How To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 to XWKC1 Froyo 2.2.1 Firmware

Galaxy Tab WiFi LogoFor all those who are having the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi fi P 1010, now have got a reason to be happy as we will now tell you on how you can easily update Galaxy Tab Wi fi P1010 with the latest 2.2.1 Froyo plus release edition. This version of Froyo plus comes along with many additional enhancements for the Galaxy Tab. Right from the battery enhancement to the display orientation issues along with the improved touch sensitivity for the surfing the music files. Most of the users also complained about the faster battery discharge in the present version of firmware but is now sorted out with this all new update as the firmware is lot more optimized to deliver greater battery life.

The new firmware is dubbed as the XWKC1 2.2.1 version and the best part of this firmware is that any one from any part of the World can upgrade the firmware easily with this firmware update package which we will be looking out in the due course of the article. Please note that only proceed for the firmware update if your Galaxy Tab is dubbed as P1010 Galaxy Tab Wi Fi. If you flash this firmware with any other then there is a high possibility that you may brick your Galaxy Tab for which we will not be responsible in any manner whatsoever. Additionally we have mentioned below the systematic process wherein you will have to carefully follow the instruction carefully, both the pre update instructions to the firmware update instructions carefully. If you are new to the firmware updation process then you will have to ensure that you follow every single instruction carefully or else you will brick your phone and then you can only use your Galaxy Tab as an expensive paper weight. Please note that if just in case if you have rooted your Galaxy Tab then you will have to root your Galaxy Tab again after the firmware update as your device will get un rooted by upgrading the firmware and also please note that by updating the firmware of your Galaxy Tab won’t mean that you will lose the warranty, warranty voids by rooting the device and not by upgrading the firmware.

Galaxy Tab Wi Fi

Pre Upgrade instructions:

  • Ensure that you have created a backup of all the Contacts, Messages, Applications, Images, and Videos as in the due course of the firmware update your device will be completely wiped which will eventually erase all the things in your phone, though after creating the backup you can easily restore back all the contents including the Call log too.
  • Don’t forget to charge your Galaxy Tab (Wi Fi) to a minimum of 50% so as to facilitate smoother firmware update and also close all the softwares like KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls etc. or else there is a high possibility that this may interfere the process of firmware update.
  • Ensure that your computer / laptop which runs on a XP, Vista or Windows 7 OS the firewall and other antivirus programs are disabled and also you should have admin privileges to download and install the software including the drivers and also along with this you will be requiring the USB port on your computer which supports USB 2.0.
  • Keep the USB cable as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi Fi P 1010 handy so that you can easily proceed to the firmware update process.
  • If the Galaxy Tab is locked with any of the network then it’s not recommended to update with the below firmware as this may void the warranty.

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi Fi P1010 with XWKC1:

  • Assuming that you have carefully followed the instructions which are mentioned in the Pre upgrade section just above, you will have to first up have to download the latest firmware update package which contains Odin as well as the firmware upgrade file which is XWKC1 in your computer.
  • After downloading the package you will have to unzip to get the same. Please note that you will have to unzip the package after downloading and in the process of unzipping if it prompts you to enter the password then you will have to enter password as “androidadvices.com” and then the files will have to be extracted to the desktop.
  • Now, next up you will have to open the Odin’s exe file from the downloaded package after which you will see that a pop up screen will be launched which will look like the below shown screen shot.
  • Odin P1010As soon as you open the Odin as shown in the above screen shot, you will see that in the Option list as shown below, you will have to check all the options in the Option field which are “Re Partition”, “Auto Reboot” and also the “F:Reset Time”.
  • Select Options in Odin

  • Now, after selecting the options next up you will have to put your Galaxy Tab Wi Fi in the by holding the volume down button you will have to switch ON the device as shown in the below pictured manner. If your Galaxy Tab doesn’t turn on in the download mode then you will have to try again and then you will have to ensure that the download mode is turned on as shown below,
  • Enter into download Mode

  • So, after entering in the download mode successfully you will have to connect your device to the computer with the data cable and need to make sure that the ID:COM box glows yellow which means that all the device drivers are loaded successfully and you are ready to proceed for the rest of the steps ahead. You will have to enter in the options as mentioned below, Please note that apart from the below options don’t choose any other options.

