Galaxy Tab 10.1

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab to stable Gingerbread 2.3.3 Firmware

Galaxy Tab LogoIt has been found that most of the users of Samsung Galaxy Tab owners faced many severe issues when they followed the last tutorial so as to update with the latest Gingerbread version of 2.3.3 in their SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab, we really extend apologies for the same and inconvenience caused to it. The main reason of the devices not getting updated with the help of Odin was the Bootloader as most of the devices that are the SAMSUNG Galaxy Tabs are locked with the bootloader which was the cause for the devices getting blank screen after the update. But since we have now found out the way, we will see on how you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy Tab with the latest 2.3.3 Gingerbread.

There are many forums which demonstrated the CF Rooting kernels which made this procedure successful as without these it would have been really difficult to proceed with this procedure to update which we will be looking at the due course of this article.  Also, very soon the SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab will receive the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.4 release and while most of the tablets are shipping with the Honeycomb 3.0 release, it’s evident that the curiosity within us would like to know on when it will arrive for Galaxy Tab.

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  1. lalay

    December 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    When will the update for galaxy 2.0.7 arrive in Pakistan? ?0

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      we have no update from Samsung but you can make use of International build

  2. amjad

    May 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    guys pls help galaxy tab 10.1 is showing “firmware upgrade encountered an issue please select recovery mode in kies” and its not connecting to the pc…does any1 know how to fix this pls help with it please… 🙁

  3. amjad

    May 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    guys pls help galaxy tab is showing “firmware upgrade encountered an issue please select recovery mode in kies” and its not connecting to the pc…did any1 knows hoe to fix this pls help with it please… 🙁

  4. Adam

    March 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Not sure if the screen is a mcokup or not but having the on screen keyboard display when using the physical keyboard doesn’t strike me as a particularly neat solution, especially as Samsung’s hardware keyboard does away with it Hopefully the image is wrong, not the implementation

  5. Sana

    March 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Me dull. You smart. That’s just what I nedeed.

  6. Navas

    March 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’m using galaxy tab p1000
    Firmware 2.2
    Kernal version -2.6.32. 9 root@SE-S605 #2
    Build number -froyoddjm2
    Can I upgrade to gingerbread 2.3? And how? Plzz help Mr. PRADEEP NEEELA. Thank you.

  7. babu

    March 13, 2012 at 2:03 am

    How to up date

  8. Jason Jeff

    March 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Is there an update for the SGT p1000n please i would like to know.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      as of now there is no update, we will try to apply the same!

  9. David Dunster

    February 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Just to give a little more info. The Galaxy Tab if have GT-P1000R, 7″, is now SaskTel friendly, complete with phone and messaging which I did not have before the update.

    I did previously use a utility from FastGSM to unlock the phone prior to the Gingerbread upgrade. IF that update is what allowed me to get the phone and messaging, then I was lucky to have run it.

    Now I have a fully function 7″ tablet which I have carried with me the last three days. I like the larger screen, better for web viewing and reading but as a phone —- too big. Okay for home, okay for on the road but not to carry around.

    Good thing is if I break my Samsung Galaxy S, I have a standby phone until I get it back from repairs.

    Would most certainly love to try that Samsung Note … but it is not available from my cellular provider.

  10. David Dunster

    February 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Well I’ll be covered in butter and broiled to medium.

    I downloaded ODIN 1.7 and reran the process. This time it worked.

    My GT-P1000R is now running 2.3.3, P1000XXJPZ, kernel and GINGERBREAD.XXJQ1

    Sometimes you get lucky when doing things. Just have to hit the right search words.

    So there you have it, my solution – hope this helps anyone else.

  11. David Dunster

    February 24, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I think this is very bad news. I setup my GT-P1000R for download mode. I checked all the boxes but forgot to do the re-partiton one and ran the install. It failed after parm with a red square showing “FAIL”.

    I then reread the instructions and clicked on the ‘re-partition’ box and ensured all others were right.

    I then reran the setup and it again failed after parm with a red square showing “FAIL”.

    Now I may have pooched/bricked my GT-P1000R. All I have now it a screen showing a cell phone – ! – Computer

    I have powered down, done the power up with volume down pressed but it only shows the screen with a cell phone – ! – computer.

    ! is a yield sign with the ! in the middle.

    Is there anyway of getting out of this or is it due for shipping back to samsung?

