinking!! I immediately went looking for a work around but was put off by the complexity of this solution. I looked at trading up to a Tab2 which does have native GSM call support but the cost was prohibitive. So I took the plunge with this tutorial. Took a while and I did have some issues in the rooting the tablet (a prerequisite to this tutorial, note that the tutorial does not say as much but is is so))but I’m delighted to say it all worked in the end and I now have GSM call support. So thank you so much ANDOIDADVICES!! For rooting instructions go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2029664

  7. Reply adam June 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

    will this work on T mobiles Sgh-T859 samsung 10.1

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      no, its for the unlocked device

  8. Reply sourabh kumbhar June 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you for these valuable information. Calling is there in my phone now,
    but only problem is, whenever i tap on “Video call option”, phone application crashes, and force closes..

    any solution to this ?

  9. Reply Asim November 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hi,

    Thanks for bringing the nice work so my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is now be able to make a phone call. However, I have a problem that when a few minutes during the call, the screen fade and so my call is cut off. Please tell me how to fix it ? I saw the previous posts but there are only questions on this no one has answered this question

  10. Reply mbakumua November 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    i completed the installation and it worked perfect,i just don’t know what i did ,but while making a call after few days, it just switch it self off after two minutes just like that,while having a conversation, i was happy in the beginning but now i just don’t know what do,please help!!!!!!!

    reply pls

  11. Reply Katherine October 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I finally have a all-in-one device that suits my needs! I also have the screen timeout problem hanging up calls, which can be a pain, but I am absolutely thrilled that I can use the tablet as a cell phone! Many thanks!

  12. Reply abisoye October 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Thanks for the information. My device can with Android 3.2 however i did an upgrade using a loaded odin to 4.04 my build number is IMM76D.XXLQ8. Please will this procedure be applicable to me too. AM a lil scared

  13. Reply mayank October 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    hey thanks man,the only issue i am facing call get disconnects after 5 minutes or something what to do,,,pls helppppp

  14. Reply pankaj September 19, 2012 at 12:52 am

    My call goes mute as soon as the screen turns off. Any solution to it?

  15. Reply pankaj September 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I am facing a problem while calling. I have to keep the screen on while calling otherwise the sound just gets mute as soon as the screen shuts off. Any solution?

  16. Reply Mike September 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    PLease, I followed the above step and i got stuck at ”Samsung” while restarting the device when i finished. what can i do pls. my i’m using galaxy tab 10.1 and its rooted.

    thanks

  17. Reply mus September 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    It works…..thanksssssss i love this tablet even more hahhaahahaha

  18. Reply Vivian September 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    This was probably the easiest installation on Galaxy TAB 10.1 P7500 using ROM CM10 JB 4.1.1. Amazing and good work guys. Thanks almaqdad…….This Smart-tab works like a charm…

  19. Reply William Halim September 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hi,

    Thanks for bringing the nice work so my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is now be able to make a phone call. However, I have a problem that when a few minutes during the call, the screen fade and so my call is cut off. Please tell me how to fix it, probably the setting? I try to change the setting on proximity etc, but no success unfortunately.
    So, what I am doing right now, is to touch the screen when it started to fade to keep it on and no problem occurred.
    However if there is a solution, pls kindly advise.

  20. Reply AMJAD IQBAL September 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7500. It came with Android 3.2, Kernel version 2.6.36.3, root@DELL82 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 9 10:21 KST 2011. Build number HTJ85B P7500JPKL2. Until now I am afraid to install any other ROM or upgrade. Can I install it on my Tab.
    Please reply. Thanks in advance.
    Kind Rgds

    • Reply Praveen September 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      @AMJAD IQBAL An Update is waiting for you Amjad. Please search for Update and upgrade your Tab to ICS 4.0.4 via OTA or through KIES. Then follow the procedure stated above.

      @Pradeep I have a question for you. Is it possible to get back to orginal condition of my TAB if i dont want voice calling option after installing the above packages?

      • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        yes you can revert back to the last version, just note down the current fw version

        • Praveen September 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

          Hello Pradeep,
          Thanks for the quick reply.
          Strucked at one point. I have upgraded the device recently with official ICS 4.0.4(Not custom ROM Upgrade). Will this Hack works now?
          and what is Stock ICS?

        • Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

          stock ics is the default firmware released by samsung

        • Praveen September 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

          I got this message when i checked with Root Checker App.
          ” Sorry! This device does not have proper root Access.”

        • Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

          you need to root the device so as to apply this

  21. Reply Norman September 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thanks. Now I have a Smart-Tablet-Phone. Keep up the good works.

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