Galaxy Tab 8.9

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9″ P7300 to ZSKH5 Honeycomb 3.1 Firmware

galaxy tabGood news for all those who are waiting for an update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9” P7300. Here we bought an all-new latest firmware update and is dubbed as ZSKH5 Honeycomb 3.1 version. At present only the Asian version of the firmware had released and as soon as we get the other versions we assure that they will be on our site. So, as of now, we go on and see the firmware updation procedure for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9”. This firmware is especially for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, so don’t try this update on similar looking models.

We use Odin flash tool in order to apply this firmware update and not KIES. You will know the importance and the usage of the Odin flash tool in the further pages as we have divided this whole article into few pages so that new users and experienced ones will understand the procedure easily.

Also remember that this firmware update will not root your tab and if it is already rooted then with upgrading to this firmware will unroot the tab. So, you need to root your tab again after this updation. We suggest you to apply this firmware update only if you are a deserved user of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9” P7300 or else there is a high probability of your device damage.

Most of the users get confused about the stock ROM and custom ROM so in the box below, we clearly mentioned the definitions of it, so go through the below box before starting the process of updation.
Stock ROM: Stock ROM is the built-in OS version of your phone/tab that comes at the time of purchase.
Custom ROM: Custom ROM is a stand-alone version of the OS and developers will customize the OS in different ways, as Android OS is an Open sourced platform.

In the next page, we will see the instructions for updating your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9” P7300 to ZSKH5 Honeycomb 3.1 firmware.

NOTE: will take no responsibility in case of any damage to your device, so before proceeding further, we request you to follow the instructions and the procedure carefully in order to avoid any such situations. If you find any difficulties in the process of updation ask them under the comments section and we guarantee the help as we always try to provide you the best solutions.

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  1. Mathew

    August 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm


  2. miguel

    August 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

    hola y gracias por el aporte, ya se puede actualizar del mismo modo la versión 4.0?

  3. hosein

    January 12, 2012 at 2:41 am

    tanks so unable download help me

  4. Anthony Prudencio

    December 26, 2011 at 7:12 am

    How can I make voice calls in my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (P7300)?

  5. Peter Agboro

    November 8, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I have downloaded the Samsung Galaxy P7300 ZSKH5 Honeycomb 3.1 Firmware to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 but I am not clear with the direction Instructions to put the Tablet in Downloading Mode, this is your direction [press volume Down key and OK button along with the power button simultaneously to enter into the downloading mode] but we all knew that the Galaxy Tab GT-P7300 has no OK button, Home Key & Backward Key are all Soft Keys that would only come after the Tablet is Booted.

    So Sir, kindly describe the step-by-step procedure to put the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 to Download Mode in order to update the P7300 ZSKH5 Honeycomb 3.1 Firmware. I have also downloaded the the Flv Video from your site on how the put Android Phone into Download, it also refer the holding down the Volume Down Button+the middle button simultaneously with the On Button, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 has ONLY ON BUTTON & VOLUME DOWN BUTTON available at the time of switching on the Tab.

    Please help me out. The reason why I want to upgrade mt Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 is to my Tab to be able to make GSM voice phone calls, for now I can sent & receive text messages, I have been reliablely informed that once I upgrade the P7300 ZSKH5 Honeycomb 3.1 Firmware, my Tabletwill be able to make and receive GSM voice phone calls when I download and install Phone Dialer.

    Thank you for your co-operation.

    Peter Agboro

  6. pony

    October 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Nice cases, I find another P7300 smart cover case at just $12.99 + free shipping.

  7. Andy Lee

    October 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

    My 8.9 tab, I believe, comes from HK (export set) and it comes with Honeycomb 3.1. How do i determine if I already have a later version of the firmware? Is it part of the build number? i.e. mine indicates ZSKI2

    Does ZSKH5 allows/ supports gsm voice calls?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 24, 2011 at 11:42 am


  8. Max

    October 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I wondered about some issues however

    1) I can only use the external storage via th USB connector kit am I right?

    2) I can’t fiind what the advantage of this new firmware is exactly

    One thing I miss with the Galaxy 8.9 is the fact that a SD-card or card reader remains ‘external’ i.e. the gallery won’t see images on the SD card, etc.

    Is there a solution for this matter?


    • jun

      January 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      same problem sd card adapter is useless. I cant access any file on the sd card using the damn adapter.., pls do inform if you have a solution on it already. Primary external storage ie emullated! this is the msg i get evrytime i copy file on the sd card,,,,

      • Pradeep Neela

        January 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm

        mount the sd card and then un mount, it will be fixed!

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