    Any help, greatly appreciated.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

      this update wasn’t meant for R Model! We will get the same at the earliest

  12. Dion

    February 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Hi guys,

    I have read all the feedback here and I must say the procedure does work if you follow it strictly to the letter. I had a few probs as well with the initial guide as it did not contain or mention the dbdata.tar file, after getting that sorted the tab boots up beyond just the samsung logo. It will only hang at the logo if you have not flashed the dbdata file. And for those of you who say your phone doesn’t boot up after going into recovery mode and clearing the cache, my advice and I could be wrong here but this is what worked for me, is keep your phone on charge for a while and then try again, this process seems to put a drain on the battery and you will be faced with just a blank screen but if you keep the phone on charge for about half an hour and then press the power on button, you should go straight to the setup (language) options. Hope this helps, by the way thanks to the author Neal Pradeep, the new firmware looks great and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      thanks for your feedback and appreciation!

  13. lawrence

    November 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

    hi, i have a galaxy tab p1000..when i downloaded the bootloader and extracted it, i got a .tar file named P1000XXJQ1_P1000XXJQ1_P1000XXJPZ_HOME its 300+ mb.. i searched for the dbdata.tar its only 1.29mb..whats the use of the P1000xxpz_home?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      hey lawrence, you need to strictly follow the instructions!

  14. Bobby

    November 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm


    I followed the instructions to the letter and it immediately bricked my tab. This does NOT work and will destroy the wireless only version of the tab.

    This site clearly has not successfully tested these instructions on a standard version of the wireless only tablet.

    I know it was attempted at my own risk, but thanks a lot for nothing….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 1:38 am

      its valid for just P1000 and not for any other device!

  15. turitspot

    November 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I can’t find “dbdata.tar” on the downloaded file after extracting.. will this be created after doing the steps?

    • turitspot

      November 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      nevermind I got it from this forum..hope this works..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      please extract the zip file for just once!

  16. turitspot

    November 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

    can this be use to upgrade an SGT from vodafone australia?
    Model: GT-P1000
    Firmware version: 2.2
    Baseband Version:P1000XXJID
    Build No:FROYO.XWJJ4

  17. Mwid

    October 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I tried this for the Galaxy 7 tab GT-P1010, and it crashed completely in the recovery mode. Complete black screen, no way to reset it. Please do not try this for GT-P1010.

    The file is also labeled GT-1000, not GT-P1010, that should give a clue.

    Hard reset did not even work anymore……

    Unless someone else was able to try this successfully on GT-P1010, pls advise users in the text above this only works for GT-P1000.

  18. Felipe G. Bartulihe

    September 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    The TV works in GT-P1000L?


  19. panther

    September 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Updat2.2 2.3.3

  20. panther

    September 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm


  21. nathan

    September 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Excellent updated no probs had to source two files the .pit file and the dbdata file to complete it. Thankyou.

  22. Kapil Ahuja

    September 16, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Hi Neal

    I upgraded my GT-1000 to FW ver- 2.3.3 and found everything works well EXCEPT E-mail feature (exchange/hotmail).
    whenever I click to open e-mail account it shows me blank screen and then a error for a part a second only.
    Can you please help me resolving this.

    Kapil Ahuja

  23. kumar

    September 15, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Worked like a charm, only problem is the download links for the ROM..


  24. Artistic

    September 13, 2011 at 2:03 am


    I am stuck!! my one is GT-P1000N

    First i have used Odin v1.3…then the screen became black and still remains black but when i press an hold those Vplume up+ power key i can see the device is connected!!

    the thing is…then i found this tutorial but…come on! my scrren is still black…and it is giving the strat up sound but not showing any thing

    IMMEDEATE help needed PLS!!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      this update is not for P 1000N , its for P1000 Model!

      • Peter

        May 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

        A little confused. I have been reading the thread to see if I could upate my galaxy tab. On 3 Sep, you mentioned that GT-P1000N update is fine but on 13 Sep, it was mentioned that update is not meant for P1000N but only P1000 model. Will appreciate if you can clarify please? I am not very savy in these issues so wanted to be very sure before I commence upgrading firmware.

        I am using GT-P1000N,
        Firmmware is 2.2,
        baseband version P1000NUBJM2,
        Kernal version root@SEI-27 #1

        Can I update using the procedure here?

        Thanks v much.

  25. Leo Schelvis

    September 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm


    is the firmware update 2.3.3 gingerbread for the galaxy tab 7.0 available in the Netherlands??