PIT – p1wifi_20110128_r10_00.pit,

PDA – P1010XWKC1-REV03-ALL-low-CL946441.tar.md5,

CSC – GT-P1010-MULTI-CSC-OXXKC1.tar.md5

ID COM Yellow

  • Now, as soon as the yellow light is turned ON, there you go you can now hit on the Start button after which you will have to wait for a while till the Green colored “PASS” box is not shown up which is shown below. It may take 3-5 minutes to show up this box which is shown below,
  • Odin PASS Box

  • That’s it, you will see that within a period of some time the firmware will be successfully updated in your Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010. Please note that in an unlikely event if you fail to update the software or some unusual error comes up then you will have to re follow the above procedure

Now, as soon as the update is applied into the phone, the phone will process the update at the final stage which will be shown just like the below mentioned screen as in the message box you will see the message as “PASS” which shows that the firmware update was successful. Since there is a cache memory of the previous firmware gets stored in the device, you will have to clear the same and which can be done by performing the full reset by dialing the short code *2767*3855# and then you will see that all the cache is cleared successfully. To check that version has been successfully updated or not you will have to type in the code as “*#1234#”. If you encounter with any sorts of issues then do let us know so that we can solve the issues.

44 comments

  1. i upgrade my tab and don’t turn on. just a light flash when i push the button but no other reaction. Sbody can tell me what happened? How can I fix it?

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  3. I upgrade my tab p 1010 with the software given at the this page and my tab fucked :((( you have to control the softwares before you list here now what will we do to fix it ????????????????????????????????

  4. im glad i first read the comments before following the instructions or else i might be one of them who feel disgusted about what happend on thier tab. i am now contented with its feature. i was once got disgusted when i receive this and found out that this has no sim card slot.

  5. I had the same problem like all of you, here I post the solution, it worked me!!!

    Here’s the post that saved me from the madness

    I hope this could help you!!!!

  6. Hi, ADOLFOHERNANDEZ

    I tried the roms from DroidAngel (P1010XWKB8) and I got the same problem with “Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly”, I searched the web and on XDA Dev and I think all the roms from Androidangel are trash :-/ can somebody help out with a working Stock ROM?

    BR nameless :-)

  7. Update procedire sucks!!! You should have informed them that you must hace KB8 version of rom first to upgrade! But hoe to check? Idk! You are.supposed to tell them! And there is no phone application og the p1010 so its supposedly p1000? Too NOT CLEAR! I already broke my tab and got it back today. Ill just be waiting for the official gingerbread update and not ypu unclear procesure. Thank you very much!!

  8. Dear All, I did follow a set of instructions pretty much like the set shown here, but provided by DroidAngel here is the link

    And It did work flawlessly for me, I was coming from P1010XWKB4 which was the original setup of my GT-P1010 purchased in Colombia, I first tried out the P1010XWKB6 but soon enought found out problems with the onscreen keyboard, which didn´t work at all, then I tried out the P1010XWKB8 and voilá! Everything comes to life again and working just fine, I also did download the P1010XWKC1 but haven´t tried out yet, and by seeing your ordeal here, may won´t do it. This post is intended for helping persons in trouble here, the link I have provided is good at least to my knowledge, because I have tried myself on my own GT-P1010, otherwise I wouldn´t risk to tell you these things. Please do visit the link I´ve provided and make your own judge from it. Cheers to you all and “may the force be whit you”. Adolfo

  9. Hi : users I have follow the process and the update never turn color green I left the unit on for 10mins (galaxy tab GT-P1010)

    SO I JUST TURN IT OFF. REBOOT and everything run fine I guest I luck out and never got updated. I am still runing 2.2

    I am sorry who ever put this upgrade on it just does not work on some GT-P1010!!!

    I will wait for SAMSUNG 2.3.

    • To USERS: I guess I took this update for OS 2.3 and it is for 2.2 sorry my error because I already have 2.2.

      Bob1

    • yes soon there will be an update for your tab!

      • How is cache cleared ? is is done using ODIN or using some fancy key sequence on the device?
        Does XWKC1 work or not work for GT-P1010

        I flashed P1010XXKB5 initially and got same endless loop ““Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly. Try again””
        and also some “swipe” process….

        is my TAB also useless ??? at this point.. in my case, I couldnt continue using Chinese version with customised
        Chinese Search apps etc..

