Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200: Upgrade to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P6200XXLQ1


 

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Here’s the manual procedure on how to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 to the official Android 4.0.4 ICS (Ice cream Sandwich) firmware build number P6200XXLQ1. This firmware was initially released in Austria and not yet available for other region but if you want to upgrade now and already tired from waiting, you can do it by this simple procedures. This firmware is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 GT-P6200, even on U.S version and  all European languages are also included on the packaged.ImageThis new Ice cream sandwich installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 features a very smooth scrolling, much faster and smoother than in 3.2 honeycomb. The notification bar (bottom right of the screen) seems busier than it was before.
Icons changes and become bigger, with a new looks notification bar.Image

 

How to install and upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

 

This method is called manual flashing by using Odin downloader and the original stock firmware, for we can’t upgrade to it yet via Kies unless we’re in Austria.

 

Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens t your device for by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk.

 

– Back up all files before proceeding. Although the Internal memory and microSD card are both left alone during after the flash process for this firmware is a non wipe version. But all your settings and configuration will all be reset.
– Fully recharge your phone’s battery.

 

Grab the original stock ROM:
Latest firmware: P6200XXLQ1/P6200OXALQ1/P6200XXLQ1/P6200XXLQ1
Region: Europe
PDA: P6200XXLQ1
CSC: P6200OXALQ1
MODEM: P6200XXLQ1
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: July 2012
GT-P6200_ATO_P6200XXLQ1_P6200OXALQ1_P6200XXLQ1.zip
Odin downloader Odin3_V1.85
USB Driver Samsung USB Driver

 

Odin Flasher Guide: P6200XXLQ1 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200

 

1) Extract all the downloaded stock ROM to get the .tar.md5 file.
2) Run Odin3_v1.85.exe
3) DO NOT CHECK the RE-PARTITION checkbox, only both ‘Auto Reboot’ ans ‘F-Rreset’ left alone.
4) Click the PDA button then load the extractedP6200XXLQ1_P6200OXALQ1_P6200XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 file.
5) Reboot the tablet into Download Mode: Turn it Off, then( Press Volume Down + Power ON button at the same time).
6) Once the phone in download mode screen, connect USB cable To Phone. The highlighted yellow ID:COM box is and indication that the device is connected properly to PC. If you still do not get any results, try another USB port on your computer.Image7) Click the Start button to begin flashing.
8 Wait until it finishes or watch out for the word “PASS”.Image

 

Once the phone completely reboots, perform wipe/factory reset to get a fresher firmware installation.
1. Hold Power and Volume Up together, this will switch the device into recovery mode.
2. Release Power after holding it for a second but continue to hold the Volume Up button until recovery menu appears.

 

Select wipe cache
Select wipe data/factory reset.
Select reboot

 

That’s all! The Samsung Galaxy Tab now runs in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

 

34 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200: Upgrade to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P6200XXLQ1”

  1. Hi
    Sounds great. Can’t wait to get this done.
    However one question. I have the P6211 version bought in Germany.
    Can I use this firmware for my Galaxy?

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      1. Hi
        I have found this file P6210XXLPN_P6210OXALPN_XEU.zip which seems to be a better fit with my P6211 – but I am not sure.
        However I have also learned that a so-called official P6200 firmware update should be better for ongoing updates.
        Do you have any knowledge about this?

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      2. this is official P6200 firmware update… not any EDITED type update..
        only 1 difference found *it is not for your country*
        may be Little bit difference found but not BIG ISSUE.,.,.,.
        IF YOU THINK official P6200 firmware is good… so wait.
        anyway Instal it and whenever official P6200 firmware are available update it…

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      3. Tried.
        Odin did not succeed. Gave me a FAIL.
        Now I am stuck with “Firmware upgrade encountered and issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again.”
        Kies can’t recognize my Galaxy anymore.
        Any advice?

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      4. After my failure with P6200XXLQ1_P6200OXALQ1_P6200XXLQ1_HOME and very scary moments regarding a bricked Galaxy Tab I tried this version P6210XXLPN_P6210OXALPN_XEU. Pure desperation as I have the P6211 – wifi only.
        I just worked great – no problems at al. Now a got a very fast with Android 4.0.4.
        That was a scary moment.

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      5. I have no idea how to identify which firmware works best for any given Galaxy Tab. However Dudendiva guideline are still perfect.

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      6. Hey , I’m in desperate need of your wisdom. I have a GT-P2600. I tried flashing via Odin 1.8 using rom P2600OXALQ1_P2600XXLQ1_P2600XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 and failed. Now I’m stucked with an error message saying that “Firmware upgrade encounted an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again” then tried Kies but does not pick up my tab. Tried flashing more than 10 times using Odin, even downloaded Odin 3.04 and CheckFus. Download rom GT-P2600_XFE_1_20111228172718.zip.enc2 and no luck. Searched many forums and no answers. Where would I find the PIT file for my tab and how do I fix it?

        Please help

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  2. Hey guys, I’m in desperate need of your wisdom. I have a GT-P2600. I tried flashing via Odin 1.8 using rom P2600OXALQ1_P2600XXLQ1_P2600XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 and failed. Now I’m stucked with an error message saying that “Firmware upgrade encounted an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again” then tried Kies but does not pick up my tab. Tried flashing more than 10 times using Odin, even downloaded Odin 3.04 and CheckFus. Download rom GT-P2600_XFE_1_20111228172718.zip.enc2 and no luck. Searched many forums and no answers. Where would I find the PIT file for my tab and how do I fix it?

    Please help

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  3. How long i takes to update firmware once the process starts in Odin? Minutes? Hours? It apears Odin is still working but it is stuck at ” modem.bin” line in Message window.

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    1. I had to interrupt after almost 1hr. It worked once I restarted the process. Firmware upgrade normally takes 5-10min roughly. Make sure you get correct firmware (e.g. GT-P6200 is _not_ the same as GT-P6210 !!!)

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  4. After reading the detailed instructions provided here, managed to get it done smoothly. Thank you very much for this information. I am appreciative.

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  5. Hi DudenDiva,

    Thank you for this blog. Really loved the way the whole process has been explained and detailed out. I just had a small doubt. The build version currently on my device (P6200XXKL7) does not match with the versions in the zip file. Will this cause a problem in the up gradation process? Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks 🙂

    Suraj

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