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      As of now there’s no ETA on the same, once it arrives we will surely come up with the same

  26. uthe

    September 11, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I have problem, after upgraded i cannot open facebook and youtube why?
    Can u help me?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

      have you updated those apps from the market!?

  27. David Bewick

    September 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hi there,

    Being relatively new to flashing/upgrading on the tab, i tried to update my T Mobile Tab through Kies. However when finished it still showed up as 2.2 Froyo. I followed your steps using Odin (the first part anyway) and GREAT NEWS my Tab updated first attempt and now shows and has Gingerbread!!!!

    HOWEVER………………i do have 1 question if you could help? It says after the update to go do the other stuff, i.e. dbdata.tar and doing all the recovery stuff, which i would be happy to do BUT my tab is working fine without doing all that stuff. Have 3G, wifi, calling, texting, etc etc etc, is there any need to continue with all the other update stuff or am i ok to leave it as it is? Obviously don’t want to find in a few days time phone isn’t working because of something i should have done, but at the same time i was thinking if it’s not broke don’t fix it. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    And thanks very much for the info, i’m a happy chappy now i got Gingerbread!

    • David Bewick

      September 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      As an update to my errrrrrrrrrr…..update, 😉 i answered my own question when trying to connect my Tab to my PC and got nothing. No Kies connection, no mass storage, nothing. After doing the other 2 parts, the dbdata.tar and the recovery part all is well again, and there’s a load more apps on there too!! So if anyone reads this and has the same idea as i previously did, think again and complete all 3 steps, the last 2 took less than 5 minutes total, and gives you back full access to your Tab.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

      if its network locked then you will face issues!

  28. aziz alyousefi

    September 8, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Pleaded tell me how to upgrade my galaxy tab g1000 to android 3.1

    • David Bewick

      September 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      Honeycomb not available for GT P1000 tabs as far as i am aware. Maybe in the pipeline, maybe not? But to the best of my knowledge it’s not available on older devices to date.

  29. aziz alyousefi

    September 8, 2011 at 4:47 am

    How to upgrade my galaxy tab g1000. 7inches to android 3.1

  30. Alex

    September 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    and version:P1000DXJJ2
    kernel version:
    build nuber:FROYO.DXJK2
    would the update work? i have read the comments and i do not want to rush into things, thanks a lot for any feedback.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      yes you can apply the update from the following version

      • Alex

        September 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        the odin box doesn’t get yellow for me

      • Alex

        September 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm

        i solved that and got through with the update. now when i try to enter factory reset it just stays sayng galaxy tab samsung on the screen

        • Alex

          September 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm

          pls help me it will not go to factory reset i dont know what to do

          • NeaL Pradeep

            September 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

            you can get into the recovery mode and then clear the cache and wipe the data to actually hard reset the phone!

  31. AhmadMadridFan

    September 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    my samsung galaxy showing black screen after flashing to 2.3.3 gingerbread firmware wen i try to on iits showing me only camera flash light plz any body who can help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  32. Ravi

    September 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Works perfect . Just upgraded my GT-P1000 samsung tab to Gingerbread, without any problems & data loss.
    Guess it required some patience to work with KIES.

  33. Jon

    September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I’m getting my model fixed….
    it’s a Wi-Fi version (GT-P1010)

    can this update be applied to my model?

    I already bricked my Tab once…

  34. Tom

    September 6, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Will this work on t-mobile version of Galaxy Tab, SGH-T849 ?

  35. shean

    September 6, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Hi neal,

    Where can i download the upgrade software from for a galaxy tab gt-p1000?

    • shean

      September 6, 2011 at 3:31 am

      please help! i just got my galaxy tab yesterday and im getting frustratted.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 6, 2011 at 9:52 am

      You can update with this version!