        I live in hope, once I tryto flash it with XWKC1.

        there’s also P1010XWKB8 “what does that offer” also European firmware March 2011

  10. TheConfusedMoron

    I updated mine using Kies, I don’t know why why you should dl something here. BTW, it went smoothly. :D

  11. Too late…this bricked my tablet…DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE…this website should be taken out…

  12. dear all.. here is the solutionit’s work fine for my p1010 usa version

  13. for the persons that have the problem with your samsung galaxy tab p1010

    “Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly. Try again

    install this firmware (some other guy shared with me and fixed my tablet please do it at your own risk if you need help please search the link below in google and search it in forums)
    (sorry, it might be slow, but I have no other hosting available).

    Password of archive: nomoreuncheckedfirmwares

    it will work and fix your problem, thank you it fixed my tablet please share if other with the same problems need the firwmare.

    regards.

  14. for the persons that have the problem with your samsung galaxy tab p1010
    “Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly. Try again
    install this firmware

    it will work and fix your problem, thank you it fixed my tablet please share
    regards.

  15. Who will lay out XWKM2 ?

  16. I also broke tab p1010.
    Arab tried the firmware did not get the same …(
    Found some links that help to download and place, it is hard to Chinese.
    GT-P1010/W16 (GT-P1010CWATGY) Software
    GT-P1010/CW16 (GT-P1010CWCCHN) Firmware

  17. This article should be taken down I am now unable to use my P1010..

    Like the people above I am now stuck in a loop which I am unable to get out of

    THANKS FOR NOTHING ANDROID ADVISE

  18. who posted this update is a stuped son off a bich mother fucker he post it to fuck up your tab he dont now the diffrents p1000 and p1010 wifi so wach out .

  19. i have flash mine p1010 wifi and get te same error like (Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly)and can turn back and now mine tab is fuck up so dont flash your tab it dont work you get error and still boot on the 5 sec and now mine tab is empty dont charge batt because he dont see mine usb kabel cant boot any more its all black screen no button works .so some one can help me please what i can do to bring my tab alive helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

  20. Don’t install this update. My Tablet is now useless too, stuck in an endless loop.

  21. I tried it and it seems that this ROM is not reliable… when it was restarted I got infinite reboot loop that gives this message between boots…

    “Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly. Try again”

    It seems that many guys have the same issue:

    Please help us .. our devices are worthless right now !!!!

    • @tamerlouis may i know the exact issue? i mean how it became dead?

      • I followed the instruction step by step (using ROM XWKC1) and after the green color came on Odin, my tablet restarted in the recovery mode for seconds, then restarted again.

        First screen appeared was to choose your language but on the top was this message:
        “Process android.process.media stopped unexpectedly. Try again”

        and the device rebooted automatically. going back to the language screen, booting in seconds and goes like that infinitely.

        I even tried many ROMs from other sites for P1010 (wifi) and same problem is there.

        Please help.. I am very frustrated

  22. It never turns green man it gets stuck

  23. This is not very serious ! As mentioned on the other comment there is a mismatch between Wifi only (1010) and 1000 model.

    “Now, as soon as the update is applied into the phone, the phone will process the update at the final stage which will be shown just like the below mentioned screen as in the message box you will see the message as “PASS” which shows that the firmware update was successful. Since there is a cache memory of the previous firmware gets stored in the device, you will have to clear the same and which can be done by performing the full reset by dialing the short code *2767*3855# and then you will see that all the cache is cleared successfully. To check that version has been successfully updated or not you will have to type in the code as “*#1234#”. If you encounter with any sorts of issues then do let us know so that we can solve the issues.”

    Wazaa ? There is no phone on the 1010 !

    Contrary of this not serious “advice” upgrading the system is always a very serious stuff. Do like me. Wait for the official update !

  24. The upgrade process talks about “P1010 Galaxy Tab Wi Fi” model only but the instruction windows has GT-P1000 in the upper part of the window. Little confused ??? I have the GT-P1000 that i just recently upgraded to FROYO.XWJMK 2.2 and immediately started to have problems with aplications, i.e. can’t move/organize shortcuts icons, widgets will not stay in the center of the home screen,….etc.
    Does anybody has any issues and how do I “downgrade” back to previous version?