  36. AhmadMadridFan

    September 5, 2011 at 1:18 am

    how can i flash the update

  37. Arham

    September 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I finally has succeeded in upgrading galaxy tab to Firmware version: 2.3.3, baseband version: P1000XJPZ, kernel:, Build Number: GINGERBREAD.XXJQ1. I am truly thankful.
    phase I went through:
    1. connect the tabs to the PC (win7)
    2. turn off the tab, and switch on to download mode
    3. odin run 1.7 and activate repartition, select the file “gt-p1000_mr.pit” successed …..
    4. turn on again to Dw mode, restar odin, select “P1000XXJQ1_P1000XXJQ1_P1000XXJPZ_HOME.tar” on the PDA field successed ………….
    5. turn on again for 3rd time, restart odin, select “dbdata.tar” (1.290kb, not 1.282kb )…………………. successed
    6. turn off the tab, then turn on the tab to recovery mode.
    7. select options Wipe data/factory reset (use vol button to navigate and hold the home button to execute)
    8. Select the options Wipe Cache Partition.
    9. last action, just select reboot the system now.
    10. The final … set the language and NEXT NEXT ….. FINISH.

    thanks Pradeep…. 🙂

  38. arham arif

    September 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    hi pradeep. ihave device tab GT-1000T. what the different of GT-P1000. can i use this procedure to upgrade my tab? Thanks

  39. James

    September 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    just an addition to my earlier query.

    althou, i have successfully downloaded the drivers & odin, BUT i can dont download “Gingerbread 2.3.3 Firmware Bootloader Without Bootloader”. when i click the link it goes to “multiupload” website where the file “ (226.59 MB)” can not be downloaded as it has no inter-link.

    alternatively i downloaded “P1000XXJMQ ##, GT-P1000_M.PIT, Version 2.3.3 ”

    what sud i do, upgrade my GT-P1000N (build number is Froyo.UBJM2, baseband version is P1000NUBJM2).

    will be very grateful i someone give me a good advice.


  40. James

    September 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Need help.

    My tab is giving hell lot of problem: suddenly it goes to black screen (with vibration) and then restarts. my model is:
    GT-P1000N, present frirmware is 2.2, baseband version is P1000NUBJM2.

    Sud i upgrade it to 2.3.3?

    I cud NOT find the link to download the firmware?

    Plz help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      link is there in the Procedure, yes you can update with this firmware!

  41. AhmadMadridFan

    September 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    i have 2.2 before but i want to update to 2.3.3 gingerbread

  42. AhmadMadridFan

    September 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    my samsung galaxy showing black screen after flashing to 2.3.3 gingerbread firmware wen i try to on iits showing me only camera flash light plz help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      what is the model number of tab which you are trying to update with?

      • AhmadMadridFan

        September 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm


        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

          have you tried flashing the update?

  43. warren

    September 1, 2011 at 1:36 am

    hi …i do appreciate your site for this topic. i recently bought a samsung galaxy tab p1000 and being wanting to update it to gingerbread os….anytime i try to do it via kies, it comes up with a “current version:PDA:JJ1/PHONE:JI4 / CSC:JK3″….the version cannot be updated….i really need some advice on how to proceed

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      you need to apply the update via Odin!

  44. jay

    August 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    i have updated my galaxy tab gt-p1000 to gingerbread. The problem is i cannot connect to the computer. When i connect it says device not recognized. What can i do.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      have you installed all the drivers, KIES?

  45. René B.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Dit it! Works like a charm, even Kies recognizes the firmware…tnx for the tutorial!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

      thanks a lot rene for your appreciation!

  46. Luis

    August 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Just wanted to say … THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I updated my Tab and worked as described.

  47. Derek S.

    August 21, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Is it possible to downgrade my SGT7-P1000 from 2.3.3 back to 2.2.x ? I made the mistake of letting Kies upgrade me to Gingerbread and my Tab is now dying. It’s gone from being an athlete with Froyo to being a 108 year old man with Gingerbread. I’ve now totally given up on it, switched it off and put it away. The only way I’ll bother using it again is if I can get Gingerbread off it.

    I found this link that says it’s possible with a Galaxy S-i9000, but I can’t find the corresponding SGT7-P1000 link:

  48. Ronnie Ventura

    August 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I think I bricked my Galaxy Tab with this upgrade.

    It is a GT-P1000N.

    Followed the instructions to a T, but it wasn’t clear at the part “The device may take around 10 – 12 minutes for completing the process of updation of the above inputs.” I unplugged the phone from the USB cable immediately after Odin reported “PASS” and immediately proceeded towards the next step, “Now again enter the phone into the download mode which can be done by pushing the Volume down button followed by the Power ON button to enter the Tab in the download mode.”

    This did not happen – my phone will not enter download mode. It won’t turn on at all.

    Do you mean I have to wait 10-12 minutes AFTER the first Odin process before trying to enter it into download mode again?

    Hope someone can help here, cos … I want my Tab back. It is hardly a month old 🙁

    • Artistic

      September 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      Same problem here…i made a bad REALLY bad mistake…Somebody help us..

      my tb is showing only the 4 buttons in white…and screen is still black…nothing shows up 🙁

  49. Tayon

    August 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Can I install this update in my galaxy tab?????????????????

  50. Tayon

    August 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Hi I have a galaxy tab 7 running android 2.2

    The details are—–

    Model : GT-P1000N
    SSN : P100NGSMH
    FCC ID : A3LGTP1000L

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

      you can proceed for updating!

      • Tayon

        August 17, 2011 at 9:47 am


  51. chintaque

    August 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    hie anyone..i m using galaxy tab 2.2 firmware and already rooted my android….just wondering if i can still update my galaxy tab to firmware 2.3 using kies….thanks

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 17, 2011 at 9:54 am


      • chintaque

        August 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

        Hi nael thanks for the reply…so its mean i cant update using kies…so what should i do to update my galaxy tab…thanks…pls add me at facebook so easy for me to ask about my galaxy tab…just seach chinta que thanks

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

          you can find for android advices fan page in facebook where you can ask all your queries!

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

          as of now there is not any update and so is the reason you are unable to update but have you tried updating THE KIES version ?

  52. Inge

    August 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm


    The Odin program shows everything green, so it should work correctly.
    But after the reboot the OS is still Froyo and the on/off button doesn’t work anymore. If i want to put it in standby it reboots.
    I already tried factory reset but now this problem stays…

    Who knows what to do??


  53. DinHo

    August 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    i try to install this new update version, but after that, my samsung galaxy tab getting stuck, what should i do?i mean, cannot switch on my tablet 🙁

  54. NoComents

    August 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Hey NeaL Pradeep, you never asnwer this post, why?
    Gunslinger says:
    June 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Can you please specify what version of the Tab this is for? Since there are so many (and you don’t include a source link for your information), it would probably help your readers to mention if there are any compatibility issues. The file “gt-p1000_mr.pit” suggests this is for the GSM Tab. I have the CDMA (VZW) SCH-I800. Will this work?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

      no it will not work! as its not for the network locked tabs as mentioned int he article!

  55. dee

    August 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Hi I have a Galaxy tab 7″ 2.2 would like to update it the details are as follows please advice:

    Can I update it?
    I think it is unlocked, will I have to unlock it after update
    Why is there no update through Keis etc….
    Do you have a video of how to update

    model GT-P1000
    Kernel version root@mea04#1

    Please help!!



    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

      yes you can update with the same!

      • dee

        August 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

        Thanks Neal, any idea if we will get the update in Dubai through Keis?



        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

          as of now there is no new release for dubai via kies, you can update via odin manually

  56. Roger

    August 9, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Still having problem on my galaxy tab p1000,showing only a black screen, phone symbol and pc symbol with orange exclamation in the middle. Please help….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      which version of Galaxy Tab you are using?

  57. AbhiAbhi

    August 9, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I have Galaxy Tab unlocked version GT-P1000N, unlocked version…now my questions are:

    1) Are there any updates available for it like gingerbread 2.3.3 version?
    2) If i flash it with the new firmware will it remove the unlocking, i mean won’t i be able to use it with any carrier SIM after flashing?
    3) Why kies is not showimg me any update, it just says “Firmware is up to date”?

    My Tablet details are:
    PDA: P1000NVFJM2
    Phone: P1000NUBJM2
    CSC: P1000NTPAJM1


    • AbhiAbhi

      August 9, 2011 at 5:23 am

      Also this is factory unlocked and gought from

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

      you can update with thid firmware, no it will not remove the unlocking! kies still hasn’t come with the newer version for your tab so thats the reason on why you are not getting the update notification.

  58. Roger

    August 8, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Have problem after updating, showing only a black screen, phone with exclamation and a pc symbols. Just like Juadien’s problem. Please help,

  59. Bob1

    August 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    To ALL USER: I just read all the reviews and I was going to update my unit galaxy tab GT-P1010 BUT WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS Why don’t we all wait for SAMSUNG UPDATE I know the record of samsung updates coming slow ect,ect

    SO let’s wait don’t turn your unit into a brick. my unit is runing with 2.2 A-OK SO I WILL WAIT.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      may we know what sort of issues you are facing?

  60. Andy

    August 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Hi all,
    I’ve done first couple of steps and my tab just went dead, does not turn on can not put it on downloading mode even if I connect it to a chcarger there’s nothing happening 🙁 Please help me!

    • Andy

      August 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      I forgot to say the model of my samsung tab is GT-P1010

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      have you again tried updating?

  61. lorenzo

    August 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm


  62. lorenzo

    August 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hi there, i got a fail messages from the first update, so i re-run as written.
    Now i only got blackscreen with tab connect via usb to pc or not connect, and flashing phone–>pc icon if plugged on a/c.
    what should i do now?


    August 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

    eu tenho um galaxy Tab SCH I800 (modelo verizon) , posso faser esse procedimento dará certo com o meu aparelho?, ou não?

    me responda por favor,


  64. Joe

    July 28, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Has anyone tried this with the P1010 wifi-only tab successfully?

    • Andy

      August 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      Yes I have and it’s unsuccesfull it only broke my tab it just went completly dead!

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        which version of tab you are on? P1000?

  65. tamzid

    July 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    i have a gsm galaxy tab p1000 which i want to upgrade to gingerbread.. can you post a video link of the whole procedure to upgrade..?? thank you that will be really helpfull

    and can you confirm me if i can successfully upgrade my tab or not??

    • Kumar Prashant

      August 5, 2011 at 3:18 am

      Please post your video file. or send the same by email.
      Thanks in advance.

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

        we will try our level best to undertake the same!

  66. Juadien

    July 22, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Hey guys

    I tried yur update , and it worked. Except for the wipe data part. All I see is lines across the tab, and then it just hangs like that. When I do restart it, it goes into the tab, and everything works fine, but it I cant use the internal storage. Doesnt even give mount when connected to pc. What should I try next?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 22, 2011 at 9:03 am

      You will have to go to settings to mount the sd… By default its mounted only.

      • Juadien

        July 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm

        No option to mount the internal memory. So I decided to redo everything. Now its stuck with all that showing on the screen a cellphone with an orange triangle with an exclamation mark and a PC. Cant get it out of that state.Also doesnt wortk unless conected to charger. WHAT HAVE I DONE?

  67. sanjay

    July 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    The update instructions provided was fantastic. I did that.

    Thanks a lot.


  68. ed

    July 12, 2011 at 6:59 am

    does the job
    thank you

    R T F M

  69. Manoj

    July 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Dude! It worked pretty well..Thanks a tonn! I struggled lot with Kies before takng this risk 😉

  70. gazza

    July 9, 2011 at 7:13 am

    after the last bit of the upgrade my tab reboots and i see these Errors,E:mbr checksum error.Internal mmc checksum verify failed.i do aWipe data/factory reset and Wipe Cache partition and my tab reboots to the samsung screen do i fix this ? many thanks gazza

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

      have you tried updating with any other fw version?

  71. gazza

    July 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    cant enter into the recovery mode after upgrade everything went ok in the upgrade other than that.please help !!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

      you can enter the recovery mode, just re follow the procedure to update with the same!

  72. Gunslinger

    June 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Can you please specify what version of the Tab this is for? Since there are so many (and you don’t include a source link for your information), it would probably help your readers to mention if there are any compatibility issues. The file “gt-p1000_mr.pit” suggests this is for the GSM Tab. I have the CDMA (VZW) SCH-I800. Will this work?

  73. Gunslinger

    June 30, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    So which version of the Tab is this for? Since there are so many, perhaps you should mention specifically if there are any (or no) limitations based on model. The file named “gt-p1000_mr.pit” suggests it’s for the GSM version, but I have the CDMA (VZW) version, SCH-I800. Will it work?

  74. Chandra

    June 30, 2011 at 7:49 am


    I had similar problem like yours along with videos not playing. I got around the problem by using the bootloader version of the ROM above, anyway that is the recommended version in this guide. Mine went into automatic recovery mode once i flashed it with the bootloader firmware, very happy with the update now and i cant stop grinning.
    In my previous post the youtube link which i had provided seems to be changed. Anyway the problem has been taken care of……….. hence it does not matter

  75. Braden

    June 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I have followed all of the instructions above. After completion I have tried multiple times to load into recovery and I am not able to. When I try to restart my device it just sits on the Samsung Screen (First Screen, Black background with Samsung in center). I am not sure where to go from here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • gazza

      July 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      have the same problem .did you sort it out?

      • Neal Pradeep

        July 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm

        may i know what is the exact problem you are facing?

  76. tsuccess

    June 24, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I’m mac user. Use Wine to open odin but I am unable to connect the device via the data cable. Any solution? thx

  77. Chandra

    June 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Thank you for such a great guide.
    I have updated my galaxy tab using the above guide, however i have the following problems,
    Please see this video

    The tab has started showing those funny lines since the update, also when i try to play any video it comes up with the same lines and i cant see the video. Eventhough my tab goes into the download mode, it is failing to go into the recovery mode. Hence i have not been able to clean the cache or reset the device as you said in the guide.

    Is it common for the tablet to do that, go into one mode and not into another?
    Please advise how do i get out of this mess

  78. Dennis

    June 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Missing “dbdata.tar” but easy to find it at other web site.

    The instructions is good, I installed it successfully. Thanks

    After installed, it keeps most of the application I installed.

    Gmail and Yahoo mail needs to set up again.

    Most of the applications installed has to be uninstalled and reinstall again.

  79. Amzad

    June 19, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Thanks a lot. I have successfully updated my tab and enjoying the new firmware.

  80. Karan

    June 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

    great work people! i have successfully updated my Galaxy tab

  81. bart

    June 17, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Worked perfectly 😀

  82. Benuatu

    June 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I just updated and now i can’t connect it to the computer, please help

    • Benuatu

      June 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Sorry wrong Samsung. Meant for Galaxy S

  83. Eric

    June 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    This isn’t working for me. I have a Sprint Galaxy Tab. I’ve gone through the process several dozen times.

    When I go into the recovery options (Vol UP + Power), it tells me it can’t mount /efs. When I select “Wipe Cache”, I get the android icon with the symbol.

    Anyone else had these issues?

    • Kirk

      July 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

      I got the same. i was hitting the Menu button, not the Home button. The Home button is the Enter button for that screen. See if that helps. i have finished this process for the first time and it is NOT booting back up, though everything went exactly as written…just not working…

  84. Ali Can

    June 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    By googling for “Galaxy Tab root”, you can find the missing files.

  85. Eric

    June 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    When I do this and try to wipe the cache, it fails. Says it can’t mount /efs or something?

    Has anyone flashed this successfully? I followed the steps several times and it appears Odin completes successfully. (It hasn’t always; sometimes, it does fail… Seems completely random.)

    When I try to wipe the cache or reset the device in the boot loader screen, it goes to the Android icon with an explamation point/warning/error.

    I have a Sprint Galaxy Tab, if that helps…

  86. Andrey

    June 15, 2011 at 12:26 am


    The tested version works for P1000L / N?


  87. Ali Can

    June 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    There are still some references to the Galaxy “S”, which I think should be replaced by “Tab”.

    • Ali Can

      June 14, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      and I’ve found missing files

      • Eric

        June 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        Where did you find the dbdata.tar file? I can’t seem to find it…

  88. suuraj

    June 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

    i have done this update before…it works superb improves the tab a lot and less hangs than 2.2 … and also improves the performance of the tab… by the way thnx for the guide…. it will help others…

  89. SR

    June 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I downloaded the bootloader with rom but i couldn’t find a dbdata.tar inside

  90. Vamphyri

    June 14, 2011 at 1:44 am

    what languages ​​it support?

  91. Jon Temple

    June 14, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I would like to know if this upgrade will NOT WORK ON A Samsung Galaxy Tab GT – P1010?

    If this works with a Galaxy GT – P1000, why would it not work on a Galaxy GT – P1010????


  92. atokle

    June 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Have downloaded and unpacked the files, but there are no dbdata.tar there.

    • Ali Can

      June 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      By googling for “Galaxy Tab root” you can reach missing files.

      • Helping People

        June 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

        Here’s the link for people who want to do this in the future:


        • bolton

          September 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

          how to update samsung galaxy tab gt-p1000t

          • NeaL Pradeep

            September 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

            as of now there’s no update, but once its there we will surely come up with the same!

        • Abubakar

          September 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

          Im about to upgrade my SGT from Froyo to Gingerbread. I have followed the first basic steps but im stuck caz i cant seem to find the dbdata.tar file. Instead i got dbdata.rfs file. Will this do? Please help/assist caz im a newb n dont want to brick my SGT on my first attempt otherwise nobody will be able to fix it in my location – East Africa. Thanks.

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